I love taking Halloween to the next level, and I love taking my kids along for the ride. I'm not saying I came up with the original idea of spray-painting an old playhouse to transform it into a spooky house—but I am saying that I added a few new funky spins on this Halloween classic I am pretty smitten with. Oh yeah, and the mini Halloween lovers in my house love it, too.
I know exactly what you're thinking. You think I've gone completely gaga over chalkboard paint. Well, my friend, you're right on the money! When Halloween is over, you can erase the message and write or draw something else. This is the craft that keeps on giving, and trick-or-treaters will surely appreciate your front porch creativity.
Pumpkins are good for more than just carving and pie. Around my house, they make great planters, too. Plastic or real, tabletop or hanging—almost any pumpkin can easily be converted into a gorgeous seasonal planter.
Books can be a very important part of people’s lives. They are companions, filled with endless wonder, marvellous stories and valuable information. They’re so important that sometimes they get their own room in the house. A home library is a wonderful space, design to be calm and comforting, a place to unwind and enjoy the companionship of a good book. However, building that home library is not as easy as it sounds, creating the right atmosphere, finding the right lighting and creating the right climate requires a bit of creativity and a bit of love for the written word....more
I adore fall. I always have. Even living in a climate that doesn’t really see the true beauty of the changing season, I anticipate the end of summer and beginning of cozy autumn like a kid on Christmas Eve....more
After I bought two pumpkins, a friend with a big garden gave me three more! I decided one trip to the hospital this year was enough though, so we're not cutting any more pumpkins to make jack-o'-lanterns this year! (My son's hand slipped while carving one of them this week, and he ended up with stitches. You can read about that here.)Yesterday, I started thinking about different ways to decorate our remaining pumpkins....more
Keanu Reeves recently had a home intruder: a woman. It was 4:00 am when she got into his home and plopped in a chair. The 40-something nut-job told the movie star she was there to meet with him. He nonchalantly called 911. Police took the woman into custody....more
As more and more people use their backyard and patio as extensions of their living space, manufacturers of outdoor furniture are producing many new styles and pieces that make life outdoors something rewarding. If you are considering incorporating new outdoor furniture for your patio, the following trends might be something you want to check out....more
A few months ago, we had a fruit fly problem in our kitchen. It was super annoying. I figured out a way to make a homemade trap to get rid of fruit flies, and I have some other tips to share with you too.You will need:Apple cider vinegarSmall can like a cat food or tuna canPlastic wrapRubber bandSharp object like a penTo make the trap:...more