August 22, 2014

Easy Beach Crafts – Plaster of Paris Sand Prints

Mar14
beach craft plaster of paris

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 Less than $1)

Mar12
supplies e

 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, […]

Adorable and Easy, No Sew Fabric Wreath

Dec3
Easy No Sew Fabric Wreath

If you’re less than crafty, not exactly a seamstress or a recovering perfectionist (or, you know, ALL OF THE ABOVE), this is the holiday project for you. If you happen to have one or two or a dozen wire hangers […]

Handmade Gifts – Easy DIY, Lined Tote Bag Tutorial

Nov5
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 […]

Spray Painting Cabinet Knobs: “Good “enough” Things

Oct3
spray paint brass cabinet knobs

Two years ago, I gazed at beautiful, new cabinets and dreamt about the day when I could create the kitchen of my dreams. Instead, I went to my Good “Enough” Plan B, and knew that updating my knobs would suffice […]

Amazing Color Pop Hutch Transformation

Aug13
hutch make over

A few weeks ago, I shared open shelving ideas and inspiration for kitchens, as well as a sneak peak at my own kitchen solution for open shelving. I encourage you to check out that post because it allowed me to […]

DIY Fun Window Clings Craft

Aug5
Window-Clings-a-Tutorial-from-StudioJRU

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 […]

What To Expect When You’re Expecting + Painting the Nursery

May25
crib-and-changing-table

via (Directions to make these frugally, adorable Pom Pom Decor found here.) Most likely, any mom who has children has read all of, or portions of the book, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” Since our first four children, came […]

Ever So Fun Inexpensive Table Centerpieces (perfect for Easter)

Mar29
inexpensive-table-centerpieces

I shared my favorite ever tablescape idea right before Easter last year, and for many of you, it was too late to give it a try. Since I am just starting my Wheat Grass centerpiece, as in, I have to […]

Anthropologie Inspired Home Decor

Sep12
news print art

It’s all about presentation. Whether we’re talking food styling, our personal home decor or our favorite shop, the presentation, merchandising, and all over look and feel speaks to us when we first walk through the door. Anthropologie is one of […]

DIY Desk: Adding some Style to an Old Desk

May19
DIY-desk-finished

As part of my new blog design, I have added a “Submit Guest Post” feature at the top of my site. It offers readers the opportunity to submit an original DIY Project (as well as original recipes and frugal living […]

Through the Generations – Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Apr27
Mother's Day photo gift idea

How special to honor the gift of legacy and generations in your life with this unique homemade Mother’s Day gift idea. Often, pictures say more than a thousand words, especially for the women who have “everything,” and these accordion style […]

DIY Lamp Shades – Getting Inspired by Pottery Barn

Mar9
DIY for kids lampshade

As we gaze and gawk at the Pottery Barn catalogs each season, those first tendencies to compare, complain and covet can get us, can’t they? Well, I may be speaking for myself, but I can’t help mourn the fact that […]

Spray Paint and Organization – Spring’s a comin’

Feb19
organizing shelves

Window’s cracked open, spray paint bottles dusted off, and storage bins pulled for a make-over…life is good. Spray paint sprayin’ definitely means springs a comin’. Forget the ground hog, this is a much surer sign. This $5 yard sale shelf […]

How to Make Drop Cloth Curtains

Jan26
A great tutorial on making Drop Cloth Curtains

(Kim’s Drop Cloth Curtains) While I am away, my sweet friend Lynn is sharing one of her frugal successes – How to make drop cloth curtains. I remember when she first asked my advice about making them, and I told […]