an easy cleaning tip for one of the worst jobs in the house, appliances, cleaning tips

An easy cleaning tip for one of the worst jobs in the house!

My stove burners get absolutely disgusting. Sealing them up with a tiny bit of pure ammonia makes it possible to just wipe clean with a sponge.

beach inspired flower pots, container gardening, crafts, decoupage, gardening, how to

Beach Inspired Flower Pots.

Take a boring pot and make it a bit more summery with this fun coastal spin. These would be super cute table decorations for a beach themed wedding or an outdoor party. These are easy to make, and cost next to nothing to put together.

recycle boring plastic eggs and make faux robin eggs for your spring or easter decor, crafts, easter decorations, seasonal holiday decor, I put them in a real bird s nest under a cloche

Recycle boring plastic eggs and make faux robin eggs for your spring or Easter decor.

I refuse to pay good money for faux robin eggs when it's so easy to make your own... just recycle those little plastic eggs and use them in apothecary jars, under cloches, whatever to incorporate a little spring into your decor. http://www.thevspotblog.com/2011/03/how-do-you-like-your-eggs-faux-robins.html <<<< Full tutorial here. More

halloween decor black amp white pumpkin topiaries, halloween decorations, seasonal holiday d cor

Halloween Decor - Black & White Pumpkin Topiaries

I am more of an eerie Halloween person than a scary one, so a simple black, white and orange color scheme (with ravens, of course) greet my guests.

an ugly dresser gets a rustic make over, painted furniture, rustic furniture, reupholster

An ugly dresser gets a rustic make-over

I scraped all of the sponge-paint off of this $25 craigslist dresser and recovered it with cowhide and upholstery tacks. http://www.thevspotblog.com/2011/02/holy-cow-cowhide-dresser-make-over.html

thanksgiving mantel, halloween decorations, painting, seasonal holiday d cor, thanksgiving decorations

Thanksgiving mantel

About 5 minutes was all that was needed to change this from Halloween to Thanksgiving. (With the help of spray paint and double-sided artwork.) http://www.thevspotblog.com/2012/11/quick-changes-for-thanksgiving-mantel.html

a halloween candelabra, halloween decorations, lighting, seasonal holiday decor, Floor lamp old chandelier Halloween Candelabra Here s the easy how to

A Halloween Candelabra

Turn a floor lamp into a free-standing candelabra for Halloween. http://www.thevspotblog.com/2012/10/a-floor-candelabra-for-halloween.html

anniversary wedding or valentine s day art project, home decor, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas, Paint spoons and an old frame that s all you need

Anniversary, Wedding or Valentine's Day art project

This easy DIY artwork is just right for and quick enough to make in an hour.

upcycling empty wine bottles into etched water carafes, crafts, I found quotations about water or the word water in different languages and I was able to etch them just using contact paper stencils and the glass etching cream

Upcycling empty wine bottles into etched water carafes

I tend to have a lot of empty wine bottles and corks hanging around. (Don't judge!) So I try to craft with them whenever possible. These were fun to have out on the tables during a summer party.

Vivienne @ The V Spot
Vivienne @ The V Spot
About meI am a wife, a mom of 4 boys, a DIYer and smart-alleck. I love thrift store finds but am picky about brands of toilet paper. I am afraid of spiders, snakes, heights, and pressurized rolls of Pillsbury biscuits. On my blog you'll find lots of home projects, crafts, cooking and funny stories. If Erma Bombeck and MacGyver had a love child, that child might have turned out a little bit like me.