“How to Make Homemade Candles”

The candles you buy in stores might look and smell pretty, but they also may contain harsh toxic chemicals, which could be bad for your health. On the bright side (no pun intended), I’m going to show you how simple it is to make an all-natural, homemade candle. Yes folks, the same process they used many years ago… And now, you’ll see just how easy this tutorial is and think, “Why haven’t...more

“How to Turn Wine Bottles into Drinking Glasses”

I have been posting various stages of this project on my social media accounts for the past few weeks and have gotten a lot of inquiries for how to make these bad boys. Well, first off, the step-by-step instructions are in my book Modern Pioneering, (do you have a signed copy yet?) along with some other amazing Martha-Stewart-Meets-MacGyver projects. But here I am posting it for you to show you an easy way to make homemade fabulous holiday gifts for practically nothing ....more

“How to Make Mason Jar Lanterns”

These Mason Jar Lanterns are an inexpensive way of personalizing and styling your home or dinner party, and can also be given to friends as gifts. Hang them from tree branches or set them on tables for a romantic evening light. They are rustic and whimsical at the same time and chances are you have most of what you need already in your house ....more

“Announcing My Next Adventure Getaway!”

Join me on an exclusive adventure with other wonderful women, learn some new outdoor skills, and experience a weekend that you’ll never forget. This more refined event is for the woman who is looking for extra relaxation to balance out the active outdoor adventure and learning. World class amenities and spa services are available to you in addition to the scheduled activities ....more

“How to Make a DIY Wreath from Nature”

As a child I’d sit on a boulder by the creek with my dad, push a fat worm onto a hook, and fish for trout for breakfast. I snipped wild chives from the bottom of the back stairs for omelets, I hung from vines until they fell and made wreathes, I painted using crush berries and grass as my ink, and proclaimed myself the wild raspberry queen, battling the birds every late July so I would have enough fruit to make jam. I learned math by knitting ....more

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf ...more

“DIY Paper Mâché Gold Bowls”

When I was...more

“Thanksgiving Leftover Bites”

One of my favorite parts of the Thanksgiving meal is the leftovers for several days after. These Thanksgiving leftover bites are a perfect way to combine the sublime combination of stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and turkey into one compact appetizer sized bite. The recipe is infinitely scalable so can be increased depending on how many leftovers you have ....more

“Video: Riceland Venison Risotto”

I’m exited to show you one of my favorite recipes on video. It’s a delicious recipe for venison risotto using Riceland rice. And if you don’t have venison, so many other proteins work wonderfully! ...more

“Pumpkin Bourbon Soup”

Even though Texas is still so hot, I’m...more