CRAFTS + FUN

I am a hands on make it yourself kind of a girl. I have found that doing various projects with all three of my men has brought us together. It is in these moments that I tend to learn the most about each of them. I have a passion for gardening, decorating my home, and just plain trying out different things. Sometimes they are a success and sometimes…not so much. I invite you to come on some of my crafting escapades. Who knows, maybe you will be inspired to try a few!

LET’S BRING THE OUTSIDE IN

You love your kids.  Your kids love nature.  How about a quick and easy project that will bring you all together and teach responsibility?!?!? Kids love nature.  Nothing is more entertaining than watching a child explore a pond or lake.  The frogs and fish captivate them for hours.  Wouldn’t it be great to let them have that experience […]

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FRIDAY FUN: MAKE MEMORIES

Isn’t doing anything with any child about making memories??? I do a lot of crafts/projects with my boys.  It has been a terrific way for us to connect, relate, and build a beautiful relationship.  They enjoy my creative spirit and I tease them about their lack of one.  The things I come up with or […]

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Photo collage of an old buffet table converted to extra office storage

STORAGE SOLUTION

I had a problem, so I decided to take matters into my own hands… My husband always thinks ahead.  I am the lucky girl that he often is thinking about too.  When he built our home he designed a small writing office sitting on the edge of a kettle, which is kind of like a […]

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Mercury glass DIY painted vases

DIY MERCURY GLASS

I love the look of mercury glass, but often can not afford it… If you have found yourself in this same boat, maybe this simple project will be able to help you out! Now, this is my first attempt at doing this after reading several other how to’s on the internet.  I believe in showing […]

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Crayons

NEW TWIST TO PAINTED ROCKS

Paint + Crayons = Fun Kid Craft! I don’t know what the weather is by you, but it is still gray and dismal here in the Midwest…boo… The kids are busting at the seams to get outside, and quite frankly – I am ready for them to run off a bit of their steam.  We […]

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Glass Mushrooms in the garden

UPCYCLED GLASS MUSHROOMS FOR YOUR GARDEN

Easy, Pretty, Perfect – Let’s do this! Do you have a cabinet full of this?  People come over with a dish to pass and they forget their bowl.  Your husband is sorry and brings home flowers in a pretty vase…again.  Or Grandma passes and her favorite glass dish, although it is chipped, you can’t through […]

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Blanket 3

SNUGGLING IS GOOD FOR THE HEART

You can’t really snuggle with out a blanket and a loved one…A blanket made by a loved one is even better… I have seen a million of these fleece blankets around.  Bundled up babies sit snug in there car seats with them.  Toddlers pull at the ties as they suck their thumbs.  Soccer Mom’s huddled […]

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