New Uses for Old Doors in the Home

One of the cheapest ways to bring character into the home is by using an old door. This is a perfect project for a rainy weekend, when you’re stuck inside want to make your home feel fresh and new. It’s also a great way to dress up a guest room on a budget, or how about the… [Read More]

How to Make a Leaf Embossed Concrete Fountain

The concrete bird bath that we had on our hillside fell over and broke. So this week’s Tuesdays in the Garden theme, DIY Garden Decor or any DIY How To Garden post, gave me the perfect excuse to create a new one.  I wanted to make a leaf embossed concrete fountain that the birds could… [Read More]

How To Make A Living Wreath

This living wreath project makes a great gift or something that you can use to adorn your home. I have used herbs and ground covers in this project, but you can also use annuals. Just keep in mind that low-growing and trailing plants work best and think about the level of sun in the area… [Read More]

How to Work the Color Wheel to Boost Your Curb Appeal

Last fall we had a giant red maple tree removed from the very front of our house. This left a noticeable bare spot. I haven’t decided what to plant there permanently yet, because I know there will be more sun in this area, I’m just not sure how much. However, the bare spot does nothing… [Read More]

How to Make a Braided Beach Towel Rug

I found this pretty beach towel at a discount store, and thought about making a rug out of it. Remember using rags as a kid, and braiding them into a large coil rug? Why not make a braided beach towel rug that could be used in the bathroom? It actually turned out pretty nice. The beach towel… [Read More]

How to Use Calming Lavender to Help You Sleep

Studies have shown that lavender helps promote relaxation simply by its scent. If you have insomnia or trouble falling asleep you may want to add calming lavender into your night routine to help you get the best possible rest. How to Use Calming Lavender  this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy… [Read More]

Make an Inexpensive Herb Garden in a Burlap Sack

Make an inexpensive herb garden in a burlap sack. The perfect portable gift for those who like gardening and cooking. It can be set near a door for easy access, so you can snip what you need quickly, even if it’s raining outside. Today’s theme for Tuesdays in the Garden is Mother’s Day garden-themed gifts… [Read More]