Decorative Boxes

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 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 [...]

How to Make a Window Box by Grinninglikeanidiot-0051

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 [...]

Bedroom Makeover by Grinninglikeanidiot-2

Em’s Surprise Bedroom Makeover!

After a month of planning and sewing we did it!  The whole family was in on Em's surprise bedroom makeover: Grandma, Grandpa, Ben, LilMan and Mammaw.  Everyone had a hand. :) The Plan We had to get Em out of [...]

Teacher's Gifts--6

Teacher’s Gift – Scrapbook Gift Tags

This week my little boy graduates from Pre-K.  His school actually had the graduation at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens!  This was way better than my Grad School Graduation! I've been beyond happy with his school Primrose. He has been with [...]

Grandpa's Birthday--2

Silhouette Tag and Uniquely Decorated Birthday Present

Grandpa , my dad, turned 65 this year and we had to celebrate! So we put together a small family gathering where we grilled burgers, had lots of appetizers and yummy food.  Grandpa was in his element, good food, family and [...]

How to Make Basket Liners

Tutorial – How to Make Basket Liners

I recently purchased some plain baskets for craftroom storage and wanted to spiff them up with some pretty fabric.  So I needed to make basket liners.  I've never made basket liners before and it took me two stabs at it [...]

Cake Plate Modified

Turn a Cake Plate into a Tool Caddy

I'm always looking for something to keep my sewing tools handy and came up with a handy way to keep the tools close and also move the quickly out of my way when I need the room. I used: Some [...]


My Hidden Stash

I'm in the process of redecorating and organizing my Office/Craftroom and just had to share my favorite part!  The refreshment area for an afternoon pick-me-up. ;-) It looks seemingly innocent area, right?  My single cup Keurig, with a bowl of [...]


I’m Thankful: Decorative Box and Family Activity

This past weekend we went to Church, something we hadn't done in a while.  The Pastor's words really hit a nerve with me, so much I started crying and couldn't put it into words to my husband why I was [...]