Garden

Starting a Garden with Children

  Children are born explorers, and touching the cool earth, planting seeds and watching a plant grow are wonderful lessons in learning where our food comes from. Plus – they get to play in the dirt and not get in trouble for it! You can plot out an area in your yard or keep it… Continue reading Starting a Garden with Children

Crafts, Fun & Easy DIY

Just For Teens

A younger reader asked me to do a post on teens. I searched the internet and  put together some fabulous ideas just for Teens! Tassels and pom poms are so in fashion right now. Check out some of these great ideas. The first is a fabulous tote that was made really special by adding tassels.… Continue reading Just For Teens

Storage & Organization & Hacks

Kids Hacks

Well, I'm back again with some more Life Hacks! These ideas are so amazing. Check these out for the Kiddos: I wish I knew this when my kids were young...Oh wait...I wish they had pool noodles back then... This next one....... a re purposed crib is ingenious!!!!! Wouldn't this be perfect for a kids party! You could… Continue reading Kids Hacks

Home Decor

Teens Fringed Bedskirt

This velcro bedskirt was very simple to make and it really elevates the entire look of the bed. I don't have any wasted fabric that rests on top of the box spring, as I would with a normal bedskirt, and if your bed is in the corner, you don't even have to make three sides!… Continue reading Teens Fringed Bedskirt

Crafts, Fun & Easy DIY

Dollar Tree Crafts

I wrote this a bit ago but I came up with some more great ideas. I love the Dollar Tree, and I'm lucky enough to have one a few blocks away. Everytime I enter the store...I am overwhelmed with ideas! I walk down each of the isles scoping out what is new and what I… Continue reading Dollar Tree Crafts

Home Decor

Mercury Glass Tutorial

Hi everyone! This is the tutorial some of you have been waiting for! This tutorial is a simple method of taking any cheap glass vase, votive, or candlestick, and making it into a faux antique mercury glass piece. There are so many choices of clear glass vases at the dollar stores! Tons! For this tutorial… Continue reading Mercury Glass Tutorial

Home Decor

Easy Upgrades For Starter Home

Even if your starter home isn't exactly the stuff of dreams, there are ways to transform a basic setup into a space that reflects your style. Even that basic cookie cutter home can transform into your unique, beautiful space. Make It Yours Before moving in, have all of the walls repainted or wallpaper a powder room… Continue reading Easy Upgrades For Starter Home

Holidays, valentines day

Easy Valentines Day Craft

Hello there, this is a very easy and inexpensive Valentine's craft,  and makes a pretty decoration for Valentines Day! Head down, (or shop online) to your local Dollar Tree and pick up all you will need for this project. small glass votive candle holder mod podge red glitter red permanent marker taper candle holder You… Continue reading Easy Valentines Day Craft

Christmas, Crafts, Holidays, Thanksgiving

Cranberry Crafts

The first thing I think of when I think of decorating with cranberries is of course…popcorn and cranberry garland for the tree. Children love to string popcorn, just add a little cranberries for color. Or you can also make these: Idea 1: Indoor Cranberry Candle Lay cut greens in the bottom of a hurricane glass.… Continue reading Cranberry Crafts

Crafts, Fun & Easy DIY

Mushroom

I was at the dollar tree today, and as I was scoping out the aisles for ideas, I saw this plastic bowl. Difficulty: Easy I instantly thought of a mushroom. I then came upon this These together looked like a mushroom! If your children are making this, use plastic. I did have Rustoleum Red Spray paint,… Continue reading Mushroom