DIY Treat Tackle Box

DIY Treat Tackle Box

This DIY treat tackle box is the perfect Father’s Day gift for any dad or father figure that likes to snack!

It is fun to customize with their favorite snack in their own personal mini tackle box. Whether they are out fishing or hanging out in the yard, they will certainly enjoy this treat.

Check out what we personalized in Dan’s tackle box. We included

  • gummy fish
  • Slim Jim
  • cheese stick
  • Corn Nuts
  • sunflower seeds
  • beef jerky
  • licorice

Some other great snack ideas to add are

  • Swedish fish
  • pretzel sticks
  • nuts
  • granola
  • gum
  • fruit snacks
  • gummy worms
  • gold fish crackers
  • Life Savers
  • M&M’s
  • Hershey Kisses
  • peach rings
  • trail mix
  • fruit leather
  • raisons
  • Reeses Pieces
  • Skittles
  • Starbursts
  • Nerds
  • Bottle Caps
  • Dried Fruit
  • Banana Chips
  • Altoids
  • Smartee’s
  • seaweed chips
  • Tic Tacs
  • Chex Mix
  • Potato Stix
  • Sour Patch Kids
  • jelly beans

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Easy DIY Beeswax Candle

Easy DIY Beeswax Candle

This easy DIY beeswax candle is a perfect craft for anyone to make! It require two simple ingredients and the rest is up to you on how it looks and smells.

A few weeks ago, Dan decided to get some honey bees and start the process of honey making. That’s as far as I got as to understanding this whole process. I was able to sneak in some pictures of Dan in his beekeeping suit though.

We discovered a little bit of beeswax in their new beehive and Dan immediately tried to light it like a candle by adding some fresh lavender in it. It was safe to say it turned black and it all burned.

I took it in my own hands and showed Dan how it was done. Since we just got the bees, we got a block of beeswax to practice making things such as candles and lotions.

Here is how I made the candle-

Supplies

Directions

  1. Fill saucepan with about 2 inches of water.
  2. Put wax in glass bowl and place in water. Turn heat to medium.
  3. Once wax is fully melted add coconut oil and stir.
  4. Remove from heat and add essential oils. Stir again.
  5. If you have fresh lavender, mix it in now.
  6. Carefully pour into jar. Place wicks as needed.
  7. Let cool and cure. I would wait around 24 hours until lighting.

Light and enjoy!

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My summer beauty products this season is simple.

Dewy, natural, minimal glow.

I look forward to ditching the heaviness of makeup and using lightweight lotions, serums and moisturizers.

I admit, I still love to be tan but those frying in the sun days are over. I keep my skin safe and moisturized from the sun while allowing a more natural glow.

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A Letter to My Son

A Letter to My Son

You didn’t realize but I watched you go into school yesterday morning. I watched your large backpack bounce as you skipped into school. I smiled watching your innocent little body happily go into what is supposed to be a safe haven.

My smile slowly turned downward because images of an active shooter in your school crossed my mind. That happens every so often when I feel happy. My mind turns to the worst when I feel content and safe.

These thoughts came to me not realizing what was going to happen later that day.

19 children were murdered in Texas while at school.

Elementary school.

Wide open doors.

You didn’t realize but I hugged and kissed you so hard when you came home. I even served your favorite dinner, Taco Bell.

You didn’t realize but when you fought me to clean up your room, I didn’t fight back.

Nothing was worth getting upset over because there are parents coming home to messy rooms that will never get cleaned up.

You didn’t realize but I stared at your face until you fell asleep next to me in my bed.

The gentleness of your closed eyelids and your plump lips and cheeks made my heart swell of pain and love and fear.

Watching this unfold as a mother during a pandemic, a formula shortage, barely any access to health/mental care, no maternity leave and a time where women are losing rights over their bodies, I just don’t know how much more we can handle.

Since when did it become a punishment to be your mother?

You are my greatest accomplishment in life. Without food, healthcare, family leave or access to my body I have everything with you.

If I had all of those things but not you? I have nothing.

I am you mother and you are safe with me.