Author: Rachel Barkowski

Iced Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea

ICED LEMON GINGER TURMERIC TEA You may or may not know that turmeric, the main spice in curry, has several health benefits. The most amazing one to me is its anti-cancer effects, since turmeric contains the healing-compound ‘curcumin.’  (Here is a great article on the benefit of turmeric [read #6 about cancer!]) So, it doesn’t hurt to Read More

Floral Thank You Card {FREE PRINTABLE}

Floral Thank You Card {FREE PRINTABLE}   I love the idea of handwritten thank you cards – there’s just something special about them! Thank you texts and messages are nice, too, but giving or sending someone an actual card is becoming more uncommon, and therefore more special. 🙂 This year I’ve written dozens of thank Read More

The BEST Dark Chocolate Frosting

The BEST Dark Chocolate Frosting   This is *the best*  dark chocolate frosting you will ever taste – and it’s so easy to make, so you’ll never go back to store-bought frosting again! My friend Amy has been using this recipe for over 15 years, and she is known for her amazing cakes! She’s been Read More

How to Style Floating Shelves for Spring

How to Style Floating Shelves for Spring   Floating shelves are so fun to decorate – they’re such an original way to express your style each season! I like to decorate mine without spending a lot of money – I have other things I’d rather spend my money on. 😉 So, what I do is Read More

DIY Shoe Rack (Space-saving for small spaces!)

DIY Shoe Rack (Space-saving for small spaces!)   DIY Shoe Rack (Space-saving for small spaces!)   Since we moved into our new house a couple years ago, our “shoe pile” at the front door has been a constant problem.  (We have a no-shoes-in-the-house rule because it’s just plain unsanitary. I can’t even think about walking Read More

Free Printable Christmas Banner

Free Printable Christmas Banner I love decorating my home for Christmas! One thing I always love to incorporate is a printable Merry Christmas banner. It’s an easy way to dress up an empty area! I’ve already decorated my shelves for Christmas, and it only took a few minutes and a few dollars! Here are my Read More

Free Christmas Printables | Kraft paper and holly

Have you seen the cute Kraft Christmas gift wrap ideas where they dress up plain brown Kraft paper with hand-written Christmas sayings? (@Hazelweadesigns on Instagram made some really cute hand-lettered gift tags on Kraft paper!) I love the simple, yet festive look of Kraft paper and handwritten letters, and that’s where I got my inspiration Read More

Burlap Rose Garland

  Burlap Rose Garland This year I went with a different color scheme for my fall decor – usually I’m all about oranges, reds, yellows, etc. but this year I chose navy, tan, and cream. My couch pillows and blankets are navy and cream, so it simplified swapping out seasonal decor for now. 😉 I Read More

Easy DIY Christmas ornaments to make with your kids

Easy DIY Christmas ornaments to make with your kids Every year right after Thanksgiving, I like to have an “ornament-making-day” with my kids. We choose a couple types of fun Christmas ornaments to make together, buy the supplies, turn on Christmas music, and get crafting! They LOVE it! Some of our Christmas ornaments get put Read More