How to Make Your Own DIY Treat Boxes

I noticed that the restaurant had the most adorable take out/ snack containers, and right there and then, mid-bite of something greasy and yummy, a DIY was born: treat boxes! Wouldn't these little boat-shaped sweeties be awesome to serve snacks and treats? They can be great to store little crafty bits and pieces, too! Let's jump in, yes? ...more

Homemade Coconut Milk

After the Zimtal Nut Milk Bag Giveaway, I promised to share my homemade coconut milk recipe. I love coconut milk! Drinking it, adding it to smoothies and pouring over cereal. I’ve never been a huge dairy milk drinker and have enjoyed trying all the different soy and nut milks. As with most things, making it at home tastes a lot better than the store-bought stuff. Hope you give this one a try!...more

DIY Kitchen Island Makeover

Instead of ripping out all of my countertops, I set my sights on changing only one: the island. I thought, why not give the island a makeover complemented the rest of my kitchen? ...more

How to organize your Frosting tips and accessories, using a tool box

I have a lot of frosting tips an accessories and needed a way to quickly access them. My solution a $20 tool box from Walmart.View Post...more

3 DIY Shoe Makeovers

One shoe...three different ways of making it yours, and truly unique. All you need to start is a white canvas shoe. This one I found at Kmart, but there are many other places you can find a perfect shoe for this project. Have fun! ...more
Oh I have some white Coach shoes I could do this with. the tip of one has gotten dirty (couldn't ...more

Ruminations of a 'shut-in'

Last Friday, I paid another visit to my orthopedic surgeon to determine how much longer my leg will remain in a fiberglass cast monstrosity. The X-ray conveyed calcification in my femur, a great sign. The doctor proceeded to take off the cast with the hope of placing my leg in a soft cast for 6 weeks. He bent it and muttered "Hmm, no good, too 'rubbery.' I need to recast it and you will need to wear it for 3 more weeks." My heart sank, and all the energy was sucked out of the air. Toughen up 'Pretty Cripple', you will get through this, I thought....more
Karen Ballum Hi Karen, I think that chicken ad is from the 60s & 70s on this hilarious FB group. ...more

Tutorial: How to Paint Upholstery Fabric and Completely Transform a Chair!

I had something else planned to show you today, but this awesome weekend project got bumped to the top of the list because I just love how it turned out.  I scored a great old chair at the Salvation Army on Friday (it had great bones, as they say), and spent the weekend painting it and making it absolutely glamorous....more
I had no idea you could even do this! The chair looks amazing! I have a few flea market/garage ...more

last minute chance for a free e-book

Hello DIY devotees! Today is the last day you can enter to win a free download of a fantastic new e-book, all about tips & tricks for furniture painting. You can see my personal review of this great book on my blog (link below). To enter, just share the heck out of it and let me know you did. The author is giving away five copies, winners announced tonight. http://lazywmarie.com/brand-spankin-new-e-book-by-refunk-my-junk/Lessons learned, dreams fulfilled, adventures shared~Marie at the Lazy W ...more

Pantry Organization- Fit and Happy

 Visit SWEET HAUTE's profile on Pinterest.  Welcome to the SWEET HAUTE Pantry Organization makeover- Fit and Happy!...more

5 Ways to Have the Best Kitchen for Entertaining

There's nothing like throwing dinner parties, especially if you enjoy cooking and sharing your culinary masterpieces with your family and friends. However, part of becoming the most epic host or hostess since Julia Child involves making sure that your kitchen is in top-notch shape. It should lend itself well to all those mouth-watering breakfasts, lovely lunches, and delicious dinners you’ll be creating. You may need to reevaluate your kitchen space; make a few changes,  buy a few accessories and appliances to really cement your reputation as a genius gourmand....more