DIY Turmeric Face Mask

Spring break this year was so fun! My mom brought my nieces, (14 and 10 years old) and my nephew (11 years old) to visit for the week. 

We had such a chill week of just being together at my house. Barely any tv was on, the kids just played, we went to the zoo once, took walks to the park, worked out together, and had a girls DIY pampering day that was amazing! and perfected with a DIY Turmeric Face Mask that felt great! 


So here's what we did...

I got all the girls started out with some lemon water to drink, and we continued to drink it all day! Lemon is a natural detoxer! 

Then, we each had clean hair, and used an apple cider vinegar (ACV), baking soda wash to really cleanse our scalp. We left that mixture on our scalp, then put an avocado and essential oils hair mask all over our head and put our hair up. (we left this in for hours!) *it take 3-5 good shampoos to get the oil out of your hair

Then, we used a sugar, peppermint lip exfoliate on our lips! Leaves them feeling amazing! 

Then comes my favorite part! We washed our faces, and put did an ACV face cleanse. First, we put a warm towel over our faces for about 5 minutes! Even Zander did it with us! You could tell everyone enjoyed it because we were silent for those 5 minutes! Then, we dipped the towels in hot ACV water, and did the same thing, but this time propped our feet up. This helps the blood to circulate to the face more, and restore skin cells in combination with the cleansing of the ACV. 

Finally, we took about a minute to let our faces be steamed by the steam from boiling ACV water, and then put on our DIY Turmeric Face Mask! 

We then enjoyed laying with our feet propped up (this time because it just felt good), and put cucumbers over our eyes (because THAT'S FUN!), and layed for 15+ minutes relaxing and trying not to scratch our face as the mask was drying....because it always makes you itch! 

And yes, our faces were ORANGE! We called them OOMPA LOOMPA FACES...because well, we looked just like Oompa Loompas from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! 

When it came time to wash it off, we used our warm, wet rags to scrub it! 

Then put some ACV on a cottonball and rubbed it over our face as a toner (stings a tiny bit, but is Oh so good!). Then used my nighttime coconut oil-essential oil face lotion! 

We finished our time by enjoyed a huge plate of chopped raw veggies and fruit with nut butters! And we put that stuff away! A full plate of veggies, and 5 apples later! 

Later in the week we also gave ourselves mani-pedis! 

It was a wonderful week! 

So wondering why we chose turmeric for our DIY Turmeric Face Masks? Here are some of the amazing benefits that turmeric has for your skin! 

  • Decrease Acne
  • Acne Scar Treatment
Turmeric is effective in the treatment of acne due to its antiseptic and antibacterial properties that fight pimples and breakouts to provide a youthful glow to your skin. Turmeric face mask not only helps to clear acne scars and inflammation, but also reduces the oil secretion by the sebaceous glands. (source)
  • Good for oily skin
  • Treatment of wrinkles
  • Good exfoliate
  • Helps treat stretchmarks
  • Reduction of Skin Pigmentation
  • Removes Dead Skin

**And if you are wondering, Turmeric does not stain your face!!! 


  • 2 TBSP Beef Collagen (also incredible for your skin)
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 3 TBSP water
  • A few drops of honey
  • 3-6 drops of lemon essential oil

Enjoy, and tag me in photos of your OOMPA LOOMPA FACES! (<<click to tweet@brittanysuell



DIY Grocery Bouquet

This past weekend I went to Fort Worth, Texas and had the opportunity to lead a DIY Workshop for Fizz & Flair and teach a group of ladies how to make a DIY Grocery Bouquet! DIY Grocery Bouquet Workshop 

What's a Grocery Bouquet you ask? 

See below, but basically, it's taking tons of yummy and gorgeous veggies and creating a beautiful bouquet with them!

DIY Grocery Bouquet Workshop

DIY Grocery Bouquet Workshop

What's the point in a Grocery Bouquet? 

When you attend a dinner party, and you are in charge of a veggie tray or salad, it's a great way to present the food. Just imagine walking in to your next dinner party with one of these beauties in hand! Everyone will be so amazed and interested in how you made it! Or, it's always a great hostess gift as well! Who wouldn't want a vibrant bouquet full of healthy foods! 

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We had a blast at the workshop! I even taught them how to make flowers out of radishes! 

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And I left them with my favorite, and go-to homemade HEALTHY ranch dip! 

**The Garden Dill Rub that it is made with is Gluten Free, has no GMO's, is MSG Free, and Sugar Free! You can order it HERE!

DIY Grocery Bouquet & a Healthy Homemade Ranch Dressing!

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So next time you are hosting a party, or attending one, offer to bring the salad. Then grab your favorite salad veggies, some skewers and butcher paper and throw together a beautiful DIY Grocery Bouquet. And then to top it off make my healthy ranch dressing! 

And this is a super fun craft to let the kids help out with! Plus when they help, they are more likely to eat the foods! And who doesn't want their kids to eat more salad!?!? 

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All photos taken by Lauren Sellari Photography

DIY Grocery Bouquet Workshop & an On-the-Go Freezer Meal Kit GIVEAWAY

I told y'all last week that I would be back to GIVEAWAY one of my newly launched On-the-Go Freezer Meal Kits! So here I am!  But that's not all I'm giving away.....

I'm also teaming up with a Texas based company called Fizz & Flair to GIVEAWAY a ticket to their upcoming DIY Workshop held in Ft. Worth, Texas. I will actually be the one teaching it, and it's all about DIY Grocery Bouquets!! 

DIY Workshop: How to make a Grocery Bouquet with @brittanysuell & @FizzandFlair GIVEAWAY

Fizz & Flair is an on-the-move DIY Workshop that is currently traveling through Texas. Started their tour off in Ft. Worth with several upcoming August Workshops! 

Fizz & Flair believes that....

Women are free, intuitive and beautiful beings that deserve a place away from boundaries and expectations. Fizz and Flair is an opportunity to come into a wildly open headspace of new friends, DIY creations and fizzing fun. 

If you didn't know, I started my blogging back in 2010 as a DIY, Home and Family blogger! I LOVE crafting and am a DIYer at heart. So I am so excited to be able to partner with Fizz & Flair to bring together the inner DIYer inside of me in partnership with my passion for Leaving a Healthy & Active Lifestyle Legacy and spreading the #LeaveYourLegacy Lifestyle with others. 

So what is this DIY Grocery Bouquet Workshop all about? It's a workshop where I will guide you through a hands on experience on how "to construct a 'Grocery Bouquet' from unconventional items found at your local grocer. Make and take a produce bouquet that not only looks good, but tastes good, too." Plus for attendees, an adult beverage is included in your ticket. And it's being held at an awesome coffee house/gastro-pub & eatery in Ft. Worth, TX., called Brewed.

It's the perfect event for a girl's night out! Plus you will get to hang out with me! How fun is that!!! 


The winner of the GIVEAWAY will not only get a ticket to this awesome DIY Workshop event, but they will also WIN an On-the-Go Freezer Meal Kit from me! 

That means you will get everything you need to create 5+ Healthy Freezer Meals sent right to your door! (That includes: Seasonings, easy-to-follow grocery list, healthy menu and recipe instructions)

So let's get to the fun do you WIN a ticket to the DIY Grocery Bouquet Workshop & an On-the-Go Freezer Meal Kit??

Head over to Instagram and follow me @BrittanySuell & @FizzandFlair! Find the giveaway photo and follow the instructions on how to enter!!! 

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That's all! GOOD LUCK! and let me know in the comments, who would you bring to the DIY Workshop with you? 

 Want to go ahead and register for the DIY Workshop on how to make a Grocery Bouquet, head HERE!

The On-the-Go Freezer Meal Kit is a great gift for your momma and teacher friends right before school starts! Go HERE and send them as gifts! 

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DIY Yoga Bolster

Yay, OMG, I am so excited to share a DIY Post with you all!  A little bit about me, I am a mad crafter, and actually that's how I started out blogging. I would share tons of DIY posts. Over the past couple of years though, my DIY efforts have gone into the remodeling of our house, then after having my son, I have slowed down on the crafting. Usually though when we have specific functions or parties that I want to craft for then I'm all about it. Like for my son's birthday. I made decorations, banners, t-shirts, etc. I love it, but lately just haven't found much time for it. 

So, in preparation for 5-6days away for my Yoga Fit Level 4 Yoga Training, and taking my ACE Group Fitness Exam, I decided I needed a little DIY in my life. Plus at the Yoga Training which is 4 days of 7AM-6PM, I will be sitting on the floor the entire time. That calls for needing my very own bolster, and what better way than to make one! 

DIY Yoga Bolster by Brittany Suell

This was super easy, and very little sewing, and took me about 30 minutes to make. I used this tutorial from Sew It Love It. 

I could've made it look more square like a store-bought bolster, but I decided I wanted this to be a quick and easy project so I went with this style.

I love the way it turned out. It's cute, plus it's very full and hard like normal bolsters, so it provides the support I need while using it during Yoga poses.

Here's a few of my favorite poses to use a bolster in, and how it benefits my body in the pose.

DIY Yoga Bolster by Brittany Suell

In Child's Pose, using the Bolster allows your body to fully surrender, and release tension. 

Here's a tip on getting more fully into the pose from Yoga Journal:

"As you rest here, invite gravity to pull the legs deeply toward the earth to release any lingering tension in the hips and thighs. Soften the muscles of the lower back and release the tailbone toward the heels. At the same time, spread your shoulder blades apart as your arms dangle like vines toward the floor."

DIY Yoga Bolster by Brittany Suell

When this pose may normally be hard to get into, the bolster allows support to help soften the knees, and open the hips, groin, and thighs. It allows for you to relax in the pose and let your body slowly fall deeper into it while you rest into your bolster. 

 I'm not sure the total cost of the project, probably a lot with all of the stuffing I used. (stuffing isn't cheap). But while researching various tutorials, I saw people stuffing theirs with old clothes, towels, etc. In case you are interested in making your own.  

I used all supplies that I had at home, so the stuffing was from old pillows I no longer use. And the fabric, I was so excited to finally use. It was from my 2009 month stay in Japan when my sister lived there. I have had it and never used it. It's super cute, I love the gold specks in it, and it is quilted, so it already had a little padding in it! 

DIY Yoga Bolster by Brittany Suell

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Homemade Larabar Recipe


I don't know about y'all but when it comes to the weekend, I look forward to doing my grocery shopping because that means I can buy new ingredients and try new recipes! Especially since I started my journey of NO SUGAR IN 2015, I am loving trying out new, SUGAR FREE recipes!  So last weekend, I decided to try my hand at making something using dates as the sweetener. I've seen this in all sorts of healthy eating recipes. Dates are known as the natural sweetener for healthy, No Sugar Added recipes, but I have never used them. So, I decided to make my own Homemade Larabars! And what do you know, they turned out awesome! 

So, here's the recipe! I wish you a wonderful weekend full or fun times in the kitchen making these yummy goodies for the entire family! 

I'm telling you, take just an hour or less out of your weekend to prepare a batch or two of these for the week and use them in the kids lunch, or as their after school snacks! Think of how much better these are for them than any processed, store-bought snack that you usually give them. "HELLO...! Did you Hear me say NO SUGAR!" Don't make excuses, make these, and start creating healthy habits in your kiddos! (#LeaveYourLegacy) Yes, I'm trying to guilt you into this! I just know how easy it would be to by the boxed snacks rather than spend a little extra time making these, but it is so worth it


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I'll be taking my Homemade Pecan-Coconut Larabars with me to my Yoga Training this weekend! Follow me on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with my fun, Yoga filled weekend in San Antonio, Texas! 

Homemade Larabar Recipe from @brittanysuell  No added sugars. Ingredients include: dates (as the natural sweetener), almonds, coconut, chia seeds, coconut oil, cocoa powder, and water. 

Let me know if you make these, or if you have made them before! Share a photo and tag me @brittanysuell #LeaveYourLegacy


Mommy Monday-Homemade Baby Wipes

So as many of you know, I became a mom in April (Read my Birth Story HERE).  And like anything as huge and life changing as becoming a mom, it kind of becomes a HUGE part of your life! So, I wanted to incorporate some of my mommy-ness into my posts, and share with you all, some of the things I learn along the way!

That is how MOMMY MONDAY started!  

Although I am passionate about helping you Create a Healthy and Active Lifestyle Legacy in your own family, and to most that may seem pretty mommy-ish.  Well Mommy Monday is a place where I may share some non-Fitness or Healthy related Mommy tips or experiences! Mommy Monday

So welcome to day one of Mommy Monday-Homemade Baby Wipes!

Yes you heard me right, homemade baby wipes.

If you didn't know, I am cloth diapering! Now, now, if you are thinking of a white cloth wrapped around my baby's bum, hooked together with a safety pin, think again.  These diapers are high quality, and super cute!


So, I have been using store bought wipes since he was born. (He is now 7 months old). We got so many as baby shower gifts, that I am just starting to run out.  But, with cloth diapering, it is so much easier to use a cloth wipe, because you can toss it in the diaper after using it, and just wash it all together.  (Like you would do with a disposable, but instead you would toss them both in the trash).

Anyways, whether you want to use cloth wipes, or make your own baby wipes, you can use this wipe solution.

"WHY the heck would I want to do that!?!??" you ask....

Well we used a huge box of wipes, (bought from Sam's, so a bulk size box), and right when we finished the last package there was a recall on the wipes! I was shocked, really, a recall on baby wipes! What the heck! Anyways, my baby was fine (as far as we know), but still there just shouldn't have to be a recall on wipes.  So if you are interested in knowing your baby has a safe wipe solution, plus it will smell incredible, try this!

Reasons I Use Homemade Baby Wipes:

-I cloth diaper, so it's easy to go ahead and use cloth wipes as well

-Saves money

-More convenient (I don't have to run to the store if I run out)

-I know what is in the wipe solution, and know it is safe for my baby

-I get to use essential oils, which is always an added bonus, and great for my baby!

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*If you are making your own DISPOSABLE WIPES, just buy your choice brand of Paper Towels, (the ones that are already cut in half sizes.  Then found them all up over one another.


The Wipes:

1) Use your scissors to cut your receiving blanket into small (wipe-sized) squares

The Solution:

1) Put a Tablespoon of Coconut Oil in the bowl/cup *If it is s0lid, microwave for 30 seconds to melt it*

2) Add 2-3 drops of Lavender & Thieves Young Living Essential Oil

3) Add 1-1.5 cups of warm water to the oil solution

Combining them:

1) Lay your wipes inside your wipe container

2) Pour the entire cup of mixture over the wipes making sure they are all soaked

Then your wipes are ready to use!


The water is used as the cleaning solution for the wipes, along with the Thieves Young Living Essential Oil which is a "proprietary essential oil blend [that] was university tested for its cleansing abilities. It is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health." (Young Living)

The Lavender and coconut oil aids in diaper rash prevention, which the coconut oil also acts as a moisturizer.


So basically, the concoction of Coconut Oil, and these Young Living Essential Oils equals amazingness for the baby's bottom!

QUESTION OF THE DAY: Have you ever tried making your own, or would you be interested in trying to make your own Homemade Baby Wipes, or is it too weird for you!?!

*If you have any questions about the products used to make these, or if you are interested in ordering some of these essential oils, email me at or leave a comment! 

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DIY Farmhouse Table

So late last summer Home Depot so generously sent me a $100 Project Gift Card after seeing my Drab to Fab Headboard Makeover Post & my DIY Starburst Mirror post.  They told me to use it on future projects, and since we were right smack dab in the middle of packing our house up to move, it was perfect timing to look towards future projects.

Obviously since moving we have done many projects, including a full kitchen remodel, but we wanted to save the project gift card for something special.  So, my husband and I saved it to be used on the DIY Farmhouse Table that he built for our dining room!

We have never had a large, family size dining room table.  When we first got married we lived in a tiny campus house, so we bought a small round table that sat four, but in our first house we only kept out two chairs because we didn't have room for all four.  Anyways, in our new house we put the leaf in the table, so it was a tad bit bigger, but still not a real dining room table.

I was thrilled when we had the idea to build this table.  We found the idea on Restoration Hardware, when we found a table that we liked, but it was WAY outside of our price range. So obviously we weren't going to buy that table....instead we decided to build our own. My husband found the plans, and we got to work! Here is the outcome in comparison to the one at Restoration Hardware.

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The best part about this table is that the wood used on the top came from the wall that we tore out in our kitchen.  The walls of our house are all shiplap.  The house was built in 1929, so this wood is old.  I love that our table has this unique quality, and is essentially 80 years old.

We don't have chairs for the table yet.  My husband has built this bench, but still has to finish it.

We have talked about putting benches on both sides and then buying nice, fancy upholstered chairs for the heads of the table.  BUT...I got the idea recently to do only one bench, the upholstered chairs, and then look for some CHEAP chairs from a garage sale to put on the opposite side of the bench.  So, we will be heading out this Saturday to look at garage sales for chairs!

What do you think about our table?!!?












We love the way our table turned out and seeing it in our new dining room! Thank you so much Home Depot for the Project Gift Card that made this possible! little signautres

Painted Antlers

So....a few months ago, I started noticing this trend on Pinterest of painted antlers! They looked so great, and antlers in my family are easy to come by!

I grew up a country girl, and I come from a family of hunters, so to find antlers laying around the house or shop isn't a rare site.  So over Christmas when I was visiting my dad I grabbed a handful of deer antlers from his house and brought them home to have fun with.

I pulled out some tape, and paint, and started getting creative!

It was really fun, and I am excited about the way they turned out.  I even have a pair of antlers set up in my baby boy's room as decoration!

And notice his adorable fedora that I picked up at Target yesterday!! I love it!

Here's all the antlers I made:

This is one of the antlers in Zander's room!

This is one of the antlers in Zander's room!

A few of the antlers I'm not using in my nursery I have up FOR SALE in my Etsy Shop!

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These were super fun to make! If you like the designs you see, check them out at my Naturally Nifty Etsy Shop, or message me about getting custom colors/designs!

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DIY Whale Clock!

So this weekend I obviously had to play with my new Silhouette!!

I am still just so excited and constantly pinning new project ideas to work on! I can't wait for the long MLK weekend to have more time to work on baby crafts!

Anyways, this weekend I decided to partner with my husband to make something I pinned on my Baby Boy Suell Pinterest Board, it's a Whale Clock from Land of Nod.


Anyways, I pinned this, and decided after my husband got a scroll saw for Christmas that we would try to make it! I am loving whales, and although I wouldn't say I am doing a whale theme in the baby nursery, I will have a few cute whale pieces.

So here's what we did:

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First, I took some scrap wood, (it's actually wood from our old kitchen cabinets that we took out), and I free handed the whale while looking at the picture.

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Then my husband used his scroll saw to cut it out.  It was his first project with his new toy, so that was fun! It isn't as smooth on the edges as the Land of Nod one, but that is great with me! I love the roughed edges!!

Then I took sand paper and sanded all around, including the edges.

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Then I bought the clock shape from the Silhouette Store, and took the circles off of it to just use the numbers.  I then cut them out with vinyl and my cameo.  I also used a clock kit, (which was the only thing we paid for) from Hobby Lobby, it cost under $5.

I also decided to stain the edges with a dark wood stain, just to add some character.

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So here's what you get from start to finish!

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See, DIY is definitely cheaper! Plus it was upcycled wood, which is always great!

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The Silhouette is MINE!!

So this is real life! I can't believe I am finally holding one of these in my arms, at my house!!

silhouette cameoIf you are wondering what it is, well it's a crafter's dream come true! The SILHOUETTE CAMEO is an electronic cutting tool! You can do so much with it!

I had the privilege over the past few months to use my friends and I did some amazing stuff with it for my gender reveal party! So much fun!

Then once I found out I was getting one of my own for Christmas, I started a Pinterest Board just for Silhouette projects that I want to do! Mainly having to do with cute baby stuff! I bought a bundle, so I got gift cards to their online store, a cover for the machine, two blades (one for fabric, one for paper), and fabric adhesive! I have done so much with vinyl already that I wanted to try out some fabric projects! I have cute onesies in mind :-)

Here are some things I did with my friends machine so you can get a better idea of project possibilities!

I cut the vinyl nativity scene out with the machine, and painted wood to put it on! So easy & cute!

I cute vinyl out to say Baby Boy, (there is also a girl one).  I then put it on the frame glass and put glitter paper behind it.

I made tons here: The banner, I cut the banner & letters out. I made all the frames with cute vinyl and scrapbook paper. & the gold dots on the table. I was going to string those together but it didn't work out!

So you get the idea, this machine is AMAZING!! I can't wait to play with some baby clothes ideas!!! & don't worry I will definitely be sharing them here, and on Instagram of course :-)

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DIY Starburst Mirror

DIY Starburst Mirror
DIY Starburst Mirror

Last week I showed you my DIY Canopy Bed with the Starburst Mirror as an accent on it! I loved the way it turned out! I got my inspiration from this post on Pinterest!


If you saw my Bedroom Makeover Inspiration post then you have seen this room before! This is the main PINspiration for my entire room redo! I love this look! And since I loved the Starburst Decor so much, I decided to have fun and make my own DIY Starburst Mirror!

I had the mirror at home already, and I wasn't really using it for anything great.  All we bought was a package of wooden slat door stoppers from Home Depot, then my husband cut some paint stick size sticks of wood, all from scrap wood he had in the garage.  So we probably spent a total of $8 on this project, including the gold spray paint.

(I almost used paint sticks for the longer parts, but they were just too week, and my husband figured he could do something I let him!)

First I laid all of the wood pieces out and painted them gold!

Then after they were painted I played around to see what type of design I wanted to make.  I finally decided to do it like this.

DIY Starburst Mirror

To start I glued all of my pieces to an old cd.  Then I saw how clumsy it was so my husband took the cd and cut a rough piece of scrap wood into that size of a circle and I used that for the back support.

DIY Starburst Mirror

DIY Starburst Mirror

Once I had all of my pieces in place I glued the mirror on top of the Starburst.  You definitely want to use a strong wood glue for this! I used hot glue at first and it fell off onto my bed.  Let's just say you don't want a lose mirror hung above your bed. It can definitely hurt someone!

DIY Starburst Mirror

 So there you have it! An easy & cheap DIY Starburst Mirror! Plus you could paint it any color you want!

Check out other posts of our bedroom makeover

DIY Canopy Bed

Drab to FAB Headboard Makeover

Bedroom Inspiration

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