I saw this on Pinterest, and it was just a quick science project we could have going during the day, so we gave it a shot!Walking Water!It’s pretty (ridiculously) easy: You need 3 cups, 2 paper towels and some food coloring. The goal is to watch the water “walk” up the paper towels and transfer into the middle cup.caveat: This projects takes forever. For. Ev. Er. So, it’s not only a lesson in physics, but also one in patience....more
Flower Power Envelopes! I was a teeeeeensy bit inspired by take-out boxes. I freely admit to having a problem. I go into restaurants and examine take-out containers. Especially when they are cute. There. I said it. ...more
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?
Back-to-school season is upon us. Some moms are old pros, and others are newbies sending their kids off for the first time—like me! Either way, the perfect binder is a must-have school accessory. Why not encourage the kids to help make their own?
Got an old favorite T-shirt? Good, you're ready, then.
My life/stuff was driving me crazy. CRAZY! So I took care of it, and made my life and home a whole lot more functional and organized. Each area I organized taught me an important organizational lesson that I needed to have under my belt before tackling the worst part of the house: my office.
Oh how I wish I had taken a before picture of this candelabra before I revamped it. I found it at my favorite thrift store and walked around with it while I made up my mind if I was going to buy it or not. Do you ever do that or am I the only one? This piece was brown wood and covered with sticky dust that been on it for a long time. It also had dusty plastic green flowers woven through it. Ewwww!....more
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.
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