Tag: creativity

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…

Simpler Living isn’t as Hard as you Think

Grandma didn’t have 39 different detergents to choose from back in her day. She didn’t have single use packages of hot cocoa. Her family ate on plates that were washed instead of thrown away – take out was non-existent. She took care of her…

Rock Painting 101

Who knew that something that has been a childhood activity for decades would become a motivational art form for adults today? Rock Painting is simple, meditative and rewarding (just like coloring). Supplies are cheap and easy to find and painting miniature pictures and quotes…

Adventures in Building…

As a self proclaimed “maker”, there is always a small project in progress. Usually they are small crafts or modest recipes or easy homemade products because I don’t have a contractor’s knowledge to get much more in depth than that. I tried to make…

Create a Beginner’s Garden Anywhere

There is no denying the fact that people are more open to growing their own food these days. There is a movement to move back to simpler living and a need for more organic farming. But, many of us just don’t know how to…

Dried Citrus Decor

Citrus has long been used as festive decor during the holidays.┬áThe citrus season is from December to late March and is when they are absolutely the tastiest. Of course, these days, we can get fresh fruit all year long. But before shipping and refrigeration…

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…