Three Wise Home Spa Gifts: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

Three Wise Home Spa Gifts: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Winter Solstice is here. Today, December 21st, is the shortest day in terms of day light hours of the year. The sun will set in these parts at 4:17 pm and the day is already gray and overcast to begin with. On the bright side, the days are going to …

Spritz and Spray some Christmas Cheer this Year

Spritz and Spray some Christmas Cheer this Year

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Here’s another idea to add to your home spa gift basket — Christmas Tree Room Spray. It’s like a breathe of fresh air. I came up with this quick and easy home spa recipe many years ago. For better or worse, my family has had fake Christmas trees for the …

Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe — My Own “Top Chef” Challenge

Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe — My Own “Top Chef” Challenge

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner It’s always a challenge to come up with a quick and easy recipe to bring to a potluck party and after I was invited to a party last week, I really had to think about my options. I love watching the TV show, Top Chef. I marvel at the contestants’ …

A bright gift idea — Candles

A bright gift idea — Candles

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Have you been invited to some holiday parties this month and are stuck for cheap and cheerful hostess gifts? Here is a Homespunspa-style craft project that will be sure light up any party — Votive Candles. I came up with this craft project many years ago to enhance the table …

Christmas Carols are Lullabies to My Ears

Christmas Carols are Lullabies to My Ears

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Sometimes I can fall asleep at the drop of a hat and other nights it’s a bit of a struggle. Last night, even though I was tired, I was having trouble with the drifting off phase — until I had an idea. I selected my “Christmas” playlist on my iPod, …