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Zazzle Fabric for Unique Decor-

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 I wanted in style and design for my porch.  Everything for outdoors was either [...]


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 failure on my part: I didn't have time due to pick out [...]


Make a Free Bike Rack: Wood Pallet Project

There are a ton of things that can be done with wood pallets and wood pallets are in a huge abundance!  The trick is finding a wood pallet for free.  So here is how I found some wood pallets, for [...]

Silhouette Heart Stencil or Cut Out-

Heart Silhouette Template And My Mistakes

So this was a craft that started out one way and ended two different ways, it could have been a complete cluster if I didn't have patience.  So why in the world did I start off making a 100 piece [...]

How to Make Vintage Looking Paper Video-

Video: How to Dye Paper for Vintage Look

Several weeks ago I redecorated LilMan's bedroom and created this shadow box filled with treasures that he had found over the last several years.  These little treasures made for a really cool addition to his bedroom them of "Adventure/Explorer".  :). [...]

How to Tie A Knot on Thread in 4 seconds

Video: How to Tie a Knot for Sewing in 4 seconds!

Some time ago, Ben needed help sewing a button onto a jacket. I've watched him do it before and it was just painful to watch, painfully slow. So I asked if I could do it, while he watched. The first [...]

25 Kid Friendly Halloween Crafts

25 (and growing) Kid Friendly Halloween Crafts

Fall is upon us and kids are starting to come indoors a lot more.  I seem to be hearing the phrase "I'm bored" with that annoying whine behind it that strikes the nerve.  The nerve that says 'oh, I'll give you [...]

How to Make Dog Leash

How to Make an Indestructible Dog Leash

We've had Sophie for a little over a year and this is the first dog that we've ever had that could tear up a dog leash in 1 minute to 3 minutes.  We've found that she can destroy a nylon [...]

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SEC Paintings: Auburn University

Football season is coming up - YEAH - TAILGATING!!!! I went to Auburn University for Grad School (that was really the first time I've ever had to study, it was a great MBA program!). So if you've been following me, [...]

How to Paint an Ole Miss Helmet

SEC Paintings: Video Tutorial to Paint an Ole Miss Football Helmet

Football season is coming up - YEAH - TAILGATING!!!! I went to Ole Miss, by far the best school in the nation for tailgating (IMO :) ). People setup wonderful displays in The Grove with lots of finger foods, decorations [...]


How to Make a False Bottom

This post is the second part to Teaching my 5 year old how to refinish furniture.  We finished painting and decorating the trunk.  I also added a neat feature to the trunk, a false bottom or a secret compartment! A [...]

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How to Build a Window Box

If you saw Em's surprise bedroom makeover, then you saw the pretty window box that I made.  Now here is the thing, it took me about 45 minutes of hands on time to make the window box.  Hands off time [...]