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Learn how to make these pretty handmade gift tags in less than 10 minutes. Use them for gifts or as part of your spring decorating. #quickcraftshoa

Chirp, chirp! A little birdie told me it’s time for another series of Crafty Hangouts videos, this month sponsored by Consumer Crafts. These video tutorials all feature quick crafts you can make in 10 minutes or less. Like these handmade gift tags featuring nests, hatchlings, feathers, moss, greenery and other signs of spring. You’ll find all […]

5 Proven Tips for Tackling Clutter & Chores when you're feeling overwhelmed

Sometimes, I can get so overwhelmed by chores and housework and my to-do list. No one told me it was neverending!!! Right!!? Have you ever been at place where you had so much to do that it became crippling? Have you ever been at that point where a sort of paralysis sets in? When there’s so […]

Pool Party Snacks: Set up an easy toppings bar featuring EDY's® Frozen Custard. #FrozenCustardTime #collectivebias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FrozenCustardTime #CollectiveBias Read my full disclosure policy here. We just returned from a family vacation in Florida. It was a jam-packed week of theme park visits, family fun, sunshine, flip flops and long, lazy days by the pool. […]

Try this tangy barbecue crockpot meatball recipe featuring Coke Zero #UnbelievableMoments #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #UnbelievableMoments #CollectiveBias Read my full disclosure policy here. One of my greatest college memories was watching the basketball team win the national championship in 1993! It was an edge-of-your-seat win, the kind that had me yelling at the […]

Learn how to make tissue paper flowers with this easy step-by-step tutorial, featuring instructions for making three different types of blooms.. #FeelGlade #CG

With flowers, it always seems I’m in the wrong season. I always want what’s not blooming now. When I got married in the fall and told my florist I wanted lilies and peonies and ranunculus in my bouquet, he laughed and told me I should have gotten married in the spring or summer when those flowers […]

Peter Rabbit Inspired Easter Party Ideas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Read my full disclosure policy here. #SnackPackMixins #CollectiveBias Do you remember the story of Peter Rabbit, that naughty little bunny who disobeyed his mother, snuck into Mr. McGregor’s garden and very nearly was baked into a pie? The Beatrix Potter tale […]

Looking for St. Patrick's Day craft ideas? Make these rainbow candy treats using pill cases from the dollar store. Click here for the free printable tags.

Who wouldn’t like to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? I can’t help you with the leprechaun’s treasure, but this St. Patrick’s day craft is pretty sweet. A rainbow of Skittles candy…and at the end some gold chocolate coins. This makes a great St. Patrick’s Day gift for anyone with whom you want […]

Plan a romantic night in with these dinner for two recipes inspired by the flavors of India and the film, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

How about a date night and an exotic vacation all rolled into one — without ever leaving the house? My husband and I recently enjoyed an afternoon getaway to India, featuring international food and decor from World Market, and inspired by the sweetly romantic comedy, “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” All in the middle […]

Upcycle a deep dish pizza pan into a wine barrel tray or a wine barrel sign inspired by Ballard Designs

My next door neighbor is the district manager for a pizza chain, and recently they were getting rid of a bunch of deep dish pizza pans. His wife offered me a few. I took them, knowing I could make something from them. Of course, I had no ideas what that would be, but I added […]

Six Ways to Decorate with Personality

That’s so you! I love it when someone says that to me about something they think is perfect for my house or for me to wear. It means I’ve done a good job of defining my personal style and staying true to who I am and what I love. It may not be on trend […]