Archives for November 2013

Lessen the Holiday Stress!

Lessen the Holiday Stress!

Greetings and Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your next few days are restful and one of celebrating with family and friends. Take some time off and enjoy - I am and I will. I'll be back later to show you my Thanksgiving table. This is going to be fun! In two days I will begin my Christmas decorating. I have tons of ideas and will share some of them with you over the few of weeks. Meanwhile... The Inspired Room highlighed another blog that has tips on how to lessen your holiday stress. Check it out at The Decluttered Home, How to Continue reading

DIY Jewelry Making – Basic Earrings YouTube Tutorial

DIY Jewelry Making – Basic Earrings YouTube Tutorial

Jillian, my youngest, started making earrings years ago when she was in highschool. Then April, my oldest started making them just a few years ago to sell on etsy and at craft shows. Not wanting to be left behind, I began making them as well and now I am totally addicted! I recently made about 240 pair of earrings over a four day period. Anyone want to count them and tell me how many there actually are? You can see I'm missing a couple pair - I had my mom pick out some that she would like for Christmas. When I say this DIY project Continue reading

DIY Pumpkin Floral Centerpiece

DIY Pumpkin Floral Centerpiece

They say the third time is the charm. So, here is my third flower arrangement I've shared with you - a DIY floral centerpiece. (Hope I'm not boring you!) By showing you my first three attempts at flower arranging I'm hoping you'll get the idea that you can do this too. HONESTLY...it really is quite easy. My little ceramic pumpkin turned floral centerpiece is the best yet. Here's how I did it...   I started with leaves around the bottom and then added a candle.   It Continue reading

Fall Floral Arrangement  DIY Tutorial

Fall Floral Arrangement DIY Tutorial

I found this pot out in my mom's a storage shed covered in dirt. It had sat in there many years and traveled here to Wisconsin from Michigan 2 1/2 years ago unprotected in that little plastic shed. Here's that little pot - it's amazing the treasures you find sitting in a little plastic shed covered in dirt. Since Michaels had fall silk flowers at 80% off yesterday, I bought a bunch for that little pot along with a little ceramic pumpkin I bought from a consignment shop for $2.00. I started with flowers, two pots, some foam and a Continue reading

From Where Do You Get Your DIY Inspiration?

From Where Do You Get Your DIY Inspiration?

How about a little DIY inspiration... It all started with Internet surfing - as always! Here is a look into the mind of a DIY'er - ME. Be afraid, be very afraid! One thing leads to another, which leads to another and then whammo!...I get inspiration for a DIY project. I was searching for an online greeting card company to buy some greeting cards for church. I work there one day a week (one of my life goals) and have been given the job of sending out greeting cards. This summer my sister-in-law suggested I contact DaySpring and see if I could land a Continue reading

Use What You Already Have to DIY Decorate – Antique Wooden Box

Use What You Already Have to DIY Decorate – Antique Wooden Box

I just had to share this with you! I was taking drawers out of a dresser in our garage that we decided to put up in our closet... then I saw this box. Umm, hello! This box is a treasure! You never know where you're going to find something you can repurpose in your home. Now all I have to do is convince my DH to let me have it... I could use it for photo shoots - can you see a toddler sitting in it with overhauls on? Or I could use it as a table or a bookshelf... Maybe I will sell it - here are some similar Continue reading