Monthly Archives: April 2016


A plate of graham cracker and frosting cookies.

Grandma Moo’s Graham Cracker Cookies

Recently I’ve been on a bit of a nostalgia trip. For Easter I made all of the old family-favorite recipes we’d have at my grandma’s house. That got me thinking about all the other snacks and food Grandma Moo always had on-hand. From Pringles and Pepsi to freshly peeled apples and Mason jars of carrots and celery, grandma always had something yummy to snack on. I have countless childhood memories of munching on these sandwich-cookie hybrids and hanging out with my grandma–learning how to sew, watching The Price is Right, chatting. I know I’m not the only who grew up eating these […]


Mint Limeade Body Scrub

April showers? Freshen up on those cold, drizzly days with this mint limeade body scrub. Made with a few simple ingredients, this invigorating body scrub will leave your skin feeling smooth and luxuriant. Besides sloughing off dead skin cells, gently massaging a body scrub into your skin may also boost circulation and help drain your lymph nodes. You might also discover your skin soaks up even more moisture when you apply your post-shower moisturizer. And who doesn’t like the sweet, refreshing scent of mint and lime? Altogether, it’s the perfect thing for brightening up those rainy spring days.         I stored […]


A bag of Doctor Who Shower Jelly Babies.

Doctor Who Shower Jelly Babies

While I must admit I’ve only been to Lush once, I’ve heard all about their impressive array of handmade products. One of the oddest and most intriguing ones I’ve heard about is shower jelly. A wibbly wobbly, bubbly wubbly form of soap perfect for exterminating dirt and grim. Being a Whovian, when I heard “jelly”, my mind naturally meandered to that age-old question: Would you like a Jelly Baby? So I set out to create a saponaceous version of the Doctor’s favorite sweet. Because spa and beauty products are good; nerdy spa and beauty products are even better!


A DIY office desk cafe and a cup of tea on a desk.

DIY Office Desk Café Box

Sometimes during the daily grind you just need to take time for a quiet cup of tea or hot chocolate. You could make a run to the nearest café or even the break room. But if you’re an introvert like me, sometimes you just want to enjoy some downtime in your own little space. Or perhaps you can’t step away from your desk for long, or there’s no room to store your favorite drinks and such in the break room. Well if you have some free space on your desk, you can fill this simple DIY office desk cafe box with […]