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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 […]

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 […]