Making A Holiday Journal

In one of my Christmas boxes I have a small, unassuming notebook. It lives there with all the decor for most the year. But when we pull out the holiday boxes I also pull out this notebook. It’s become incredibly special. It’s my family holiday journal. I’ve been adding to it each year for five…

Hunting Trees & Holiday DIYs

Our family went and cut our Christmas tree this past weekend. It was a blast and I recommend the tree “hunt” to anyone who hasn’t tried it. Not only do Christmas tree farmers provide trees, they are compostable, sustainable, and local. Picking our tree and dragging back to the car to be loaded made my…

Jumbo Easter Eggs DIY

We’ve all done the school time paper mache on balloons right? It’s so old fashioned I think most of us just skip over it at a DIY project, that and it’s a big mess when you do it with kids. But here’s a fresh take on the idea: Jumbo (any size you want really) Easter…

DIY- Felt Christmas Tree for Toddler

If you’re like my family you have more heirloom ornaments than normal ones on your tree. They are special and mean something even if it makes the tree look cheesy. So how do you have a family tree when you really don’t want anyone in the family to touch it? Especially that glass one from great…

Vintage Gifts for the Holiday

For Christmas we always play “the game.” You know the one where you get a number, pass the gifts, and steal them from each other (or any variation thereof). Our newest twist to this game is buying our gifts second hand, either from a yard sale or from a thrift shop. Not only is the challenge to find…

Tomato Cage to Tree DIY

My neighbor’s annoyance this fall was my delight as I found him yanking out a wild grape vine from a cherry tree. Instead of letting him add it to his burn pile I dragged them back to my yard to make these adorable trees to decorate my front porch. Here’s how you can make your…

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

1.The Giving Keys, pay it forward. The giving keys is a company that employs homeless people to create jewelry, but it gets better than that. Each piece of jewelry has a word on it that is meant to be given to someone you think needs that word.  For example, if you have a necklace with the…

Gift Guide for Writers

Here are some ideas I complied for gifts for writers. Some are practical, others are quirky but I hope you find some ideas you can use. Eat. Sleep. Write. Coffee Mug. Any coffee mug with a fun saying will work. A quick internet search turns up hundreds of options. Find this mug on Amazon. LED…

Holiday Pinecones

The trick to painting the tips of pinecones is not meticulous work and endless time. It’s as simple as a letting nature do the work for us! Here is how I make perfectly frosted pinecones for the holidays! I live in Michigan so, if I want to get pinecones from under my pine trees, now…

Gift Guide: The Artist

Are you looking for a gift for the artistic/creative person in your life? Here is a list that I came up with of some amazing gifts that they would love to get! Coloring Book! of course Artist love coloring! Sometimes we need to do something creative that is more laid back and doesn’t require so…