I cannot believe that September is approaching already. It feels way to early to decorate for fall, but I am excited to break out my fall signs and neutral colored decorative pumpkins. I’m not usually one for Halloween decorations or bright orange pumpkins, but this year I wanted to embrace fall with a colorful wreath.
This diy fall wreath tutorial takes a little bit of time, but the end product is well worth it. I purchased all of the decorative elements from the dollar store, but you might want to browse the craft store or Amazon for some fall decor deals. The dollar store is great, but sometimes the packaging sizes are very small. If you end up buying four or five of something, you’re better off finding a larger package at the craft store.
Ylang ylang essential oil is powerful oil that is often touted as a miracle solution for natural hormone regulation. A quick Google search will bring up a lot of websites that link ylang ylang oil to hormones. If you scan through many of them, you will find that there is nothing to substantiate this claim. Why or how does this essential oil influence your hormones?
Like anything else that is natural or plant-based, it is important to research how a substance actually affects the human body before you start using it medicinally.
I have nothing against holistic or natural care, however, too often I see people throwing around health claims for products that are untested. While I understand the appeal of using naturally derived ingredients, it is important to understand what research says about those ingredients.
When I first started sewing, my mother gave me her old Wizard Citation Sewing Machine. I didn’t know much about it, but a quick Google search gave me a few ideas about the origin. This 3K-8834 model originally comes in a cabinet with a knee pedal. Evidently, Brother manufactured this model but the early Citations were produced in Japan in the 1960’s.
The first few times I used it, I had a hard time figuring out how to thread the needle. The tension is a little different than new models and I couldn’t find much online about older Wizard models. I wanted to share a quick tutorial on how to do this for anyone who might pick one up.