Lettuce Flower Arrangement – Use What You Have

The Most Unexpected Flower Arranging Item I grew zinnias and asters and brought them inside with my hydrangias. I planted a bunch of other stuff out in my garden. One of the things that I regrow is lettuce and celery from store bought. The lettuce will regrow once, typically, and the celery will keep growing even when you cut it. … Read more

Weeds for Sale – Dirt Cheap! A Fun Garden Sign

  Weeds 4 Sale – Dirt Cheap! DH replaced the steps leading to our basement, so I took the old boards and painted a sign for the garden – my “step garden” behind my garage. I’ll show you the before and afters of that later, but for now, here is how I did my sign (super easy): 1. Grab a … Read more

Are You a Younger, Older or an In-betweener?

 Are you an older, younger or an in-betweener? On my way to work I was thinking about a comment made on my guest post about making your home Alzheimer’s ready. For some reason this has overshadowed my thinking lately and I have to address it. The comment was that we should always hire a professional in home updates. I asked … Read more

Hobby Lobby Hack – or so I thought!

I thought I was going to do a candle holder Hobby Lobby hack… I’ve been admiring a few pieces of decor in a friend’s house and finally asked if I could do some hacks on her home decor. Check out a picture of my friend’s candle holder – I thought it was from Hobby Lobby but when I asked if … Read more

10 DIY Projects to Upcycle Old Picture Frames + A FREE Printable!

We downsized recently and have 4 boxes of old picture frames filled with my kid’s pictures. I don’t have much wall space in this new house, so I needed to figure out what to do with all the frames. Boxes and boxes of frames… Not only am I a Mom of Many; I am also a photographer. 15 8×10 frames … Read more

From Trash to Treasure – Update old brass decor, don’t toss it!

I told you about the cast off treasures I got from a friend in my first From Trash to Treasure post here. Here are brass pieces that NO ONE wants.   After painting the brass finishes with my dark walnut satin Rust-Oleum spraypaint, I decided to mix and match the parts to make new pieces.  Brass decor isn’t very popular … Read more

DIY Chunky Photo Frame – Re-purpose Old Picture Frames Part 3

I have picture frames up the wazoo! Seriously, I must have more than three or four dozen wood frames packed in boxes… In the garage, In the basement, In my craft closet, In my blanket chest… Nope. There aren’t any blankets in it. Just picture frames. Some day I will paint that blanket chest with chalk paint and actually use … Read more

Kitchen Cabinet Door Chalkboard {Love My DIY Home}

Cabinet Door Chalkboard – EASY DIY

Peel & Stick! Here is the promised cabinet door chalkboard easy DIY from my fall porch. Seriously, this took me less than 5 minutes. Not everything you see is a difficult to achieve as it seems. Sometimes it’s crazy easy. This is one of those. Here it is on my porch: I started with a clearanced kitchen cabinet from Menards. … Read more

DIY Newborn Photos {Love My DIY Home}

Do It Yourself Photo Session – NEWBORN BABY!

Madison My daughter Jillian and I recently did a newborn baby girl photo shoot for my new granddaughter, Madison Grace. Have you priced photo shoots lately? I have and it’s not pretty. There is no reason you can’t do your own and do it well. The background in the above picture was the Jones’ living room curtains. Maddie is laying … Read more

Rusty bed springs turned home decor. {Love My DIY Home}

Upcycling Trash? Repurposing? Double Duty-ing? Thrifting?

It’s a way of life. Or, maybe it’s an obsession. I suppose it depends on who’s describing it. Upcycling trash isn’t as bad as it sounds. We throw away so much trash. We can’t upcycle it all, but why not some? Good for the environment (I’m not a tree hugger, just responsible.) Good for the pocketbook (It’s rewarding to save … Read more