Just in time for your Labor Day cookouts, here’s a easy and oh-so-tasty hot dog chili recipe that you can also freeze. I don’t know about you, but I’m planning on doing a lot of relaxing this upcoming Labor Day. If the weather cooperates, we’ll be firing up the grill and kicking back on our […]

I’m celebrating my hometown roots with a denim rag wreath made from a pair of blue jeans. We’re a few weeks into summer break, and I’m getting itchy for a road trip. Hopping in the car and driving, with no specific destination or itinerary in mind is one of my favorite ways to explore this […]

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 […]

Looking for a way handmade or homemade way to show your patriotism? Recipes, crafts, DIYs, parties and decorating projects — I’ve shared lots of 4th of July ideas over the years. If you’re looking for creative way to spend the long holiday weekend, why not try one of these easy projects or recipes? Firecracker Patriotic […]

My patriotic decorating often takes on a nautical feel. All that red, white and blue puts me in the mood for flag waving, fireworks and seafaring! Stars and stripes meet sand and surf in this easy patriotic project that’s great for July 4th or all summer long! I’m sharing a tutorial for how to make […]

With Memorial Day just days away, I’ve been feeling quite patriotic. Time to bring out Old Glory and start working on some red-white-and-blue projects. Like this Stars and Stripes Vintage American Flag Serving Tray I first shared on the DecoArt blog. In case you missed it, here’s how easy it is to transform an unfinished […]

This is for every kid who has ever been told, “Don’t play with your food!” How can you resist when it’s Twizzlers Twists? After all, they’re designed to be whirled and twirled and peeled and tied and played with before you pop them into mouth. Kids will love this this tasty Tic Tac Toe game. […]

In celebration of Independence Day, Home{work} Wednesday is taking a vacation this week. You can still link up to last week’s party through midnight Sunday, and we’ll be back live next Tuesday at 8 p.m. EDT. Until then, enjoy these star-spangled decorating, craft, cooking and party ideas that were linked up to Home{work} Wednesday in […]

I’ll be live on Google+ and Crafty Hangouts at noon EDT today sharing some easy and fun summertime and patriotic pinwheel crafts. I love crafting with pinwheels, and I may just be making another pinwheel wreath, among other things.   Just to warn you, I’m fully expecting a video bombing because my 6-year-old son will […]