Make your home eco-chic and beautiful with Melissa’s simple, food-based projects.

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Salt Dough Ornaments

Posted December 22, 2014

I’m a sucker for ornaments and think they make some of the very best gifts, especially when they are handmade. And this simple, three-ingredient recipe for salt dough ornaments is the perfect way to add special memories to your loved…

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DIY Orange and Clove Sugar Scrub

Posted November 26, 2014

After digging my hands into gorgeous, messy food, I reach for a sugar scrub to clean up my hands. Melissa’s holiday-inspired version is exactly what I want to use and smell all season long. If you can make the time,…

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Oyster Shell Salt Cellars

Posted October 22, 2014

I’m in gift-giving mode at every moment of the year — not just during the winter holidays — and these DIY oyster shell salt cellars are the perfect hostess gift (we stock gorgeous Jacobsen Salt Co. shells in the Shop…

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Homemade Sunscreen

Posted July 30, 2014

I’ve been flipping my beauty products to organic or homemade versions bit by bit. Melissa has now made it possible for me to replace my sunscreen with a rich coconut oil and raspberry oil variety. It sounds delicious but don’t…

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Lemon Rosemary Cleaning Spray

Posted March 19, 2014

Hmmm… that’s not a recipe, now is it? Well, not a food recipe. But eating boutique certainly lends itself to living boutique, and we are all simple, natural, DIY projects to make your life a little sunnier. We are also…

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