DIY Citronella Soy Candle

It's that time of year where bugs (both good and no-so-good) are invading our backyards and patios. While I don't want to do anything to hurt "helpful" bugs like spiders and ladybugs, I am not a big fan of mosquitos! The always seem to come buzzing around at that exact worst moment... like when you've invited your neighbors over for a barbeque, and you're JUST about to serve the hot dogs. Here's a way to get those mosquitos and other flying insects to buzz off: Make your own citronella soy candle. The lemony scent of citronella can send the pests packing. ...more
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15 Insanely Cool Mosaic Projects!

I’ve always found myself right at home when I create something wonderful with ceramic tile. Breaking those tiles into pieces and then fitting them back together like a puzzle to create something magical always made me feel – wonderful! ...more

How to Color Sand and Make a Bowl With It

I love colored sand. I have used it to flock ceramic figurines, paint groovy mushrooms, and make funky sand art terrariums. ...more

5 Pinterest Boards for Paper Artists to Follow

Disclaimer: If you end up on Pinterest for hours today, it's clearly not my fault, because I'm only telling you which boards to follow. I'm certainly not telling you to scroll all the way down through all of their awesomeness, through the forest of instructional blog posts and how-tos and DIY goodness. That's on you. :) ...more

DIY Peel and Stick Removable Labels

I might have mentioned before that I hate to waste money. I really don't like to throw away things I might be able to use. I often spend more money than I intend to when I buy my craft supplies, even though I do use coupons. I save and use scraps of yarn, usually making yarn wreaths like my spring and summer wreaths....more

Going all natural on oral care and adding soap into the equation

Been very very busy lately. It started with a visti to the dentist who told me I'm getting long in the tooth... sign of aging. I went home, really upset on my store bought oral care products.  (plenty of them.. . talking a lot of shelf space). I've recalled how my grandmother brushed her teeth with ashes from the fireplace and she never saw a dentist, nor did she have a cavity in her entire life. ...more

Upgrade Old Frames {and address hoarding issues}

I've mentioned before how I like to hoard sentimental things.  Well, in addition to every card I ever receive, I also keep pictures. This one is a little more common. I think most people struggle with throwing away photos, however my issue goes beyond just throwing them away, it involves an unwillingness to ever take them out of sight....more