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 […]

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 […]

Hawaiian POG juice, a blend of passionfruit, orange and guava juice, tastes like sunshine in a glass.Ten years ago, we traveled to Maui for my brother’s wedding, and had the most amazing relaxing time. I’ve been plotting a return trip ever since; my dream is to be able to spend an entire summer there. I […]

These heart-shaped homemade bath bombs are scented with jasmine and sandalwood, and they make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. The first time I ever heard of bath bombs was on our honeymoon, when our sightseeing took us into a luxurious bath shop. My new husband treated me to all kinds of fancy bath products to take home […]

We dropped in at the Pottery Barn Outlet recently, and I saw the cutest shadowbox Christmas ornaments. Then I looked at the price tag and decided I could make some DIY Christmas ornaments, every bit as cute as the originals, but for a fraction of the price. I first shared this post at Tatertots & […]

These handpainted Christmas gift tags are an adorable way to mark those special presents from Santa under the tree. I first shared this project last year on the DecoArt blog, but it was so cute, I didn’t want you to miss it. It was the perfect thing to share for this month’s Celebrations of Home seasonal roundup […]

I’m very excited to be joining with a wonderful group of bloggers today for a new series called Celebrations of Home. We’re a kindred group of creators who share a love of home, holidays and hospitality. Each month, we’ll celebrate a new season or holiday with crafts, DIYs, recipes and decorating projects that we hope will […]