Category: diy

Pallet Recycle – Garden Crate

Pallets are a great source of weathered wood slats for rustic DIY projects. Thankfully, most pallets are free if you just ask (behind strip malls is a great place to check – but always ask, because some stores reuse their pallets). I will warn…

Busy Busy Busy

I had a busy day full of back breaking work. No time to create or write, sorry. My only tip to share is this: Do NOT try to take apart pallets by using a pry bar. If someone said that was the way to…

Backyard Garden Design

Our backyard garden is in dire need of an update. The raised beds have rotted after several years, the trees have overgrown and I learned what worked from our first design and what did not. I am ready to make some big changes. When…

Naturally Dyed Eggs DIY

Food dyes have played a major role in our lives since we were kids. I remember how red my lips would get after eating popsicles and how my fingers would glow a bright Cheeto-Orange. These colors were always associated with special treats since I…

Laundry Detergent – Take 2

One of the challenging parts about making your own products is the testing to see if they work. As consumers, we all want our shampoo to clean our hair, smell nice, be easy to use and affordable – we want our laundry detergent to…

Butter your Wood (spoon butter, that is..)

Heh, heh, heh….I got your attention there, didn’t I? Or maybe I am the only one with a dirty mind. Well, whatever the reason you are still reading, let’s talk about wood. Wood in the kitchen to be specific…..spoons, bowls, cutting boards, etc. When…

10 No Sew Fabric Scrap Crafts

“She who dies with the most fabric wins!” It’s a competition.¬†OK, maybe not, but fabric has a way of making you obsessive. Anyone who sews knows this. I had my own Etsy business for years where I made and sold custom baby boutique items….

Knot Tying…again…

Not everybody likes macrame art and even more think it is quite outdated. My mother wasn’t thrilled when I told her it was becoming trendy again (even though she made some amazing pieces). But, I am authentically smitten by the look and about ready…

Easy DIY Make Up Remover

I don’t wear makeup often. But, I do like a polished look even though my husband says I look better without makeup. (what a sweet man to give me a reason to let go) But truly, I just got into the habit of not…

Deck the Halls – Fa La La La La

Why do we hang wreaths on our front doors? What is the fascination with a circle of greenery? We have wreaths for the winter holidays, wreaths for spring, wreaths for summer and everything in between. You can make your own, they can be live…