Recycled Newspaper Gift Tags: An Easy Papermaking DIY Project

Every time my father-in-law comes to visit, he leaves stacks of newspapers behind. He does the crossword, chuckles at the comics, and then he tosses the paper aside. After this weekend’s visit, I decided to get crafty with the kids and his newspaper. I have always wanted to try making paper, but somehow it seemed really daunting. I was wrong; it is really easy. ...more

How to Make a Baby Onesie Quilt

Back in March, I received an email from Heather asking if I would be interested in taking on a commissioned quilt for her son. Heather received my information from a girl I went to college with, who now works at Heather's company. I seriously love how small the world can be. Speaking of small, I called the Honest Company on Monday to cancel my pre-natal subscription, and after ending the phone call I received a text from a girl who is from Pittsburgh. ...more
Judy Riese Bell This is a fantastic idea. :)more

How to Decorate for the 4th of July Without Spending a Dime

Yesterday's post was about celebrating Canada Day, but as I am also American, my home is now decorated for the Fourth of July! ...more

I am Back!

I am back!  We closed our shopping cart website in tax year 2012 and with it went my blog via wordpress.I have been working on leather handbags recently - created a soda pop and have had many crazy things happen along the way.  Finding my way back from it all and trying to focus on all the great stuff in my life....more

The Dollar Store-America's Deification of 'cheap'

I wonder what American homes will look like in 10 years. Just about every purchased object in existence has built in obsolescence. Our electronics, homes, infrastructure, clothing and personal items are built shoddily, produced for quick profit....more

Fourth of July Spoon Puppets and Cereal Box Theater DIY

Give an old craft a new spin with some patriotic spoon puppets, complete with cereal box theater, this Fourth of July. ...more
Cutest presidents ever.more

Create a Flavor Edible Playdough

Do your kids like playdough as much as mine?  We love playdough around here.  We've had pudding cup play dough, cool whipped play dough, and even marshmallow Peep play dough.  This latest one is super fun because you can flavor it so many ways. ...more

Happy 4th of July: Celebrate with 9 DIY Projects for Independence Day

Independence Day is just around the corner. Is your house ready for 4th of July festivities? If you are like me, you are probably looking at the calendar and wondering what happened to June. Here are nine projects that don't take much time and look fabulous. ...more

DIY Faux Stone Planters

Now that the moving boxes are dwindling at our new place, we can finally plant our balcony garden! If you don’t have a yard or room for a sprawling in-ground garden, pots are the way to go.  ...more