October 4, 2015

Easy Playdough Recipe (Boredom Busters)

Homemade Playdough @beautyandbedlam

It’s that time of the year when you begin to hear, “I’m bored.” Honestly, for years now, our children have learned that phrase is the kiss of death in our home because I can find plenty of things for them […]

DIY Gilded or Fabric Covered Bowls

Make a Beautiful Statement Piece out of Simple Paper and Paint - DIY Gold Paper Mache Bowl

Do you remember last summer when I was involved in our fun DITTO DIY? One of our projects included a Gilded challenge. Yes, we had to gild something or paint it gold. I sure wish that I had thought to […]

Easy Beach Crafts – Plaster of Paris Sand Prints

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Since it’s that time when many hit the beach, I thought I would share this post from a few years ago. Not only do I still have my box of Plaster of Paris ready for another set of prints, but […]

DIY Personalized Photo Coasters (An Entire Set for around $1)

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 I recently read that we see over 250 images everyday. 250 EVERY DAY! That’s a lot of images. Between instagram, pinterest and facebook, I am willing to bet I see double that every day!  If you are anything like me, […]

Build Your Own TeePee in 30 Minutes: Kid Boredom Busters

Making a tee pee @beautyandbedlamdotcom

It’s that week when many kids are home from school. The first few days equal pure bliss and relaxation, but by mid week, those dreaded words, “I’m bored,” may slip out. (Watch out if that occurs in our home. ;)) […]

Handmade Gifts – Easy DIY, Lined Tote Bag Tutorial

Dishtowel purse pattern

Every year around this time, my desire is to dust off my sewing machine (well, get it out of the packaging would be more precise) and attempt some easy handmade gifts. Those are always the things that are most special […]

15 Fabulous DIY Jewelry Organizers

Cheese Grater Jewelry Organizer

I’ve been pondering my jewelry organization a lot lately. Not because of my earlier inspiration from these fabulous  DIY ideas using old or vintage jewelry, but because my jewelry is slowly creeping into all areas of my bedroom. I have […]

DIY Fun Window Clings Craft


I am so happy to have one of my sweet friends and amazingly talented friends, Jennifer, from StudioJRU add to our repertoire of ideas for Kids’ Boredom Busters. Although as I looked over what Jennifer has done for us, why […]

This Year’s Fashion Berets and a Simple DIY Craft

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  This past winter, every where I looked fashion berets were popping up on celebrities. In fact, I love HGTV Design Star, and this past season, one of my favorite designer’s signature fashion pieces was the beret. She is a […]

How to Make Snowflake Crystals

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Homeschooling is so much a part of our every day life, but I realize it’s not something I address on my blog very often. With our oldest child weighing in at the ripe, old age of 16, and our youngest […]

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