Pardon the Paint: Best Colors for Each Room in Your Home

Every now and then we just need to make a change; few things can rejuvenate a home more than a fresh coat of paint. But unless you're a professional decorator or you have an uncanny knack for choosing colors, selecting the right hue could be a bit overwhelming....more

How to Make a Living as a Crafter

I have made a living as a crafter for close to 15 years. It has not always been easy. There were times I was poor, and there were times I felt rich. There were times without health insurance, and times when I was staying in hotels in Beverly Hills. The craft industry waxes and wanes like anything else. This, my friends, is why I always live by the motto that you need to have several financial irons in the fire at once. ...more
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Make Models of Atoms & Molecules With Kids!

February 27, 2014 Sometimes homeschooling is like a water molecule: 2 atoms of information bonded to 1 atom of “don’t spend too much time worrying about kids remembering every detail…” Even if they are young, kids tend to have a natural curiosity of the world around them, and a love of science is easy to nurture....more

DIY: Cool Coconut Cubes

Coconut oil usage has expanded quite a bit in my household. We have always used it topically for skin, and for our hair. I have been using in my recipes much more also. Additionally I have been taking it in capsule form, and for oil pulling.I keep jars in the kitchen and in the bathroom, it has always been a slight chore to dig in with my fingers or with a spoon. Plus you may not get accurate measurements when cooking or baking, so I decided to make it easy on myself and make some coconut cubes. ...more

Thrift Store Chair Makeover-Living On The Upcycle

I spotted this chair in the back of a Goodwill store.  There were various misc items piled on top of it, and It involved quite a bit of work to break this chair free. I was attracted to the chair design  ( The chair featured a fleur de lys) and I loved the detail.  The chair seat was in very rough shape and it would require re-upholstering.  The overall chair frame seemed like it was in ok shape, and I thought enough of this chair to assume the risk....more

DIY earrings by Dior!

Before/After: Living Room

I can’t believe it’s already the fourth week of our Before/After fun! For those of you who haven’t been following along, to celebrate two years of being in our house I’m comparing what the house looked like when we toured it with what it looks like now. I’ve already shown you the Den & Laundry, the Bathrooms, and the Kitchen....more

Green Tea Facial Scrub

Questions About V-Day (Free Printables, too)

I was never one of those girls that wanted cards, candy, flowers, and jewelry for Valentine's Day. I always viewed these gifts as unimportant if bought and given on Valentines Day as per "the standard". Even at my most young self, I didn't care for these things. This isn't to say I don't think they're nice, I just understand they really hold no meaningful value in and of themselves.Experiences make life worthwhile. Shared experiences bring so much more to a person, a couple, a family, a child. At the same time, I value meaningful traditions....more

Before/After: Kitchen

I hope everyone in the path of today’s snowstorm is staying warm and safe. We’ve already gotten about a foot so far and it’s not showing any signs of letting up! As for my readers in warm places like Florida and New Zealand… can I come visit?!For this week’s Before/After look we will be checking out the room that has seen the MOST change in the past two years… the kitchen!...more