Category Archives: Crafts

Cozy Coozy

Crocheting is one of the crafty arts that can be tricky at first, but very rewarding once mastered.  There are many styles that can be learned, but I think that double-crochet is one of the easier methods to learn for a beginner.  This DIY mug cozy coozy can be made by all skill levels.  It […]

Hostess Gift – Pumpkin Flower Arrangement

If you’re heading off to spend Thanksgiving at a friends’ or family member’s house, it’s always a good idea to bring a hostess gift. It could be as simple as a bottle of wine, or something you’ve made, like this DIY flower arrangement. You can make this in a hollowed out pumpkin or squash, or […]

Halloween Burlap Table Runner

I’m in full Halloween mode here at my house and I don’t mess around. It took everything in me not to deck out our entire house with pumpkins and Halloween decorations once September first rolled around (not joking). I did however wait until the season officially changed to deck out the house and get cracking […]

Easy Cake Decorating

I’ve always been big on birthday cakes for family and friends. I used to bake a cake for every friend on their special day, during my college years. I never really decorated it, just did a fancy swooshing number with the frosting to make it look extra special. Now, as a wife and mother of […]

Pastel Vases, Upcycled

  We had our pre-Easter egg hunt brunch this past Sunday with friends and family. Each year, as all the kids get another year older, the hunt becomes a little bit more exciting. Last year Oliver was more interested in collecting rocks in his Easter basket than eggs. This year, he successfully found 4 Easter […]

8 Favorite Easter Recipes & Crafts

  Easter Egg Hunt Brunch Party   Candied Birds Nest Blood Orange Mimosa Deviled Egg Salad   Chick & Bunny Easter Eggs Easter Egg Vase Easy Easter Wreath Fabric-Lined Bowls

Fabric Lined Envelopes & Cards

I made these fabric cards a couple of weeks ago with the intent of sending them to family and friends before Valentine’s Day. I loved the idea of them so much I plan on making a few sets as “Thank You” cards and note cards to send out throughout the year. With the scraps of […]

Homemade Vanilla Extract Kit

If you’re still looking for a fun and inexpensive gift idea for a friend, especially a friend who loves to bake, make them a Homemade Vanilla Extract Kit. It couldn’t be easier to throw together. All you’ll need is a bottle with a nice secure top. I found these glass bottles with a rubber top […]

Felt Bows

Last year it was pom pom bows. This year it’s all about felted bows. I’m obsessed with them and that might be an understatement. They come together rather quickly for the perfect topper for presents. Here’s what you’ll need to get started: 8″x 11″ Sheets of colored felt (the heavier the felt, the sturdier the […]

Homemade Spoon & Board Butter

I had never heard the term “Spoon butter” or “Board butter” until a couple of months ago. I had always treated my wood cutting boards and spoons with an oil, but didn’t make the connection until recently. Spoon & board butter, also known as “Spoon oil”  is a great alternative to treating your wood utensils […]