DIY Wooden Block Craft

A couple weeks ago I went with my parents to "Dickens of a Christmas" in downtown Franklin to do a little craft shopping!  There were so many cute gifts and crafts there and I decided it was a great time to get some inspiration.  I fell in LOVE with this wooden block idea and immediately decided to put my own spin on it and do some crafts for Christmas!

You can find plain wooden blocks at Hobby Lobby or Michael's for just a couple dollars each.  From there I just used acrylic paint, random fake flowers/sticks and craft supplies I had!

You can come up with your own ideas but here is what we came up with.

I tied twine around the sides so you can easily slide a picture in and out to use these as picture frames. I think they are super cute either way!

Such a cute gift for my nieces this year!

We wanted to make a fourth one for some friends of ours and decided to make theirs a little different.  We took a page from a church song book and used some mod podge to attach it to the wood.

From there we used a diluted goldish paint and a stencil to keep a vibrant "V" in the middle of the block.  Then we used twine to tie some dried flowers and sticks to the block... and that's it!  Super easy and made such a thoughtful gift!

Items you need:

Wooden block (any size)
Small paint brushes
A hot glue gun
any craft supplies you have around the house

Old Fashioned Homemade Ice Cream


I know the winter usually inspires dishes that warm you up, but this homemade ice cream is so good that you won't care if your teeth are chattering afterward. So just wrap up in an extra blanket and enjoy this sinfully good dessert! 

1 can Coconut Milk
1/2 (4 oz) pack Cream Cheese
4 eggs
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon Vanilla {more if you like!}
1/2 - 3/4 cups Maple Syrup

Heat coconut milk + cream cheese over medium heat on stove. 
Beat eggs + salt on high in a separate bowl. Once the coconut milk + cream cheese are slightly melted, turn heat off & beat together. Let the mixture cool down {for about 5 minutes} before slowly adding the eggs. Once everything is mixed together add vanilla + maple syrup. Store in the freezer until frozen. Stir occasionally.


We like to add shaved/chopped dark chocolate, chopped nuts, or any plain/puréed fruit. Also adding it to any pie or cobbler would be delicious! ~


Foodie Friends Friday

Coconut Oil Crazy

Here at Primal Difference we use coconut oil for just about anything, but thanks to this article from we'll be using it on absolutely everything!

It works on anything from cold sores to diaper rash to dry, cracked lips. The possibilities are seriously limitless.

Tell us all the ways you use coconut oil because we can't get enough of it!

**We use the Nutiva brand**  You can click the picture below for more info!