Learn how to transform an old window into patriotic American flag art to display for Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4th. I tend to think of upcycling and repurposing as old-fashioned American virtues. So when it came time to share a patriotic project for our monthly Celebrations of Home blog hop, I started rooting […]

Think stain is just for wood? Think again! I’ll show you how I used color stain to transform a galvanized bucket into a garden planter with gorgeous patina. I’ve had my share of craft fails, so I love it when an idea I’m not sure will work turns out better than I expected. I’ve been […]

This homemade citrus mint hand salve smells amazing, and it is super moisturizing for dry skin, cuticles and even cracked heels. I’ve said this before, but I really wish my blog was scratch and sniff. Because this stuff is amazing. The combination of spearmint, lemon and lime essential oils is pretty heavenly. (It smells so […]

Made with moisturizing goat’s milk and shea butter, this DIY oatmeal soap has a mild exfoliant and a delicious scent. I think I’ve added a new passion to my long list of hobbies — soapmaking. These layered oatmeal soap bars are my latest project, and they smell so good! And yes, the soap really does […]

This easy strawberry jam recipe is a great way to preserve the flavors of spring. Serve it on buttery homemade biscuits for a special treat. Can you believe it’s almost strawberry season? We had a pretty mild winter and some warmish spring days, so I’ve already seen a few roadside stands advertising farm-fresh strawberries. I can’w […]

Make a style statement as unique as you are by painting some wooden bangle bracelets to dress up your spring wardrobe. I’m a woman who loves accessories because they’re such an easy way to showcase your personal style. And unlike clothes, you don’t have to worry that your favorite scarf, jewelry or purse won’t fit! […]

If you want to learn how to make soap, start with a batch of this glittery sand dollar homemade soap with a relaxing scent that will transport you to the beach. I’ve discovered a new creative passion lately. Making my own soap and bath and beauty products. My kitchen smells amazing lately, and it’s not […]

Why spend hundreds on a chic geometric globe pendant light when you can DIY one for less than $40? Geometric globe pendant lights are so chic, but it’s impossible to find an affordable version. I know because I’ve been searching for one ever since I updated my my office and craft room. Disclosure: This post […]

An adorable pin cushion made from a vintage Easter egg cup is a great gift for someone who likes to sew. And it’s a great way to use up scrap fabric and ribbon. I went shopping the other day and bought a dozen vintage-style egg cups because I thought they were adorable. But no one […]

Turn a plain Jane pine chest into a sophisticated coastal styled nightstand with this easy Ikea RAST hack, sponsored by Hickory Hardware.Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are truthful and my own. Read my full disclosure policy here. I love when a project pushes me outside my comfort zone and also gets me […]