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…

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…

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 Dino Magnets

This  DIY will be something your kids will love to use to hang up their artwork! This fun DIY is super easy and the colorful Dinosaur magnets will be something fun to have up on your refrigerator. Supplies: Plastic Dinosaur Toys (you can purchase at the dollar store) Spray paint (try gold or a pretty…

Homemade Play Lands: Your DIY idea source

As most parents know, kids toys, especially ‘sets’ of things, can get out of hand in quantity and cost quickly. If you’ve got hot-wheels then you need the mat, the garage, the towers, the race track. If you have Barbie you need the cloths, the house and the convertible. Do I need to continue? My…

Turn your Winter Blues GREEN with this photo blog from the Tropics

  A Tropical Plant Tour-The rain forest of Costa Rica I’m stuck in the frigid north this winter, that’s not a bad thing, but sometimes I need to lift my spirit. Listening to uplifting music, going outside and decorating with items that simulate spring time are a big help. I like cold, but I also…

DIY Pom Pom Pillow

Ever since I watched a home renovation show where they added a round pillow into their mountain of pillows on their bedspread, I have wanted one. I couldn’t find one that was affordable, so I decided to make one myself.  This is an easy sewing project that is beginner friendly, and the end product is so…

DIY Cactus Pillow

Today I am going to show you my process of making a super simple Cactus Pillow! Supplies: Fabric Tissue Paper Pencil Scissors Pins Sewing Machine or you can sew this by hand Embroidery thread and needle How to: First you need to make your pattern. I took tissue paper and drew out what I wanted my…

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…

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…

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…

DIY Ornaments!

I put up my Christmas tree on election night to keep my mind on happy things, and I decided to create some more fun things to decorate it with this year.  Below I created a video showing you how to create these fun little ornaments. Supplies: Straws 4 per each ornament Scissors Yarn Wooden Beads…

Runaround America-A North Carolina Detour

Meeting interesting people is one of the things I love about back roads America. People can be interesting in different ways. On this day, while driving down Gerton Highway US74A we came to the little mountain community of Gerton at the base of BearWallow Mountain. To our surprise, nestled in the side of the mountain was…

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…

DIY Litter Box

My husband and I have a Bengal cat, for anyone that does not know what exactly that means let me tell you. It means you will never sleep past 6:30 again, it means that even with the largest litter mat your floor will still be layered with litter. It means that you can’t leave anything…

Geocaching Fun

While I do love a good spring time walk, it can get a bit drab this time of year. In Michigan, the trees are starting to bud and the mud is inescapable as the snow melts. To spice up your walk, especially with kids, you can do a bit of geocaching along your route. Here’s…

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…