The other week I shared how I fixed chewed up, grody planters and then made lit, spider topiaries for them. As promised, here’s how I made the hanging lanterns for the center, just using empty glass jars. We all have eleventy billion empty jars laying around, right? Here’s a simple way to get another use […]
Using clearance Halloween make-up for your autumn decor…
When hitting the Halloween clearance section, don’t just look for items to use next year, be on the look out for things that you can use right now when decorating for Thanksgiving. In this case, glittery Halloween hairspray.
A simple way to turn an EZ-Up into a party cabana.
Turn EZ-ups into Halloween cabanas with Duck Tape and Dollar Store tablecloths. Perfect for your next Halloween party.
Halloween decor from the produce section…
…and I’m not talking pumpkins. Garlic. It keeps vampires away, right? So you’re definitely going to want to have some around. I used this same little garlic/decor trick last year, and I wanted to do it again. However, this year I knew I needed to glue the spiders to the garlic to ensure they stayed where […]
Spooky Spirits: Easy Halloween “potions” you already have in your kitchen.
I have a thing for pretty bottles and decanters. I always keep my eyes peeled when I am thrifting, hoping to find some cool ones. So far I have exactly 4, and they are making an appearance in my Halloween decor this year. These cool bottles got a creepy make-over, thanks to fabulous Halloween Clip […]
Taking advantage of summer: How to “stock up” on fresh herbs.
I love fresh herbs. We use a lot of basil and a ton of cilantro, and there is just no substitute for the fresh stuff! Last week our grocery store had a deal on cilantro: 5 bunches for $1. Even though we can’t use all of that up right then and there, I bought it. Yes, yes, […]
Field Trip: The Orange County Swap Meet
Do you have a swap meet near you? The Orange County Swap Meet is near us and we forget how much fun it is to go there, so a few weeks ago that’s how we decided to spend a Saturday morning. I decided to take my camera so that I could blog about our little […]
Using Wheat Grass for Spring Decor. (For less than $2)
Yes, yes, I’ve talked about wheat grass before. I’m going to talk about it again, just because I love it so. I love that you can buy it in a pint size container at the grocery store for a buck fifty. (How often do you get a flower arrangement for less than $2?!) I love […]
I planted tomatoes but got Christmas trees instead. (DIY lighted trees.)
I shared this tutorial over at Tatertots & Jello last year and thought I would dust it off and post it over here, in case you missed it, or in case you have a memory like mine (which is non-existent these days…) We had several old tomato cages laying around in our side yard. (Me? Creative? […]
Make your own Stridex-type cleansing pads.
I have four boys. Three of them are teenagers. (Two of them are extremely active.) None of them are terribly keen on skincare regimens. My good friend Raquel mentioned that she heard of taking ordinary baby wipes and pouring witch hazel over the stack of wipes and using them to wipe down greasy faces. I pondered […]