Construction: Week 13 – Finding Zen

When I was a young girl I remember visiting my Mom at work and on her desk she had a small Zen garden. The square foot pavilion complete with beveled edges, was filled with fine white sand. There were also a couple of stones dispersed in the sand and a small gardening rake no bigger than a chopstick to manipulate and transform the landscape. I would occasionally sit there sharing how my day was, pushing the stones and sand around subconsciously expressing my emotions....more

15 Mason Jar Crafts

15 Mason Jar DIY’s – Halloween, ChristmasThese are amazing Mason Jar DIY’s.Find some for Halloween and Christmas!  ...more

Wedding Planning 101: DIY Wedding Programs

When it came to our wedding programs, I did not want anything fancy. I wanted something super simple....more

Black Pumpkins With Gold Glitter


Blog #1- The nerve racking decision to hit publish

A friend at work is always telling me to start a blog. So, here goes nothing...I have been known to share some pretty decent recipes, answer to the name "Patty Cakes" in some circles, and can Pin a craft like its my job!I work full time, am a wife and proud mamma, sister, daughter and daughter-in-law, chef/maid/chauffeur/personal assistant and, somewhere in between it all, a fair weather runner....more

A Coffee Sugar Scrub

If you are in need of a  gift - or if you are wanting the perfect thing to make yourself to enjoy a little pampering - THIS is the perfect thing.This is a cheap and handmade gift that can show your mom (or mother of your children) that she deserves some pampering!...more

Create Fall Pillows With Sharpie Paint Pens

*This post contains affiliate links. I only post product I have tried and believe in....more

How to Bake Pinecones for Fall & Holiday Crafts

Fall décor season is among us! My favorite decoration piece right now is pinecones. Why? They’re inexpensive (assuming that you will hunt them out yourselves) and versatile! ...more
I had no idea but it makes perfect sense. I will sprinkle cinnamon on them while they bake.more

Construction: Week 10 – A Rockn’ Week

I am 100% biased when I say this, but Utah is one of the most beautiful states I’ve ever been to and I bet you would get the same response if you asked any of it’s 4 million residence. Within a six-hour drive you can drive from top to bottom and travel through a variety of climates including vast farms and fields, towering mountains, crystal blue lakes and sandstone deserts so red it feel like you’re on Mars. Utah is also blessed with dense dark soil laced with thick clay and large lattices of stone, which I learned this weekend isn’t ideal for landscapers. ...more