THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS: Quotable Chalkboards

Painted Chalkboard Teacher Gift

Another school year has come to a close.  The Littlest One is again moving up a grade and it’s time to say thanks to those who have kept her on the road to success. Let’s face it.  Teacher gifts can be … Continue reading

LIFE CHANGES: DIY stays the same

Mini plastic lantern

Life on the “Me, Myself” side of this little blog has been changing.  Big news – I recently went back to work full time.  Yup, FULL TIME.  I’m very excited about this.  Having a job is a huge part of … Continue reading

WHEN LIFE HAPPENS: Clean the craft closet

Organized craft closet

Seriously.  When my life is in upheaval, taking control of something is the best thing I can do.  I highly recommend it.  Taking control of something in your life means you have said “ENOUGH.”  It also means there’s something you … Continue reading

MY DOLLAR STORE CREATION: “Knit” Christmas Trees

Knit trees made from dollar store items

Ever since I have started blogging, the one thing I have wanted to do is try to make a craft completely out of items found at the dollar store. This is a pretty common activity for DIY and craft bloggers, … Continue reading

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES: The fall mantel

Vintage cameras

Seriously, this is the second year I have actually decorated for Thanksgiving and fall. I should get some kind of award for that!  (Well, at least I think so.)  Anyway, whenever I think of Thanksgiving – I think of family.  … Continue reading

WHAT A HOOT! Owl pillow décor

placemat owl pillow decor

Fall is a busy time for DIY projects around this here blog. I never know what décor to tackle first – Halloween or fall?  This year (for many reasons) I chose fall. At least for outside. This is because I came … Continue reading

WHAT’S YOUR STYLE? Storage for my sister

Personalized stylist bin

If there’s one person I know who can adapt to other people’s styles and figure out what works for them – it’s my sister.  She’s an extremely talented stylist and also a theater costume professional.  When it comes to figuring … Continue reading

RAIDING MY RECYCLE BIN: Patriotic Table Décor

I’ve been honest about the fact I’m not ready for the 4th.  But I needed to at least put together some decorations for our picnic table this year.  I went out and dug around in my recycle bin and found … Continue reading

THAT LIL’ SOMETHING: My Summer Door

door decor with frame and keys

Sometimes you need that lil’ something.  I’ve been feeling that way about my front door.  It needed SOMETHING for summer. My latest adventure started with a plain wood frame and some keys from the dollar bins at a craft store that I … Continue reading

A TOUCH OF SPRING: Vintage Birdcages

vintage birdcage spring

I have an addiction to old birdcages. I don’t know why – I don’t like birds. I don’t have a desire to keep them in a cage.   I like the way they look I guess!  Especially vintage ones.  For example, you … Continue reading