A Nontraditional Tradition

So my family discovered escape rooms a few years ago and let’s just say we are a bit addicted. When we take a vacation we check if there are escape rooms in the area before we go. It’s become a thing. Last Christmas I was thrown the challenge of, “Hey, you’re good at puzzles and…

Life #goals

Last week I shared a post about why we want to quit and talked about how important it is to flip the question and instead think about why we are doing whatever it is we’re doing in the first place. I talked about goals a bit and I want to develop the idea that goals…

DIY Headache Balm

Its allergy season here in North Carolina and I get so many headaches from allergies.  I usually use a little bit of peppermint oil to relieve my headaches but it can be a pain to find a carrier oil and then mix it before applying.  I decided to make up a batch of headache balm…

DIY T-Shirt Stencil Art

Grab your freezer paper and fabric paint because we are going to use it to makeover a  t-shirt! My sister gave me a magnet that had the Quest Type logo on it and that got me thinking that I should make a shirt with our logo on it.  Freezer paper makes this DIY super easy and…

DIY Card Table Makeover

A couple Christmas’ ago I won an old card table in a white elephant gift exchange.  Card tables are actually super useful because they fold up and you can transport them wherever you need without taking up much room.  I have used it a lot since I’ve gotten it but to be honest its old…

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…

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…

DIY Beeswax Cling Wrap

The switch to natural living has been slowly progressing in my life. It is a lifestyle change that has been growing in me for years. That is why I am celebrating today. I did it! I stopped buying plastic wrap, a product I have used all my life-A product that turns out to be very toxic….

Creating inside fun with Sand Play Dough

When I was a child, I loved playing outside with my brother in the dirt. We would spend hours creating whole cityscapes with the help of our Tonka trucks. Each would have multiple jobs to do. One of us was a landscaper, a police officer, a heavy equipment operator or the baker. It was great fun….

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…

A Rocky Beach In Winter

One of my favorite places to visit as a child, a beach full of the prettiest rocks any kid could dream of. With a steep sand hill plunging 100 feet down to the water’s edge this small section juts out into Lake Michigan causing rocks to wash up from the fathoms below. Just three feet…

Forcing Spring-How to start bulbs inside

Forcing bulbs in the dead of winter is a rewarding and pleasant way to bring a little spring into the house months early. To do this isn’t hard work, for the bulbs have all the nutrients they need to bloom stored inside of them. I love Spring, and all the sights and smells that go with it. My…

DIY hand painted ornaments

At any craft store or even the dollar store you can get clear plain glass ornaments. You can grab some of these and have a fun craft night with your kids! Acrylic paint works fine on them, you can also use glitter, fabric or any other type of crafting material. There are so many ways…

Kitchen Remodel: Part 2

10 ways to make your Kitchen look better There are a lot of different ways to spruce up a kitchen on a budget.  Over the past week we have renovated our kitchen and I wanted to share some simple ways for you to change things up. Make sure to have a budget written out so…

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…