5 Creative Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Christmas is all about the tree, Easter celebrates Pinterest-perfect eggs, but at Thanksgiving, your table needs to be a thing to behold (okay, and maybe Instagram a little). After all, most of the holiday is just sitting, enjoying the company of others, eating, and taking in the table scenery. Give them something to look at. ...more
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6 Craft Blogs to Follow for Fabulous Thanksgiving Ideas

Whether you're looking for kids' crafts, tablescapes, or Thanksgiving decor, these blogs are a treasure trove of DIY holiday help. ...more

3 Things You Must Know Before Starting a DIY Pallet Project

3 Things You Must Know Before Starting a DIY Pallet ProjectBuilding and creating home decor from pallet wood is hot right now.Pallets are probably the most readily available source of inexpensive, and often free, wood, and if you are reading this right now you have probably pinned at least one or two (or 20) "DIY pallet projects."...more
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Ugly...No more !!

Ugly...No more!!  It has been sooo long since I have posted...BUT, I've been busy! Yes, busy renovating a new HaPpY, FUN,summer lake house....more

How To Build A Fire - 6 Easy Steps

When my husband and I moved from southern Arizona (very AZ-like desert) to northern Arizona (very non-AZ-like mountains), I had a little bit of culture shock. One of the many things I needed to learn was how to build a fire!...more

10 Easy Steps to Creating an Indoor Herb Garden

Just because the snow is falling and the temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean it’s time to pack away the potting soil.   Planting an herb garden is a fun, cold day activity that the whole family can enjoy.  In a few simple steps you can create a fragrant collection of herbs that can be used in recipes and the kids will enjoy watching their plants grow from little seeds to thriving plants. ...more

Time to Wrap Up the Porch for Winter!

This is a PSA for those of you who live in cooler climes…like we do here in the Northeast…and wish to “shrink-wrap” your screened-in porch before the winter hits. This most definitely will NOT be helpful for those of you in the Buffalo NY area-it’s a little too late for that! Anyway, this is a post from a couple of years ago when I was preparing to serve our Thanksgiving dinner outside. Yup, that happened. I figured if the Pilgrims could eat outside, then why not us??...more

Not-Your-Average Christmas Countdown DIY

Growing up, my family had a Christmas countdown made out of beads. Every day I made sure to move a bead until it was Christmas. I have looked everywhere for a countdown like the one we had growing up but I never found one. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and make one myself. ...more

DIY Home Improvement

Are you looking to remodel your home? You don't need to break the bank to perform a few fix-ups on your house. With a few thousand dollars set aside -- or, in some cases, just a few hundred -- you can see drastic improvements in your home with the following DIY home improvement projects....more

Flowers Pay My Bills

On Monday I went back to work after about a 6 week layoff.  Boy, am I tired....more

5 Creative Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Christmas is all about the tree, Easter celebrates Pinterest-perfect eggs, but at Thanksgiving, your table needs to be a thing to behold (okay, and maybe Instagram a little). After all, most of the holiday is just sitting, enjoying the company of others, eating, and taking in the table scenery. Give them something to look at. ...more
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