Category Archives: DIY Projects

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 […]

Personalized Wooden Spoons

If you’re looking for a fun and personalized gift idea, I’ve got one for you. I loved the idea of making personalized wooden spoons for my girlfriends and pairing it with homemade spoon & board butter. The personalized possibilities are endless with it comes to this crafts. I made a festive Christmas spoon for myself. […]

Easy DIY Halloween Wreath

I have this wreath hung up year round in my kitchen, most of the year bare. I love the texture it gives the room and adore the wispy look. I also love that it’s a blank canvas, pretty on its own, yet festive when decorated with holiday items tucked into its branches. Here I used […]

Homemade Vanilla Extract

This stuff is so ridiculously easy to make. All you need is some cheap vodka, a few vanilla beans, a mason jar, and time. Lots-o-time. But that time part is easy when you store it away and just forget about it for a couple of months. Just mark it on your calendar to check on […]

Homemade Chapstick, Two Ways

  One of my dearest friends from the West Coast came to visit us with her husband this weekend. We shopped, we baked, we laughed, we cried, then laughed some more. And then we made chapstick. Life couldn’t be sweeter than having a friend you can do all of this with. It’s good for the […]

Fabric-lined Glass Bowls & Plates

My friend Monica came up with this DIY. It’s pretty awesome and I’m hooked on it. I made a few Easter-themed bowls and a plate and now I can think of 1,001 other ideas and themes for these bowls. I found each glass bowl and plate for under $2 and I have a bin full […]

Dress Up The Season: Before & After Bedroom Makeover

After our house renovation this past summer some of our old rooms got put on the back burner. One major room that got neglected and used for storage more than an actual room was Mark’s old office which is now a guest room (cough…junk collector). It needed a little TLC. I’ve already been a big […]

DIY Natural Home Fragrance

I love this. It’s one of those things you want simmering in the background after a night of baking fish for dinner. It cleanses the air, if you will. Or when you change your cat litter box. Or your baby’s dirty diaper. Its just nice to have something pleasant to smell once in a while, […]

Heart Tea Bags

Something simple and sweet can go a long way in my book. A surprise heart dangling from your tea bag can be all it takes to make an afternoon tea break extra special.