Unique Ways To Wrap A Gift In The Finest Festive Fashion

Bella Breakdown The presentation of a present is just as important as giving the perfect gift but you don’t have to be Martha Stewart to be a perfect present wrapper. These unique yet simple wrapping tips will leave the bottom of your Christmas tree looking picture perfect. Reusable Shopping Bags Instead of using a simple paper bag, you can use a reusable shopping bag for bigger or multiple presents. This is an instant upgrade from the traditional gift bag that can be reused multiple times and even tote all your presents. Wrapped Present With A Pocket Fold There’s more...

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Celebrate The Holidays Safely With These Protective Party Tips

Bella Breakdown The holidays are right around the corner everyone is excited about getting together with your loved ones but the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the way we host social gatherings. We provide a guide on healthy hosting practices for parties to spread the holiday cheer safely. Invitations Every party starts with the invitation and gives you the chance to let your guests know about the recommended health guidelines including what will be requesting or providing guests such as personal protective equipment and hand sanitizer. This can also give you the chance to request guests to get tested...

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IKEA Supports Bee Population With DIY Bee Home Kit

Bella Breakdown The flat-pack furniture company IKEA is offering a DIY kit to create a Bee Home to help support the bee population from one of its innovation hubs, Space10. The Bee Home is designed to create a safe space in several sizes and styles for bees to support the population numbers for bees. Users can choose the ideal style, size, and desired place for the DIY Bee Home online, then share those designs with a makerspace to build their dream bee home. Bees are threatened by low population numbers that can lead to extinction and conservation efforts are...

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Learning The Basics Of Crystal Healing

Bella Breakdown Crystal healing is getting more popular and more people are looking into the healing benefits of crystal therapy. We give you a basic guide on healing crystal therapy including methods of using them and the health benefits of certain crystals. Whether you have a quick break for meditation or a nap, this can be a great time for some crystal therapy. During mediation, you can hold the crystal in your hand, place on your body, or simply have some nearby during meditation. To promote healing while you sleep, you can place the crystal next to your bed...

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Simple Spiced Apple Pie Punch For All Fall Festivities

Bella Breakdown Spiced Apple Pie Punch Tis the season for apple cider and an easy cocktail recipe for hosting over the holidays. This simple recipe for Spiced Apple Pie Punch is perfect for all the cold-weather holidays especially Haloween and Thanksgiving. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Prep Time 20 minsCook Time 1 hr 40 minsTotal Time 2 hrs Course DrinksCuisine American Servings 8 DrinksCalories 1360 kcal EquipmentLarge SaucepanStrainer or Cheese ClothPitcher Ingredients  1 large Apple (recommended - Macintosh, Red Delicious, or Fuji)1/2 gallon Apple Cider (1 bottle)8 raw Cinnamon Sticks2 cups Orange Juice20 whole Cloves (optional, use cloves less for less...

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Bring Out Your Inner Mother Nature With These Garden Tips

Bella Breakdown Make the most out of your home by creating a wonderful, welcoming garden for a relaxing outdoor space. We suggest a couple of gardening projects that can instantly upgrade any outdoor space that will make you want to spend more time outside. Fragrant Scent Garden Bringing a fragrant boost to your outdoor space with flowers and plants with strong scents to enjoy everywhere. Some plants that provide unique scents include lemongrass, citronella, lavender, and honeysuckle. Butterfly Water Feeder   One of the easiest ways to achieve having a butterfly garden is to create a butterfly water feeder...

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DIY Sweet And Spice Scented Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Soap

Bella Breakdown Print Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Soap This fun DIY project gives you the chance to create your own soap with scents that are perfect for colder weather. This soap is also great for people with sensitive skin with nourishing oatmeal and goat's milk. Yield: 2 soap bars EquipmentSoap Base (silicone recommended)Microwave-Safe Measuring Cup or Bowl Materials3-4 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil10-12 drops Apple Fragrance Oil (or essential oil)5.5 oz. Goat's Milk Soap Base2 tbs Quick Oats1/8 tsp Ground Cinnamon InstructionsWeigh and cut 5.5 ounces of the goat milk soap base. Place goat milk soap in a microwave-safe cup or...

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DIY Home Hacks To Improve The Value Of Your House

Bella Breakdown Home improvement projects can be a lot of work but can literally pay off by improving your property value. These easy DIY home projects can improve the value of your home and make the most of your space. Soft Window Furnishings Heavy curtains can make a room with smaller windows feel claustrophobic and smaller, heavy curtains are made for large windows with high ceilings. Contemporary window furnishings such as Roman and Venetian blinds take up less space for a modern upgrade for any room. Pressure Wash The Patio The patio can get dirty with weather debris and...

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