Make Your Own Inexpensive Patio Oil Lantern

While visiting my sister in Florida, I was inspired by her latest decor idea. She was going to make oil lanterns with stemless wine glasses, oil lamp inserts, and tiny shells for her balcony. I loved this idea, so when I got home, I set out to create a similar inexpensive patio oil lantern, that would… [Read More]

Planter Accessories: How to Make Garden Charms

Last year one of my friends gave me a beautiful small hydrangea bush for my birthday. Inside the pot she also had a tiny stone angel wind chime that read ” A True Friend is a Gift.” This gave me an idea to make some garden charms complete with a fun saying or phrase. It… [Read More]

DIY Easy Message Board

While I was visiting some friends I noticed the nicest message board in their apartment. It was a combination chalkboard and message board all in one. The chalkboard area also was magnetic, and I thought, what a fun DIY project. DIY Easy Message Board this post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  Click here to read… [Read More]

Hanging Teacup Planter Upcycle with China & Pearls

If you follow this blog then you may be familiar with my friend Carole and her book, Startle Garden, that I just reviewed. Carole, is not only a great writer, but is also the driving force for some of the fun challenges I’ve been sharing.  As the creator of Garden Up Green, she not only loves… [Read More]

DIY Attractive Wooden Boot Tray For Your Foyer

Have you seen these pretty wooden mats that some are using for their welcome mat? Some are put together with rope or beads, and I have always admired them. Here in the north, it can get pretty messy in the winter. We have a boot tray in our laundry/mud room right off the garage, which… [Read More]

10 Cut Flower Perennials That Are Easy To Grow

Many perennials make beautiful floral arrangements in the home. I love cutting some and placing them in vases around the house, especially when we have a party. So today I’m sharing ten of my favorites. All are perennials which means they will come back year after year, and all are easy to grow. Easy Cut Flower Perennials… [Read More]

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Make It Great Again: Painting Oak Cabinets

I’ve been wanting to makeover our bar cabinet for years. When we first moved into this house we weren’t shy about painting oak cabinets and completely changed the look of our kitchen. However, we never updated the same bar cabinet that sits in our living room. Painting Oak Cabinets After finishing the $100 room makeover… [Read More]