We finally had some cool weather around here, so I made some pumpkin spice latte—decaf because I’m a caffeine wimp!—and decorated for Halloween. I love this little tablescape. I whipped up the runner with some sale fabric and an orange zigzag stitch. You’ll see the leftover fabric on the mantel. The dish was a thrift… Read More Halloween Decorations
I was recently inspired by Kilee’s holiday wreath over at One Little Momma. Hydrangeas are my favorite flowers, and I’ve been wanting to make a wreath for a while, so this was just the perfect project for me. I decided to make spring, fall, and Christmas versions. But I had two potential problems in mind… Read More 3-in-1 Wreath Tutorial
One of my favorite things to do is create stovetop infusions. They fill your home with light, pleasant fragrances and are so easy and inexpensive to make. I’m sensitive to most home fragrance products, especially scented candles and plug–ins. I run through the perfume counters at Macy’s like an Olympic sprinter! But the fragrances from… Read More Stovetop Infusions for a Cozy Home
You know those little household projects you really need to do but keep putting off? I don’t mean the big weekend projects—painting walls, making huge repairs, refinishing a piece of furniture. I mean the ones that probably wouldn’t take more than a few minutes to complete, but you just can’t get yourself to do them.… Read More The Five-Minute Fix Challenge
I suppose I should preface this post with a disclaimer: I can’t really sew. I mean, I can sew but not very well. For some people, sewing is a welcome escape and an opportunity for creative expression. For me, sewing is a time for weeping and gnashing of teeth. My biggest success has been cloth… Read More Make Your Own Cloth Napkins
Adding to my little “Natural living for normal people” posts. Read more about the basics of essential oils here. I don’t know about you, but I often need a housekeeping product that meets the following needs: 1. Freshens up fabrics 2. Kills germs 3. Does not smell like death–by–chemical–inhalation 4. Does not cost an arm… Read More Make Your Own Germ-Killing Spray + Bonus Printable
Did you know that Down–to–Earthy was originally supposed to be a niche blog about leading a natural lifestyle? Of course you didn’t. How could you have known that? Why am I asking such dumb rhetorical questions? I dreamed up the idea for this blog a few years ago, when I was first getting into blog–reading… Read More Essential Oils: The Basics
People, gather round. I have something domestic to share. Have you heard of Clementine Patterns? It’s just about the most adorable embroidery pattern company I’ve ever heard of in my life. Granted, it’s probably the only embroidery pattern company I’ve ever heard of in my life, but that is neither here nor there. I’ve been… Read More Having a Moment: Clementine Pattern Co.