That DIY Party time!

Once a week, I host a linky party where creative bloggers share their latest DIY. Join in by sharing your creativity or browse the links for ideas for your next project. 

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DIYShowOff weekly recap: I visited our local CORT Clearance Center for inspiration for a basement remodel in progress. 

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Party time: Let’s get this party started!

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1. Please use the button above or text and link to this post to share the linky love. Here is the link: http://diyshowoff.com/category/other/that-diy-party/. 

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Essential Oils Ideas and Recipes for Fall

All set for fall? Fuzzy sweaters, cozy throw blankets, warm socks, hot cider, and all things pumpkin? Don’t forget to make the most of your essential oils – support a healthy immune system and whip up some fun recipes and DIY ideas.

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Fall must haves for wellness this season:   essential oil infused Fall recipes and ideas @diyshowoff

Autumn diffuser blends:  essential oil infused Fall recipes and ideas @diyshowoff

Warm Vanilla Room Spray Recipe:  essential oil infused Fall recipes and ideas @diyshowoff

A recipe for Spiced Pumpkin Creamer: essential oil infused Fall recipes and ideas @diyshowoff

and recipe for a delicious butternut squash soup to warm you from the inside out:  essential oil infused Fall recipes and ideas @diyshowoff

A recipe for warm cinnamon rolls with orange icing? Oh my! essential oil infused Fall recipes and ideas @diyshowoff    

Give this DIY spiced autumn sugar scrub a try!  essential oil infused Fall recipes and ideas @diyshowoff

And protect your lips with this DIY recipe for cocoa mint lip balm: essential oil infused Fall recipes and ideas @diyshowoff  

Stil on the fence about essential oils? I hosted an event this past week and members shared their stories and experiences. Real people feeling better with BIG results for serious issues. I had goosebumps. Despite my lack of “sales-y” skills, I feel compelled to share because … wellness! For everyone!

This month when you purchase the premium starter kit using enroller/sponsor #1836762, you also get a free bottle of oregano essential oil (in addition to the gifts that come from me personally). *This promo is open to US members only, but I do provide an alternative gift for foreign friends.  essential oil infused Fall recipes and ideas @diyshowoff

And for a limited time, just until October 20th; the premium starter kit is 10% off for US friends! That’s HUGE! 

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and just a note that while your shopping (think Christmas), if your order hits the following 190, 250 or 300 PV levels; you’ll be getting some awesome freebies! *US friends only.

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Wow! What are you waiting for? In the past week when something was floating around, I’ve maintained my wellness! It breaks my heart to see suffering and down days from friends in my Facebook newsfeed. I want wellness for you too! Have questions or need more details? Let’s talk! xo 

Make your purchase HERE or HERE. I look forward to getting to know you! You’re going to love essential oils! 

Essential Oils DIY Ideas & Recipes for Back to School

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Getting ready to get back into a regular routine? It’s that time of the year: Back to School! Here are some helpful DIY essential oil ideas for my oily readers and friends. 

back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff  Encourage an uplifting and positive attitude by diffusing Joy and lemon in the morning. Heck, I could use that kind of start to my day! How about you?  back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff

Add a drop of Thieves Vitality to a Ningxia Red shot, apple juice or hot cereal to promote overall wellness. YUM! back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff  Homework Helper: Diffuse peppermint, Brain Power or Clarity to promote a sense of clarity and focus.  back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff  Liquid Calm! Add a few drops of Stress Away, Valor or Valor II, cedarwood, Peace & Calming or Peace & Calming II to a diffuser necklace or bracelet to promote calmness during a stressful school day.  back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff  Follow the Sweet Dreams pillow spray or roll on recipes above for peace and relaxation at bedtime.  germy kid handsoap recipe  DIY hand soap recipe back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff

Stinky Kids Spray recipe – spray shoes or gym bag back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff

What do I diffuse? Choose a recipe above for test day prep, sweet dreams, homework time, focus or starting the day off on the right foot.  back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff

Dreamsicle smoothie – perfect rise n shine or after school treat.  back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff

Roller ball recipes – great for on the go, perfect to have on hand: Peace & Calm, Sleep Well, Breathe Easy, After School Practice, Up and At ‘Em.  back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff

Dreamsicle essential oil infused fruit dip recipe – yum!  back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff

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DIY essential oil infused detangled spray recipe: A must have for long or curly hair! A little less “ouch”!  back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff

KidScents products – these are so convenient, pre-made, already diluted and ready to go! back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff

Class room must-haves and healthy teacher gifts. back to school with essential oils @diyshowoff

I sure do miss the days of back to school – the shopping, the prep, the excitement, the tears (moms). Wishing your little ones a happy first day! 

Ready to get started?

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A FANTASTIC deal! An extra oil! So that’s 12 essential oils, a diffuser + samples, etc.! Did you know there’s no further obligation to order again (a membership is just…access to the wholesale pricing, not a subscription with regular orders, no autoship – unless you find you do use and love the products, then that’s an option down the road). But wait! That’s not all! – I toss in the DIYShowOff welcome bundle – gifts from me personally – when you purchase the premium starter kit using enroller/sponsor #1836762! (A $25 value plus my favorite educational material so you’re empowered to use your essential oils and an amazing community of supportive oily friends). Get started HERE! 

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DIY {club foot} Brace Cover

Sweet grand baby boy was born with club feet and after months of casting then surgery, he graduated to special shoes and a bar.

Before…

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And sometimes that bar conks him on the head. Ouch. So I made up a little cushion/cover and wanted to share here for others who may be searching to cover their baby’s Ponseti bar.

DIY {club foot} brace cover tutorial @diyshowoff

Materials I used:

  • pipe insulation
  • fabric
  • Velcro one wrap

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What I did:

I cut a piece of pipe insulation to fit the brace between the shoes (6 inches). 

Next, I cut a piece of scrap fabric 8×9 inches. (It’s a snug fit so I’d suggest doing 8×11 inches instead…a little extra to tuck in.)

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Then just ironed/sewed the borders. 

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I cut two pieces of the Velcro to fit around the pipe insulation snuggly. 

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Assembly: Insert the brace into the pipe insulation. Wrap the fabric around the pipe insulation, tucking the ends into the open side. Secure with the Velcro. 

Optional: If you’re more of a sewing expert than me, you could do snaps or sew on velcro. 

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Now, the brace has a bit of cushioning. If there was only a way to cushion those hard soled shoes.

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Ps. Yes, his shoes are on backwards. Doctors orders, part of the treatment. Isn’t he the cutest?

DIY {club foot} brace cover tutorial @diyshowoff

That DIY Party

Happy day, DIY friends! It’s that DIY Party time! (Please note: Next week’s That DIY Party will be delayed by one day and publish Monday, April 6th due in recognition of celebrating Easter). 

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DIYShowOff Weekly Recap: 

Spring Twig Centerpiece – so easy! See the cute little bird and nest too?

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I am so blessed to have 99 oily friends joining me on a journey to wellness with Young Living essential oils. I can’t tell you how happy that makes me! That’s 99 families making big life changes! Who’s next? I want the same amazing benefits for you and your family, your friends, your readers too! Every home needs essential oils. You’ll not only be armed with these high quality natural products in your “tool box”, you’ll be a part of an amazing online community with lots of support. Join the team! 

#100 gets a special gift package from me! More info & the March promotion ending soon HERE. What’s holding you back? Let’s discuss your questions and concerns!

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Party time: Let’s see what you’re up to!

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1. Please use the button above or text and link to this post to share the linky love. Here is the link: http://diyshowoff.com/category/other/that-diy-party/.

2. This blog linky party is for YOUR DIY projects only. Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only. Please do not link giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a collection of inspiration that isn’t your own DIY project. Limit recipes to one per person per party. PLEASE DO NOT LINK TO YOUR ETSY SHOP.

3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+.

4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

5. If you’re viewing in mobile, you may need to click over/convert to “desktop view” to see the links.

 


Drop Zone Makeover {Back to School Organization} Before & After

It’s back to school season! It’s the perfect time to re-think the “drop zone” to organize back packs, shoes, coats…all the things that get unloaded when walking in the door. 

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As a part of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas team, one of this month’s challenge options included a back to school organization theme. Since my sister is still recovering and her little one will be  starting pre-school in a couple of weeks (AND her birthday is right around the corner),  I surprised her with a 6-hour back door entryway makeover. 

Here are the before pictures: this little space just wasn’t functioning well as an organized drop zone with storage options. 

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First up, we emptied the area then I freshened up the walls with paint to give the space more light and a bigger neutral vibe. I used Valspar Signature (Paint + Primer). Color is silver leaf. Isn’t it pretty? Just a touch of a gray-blue tint. Best part? It covered up the raspberry-painted paneling in just two coats. 

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While the paint was drying, I assembled the furniture consisting of a storage bench and cubby shelves. I even had a helper…

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Once the paint was dry (use a fan to speed along the drying process), I added some coat hooks for back packs, coats and hats. Using a level (and screwing into the walls studs/using wall anchors) to secure the coat racks.

Since the previous window treatment on the door wasn’t a good fit, I replaced the curtain on the door with a new roman shade.

Once more, the before when opening the door…

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After… 

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Then added in some pretty accessories and wall art.

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And now…the room feels bigger, fresher, prettier.

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My nephew started adding his shoes to bins and hanging his backpacks the minute we finished up. No more hunting for lost shoes and his backpack is ready to go. He also grabbed his ‘camera’ to take a few shots of his own. 

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My DIY and photography assistant for the day… entryway makeover "after" at diyshowoff.com

I’m considering incorporating a cork board for displaying his papers and drawings to the basement door. A project for another day. 

Get the look!

Fresh & Fun Drop Zone Design Board @diyshowoff

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I received a Lowe’s gift card to put towards this challenge. Opinion and above idea is 100% my own. More DIY ideas at Lowe’s Creative Ideas or follow Lowe’s on InstagramPinterest and sign up for the Creative Ideas magazine and app.  

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