Easy Last Minute Christmas Decor

Are you looking for easy last minute Christmas decor? I’m not big on Christmas decorations that can only be used for a few weeks a year. That means I need to store boxes of decorations for the other 11 months they aren’t in use. Instead, I look for everyday items that I can use in […]

End of the Year and Back to School Teacher Survival Kit DIY

I’m starting to get excited for back to school time!  Our kids go back to school at the end of August so I have a few more weeks to get organized and prepared.  I’ve already gotten that HUGE stack of papers in the mail that I have to fill out every year. It seems like […]

Patriotic Table Setting Ideas for Your Next Party

Looking for patriotic table setting ideas? This year, we’ll be having our 4th of July cookout at my parent’s house. My father is King of the grill so whenever we have a cookout, we do it at their house so my Dad can cook. Of course, my Mom and I are responsible for the rest […]

How to Make your Own Sprouting Jar & Sprout Seeds

I love fresh vegetables and in the spring and summer, I enjoy spending time in the garden. Unfortunately, winter in Vermont is long.  I am not able to grow anything in the garden from October through early May.  I do use a cold frame to extend our growing season a few weeks longer, but even […]

How to Make Furniture Polish and Restore Shine

Have you wondered how to make furniture polish? We purchased a kitchen table and chair set when the kids were younger.  It’s probably close to ten years old now and has seen its share of crayons, markers, and wear.  The finish is starting to come off the top of the table in spots and it […]

How to Make your own Healthy Hot Chocolate – Gifts in a Jar

I love hot chocolate.  It’s one of the things that I look forward to as the weather gets colder here in Vermont.  I was making my grocery list a few days ago and hot chocolate was one of the things we are almost out of. Since I am trying to get healthier and be more […]

How to Set a Halloween Table for Adults with a Festive Favor

I’m sharing how to set a Halloween table for adults as part of a campaign with Mom Central Consulting for Starburst. I received product samples to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating. I love to craft and these Starburst Candy Corn are perfect for Halloween decorating or snacking.  Either way, I […]

Easy Halloween Craft Ideas That Anyone Can Create

I love making crafts for different holidays and these easy Halloween craft ideas came out so cute!. While I craft regularly, I enjoy finding crafts that are fairly easy to do.  I’m not one of those people who is going to sit down and hand sew a quilt for our bedroom or turn our living […]

Decorating with Burlap – Make a Centerpiece

This post on decorating with burlap is part of a sponsored David Tutera Casual Elegance campaign. All opinions are mine and mine alone. I love the look of country decor in my home and I like expressing myself through the way I decorate. I cannot go out and buy new curtains, pillows and rugs whenever I […]

Mason Jar Craft Ideas – Jute-Wrapped Succulent Favors

Looking for Mason Jar craft ideas? As someone who has canned for years, I have boxes of Mason jars in storage. I still use them for canning but I have way more than I will ever need.  Since Mason jar craft ideas have been so popular lately, I wanted to try another one.  I received […]