DIY, Lifestyle

Dollar Store DIY: Geometric Mirror Display

This dollar store DIY is an awesome way to display items and is super simple to make.   All you need is a couple supplies from the dollar store and you have yourself a beautiful geometric mirror display! Supplies: 3 mirrors from the Dollar store(these are next to the candles at dollar tree) Hot glue… Continue reading Dollar Store DIY: Geometric Mirror Display

DIY, Lifestyle

DIY Hand Embroidered Watercolor Shoes

After making the DIY Galaxy Shoes I fell in love with the process of making art on canvas shoes.  It's so much fun to create and also to wear around! We have a Walmart across the street from us and, I admit, we go there sometimes. At my last visit I found canvas shoes, they are… Continue reading DIY Hand Embroidered Watercolor Shoes

DIY, Lifestyle

DIY Pom Pom Napkin Ring

This DIY is great for parties! If you are looking to add a little extra fun and color onto the table then this is a perfect DIY for you.  I know a lot of people do not use napkin rings but for parties it adds so much to have them included.  You can create these… Continue reading DIY Pom Pom Napkin Ring

DIY, Inspiration, Lifestyle

Mercury Glass Globe-Making a replacement light globe from a pickle Jar

Installing a lighting fixture over a staircase can be difficult so when the light globe slipped effortlessly from my hand and dropped to its death below I cringed. Finding a replacement should of been an easy task but after looking in multiple big box stores, I selected the closest fit.To my dismay it was too… Continue reading Mercury Glass Globe-Making a replacement light globe from a pickle Jar

DIY, Inspiration, Lifestyle

DIY Planked Quilt Art knock-off

Handcrafting a brand store item is becoming a trend for those of us who count pennies to get by. Often times I find something I like but the price tag is way out of my reach. It's time to be creative and make it myself. I had on hand some left over or culls of a… Continue reading DIY Planked Quilt Art knock-off

DIY, Hand Lettering

Dollar Store Diy Spice Magnets

I was shopping at the dollar tree again (I know I am there far too often!) and I found these magnetic tins.  They reminded me of the magnetic spice tins but they were selling them to hold paperclips and other office supplies.  I thought it would be a great Idea to make a spice tin… Continue reading Dollar Store Diy Spice Magnets

Inspiration, Lifestyle, Travel

Haunted Rooms-The Jewel of Kalamazoo

Visiting Henderson Castle Although this might be a good place to meet entities, the reason I traveled to SouthWest Michigan to tour Henderson Castle wasn't to come face to face with the castles favorite ghosts. They boast of 5 deaths over time inside the castle and pride themselves as a paranormal hot spot with the property situated across… Continue reading Haunted Rooms-The Jewel of Kalamazoo

DIY, Freebies, Hand Lettering

Free Printable Thanksgiving Dinner Name cards

I use Creative Market a lot for fonts and other things for design and this week they have some amazing free downloads.  I used them to create name cards that you can download and use for Thanksgiving this year.  I know what your thinking, Thanksgiving is so far away, but its good to get some… Continue reading Free Printable Thanksgiving Dinner Name cards

Hand Lettering

Lettering on a Mirror = Magic

I stopped by the local salvation army to look for any good finds for lettering projects and I found this amazing round mirror for 49 cents! I decided that it was a PERFECT canvas for a lettering project and I wanted to share it with you all. White lettering on a mirror for some reason… Continue reading Lettering on a Mirror = Magic

DIY, Lifestyle

How to Make Your living Room more Inviting

We spend most of our time either in the kitchen or in our living room, thats why its important for us to have a living room that makes us feel welcomed.  Here are some practical ways to make your living room more inviting! Do you have an empty corner of your living room that just looks like something is… Continue reading How to Make Your living Room more Inviting


Air Plants- Living Art DIY

My co-bloggers returned from a vacation to sunny Florida (read more about the trip) and did not bring me back a typical plastic magnate as a souvenir. Instead, a bag of air plants and Spanish moss were my gift. Being from Michigan, my first instinct was, "Well, these are gonna die." Surprisingly, they made it… Continue reading Air Plants- Living Art DIY


Industrial Decor

My father is a retired deputy from a jail here in Michigan. When I was little we would go into the huge kitchen freezer and get boxed milk to drink while spending time with him after school. It shaped my perspective on what is good and honorable when I saw the way my dad treated… Continue reading Industrial Decor

DIY, Inspiration, Lifestyle

Mr. McGregor’s Scarecrow

A tutorial on how to make Mr. McGregor's scarecrow. All my life I have loved The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. It is a childhood classic that I have read to all my children and now to my grand children. It is out of love for this author and book series that I… Continue reading Mr. McGregor’s Scarecrow


DIY Stick Bouquet

  I was walking through my front yard and noticed how many fallen sticks I had to pick up.   I decided to collect a few and make a fun project out of it.  The side table of my guest bedroom was completely bare, so I devised a plan to create some type of  bouquet out… Continue reading DIY Stick Bouquet


DIY: Macrame Plant Hanger

  I have been decorating our new home over the past couple weeks and I am just starting to add in some plants.  I really really wanted to do a corner of hanging pots so I decided to learn how to make a Macrame Plant Hanger.  This was a fun and easy project, it reminded… Continue reading DIY: Macrame Plant Hanger

Hand Lettering, Inspiration

Hand Lettering: In Books

On one of my past blog post Quotes, I talked about how much I love lettering quotes that I find.  I came up with an idea on how to do something a little different with lettering.  When I am reading through a book and I find a quote that I love I start creating Ideas for… Continue reading Hand Lettering: In Books

DIY, Hand Lettering

DIY Pom Pom Art

Have you seen the hand woven wall hangings all over Pinterest and Etsy? These beautiful pieces are HARD to make, well at least for me, I tried and failed.   So I thought I would try something way more simple! Okay, remember making mini pom poms out of yarn by wrapping around a fork when you… Continue reading DIY Pom Pom Art

DIY, Hand Lettering, Inspiration


  I love hand lettering quotes, I have a whole Pinterest board of quotes that I use to practice with.  Today I wanted to share with you a piece I made for our guest bedroom.  I plan on changing out the art as I progress.  I am going to keep the old pieces in the… Continue reading Quotes

Hand Lettering, Inspiration

Inspiration: Antiques

Inspiration can come from anywhere, and I wanted to share with you how I stumbled upon some great inspiration for my lettering over the holiday.  On a trip back to Michigan my family and I visited an antique store.  While I was there I found a huge amount of lettering inspiration that I wanted to… Continue reading Inspiration: Antiques

DIY, Inspiration, Lifestyle

Sheet Music Art

Part of my creative flow are projects that bring me stimulation and the joy of a finished project. This is especially nice when I’m midstream on a novel and the end is farther away than I want to admit. So here is my project of the week! I scored four matching picture frames from a… Continue reading Sheet Music Art