With the unofficial start of summer just around the corner, we all tend to want to spend more time outdoors. Summer dinners spent on the patio are better when you can see what you’re eating, right? What happens if you want to have an outdoor chandelier but don’t have ceiling to hard wire it to? […]
I love to entertain. Friends, family… food, drink, merriment… It makes me a happy girl. However, a few nights ago we had friends over and I found myself embarrassed when a few of our guests asked for a glass of water. Our water glasses looked like complete crap. I don’t know if it is hard […]
Want to make your own scented, layered jar candles? Want to do it, using items you already have on hand..? Practically for free..? It’s easy! I have a little problem…. you know those candles you buy that smell amazing, but the wick burns down through the middle of them and you’re left with a bunch […]
The secret to making melt-in-your-mouth steak. No matter what the cut, this method is fool proof for tender, juicy steak every time.
Epsom salt… Isn’t that what people soak sore feet in? I wouldn’t know. I only use it for crafts and decorating. Epsom salt is a fabulous, frosty looking salt crystal. You can pick it up at any drug store or grocery store in the health/pharmacy section. I use it a lot during the winter. It looks […]
We all love photos, right? Do you frame the ones you really love? I do. (I even use them for my holiday decor…) We all love our phones too, right? What about Instagram? Are you an Instagram junkie? I am! (You can follow me here, by the way.) Have you found that some of […]
Sprucing… get it? (Sorry.) Yesterday I shared how much I love the Christmas tree clippings that you can get at your local tree lot, and showed you the little “planters” I made using the cuttings. Using the same cuttings, it’s very easy to take a cheap, cheesy plastic garland and make it look spectacular. This […]
I have mentioned how much I love me some sticks, but I also love Christmas Tree lots and their bounty of free evergreen clippings! Even if your family has an artificial tree, you can still cruise by the lot and ask for some of the extra Christmas tree clippings. Your local lot is busy selling […]
Happy Friday! I am waking up in the rainy and gorgeous Portland, Oregon area today! While I’m off visiting friends, I wanted to share a Quickie-Make-Over with you. I hope it isn’t blasphemous to refer to any nativity as a crappy nativity, but that’s kind of what this one from the Dollar Store started out […]
When a big wind storm blew a ton of bark off our tree, I decided to upcycle some glass jars and make tree bark hurricane lanterns and candle holders.