October 18, 2017

Ever So Fun & Inexpensive Table Centerpieces (perfect for Easter)


I’ve shared this post idea previously, and it’s still one of my very favorite frugal and creative ways to bring a touch of Spring to my decor. Honestly, for one dollar worth of seeds, you can create the most fun […]

Easy Beach Crafts – Plaster of Paris Sand Prints


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)


 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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]

Anthropologie Inspired Home Decor


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


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


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


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’


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


(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 […]