I’ve taken it easy this holiday season… spending time with family and friends, relaxing and just enjoying the moment. (Also becoming completely addicted to The Walking Dead and catching up on the first 3 seasons of the show. Oh the shame…) It’s time to get back to blogging and crafting though, and I could not […]
I wanted one more little Christmas tree for our buffet table. Just a little one… I also wanted to get rid of some of my scrap paper stash. This is the easiest thing in the world to do. If you can cut pieces of paper into squares, then you can do this craft. Here’s what […]
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 […]
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 […]
This cute Christmas topiary made from yarn is easy to do and fun to make. Several of them together make a cute centerpiece. Seriously, if this takes you longer than 5 minutes to put together I would be very surprised.
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 […]
A glittery, pedestal pumpkin made from odds and ends and thrift shop items.
A few days ago I shared a wrap up of the SoCal Social blogging event. One of the highlights of the event, both this year and last, was that the amazing Mark Montano joined us as our guest of honor. Me, Mark and Bev from Flamingo Toes at last month’s SoCal Social. If you aren’t […]
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.