About Erin Henry

Since its founding in 2015 by suburban mother Erin Henry, Suburban Simplicity has provided an outlet for like-minded women to connect and share their methods for a serene and simple home life. It has become a trusted resource for advice on simple, modern homemaking, appearing on Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Buzzfeed, MSN and Yummly.

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  1. Teresa says

    Hello and thanks for sharing this!
    I’m getting ready to try it out & wondered if you’ve ever used castor oil in sugar scrub recipes before?


  2. Debbie says

    Hi Erin, this is such a lovely way to present a gift. I plan to make some chocolate brazil nuts and put them into a nice jar as part of
    my Mums Christmas present. She loves chocolate uts and cute jars.


  3. Karren S Haller says

    Hi Erin, I just saw your post on Twitter and had to pop over, I have just added your idea to my Professional Pedicure Tutorial for at home Pedicures that include polishing tips for a long lasting salon quality pedicure. You are welcome to stop by and take a look get your copy and if you would like have my permission to include for your friends and family.
    Please also stop by and share on my #OMHGWW this week
    Hope you have a wonderful safe week!

    • Erin says

      Thanks for popping over from Twitter, Karren. I will pop over to your site and and take a look. I couldn’t survive without pedicures 🙂

  4. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says

    This would make a great graduation present, they could pack it away and take it with them to college. It doesn’t take up much room and it would be a nice piece of home! Really cute, I love the idea.

    • Erin says

      I didn’t think of that one, Nikki! Yes, the pedicure in a jar would totally be a nice send off for a grad. A nice piece of home for sure.

    • Erin says

      They’re so easy to make…you’ll be able to whip them up in no time at all! Thanks for coming by, Sarah. Enjoy the printable labels.

  5. sue says

    What a great gift idea and you could also use the idea for whatever theme your gift is for. I would love to receive something like this as I love being pampered and the mason jars are so pretty. #waywow

    • Erin says

      Thanks, Gina. It’s is such a sweet and easy gift to make for someone…just the way I like them…simple, sweet, practical and inexpensive 🙂

  6. Lynn says

    Happy Friday Erin! This is such a great and charming idea. You can use it for so many situations. You always have such great ‘pampering’ gifts.And perfect for teacher appreciation this week too.
    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    Hugs, Lynn

    • Erin says

      I think I’m going to add some other uses to the post, because the more I think about it, the more I realized it’s a good gift for so many thing 🙂 Thanks for coming by, Lynn!

  7. Jessica says

    This is such a great idea, not only for Mother’s Day, but it would be a great teacher appreciation gift, too, especially paired with a nice DIY scrub!

    • Erin says

      Another great use – teacher appreciation gift! Love it! Pairing it with a scrub would be perfect. I love DIYing scrubs, too!

    • Erin says

      With wedding season upon us, this would make an easy DIY party favor, for sure. It would also be a great hostess gift as well.

  8. Katrin says

    This is so clever and pretty and the perfect gift Erin! I love the jar idea, it would look so pretty on any bathroom shelf and who doesn’t like a pedicure! Also the labels are so cute! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Inspiration #5!! happy weekend!

  9. Stacey says

    This is an adorable idea that can be collected over time and kept on hand for those times when you need a quick gift. Thanks for a great idea. 😉

    • Erin says

      That’s totally right, Stacey! Collecting the items over time would be a great strategy 🙂 I love keeping things on hand in case you need a quick gift or just run out of time to get one.

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