Archive for the ‘DIY’ Category

DIY :: Gratitude Garland

Thursday, November 13, 2014 5:00 3 Comments


  Now that the Halloween decorations are down, I’m not quite ready to get the Christmas stuff out yet. I generally wait until right after Thanksgiving to get that all done. To be honest, Thanksgiving decorations aren’t really my cup of tea. Occasionally, I will pick up something harvest-like or gourd related, but I haven’t […]

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DIY :: Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 5:00 3 Comments


  I wasn’t kidding when I said I was on the pumpkin bandwagon. However, the pumpkin spice lattes at most coffee places are a little (a) expensive and (b) laden with chemicals. I decided last year to make some for myself and this year I decided to try to make it even better. Last year’s […]

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DIY :: Quick and Easy Gold Mugs

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 5:00 4 Comments


  I’ve seen mugs like this floating around Pinterest and since we all know about my obsession with gold paint…well, it was an obvious way to spend the afternoon getting my craft on. Yes, this one is super easy. Yes, I am jumping on the painted mug bandwagon again. But, friends, I love finding quick […]

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DIY :: Quick & Easy Golden Potted Planter

Thursday, August 28, 2014 5:00 3 Comments


Hi friends. There is nothing I love more than a quick and easy DIY project. I have such a need to make things and create things and occasionally there are just not enough minutes in the day to get it all done. That’s when these small projects eek their way in. Granted, this is pretty […]

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DIY :: Bunny Garland

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 5:00 No Comments


Hey friends! So, we’ve had a few requests for more DIY projects round these parts…Some questions wondering where they went. Serendipitously, this falls right in line with my Monday post about finding the time to get my hobbies going again. So, what’s a lady to do when there is a giant to do list looming […]

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DIY :: Personalized Mugs

Thursday, December 5, 2013 5:00 4 Comments


Hi there, friends! This house is full of crafting at this time and I wanted to share a quick and easy idea for the loved ones in your life. Personalized mugs are an obvious choice in this house because we are serious coffee drinkers. And a good mug is never a bad idea. For my […]

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DIY :: Graphic Plate

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 5:00 1 Comment


This is the time of year when I start thinking about what I am going to make for holiday presents for family and friends. The last few years, we have shied away from store-bought presents and always go for something handmade. I started thinking about painting plates for friends with a graphic and thought I […]

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DIY :: Stars & Stripes Placemats

Thursday, July 4, 2013 5:00 1 Comment


Happy Fourth of July, friends! We hope you are having a fun-filled holiday full of sunshine and fireworks and delicious bbq! Whether you choose to stay home or go out and paint the town red (and white and blue!), have a safe and joyous holiday. For those of you not in the States, carry on […]

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DIY :: Leather and Lace Necklace

Thursday, June 20, 2013 5:00 No Comments


  I am in love with this necklace I made today. (Is that strange? To love something you made? I don’t think so, either.) Here are the supplies needed:   pieces of lace and leather, jump rings (can be found at craft/jewelry supply stores), chain, needlenose pliers, measuring tape, scissors and a hole punch for […]

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DIY :: Tree Branch Key Holder

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 5:00 8 Comments


Today’s DIY came about out of necessity. My key holder fell off the wall and a corner cracked and I started thinking about ideas for something new. I went outside, grabbed a branch from the neighborhood (we have a lot of old, large trees on our street) and grabbed some yarn out of the craft […]

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