On April First, I brought a surprise home to the family. Sam and I had been doing a walk through with one of our beautiful brides at a nearby ranch. The property was beyond gorgeous, but we were taken by the four litters of kittens frolicking around the house and barn. Calicos, tabbies, coons, and even Siamese, it was a kitty lovers dream! Introducing Cinder, our little tough stuff who follows you anywhere and will scale your pant leg to ride your shoulders if you do not watch out. It was so great watching the reactions from Sean and the kids when I brought him home. Our adopted baby was a sure fit!Original Blog PostPhoto Cred: Anya McInroy
I have eczema on my hand, and most bulk soaps in stores make it worse. I have to take my own soap with me when I go to the store. Rather than dealing with a liquid that can spill or a bar soap that can get messy, I make single use soaps. Since it's fall, I decided to use silk fall leaves to make soaps.
I saw a nicely decorated tea box by Eileene from Kissamee Fla. that was posted in 2014 when I was looking to see if anyone had done anything with the empty boxes.
A few years back I had a couple empty boxes on hand and decided to paint something on them. Though the box is not very sturdy my mother found them handy to store small items in. That got me started. More about that at another time. What I would like to share with you is how you can turn your empty box into something nice and usable.
If you are anything like me you don't just have one junk drawer... you have one too many! I know there are a lot of solutions out there to help you get organized, but why not repurpose something you have on hand to help clean the clutter. If you have some empty tissue boxes lying around this quick and easy storage solution is perfect for you! Just a little glue and fabric and these aren't simply helpful, but cute too!
Does your home’s exterior need some freshening up? Repainting your shutters can make a big impact and it can be done in a weekend with an HVLP sprayer. Follow my tutorial as I give my shutters new life with General Finishes Klein Blue Milk Paint.Sometimes the hardest part of a painting project is picking out a color. I had recently repainted the front door in Klein Blue and loved it. But I wasn’t sure if blue shutters would be too much. Maybe I should go with gray…or keep them black? Part of the house is brick and part is siding, so the color needed to look nice on both. I debated for months.I found one of those online tools where you upload a picture of your house (or room, whatever you are painting) and change the colors. There are several free ones available and boy, are they handy. Wow, now I could visualize my house with blue shutters! I tried a few other colors but KIein Blue was the clear favorite.
PLAIN JANE LAZY SUSAN FINALLY TAKES CENTER STAGE (Well, technically center table ;)
It suddenly dawned on me today, that as pretty as my yellow wreath is on the front door of my new house, Halloween is fast approaching. I love decorating for Halloween, don't you? I don't have the time or energy right now, to go overboard (assuming I could find the right decorations to put out from the old house in a reasonable amount of time!), so, I thought the wreath would be a nice place to start. I took down the yellow wreath, pulled out the old orange wreath (okay, off a hook on the back porch at the old house), picked up two cute kitchen towels at Walmart for 88 cents each, since I couldn't decide between the black and the white, so I bought both.
WD-40 removes, protects, & loosens so many things. It contains silicone which is one of the things that makes this so special. My dad owns a body shop and he was the first person who introduced it to me. I thought I would share a few ways I use it with you... You can see more of my crazy creations here
Having researched Pintrest and collecting a number of "inspiration" pieces, I decided to be on the lookout for cigar boxes. My first inclination was to check with a local smoke shop thinking maybe, just maybe, they gave away the empty boxes. No such luck, they wanted $12+ each. Darn! My experience with garage sale'n has taught me that it isn't because they aren't there, only means because I wasn't looking. Sure enough, w/n a few weeks, I'm at a garage sale where there are 15 cigar boxes. "How much, if I take them all?" $5 = SOLD! Couple of lessons here for crafters. 1.) Patience = wait for the deal. 2.) Know your prices. At .33 cents each, I could afford to make mistakes and throw out any unused boxes. Not that that's gonna happen, at least not yet!
If you love carving pumpkins, you will love this spray!The best part is it has NO bleach! This makes it safe for kids, pets, or anyone with breathing issues. Many of my family suffers from breathing issues (asthma), so we can't use bleach around the house.This is why I love to create alternatives for you!