Archives for March 2014

DIY Photo Restoration

DIY Photo Restoration

I have a friend ... Truth be told, she's more of a seester, and this seester is also my top commentor on Love My DIY Home. Linda and her (my other) sister, Pam, are my adopted sisters - and I even have have a certificate to prove it! Years ago one of them photoshopped my picture into their family photo and made it official.   ⇔ my sisters by choice ⇔ Now that you know who I'm talking about - a while back Linda sent me an old photo that she hoped I could fix. She knew I worked with Photoshop and she had done as much as she could using her little jenky program. Ha! If you know anyone who uses Adobe products, you know we are snobby when it comes to design programs.   I started out using Publisher Continue reading

Updated DIY Pantry Reveal

Updated DIY Pantry Reveal

That sounds pretty fancy, no? It really isn't. But I am pretty happy to have my pantry in order. It wasn't a terrible mess, but it certainly desperately needed to be organized and pretty. Pretty doesn't hurt. Seriously. Isn't it nice to have something that you visit every day look inviting?   Here is a "before" picture, Not bad. Functional. It was OK. But OK isn't good enough for me. This is my Hobbit Hole. I want more than just "OK."   So now you have it. My messy pantry. I did have a door on it, so I could close it off and not think about it. Do you do that? Well, I'm done with it. I'm tired of messy and "unpretty." I started by taking the door off - I've always hated Continue reading

Helpful Websites for DIY Crisis Prep

Helpful Websites for DIY Crisis Prep

  Since looking into pantry preparedness, I've learned a lot along the way and I'd like to share what I've learned. That led me to ask myself, "Am I negligent in the area of crisis preparedness?" I decided I needed to make a list of the helpful websites I found while investigating the subject of crisis preparedness and share them with you. I might as well put all the hours of reasearch to good use both personally and for others.   I will be adding links as I find sites, products, and tips that are helpful.   Information/Checklists SB Canning on Facebook - Tons of canning information and tips Emergency Essentials Preparedness Checklist - "By making the necessary preparations, Continue reading

Essential Oils – Amazing Theraputic Value!

Essential Oils – Amazing Theraputic Value!

  Essential Oils ESSENTIAL OILS!!! This has been a very exciting month for us. We invested (don't ya love it when people say "invested"?) in the Premium Starter Kit for the  Young LIving Essential Oils.   I say "invested" because at first glance, the cost of $150 is enough to warrant the word "invested". It strikes fear in the pocketbook of misers like me. If you know me well it's like trying to squeeze blood out of a turnip to get a buck out of me.   But $150??? No way.   Well, after I read about the benefits of Essential Oils and saw how they worked on some of my kids and grandkids I became a believer!   So my "No Continue reading

From Trash to Treasure – DIY Hurricane Lamp Candle Holder

From Trash to Treasure – DIY Hurricane Lamp Candle Holder

There isn't always paint involved, or sanding or even glue in every DIY project. A friend was dumping a bunch of old deco at Goodwill and offered to let me look through her box. Woohoo! A DIY'ers hayday! I'm working on four projects today, this one was a 30 second redo...   No paint. No glue. No sanding. Nada.   Here is a hurricane I picked out of her box. I thought it had potential. But I had no idea what that was when I took it.     It was a very nice piece, but the bottom wasn't solid or large enough to stand on its own. This morning when I was putting away some of my decor I had sitting in a pile (we're working on our guest master bedroom), I got Continue reading