6 Tips to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

6 Tips to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

(Family Features) As days get shorter and temperatures drop, many homeowners overlook their lawns’ needs. Unfortunately, winter can be brutal and make it hard for lawns, trees and shrubs to thrive the following spring. Just like chapped lips and dry skin, plants struggle to find moisture in the winter, too. Symptoms include scorched and dropped leaves, mottling on leaves and even dead leaves and twigs. Dry or frozen soil can … Continue Reading →
Halloween Photo Booth Frame Project

Halloween Photo Booth Frame Project

As you all know, my mom is amazing at creating so many different things. Halloween is her favorite holiday to create things for especially now that she does an annual Halloween party for family and friends. At this years party she created a super fun Halloween photo booth frame. Everyone was thrilled with this because it was just too cute! When I asked Mom about it she said that she … Continue Reading →
DIY Project – Glitter and Light Canvas

DIY Project – Glitter and Light Canvas

(Family Features) When your home decor needs an upgrade, but expensive, ready-made items aren’t in your budget, DIY projects can be an easy and affordable solution for revitalizing rooms in your home. One simple way to enhance the character of a room is with lighted elements. Add a glistening, on-trend look with a lighted canvas, which features twinkling lights that dance on shimmering glitter to lend a glam look to … Continue Reading →
Build Your Own Solar-Powered Phone Charger

Build Your Own Solar-Powered Phone Charger

Summer is here and the sun is out. Why not use the sun to your advantage and make yourself a solar-powered phone charger. This is also a great project for the kids to keep them learning this summer. My son loved making science projects like this all the time. I found this infographic with step-by-step instructions to make your own charger and a little extra info about solar power. Will you … Continue Reading →
[Infographic] Sewing Machine Day

[Infographic] Sewing Machine Day

Today, June 13, is Sewing Machine Day. I love that sewing has been making a resurgence in the last several years. My mom is actually a phenomenal sewer, I however, did not inherit her gene for that. I can sew a little, but nothing too complicated. I would love to try my hand at using a sewing machine again, but I do not have a machine to practice on. The … Continue Reading →
8 Thanksgiving Craft Projects

8 Thanksgiving Craft Projects

Thanksgiving kind of gets overlooked these days it seems. This is wrong – it is such a great holiday to enjoy the autumn colors and share your gratitude towards others in your life. Today I have rounded up some great craft ideas that will be perfect to decorate your home or give as a gift to someone hosting a Thanksgiving dinner. Please note that I have permission from all of … Continue Reading →
Pine Cone Mason Jar Centerpiece Inspired by #FebrezeFall

Pine Cone Mason Jar Centerpiece Inspired by #FebrezeFall

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. It finally is cooler outside, the leaves start to turn such gorgeous colors of red, orange, and yellow, planning starts for fall holiday food, the smell of fresh baked goods seems to be everywhere, and there are lots of natural items to use in craft projects! SheSpeaks and Febreze (disclosure – they are sponsoring this post) sent me the most … Continue Reading →
Turn Your Smartphone Into a Pinhole Camera

Turn Your Smartphone Into a Pinhole Camera

Here is another fun project for you to try. Pinhole cameras and the idea behind them have been known since the 10th century when a Persian scientist wrote about naturally-occurring rudimentary pinhole cameras. The essence is that light from a scene passes through a small point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side. It is a lot like how the human eye actually works. While this project is … Continue Reading →
Good Things Jar Family Project

Good Things Jar Family Project

The new year is here and I have a great family project (or individual) for you to start now (or at anytime really). A Good Things Jar! You may remember me sharing about my family doing “Three Good Things” at mealtime which is still great but as our family changes our ways to share good things changes as well. I think simplicity is key for this project to work, at … Continue Reading →
Decorated Tech Cords Project

Decorated Tech Cords Project

How about a fun and easy project? Bookmark or pin this now because when the kids are off school for holiday break or stuck inside because of winter weather this will be a great project for them! We all have an abundance of cords these days for our smartphones, tablets, chargers, cameras, and more and they are almost all the same color, black. This project will help you easily identify … Continue Reading →