Category: Make It Yourself

The Bamboo DIY Crochet Hook Roll {My Crochet Adventure}

The Bamboo DIY Crochet Hook Roll {My Crochet Adventure} | Oh Sweet Mercy #crafts #crochet #DIY #yarn #patterns #ohsweetmercy


One thing that helps when you’re trying to keep your eating under control is keeping your hands busy.

Nothing does that better than yarn.

No, I don’t mean tying your hands together…I’m talking about knitting and crocheting! (more…)

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How to Easily Bind eBooks for Under $1

How to Easily Bind eBooks for Under $1 | Oh Sweet Mercy #easy #diy #bookbinding #homeschool #thm #cookbooks


So, you printed an ebook…what are your choices for keeping it all together?

I’m going to share with you the simple, cheap, and easy method I devised the other day to bind eBooks using something you probably have in your desk drawer right now (and how I’ve made printing less aggravating, too).

But first, let’s compare the pros and cons of some typical binding methods you’ve probably already used.


Salted Caramel Frappe – How Make it Like a Coffeehouse Barista

Salted Caramel Frappe - How to Make it Like a Low Carb Boss | Oh Sweet Mercy #thm #sugarfree #lowcarb #recipes #ohsweetmercy


Did you know that I am a trained Barista? Indeed I am. 

It’s been years since I’ve worked at a certain famous coffee chain found in airports, supermarkets, and street corners across the globe, but I’m quite thankful for what I learned about coffee while I worked there. Like how much I love dark, roasty coffee. And those yummy, icy caramel frappes which go by a certain trademarked name that rhymes with “cappuccino”.  (more…)

How to Make an All Purpose Soft Scrub Cleanser

How to Make an All Purpose Soft Scrub Cleanser | Oh Sweet Mercy #easy #natural #frugal #diy #homemade #cleaners #ohsweetmercy

It’s pretty trendy these days to make your own cleaners, and for good reason.

Many people are waking up to the fact that we are practically assaulted by chemicals every day. Reducing the amount of chemical exposure your family receives can mean better health in the long run. This all purpose soft scrub cleanser is a great way to green your cleaning supplies. It’s so easy to make and you can use it anywhere in your home, from the bathroom shower to scrubbing out your pots and pans and crock pots in the kitchen, without worrying about harmful chemicals. (more…)

How to Make Your Own Protein Water with SweetLeaf WaterDrops

How to Make Your Own Protein Water with SweetLeaf WaterDrops | Oh Sweet Mercy #recipes #reviews #thm #sugarfree #diy #sweetleaf #waterdrops #ohsweetmercy

SweetLeaf WaterDrops Natural Stevia Water Enhancer Review PLUS a giveaway!

Are you getting enough water every day? Or protein? 

That’s a challenge for many of us and when the weather warms up, staying hydrated is essential. If you just can’t do plain old water or get bored drinking plain old water, you need a flavorful option that won’t upset your healthy eating plan.  (more…)

101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home – Book Review

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Are you increasingly uncomfortable with the ingredients found in commercial products?

You know, the ones you put on your skin…use for your health…and all over your home? Do you feel like you’re surrounded by a noxious chemical cloud and worry for your safety…and your family’s?  Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a resource of easy, proven recipes for homemade remedies and herbal products to replace those chemical laden concoctions? Yes, it sure would be nice!

I’ve got some great news for you…I have found exactly such a resource! It’s a brand new book by Jan Berry. You may know her as The Nerdy Farm Wife, and she has just had published a beautiful collection of easy recipes for skin and hair care,  homemade remedies, and household cleaners using natural ingredients. I got a chance to review a copy of this book and I’m excited to share with you what I love and why I think you need to add this book to your home library. (more…)

Creamy Fire Roasted Tomato Soup

Creamy Fire Roasted Tomato Soup | Oh Sweet Mercy #recipes #easy #soups #thm #ohsweetmercy

My husband thinks soup is a waste of time.

Consequently, I don’t eat it as often as I’d like. But today, with somewhere between 7-10 inches of heavy, wet snow in the forecast…well, I wanted some hot, comforting, soul-soothing soup for lunch. With a grilled cheese sandwich. So I threw together this Creamy Fire Roasted Tomato Soup and paired it with my favorite onion & curry seasoned Coconut Flour Flatbread. It took me back to my childhood…but with a bit of gourmet flair. 

Salmon with Blueberry Sauce

Salmon with Blueberry Sauce| Oh Sweet Mercy #recipes #nourishing #salmon #blueberries #thm #ohsweetmercy

Have you ever been struck by a totally weird thought?

One night for supper, I was eating salmon. Out of nowhere, this crazy thought popped in my head – “Man, this salmon would be good with blueberries.” Salmon with blueberry sauce.

Wait. What??

I’m not particularly fond of fish but I’ve really grown to like salmon.

Salmon with blueberry sauce? Fish…with blueberries? Certainly I had lost my mind. But the more I pondered it, the better it sounded. And I wished I had blueberries at that moment because I was making myself crave this strange combination. (more…)

Chocolate Zucchini Cake Rescue

Chocolate Zucchini Cake Rescue | Oh Sweet Mercy #recipes #glutenfree #sugarfree #thm #chocolate #ohsweetmercy

I can’t be the only one who runs out of ingredients at the worst possible time, right?

Like when your baby boy turns eight. And requests chocolate zucchini cake. And you need to make it Trim Healthy Mama style because his behavior is better that way (and you can eat it too…). And you open the bag of Baking Blend to discover you just don’t have enough. And you need that cake pronto. Like, People Will Be Here In A Couple Hours pronto.

You need a rescue!

I found a rescue for the Trimtastic Chocolate Zucchini Cake (on page 296 of the new cookbook) and I’m happy to share it with you. (more…)

Healthy Lemon Turmeric Gummies

Healthy Lemon Turmeric Gummies | Oh Sweet Mercy #thm #easy #gelatin #recipes #healthy #ohsweetmercy


Are you getting enough gelatin in your diet?

You may have heard about the benefits of gelatin in your diet. If not, some of the benefits include healthier, smoother skin, healing of the gut and improved digestion, stronger hair and nails, and it’s great for your joints. Gelatin contains 18 amino acids and collagen, both of which are essential to good health and radiant beauty. It’s also a healthy source of protein. Making gummies is a quick and easy way to get that gelatin into your day. (more…)

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