Knitted Candy Corn Garland

Knitted Candy Corn Garland

Not too long ago I shared some adorable, knitted candy corn potholders and today, I'm sharing knitted candy corn garland. This is super duper easy but looks just festive and fun for Fall! HA! As I previously told you, there is something about yarn that is comforting to me.   I hope y'all are enjoying these types of posts as much as I like … [Read more...]

Knitted Candy Corn Potholder

Knitted Candy Corn Potholder

The colder days are just around the corner and that means it's time to knit and crochet and do things that make us feel warm and fuzzy.   It's something that has always comforted me and I just love anything handmade.   These knitted candy corn potholders are such a sweet gift idea y'all.  They're super easy to make and just flat our adorable. … [Read more...]

Chinese New Year Felt Fortune Cookies Craft

Chinese New Year Felt Fortune Cookies

What's the Chinese New Year all about? Read below and see you can celebrate with this easy-to-make craft; Chinese Felt Fortune Cookies! The Chinese festival marking the start of the new year, beginning on the second new moon after the winter solstice and ending on the full moon fifteen days later. It is marked by visits to family and friends, … [Read more...]

Memorial Photo Collage Craft – Letter B

Memory Photo Collage with Letter B

February 4th will be six months since Bobby has been gone.  Honestly, it doesn't feel like that to me at all.  One of the things I always worried about when my older boys were little, was them forgetting about their Wela when she passed.  So with Truett, I want to make sure he's surrounded by stories and photos of his Pop.  The hardest decision I … [Read more...]

DIY – Cinnamon Stick Floral Centerpiece for Christmas

Cinnamon Stick Floral Centerpiece for Christmas

One of the fun traditions that my friend has, is creating Christmas decor & ornaments during their Thanksgiving festivities.  If there were more women in the crew that I'm feeding for Thanksgiving, I'd so start it as our own.  Since I don't though, I just have to randomly get my DIY to create some fun Christmas pieces.  Today I'm sharing a … [Read more...]

DIY Wreath Craft with Matching Table Centerpiece, for Thanksgiving

DIY Thanksgiving Wreath

Families everywhere will gather up to devour Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy the company of family & friends.  If you plan on hosting a dinner, then some holiday decor is in order to help spruce up the home for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Wreaths can be costly but if you buy just a few supplies, you can make your own, along with some other decor … [Read more...]

DIY Bird Bath

DIY Bird Bath

I don't know if you've looked lately but bird bath fixtures are quite pricey.  And most them are kinda ugly to me.  I originally wanted to paint my own design on plain clay pots but couldn't find exactly what I needed, so, I went with another idea!  At full price, this DIY Bird Bath can be made for less than $25.  With my lucky find of clearance … [Read more...]

Kid Activities – DIY Paddle for Balloon Bounce Game!

DIY Paddle for Balloon Bounce Game

We are still having a blast with our homemade bubble solution but today I wanted to bring you balloon bounce, a fun indoor game.  Usually from about 12pm-6pm, it stays smoldering hot here in Texas so when you're not able to cool down in the pool, you can play this! The kids will spend quite a bit of time decorating their paper plates so not … [Read more...]

Easy Crocheted Ruffle Scarf

Crocheted Ruffle Scarf

Crocheting is one of my most favorite hobbies.  I have never been able to pick up knitting yet but my grandmother, her mother, and my mil all crocheted.  It's only fitting that I carry on the tradition. Lucky for me, there are some projects and yarns that make it easier than ever to create stunning pieces of work for little effort and for an … [Read more...]

DIY Treasure Chest for Indoor Scavenger Hunt

DIY Treasure Chest

I don't know about you but this is always the time of year that we are stuck in the house because of cold weather conditions.  We get bored and eventually, the winter blues.  To liven things up, we love to play games.  Since most board games require you to sit, we opt for other games that require some sort of physical activity.  We love charades, … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Posey Pops

Valentine's Dum-Dum Flower

These Valentine's Day Posey Pops would make a perfect Valentine for the little girls!  With just $5 bucks, you can make several of these Valentine's crafts.  You can give one to each little girl or make a whole bouquet for the teacher.  It takes no time at all and with all the beautiful themed papers out there, you could create an amazing flower … [Read more...]

DIY Snowflakes Craft Using Glittered Glue

Glittered Glue Snowflake

We've only had snow once here in my part of Texas so we have to find creative ways to bring the snow to us since it doesn't like showing up too often.   This snowflake craft is super duper easy.   Both you and your kiddo will have a blast creating a winter craft in the warmth of your home, all while using your imagination to create a snowflake.   … [Read more...]

DIY Craft – Holiday Wreath

DIY Holiday Wreath

I love DIY crafts, however, I have learned that wreath making might not be my calling.  I clearly lack the creativity needed to make a masterpiece. With that said, I do feel that, for my poor wreath making skills, my holiday wreath turned out pretty decent.   We actually don't buy wreaths here on the ranch because of cost since not too many folks … [Read more...]

Halloween Spider Using Duct Tape

Halloween Spider using Duct Tape

I love Halloween so when I was challenged to make something using Duct Tape and a pumpkin, a spooky spider instantly came to mind! First off, you'll need duct tape and I don't know if you've noticed lately, but duct tape projects are the trend these days.   If you check out your hardware section at Walmart, you'll see a whole display of … [Read more...]

How to Turn a Cutting Board Into a Chalk Board

Chalk Board Cutting Board

With Mother's Day around the corner, I'm sure there's bound to some need for gift ideas.  I've got a great one for your Mom and/or that foodie lover in your life; a cutting board turned into a chalk board! You can do this with just about any surface but I thought a cutting board would be fun to make for the Mom who loves to be in the … [Read more...]

Spring DIY – How To Make a Pen Bouquet – Great Gift Idea Too!

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This would make a great gift idea for the office nerd like myself (ahem Mother's Day) or even a Teacher Appreciation gift!  It's so stinkin' easy to make and one of the most affordable gifts you can create.  If I were to make it for a teacher, I'd probably use red pens (or those assorted colors) and glue sticks, as well as, black pens! And if … [Read more...]

How to Personalize Mini Mailboxes with a Cricut

personalized mini mailboxes

This craft project was way easier than I thought it would be and went much faster too.  We used a cricut to put names on these mini mailboxes for Truett's pre-k class for Valentine's Day.   When my older boys were little, I would put together gift sacks for each kid in their class, for each holiday.  It was fun for me and exciting for them.  I … [Read more...]

DIY: How To Make Bottles for the Baseball Throw Game

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Recently, my son's Sophomore class held a 'county fair' for their fundraiser. Each pair of students were responsible for coming up with their booth. My son and his friend decided on the baseball throw game and we were in charge of coming up with the bottles. Now I searched and searched the internet and every single aluminum bottle I could find, for … [Read more...]

My 15 Minute, $6 Pom Pom Glove Craft

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I've been trying to think of some crafts to do lately and when I sat down tonight, I kept thinking about those pom pom gloves I saw in the store the other day.  You know the ones right?  They are your team colors and will be great for teams that go into the cold, specifically into the playoffs.  But, I had no intention on paying $25 bucks for one … [Read more...]

4th of July Party Favors – Candy Filled Firecrackers

I created a super easy & cheap table centerpiece for the 4th of July holiday and today I'm sharing some fun & cute candy filled firecrackers that make great party favors! What I originally wanted to do was use 4th of July wrapping paper but I couldn't seem to find any so I decided to go with tissue paper; red, white and blue.  I used a … [Read more...]

DIY 4th of July Table Centerpiece for $8

We love Independence Day for many reasons but in light of recent events, I have to say, I'm glad there won't be any fireworks this year. It's so risky with how dry things are around here. I asked around for ideas to create a DIY 4th of July craft and had lots of replies but decided to go with 2 very easy & budget friendly ideas; Candy Filled … [Read more...]

How to Make a Valentine’s Day Piñata Craft

Valentine's Day Pinata

During the middle years of our marriage, I did a lot of crafts.  In fact, I custom made things and sold them to folks so we'd have grocery money.  While I did need the money back then, I just really enjoyed crafting in general and promised myself that in 2011, I'd do more of the things I loved, like crafting. Today I'm bringing you a really … [Read more...]

Cheap and Easy Halloween Crafts that are Kid Friendly

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Before I get to the crafts, did ya'll notice my new template?  Look familiar?  It should because it's the same template I'm using on my top food blog!  I needed a more professional look but keeping with my logo and the header on the other template hogged up the whole front page!  Lemme know what you think!!  Honesty as always please! Okay, for … [Read more...]

Getting Crafty with Iron-on Transfers & Dressing for the Game

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WOOHOO....how about a little Hornet pride!!  Oh yeah, I'm all about supporting the team so as usual, I made little man his own little T-shirt to wear to his biggest brother's first game. First, you need the supplies. Hanes Toddler Boy 3 Pack T-Shirts Avery-Dennison Clear Avery Iron-On-T-Shirt Transfers Iron, printer So basically, … [Read more...]

Creating Stickers from Labels

Sometimes ideas like this just fly over my head but I was thinking, why not use labels for stickers???  I could totally created some cute stickers with my logo and such and give them out next year at Blogher!  How cute would that be???  Of course, it would be more cool if I could come up with a snazzy little tag line to put on there too. You can … [Read more...]