Category: Crafting and DIY

Soapmaking – Not as Hard as It Sounds

I like to try new things. Nothing too crazy, but I like learning how to do stuff.  Soapmaking has intrigued me for a good while. It looked so beautiful, but also complicated. I mean, I don’t want to mess around with lye and do chemistry and buy a bunch of […] Read more…

Easy Teacher Gift – Adorable Crayon Jars

The end of the school year is fast approaching and, if you’re like me, you’re still struggling with what to give the person who has literally filled your child’s head with amazing knowledge for the last nine months. It has to be easy. It has to be affordable – especially […] Read more…

Easy Ideas for Valentine’s Day Gifts – 18 DIY Roses

Don’t we all love roses for Valentine’s Day? Not just getting them, either. I really love giving flowers for most anything. The main thing that stops me, though, is the cost. This year, I’ve been on a mission to find some new ways to create beautiful flowers that don’t break […] Read more…

10 Cool Nail Art Tricks to Create Designer Nails

  Fancy tips are all the rage right now and fingernails2go.com has collected some simple ideas to dress yours up at home. No need to hit the salon! If you thought  cellophane tape was just for wrapping presents think again!  Paint your nails with a base color and let it […] Read more…

Country Living Fair (Atlanta) is This Weekend! (10/23-25)

If you’re in the Atlanta area, or can get here this weekend, don’t miss this awesome fair at Stone Mountain Park. The weather is going to be beautiful! I’ll be there…you’ll find me in line to see Ree with my new Pioneer Woman Cookbook!   Read more…

24 Creative & Crafty Pumpkin Projects You Can Make Today #PumpkinFest

Who knew a pumpkin was so versatile and decorative?! #PumpkinFest continues with this roundup of some cute DIY pumpkins! Fabric Pumpkins Ticking Stripe and Drop Cloth Pumpkins Chenille Dot Pumpkins Velvet Pumpkins Felt Pumpkins… Read more…

29 DIY Halloween Costumes Including 12 Frozen Elsa Costumes

DIY Elsa Frozen Costume

When my daughter was three years old, she dressed up as an LSU Cheerleader for Halloween. She was adorable!  We always went trick-or-treating in my parents’ neighborhood in New Orleans. Dad stayed home and manned the candy bowl and Mom walked the block with Olivia and I. This arrangement served […] Read more…

30 DIY Back to School Teacher Gifts They’ll Love!

Yeah, don’t ask me where the summer has gone. All I know is that the kids in our district go back to school on Monday! I remember the excitement that surrounded the first day of school when I was growing up. New clothes, new shoes, brand new crayons – and […] Read more…

26 Prettiest Wedding Flower Ideas Ever (No, Really)

I don’t usually feature wedding things here, but as the mother of a Landscape Architect, these kinds of things catch my eye. I’m in complete awe of the overwhelming beauty of these intensely creative and beautiful wedding flower ideas. Makes me want to get married again…or at least add some […] Read more…

Mega Minions! 15 Adorable Minions Crafts and Recipes #Roundup

I have resisted the urge to giggle and snort over every little thing these silly dudes do, say or even just look like.  Until now. I can’t avoid them any longer. They’re just so darn adorable and hilarious. You’re probably seen their latest movie by now. Now those little yellow suckers […] Read more…

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