Beat the Winter Blues with these Winter Activities

The winter months in the northern hemisphere can often be dreary and cold, causing many of us to suffer from what is known as the winter blues. Check out this list of winter activities to beat the winter blues and while your at it, keep these four words in mind: recreation, organization, visualization, education. Winter […]

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Quick at home pedicure tips

Quick at Home Pedicure

If you don’t have time to make it to the salon, or to give yourself the full at home pedicure treatment, try this QUICK home pedicure solution before you head out to a holiday party, an impromptu vacation or an evening on the town.  Easy, fast and effective you can do this in about 5 […]

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Napkin decoupaged storage box with lid

Tie-Dyed Napkin Decoupage Storage Box with Lid

Here is an idea for a diy keepsake or storage box using party napkins and decoupage.  Napkin decoupage is a little tricky because the napkin usually has two layers, but the creative options are plenty because party napkins are so colorful and inexpensive, not to mention the ever changing party themes offered on the market.  […]

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Ideas on how to decorate a Christmas mantle using your own decor items

How to Decorate a Christmas Mantle with Items in You Already Have in Your Home

I love decorating for Christmas because in my opinion, you can break all the normal decorating rules!!  Having said that, if you are looking to get some basics on how to decorate a Christmas mantle, I have some ideas to get you started, by combining your everyday décor with your Christmas décor. I will use […]

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Quick and affordable decorating ideas for Christmas

Quick and Affordable Decorating for Christmas

Here are some quick and affordable decorating ideas for Christmas.  The only expense is a few rolls of wrapping paper, some ribbon and tape.  I find that some of the best holiday colors and designs are hiding right on a roll of gift wrap, and if used correctly, it can really make a room pop […]

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Cookie Tin Gift Disguise (Part 2)

Here is a list of 50 cookie tin gift ideas that are affordable gift ideas for friends, family, teachers, co-workers, and almost anyone you know. Most of these gift ideas can be tucked or wrapped right inside a cookie tin for easy gift wrapping, as shown in Part 1 of this post. However you choose […]

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Cookie Tin Gift Disguise (Part 1)

Looking for gift ideas for Christmas?  Give the gift of “not cookies” in a cookie tin this holiday season.  This is a clever idea for those of you who have plenty of left over cookies tins from previous years, with no plans of baking cookies anytime soon.  Cookie tins can be so cute and compact, […]

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basic tutorial on diy storage box with lid for the man cave

Man Cave DIY Storage Box

  This man cave storage box with lid idea is so very basic and rudimentary, but why re-invent the wheel?  They are so easy to make, they are inexpensive and pretty nifty for organizing and de-cluttering any garage, basement, work shop or man cave. Step 1: Make your own storage box with lid, or use […]

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Quick Mint Oreo Cookie Treat

Here is an easy and delicious treat to serve at a party or give as a gift to teachers, neighbors, co-workers, and the like. You make them with Mint Oreo cookies and they are kind of like Oreo Balls, but can be made in less than an hour.  They’re easy enough to make that kids […]

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Deep Sea Fishing Cancun, Mexico

Beyond the sandy white beaches, tropical weather and renowned night life, Cancun Mexico has a lot more to offer.  While visiting Cancun recently to stand up in his best friend’s wedding, my son and his buddies chartered a boat and went deep sea fishing. Although this particular trip was just for the guys, it is […]

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Faux Canvas Wrapped Photo Framing

I framed these great photos, taken from my son’s recent deep sea fishing trip in Cancun, Mexico. I wanted to get a canvas wrapped look for these photos, but I didn’t want to spend money to buy canvas frames, so I cut up some left over plywood and no longer needed mdf shelving to use […]

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Elf Stocking Ornaments-made from cardboard-StowandTellU

Elf Stocking Ornaments

These elf stocking ornaments are super cheap and easy to make.  They’re made from card board, can you get any cheaper than that?  These would be great as a whimsical gift for someone special or for your own Christmas tree.   Once you cut out the elf stocking patterns from the card board pieces, you can […]

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Textured Tray

Re-purposed Textured Tray I re-purposed this tray by adding some texture with joint compound.  Joint compound is fairly easy to use and allows you to create a multidimensional look.  By letting the joint compound begin to harden, then smoothing it down with your hands, you can obtain a surface smooth enough to stand items on […]

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Storage box with lid decorating ideas

Easiest Way to Decorate a Lidded Storage Box

If you are interested in making your own storage box with lid, and you want to spruce it up just a bit, here is one of the easiest ways to decorate one of these boxes, so that you can place the box on a shelf, in full view, and not be disenchanted by the look […]

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diy storage box with lid

DIY Lidded Storage Box

These might be kinda ugly, but…. one of the most common and practical solutions for organizing and de-cluttering is using a storage box with a lid.  Store bought boxes with lids can be costly, especially when you need to buy several; so, I decided to make my own. Although these aren’t very pretty, they are […]

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