New Years Preparation For A Healthy, Productive Year

New Years Preparation For A Healthy, Productive Year

If you are struggling at night to do something besides sit on the couch, worry, eat or drink, then keep reading - this is my experience of w...

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Pet Portrait and an Art Show

Pet Portrait and an Art Show

What have I been up to? It's been at least 3 months since I've submitted a post, so what have I been up to that's all craft...

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Easy Enhancement to a Step Stool

Easy Enhancement to a Step Stool

While Ben was away I learned a bit of woodworking at our local military base.  My first woodworking project was this step stool! I'm s...

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7 Pallet Ideas for Simple Weekend Projects

7 Pallet Ideas for Simple Weekend Projects

I'm loving the latest Pallet Craze: find a pallet and make something. All you need are some tools, sweat, and ideas. I've got the fi...

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Peach Wine Sauce - Perfect Accessory

Peach Wine Sauce - Perfect Accessory

Peaches are abundant this time of year and if you are looking for a recipe that will delight the sweet tooth with sophisticated twist, you m...

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Summer Pico De Gallo Recipe used 3 Ways

Summer Pico De Gallo Recipe used 3 Ways

If you haven’t noticed, lately I’m all about saving money and eating healthy. In this post I have several recipes that use the same Pico De ...

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S'more Recipes and Party Ideas

S'more Recipes and Party Ideas

This year I’m planning a 4th of July party for our house. I want it to be one of those old fashioned parties where people bring a dish, we...

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Smoky Mountain Family Getaway at Pigeon Forge

Smoky Mountain Family Getaway at Pigeon Forge

For 9 months I have effectively been a single mom and I have been hesitant to take a vacation without family or friends help because I wa...

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Bloggers: I Replaced Thesis, Disqus and Filament in Favor of Wordpressand Shareaholic

Bloggers: I Replaced Thesis, Disqus and Filament in Favor of Wordpressand Shareaholic

This post is a bit different from most of my DIY posts,  but in a way it follows the "Do it Yourselfer" mentality. This post...

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Giveaway and Tutorial: How to Paint Gerber Daisies in a Mason Jar

Giveaway and Tutorial: How to Paint Gerber Daisies in a Mason Jar

Some time ago a very nice lady on my youtube channel requested a 'how to paint' video of flowers.  She has been so patient with ...

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How to Make Flower Pencils

How to Make Flower Pencils

A couple of years ago I bought this beautiful bud vase from Anthropology and it quickly became a pencil holder on our breakfast room tab...

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Custom Pillows with Zazzle Fabric!

Custom Pillows with Zazzle Fabric!

My back porch have had the same pillows for 4 years and it was time to replace them.  And the hard part was that I couldn't find what...

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Kitchen Remodel - Painting a Tile Backsplash

Kitchen Remodel - Painting a Tile Backsplash

We've been in our house for almost 8 years and I remember 8 years ago being rushed into a decision for a backsplash.  It was a two part ...

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