How to Make Fabric Bowl Covers

While shopping with my sister and friend in the strip district, I stopped in at Loom, a beautiful textile store full of high end fabrics, notions, and vintage pieces. In the front they have a section of fat-quarters for $3.50. If you are into collecting beautiful fabric patterns, you may have found yourself with a… [Read More]

Pulmonaria: A Beautiful Spring Bloomer with an Awful Name

You know it’s spring when the daffodils and tulips are in bloom, and the forsythia proudly display their blast of yellow. However, another lesser-known beauty, often seen at the first sign of spring is a pretty little perennial, called Pulmonaria, aka lungwort. Pulmonaria aka Lungwort Lungwort, its common name, is an herbaceous shade loving perennial… [Read More]

Southwest Rice & Black Bean Casserole

I’m always looking for a good casserole to take to a pot luck dinner, or to serve at home. My chicken and black bean tortilla casserole is one of my readers’ favorite posts. But growing up we ate a lot of rice, and since my family loves southwest flavors, I wanted to come up with… [Read More]

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]

Super Easy Party Pizza Dip Recipe

I remember making something similar to this in Home Ec class when I was in junior high. Today they would call that middle school and I don’t even know if they still teach home economics. Well, maybe I dreamed it, because I asked my sister and one of my friends about it, and neither of… [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]