Who's up for a simple decor idea, be it for Valentine's Day or any other season? Last summer when I spied the aquarium gravel filled jars that my niece had put on all the tables at one of our outdoor yard parties, I knew that I wanted to somehow bring that idea into my home. [pinterest ... Read More about Aquarium Gravel Filled Valentine Jars
I'm so glad I didn't toss out an old tartan fabric lamp shade when we were moving because, as it turns out, I found a handy way to upcycle it into a gift basket. This one is pretty easy to do. I made mine in one afternoon. How to make an upcycled lamp shade gift basket As I mentioned, this ... Read More about Upcycled Lamp Shade Gift Basket
It's that Christmas project time of the year again, and because I made twig ornaments 2 years ago and we made a stacked log Christmas tree last year, I thought I'd challenge myself with yet another rustic project with the gifts from mother nature this holiday season. But I have a little riddle for ... Read More about Twig Christmas Tree Luminaries
You can tune a piano, but you can't tuna Christmas tree! Okay that was cheesy, right? [pinterest count="horizontal"] But that's the saying that kept coming to mind as I was making this lighted tuna can Christmas tree. By the way, who remembers the name of the band that had a similar album ... Read More about Lighted Tuna Can Christmas Tree
The best part of Thanksgiving for the kids in our family is when we go around the table and everyone gets a chance to say what they are thankful for. Problem is, when you are vying for center stage at a Thanksgiving table of +30 people, holding everyone's attention for the duration is a bit of a ... Read More about 10 Ways to Help Kids Say Thank You on Thanksgiving
Last fall I fell in L.O.V.E. with this branch and apple wreath from Karin at Your Cozy Home. I knew it was something I wanted in my home for fall. Yes, that's a catch on words because Hometalk is hosting a Home for Fall Blog Hop which has inspired a whole bunch of diy bloggers, including myself to ... Read More about Apple Branch Wreath with Twig Shelf
I spied a super cool large garden container tip most recently when I was helping my friend Judy move. Among her many talents, she's quite the green thumb. When she gave me the chore of emptying the dirt and summer blooms out one of her large plant containers, "but leave the plastic bottles in the ... Read More about Was a barrel of plastic bottles, now a barrel of pumpkins!
If I was going to the moon and could only take one dessert, it would be something with apples, cinnamon, brown sugar and butter. Sorry chocolate! It's apple pickin' season around here again. My siblings and I always try to make it out to one of the apple orchards to go apple picking. If we ... Read More about Fall Inspired Sayings with Edible Marker on Apples