When you have as much holiday decor as I do, you can't put it all away in a day. It takes a week, maybe, if I pack carefully and put things away in a neat and organized fashion. This, my friends, is the trick to making your life easier next November or December, when you pull it all out again. ...more
With the end of the year came a great push to finish projects that had been hanging round the house so they could be gifted. I mobilized the hubby into cranking out some woodworking projects together, including a pallet box, a stump table (stay tuned), and this gorgeous pallet clock.
Some yearly trends are better than others, and 2014 was chock-full of keepers. So this list of most popular crafts is not about played-out trends you need to retire immediately. Instead, consider it the gorgeous highlights of 2014....more
Your son’s basketball uniform has not been laundered, and he has a game in an hour. Your daughter has a field trip tomorrow, and you can’t find the permission form. The family pet missed yet another grooming appointment, and you haven’t a clue what to prepare for dinner with the meager fixings in the pantry. Sound familiar? ...more
The holiday season is a busy time of year. Our social calendars get filled to the max and we have so many to-do lists to finish. It's been fun, but it's drained us of energy. And what about those dark circles and puffy eyes?
Several times a year I sit down and decide I'm going to figure out this whole "getting organized" thing. The fact that I do this several times a year is a clue it's always a work in progress for me. ...more
I am a total print junkie. I love prints! I love finding them, I love making them, I love blowing them up and printing them out. And I recently, discovered I love the canvas look almost as much as a framed print.
All you need is the right photo, and you can have a gallery look for a fraction of the gallery cost!...more
I love being able to stay at home all day with my kids, but sometimes it is hard to entertain them all day. We play with toys, go on walks, play in the yard, and once we do all those things, they ask to watch TV.
Don't get me wrong, I love TV, but once they watch one movie or show, it turns into two more. So I created what we call our "Activity Box."
Having a husband in the wine industry means we have A LOT of corks lying around. No, it's not from all the wine we drink (I promise), but it is pretty cool. I mean, think of all the project possibilities! Today, we attempted our first cork project, and I will say these coasters came out pretty cute! So if you want to give it a try (I am sure you have some corks lying around after the holidays, right?), here is how we did it.