How to Plant a Pineapple + a Pineapple Pot DIY

Pineapples are still the hot summer design trend. Don’t believe me? Check Pinterest. In the spirit of the pineapple, I thought I would show you how to grow your own, PLUS make a DIY pineapple-riffic planter. ...more
This is so creative and so cute!! Pinning to try as soon as I buy a pineapple! Thanks for the idea!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

Wall Planters as Fruit Baskets

My fruit bowl just did not do its job. Bananas would turn brown. Small fruits would die at the bottom. I did lots of brainstorming. I thought about getting one of those hanging fruit baskets, but our ceilings are really tall in our kitchen. So baskets hanging from the wall was where I landed. ...more

Fixer Upper Marathon

While I’ve been doing my fair share of fixing-upping around here, sometimes I need to just take a break and get some fresh inspiration and ideas from magazines and TV....more

A Spot of Tea in Japan

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and it turns out that it also takes a village to make a cup of tea. Okay, maybe more than a cup of tea…a whole field of tea! While I’ve never raised a child, I did join the villagers of Wasuka, Japan this spring to help them start a new generation of tea. For a self-proclaimed tea aficionado, this endeavor was such a thrill to add to my tea experiences....more

When Lawn Fungus Attacks

But I’m a Fun-Guy! – When Lawn Fungus Attacks11 Jul, 2014 at 4:00 pm | Written by: Kristen GraczykWritten by Kristen Graczyk @ Graczyk Lawn & Landscape...more

How to Plant a Pineapple + a Pineapple Pot DIY

Pineapples are still the hot summer design trend. Don’t believe me? Check Pinterest. In the spirit of the pineapple, I thought I would show you how to grow your own, PLUS make a DIY pineapple-riffic planter. ...more
This is so creative and so cute!! Pinning to try as soon as I buy a pineapple! Thanks for the idea!more

DIY Wooden Banners

My sisters came up with a great craft day last summer around the 4th of July when we came up to visit. They had already been working on them and wanted to invite me into the fun craft zone. While scrounging around in my dads wood pile one afternoon, my sister decided these random boards needed decorating and a place to call home. After finding many different shapes, sizes and types of wood, we brushed paint lightly on top of them and created our own touch to each piece for our home....more

How To Remodel a Bathroom for Under $500

Do you have a bathroom in turmoil? I did when my husband and I bought our first house that was a foreclosure. Buying a foreclosed house is honestly the best deal when it's youre first house so you can make a profit for the down payment for your next house, but it's a lot of work. We have had to do a full re-paint very fast, and since we moved in the projects have been coming slowly. Fortunately, I am happy to say that our bathroom is just about finished!! All that is left to do is to put up some curtains and get a prettiershower curtain....more

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Becoming Minimalist: What Happened When I Got Rid Of One Thing, Every Day, For 30 Days

It's been just over a month since I wrote about my plan to "become minimalist" by getting rid of one thing, every day, for 30 days.It sounded like a lofty goal at the time, but once I started on my minimalist mission, something interesting happened....more

Keep your Little Biker Safe this Summer

 Summer is here and if your little one is excited to get out and pedal around the neighbourhood, you are probably a little worried about keeping her safe. Bike riding is a great activity for kids because it helps them develop large motor skills and gets them outside and moving. When you follow just a few safety guidelines, your child will be able to get out this summer and you’ll rest assured that she’s safe. Choose the Right Bike ...more