Why I’m Trying Native Landscaping and So Should You!

October 09, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Nature

I’ve completely changed the way I think about the plants in my yard after learning about native landscaping. It is a concept I hadn’t heard of until recently, and now I’m hooked! I’m on a mission to spread the word to everyone I know. I hope you find this post interesting and insightful. Leave me […]

How to Make a Faux Pumpkin Vase

October 07, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Fall

A faux pumpkin makes a great vase, especially when painted in deep fall colors and decorated with pretty copper tape! To make your own DIY pumpkin vase you just need a carvable artificial pumpkin (often called a “Funkin”). Fill it with pretty dried grasses for a modern look.  This post contains affiliate links. See our […]

Spread the word with VOTE pumpkins!

October 01, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Halloween

If you’re reading this post, I really hope you’re planning to vote in the upcoming election, and are spreading the word to others. These “VOTE” pumpkins are one way to get the word out. As women in particular, we owe it to those who fought for the 19th Amendment 100 years ago. A fight that […]

DIY Velvet Pumpkin Wreath

September 28, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Wreaths, Fall, Halloween

I stumbled across the sweetest mini velvet pumpkins at Hobby Lobby the other day and knew I had to make something from them. Introducing my DIY Velvet Pumpkin Wreath! I was drawn to the nontraditional fall colors of the pumpkins such as mauve, cranberry, blue and cream. They give the pumpkin wreath a fresh, modern […]

Decorate Your Halloween Porch with Balloons

September 26, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Balloons, Halloween

This halloween porch post has been sponsored by Balloon Timeยฎ. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Surprise trick or treaters with a balloon filled porch this Halloween! Trick or Treat might look a little different this year so I’m thrilled to be able to add some extra spirit with these Halloween themed DIY balloons. […]

Navy and Gold Powder Room Makeover – Reveal!

September 23, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Room Makeovers

The time has come for our powder room makeover reveal! It is a project that we’ve had in the works since July, so it feels great to have it done. While I love decorating rooms, I found the idea of a bathroom remodel intimidating! I kept putting it off, even though the bathroom is right […]

DIY Pumpkin Wearing a Face Mask

September 13, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Halloween

2020 calls for a different type of pumpkin decorating. Introducing a pumpkin wearing a mask! I thought it was only fitting to have a face mask pumpkin decorated to represent our new normal. I’m betting a lot of us an extra face mask lying around for this project. I paired mine with some simple pumpkin […]

7 Steps to Getting to Know Your Backyard Habitat

September 11, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Nature

I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent a lot of time in my backyard since the start of the pandemic in March. Whether sitting on my balcony overlooking the yard or tending to my various plants, my backyard has served as a quiet escape for me during this time. Whether you have a small […]

Our Powder Room Remodel – Before Photos!

September 03, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Room Makeovers

In the seven years we’ve lived in our home, we’ve managed to update most all the rooms in some way. Our powder room was one of the few exceptions. It has been begging for a makeover. As much as I love decorating, bathroom design just feels intimidating to me, so it was easy for me […]

Pumpkin Harvest Fall Porch Decor

September 01, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Fall

For my latest project with Oriental Trading, I’m bringing the fall harvest to your front porch decor! I have always loved visiting pumpkin patches and apple orchards during the fall, especially when we lived up north in Chicago. They aren’t as easy to come by here in San Antonio, so I’m recreating pumpkin patch vibes […]

The Cutest Rickrack Picture Frames!

August 31, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Wall Art, Room Decor, Pom-Poms

There is something about rickrack (also spelled “rick rack” or “ric rac”!) that I just love. It is such a sweet embellishment that comes in a rainbow of colors. I’ve had a bunch of it in my craft room just waiting to be put to use, so I came up with these DIY rickrack picture […]

Easy Dollar Tree Fall Wreath

August 26, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Wreaths, Flowers, Fall

Introducing my easy peasy Dollar Tree fall wreath that you can make in under 20 minutes for under $20 in supplies! You know I love the Dollar Tree for inexpensive artificial flowers and greenery. In fact, it is my go to source for the floral I use for my DIY wreaths. I was excited to […]

Hazel’s Pastel Pink Bedroom Reveal!

August 20, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Home Decor, Room Makeovers, Room Decor

Introducing Hazel’s “Pastel Pink” bedroom reveal! This week I am sharing my daughters’ new bedrooms. After eight years of sharing a bedroom, the two sisters were dying for their own space. What better time than a quarantine to make that dream a reality?! Yesterday I shared Stella’s “Teal Paris” bedroom and today I’m sharing Hazel’s […]

Stella’s Teal Paris Bedroom Reveal!

August 18, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Home Decor, Room Makeovers, Room Decor

Introducing Stella’s “Teal Paris Bedroom” reveal! This is a project that has been in the works since the start of quarantine. In fact, it happened because of quarantine. I had told my daughters (Stella, 10 and Hazel, 9) they could have their own room once Stella goes to middle school a year from now. But […]

My Journey to Becoming a Master Naturalist

August 07, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Nature

I have a confession to make. For the past year I have been living a double life – as a crafter during the day and a Master Naturalist in training at night. What is a Master Naturalist you ask? I had no idea myself not long ago. In short, a Master Naturalist is a certified […]

DIY Seashell Decor Cones

July 23, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Home Decor, Accents, Summer

These seashell decor cones are a fun way to decorate your home with shells that you’ve saved from the beach! I’ve been saving shells from different trips over the years. If there is a beach nearby, you’ll find me walking along it first thing in the morning. I can’t help but pick up any shells […]

My Country Living Magazine Feature!

July 03, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Popular, Fave Supplies

One thing I’ve learned after a decade of blogging and creating is if you just keep going, good things will come. Sometimes when you least expect it, like at the beginning of a pandemic. I’m so excited to share one of those good things that came my way. I have 12 of my craft projects […]

Make a Year of DIY Wreaths – New Ebook!

June 30, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Wreaths

Have you ever wanted to make a wreath but didn’t know where to start? Or perhaps you’ve made a wreath but want to make more? Well, I have something very exciting that I have been working on for you – an ebook all about DIY wreaths! This $9.97 guide makes it easy to craft an […]