• Simple Fall Decorating on a Budget
    Decorating,  DIY,  Free Downloads,  Freebies,  September

    Simple Fall Decorating on a Budget

    *Affiliate links have been used in this post. You don’t need to spend a fortune (or a lot of time if you’re not fond of decorating) for fall decor. Whether you’re on a shoestring budget, or simply trying to save pennies, with a tidbit of creativity and a few minutes, you’ll have your place feeling like a cozy fall haven. Here’s a few inexpensive, simple fall decor ideas to cozy up your home for fall: >> Pinecone Wreath Greet your guests at the door with a pinecone wreath to present a warm, stylish welcome. Rather than paying the standard price of $50 to $100 for a pinecone wreath, make one…

  • Easy Upcycled DIY Gift Bags #diycrafts #upcycle
    DIY,  Do it Yourself

    Easy Upcycled DIY Gift Bags

    It’s fun to add a little crafty touch to your gift bags, and it feels more “thoughtful” because it shows that you invested a little more time into your gift.  I often buy plain bags at the dollar store because you can get them cheaper in “groups”.  Today, I bought a 3-pack of yellow gift bags for $1.  If you watch for clearance sales at Walmart and other stores, you can often snag an even better deal!  They are of course, plain gift bags, but it doesn’t take much to turn them into something a little more special. My BEST TIP for DIY crafts is to buy plaid / gingham…

  • Easy Upcycled Dress - Cheat to Lengthen Method

    Easy Upcycled Dress – Cheat to Lengthen Method

    If you cringe at long DIY projects, then you’ve found the perfect blog. To be quite frank and open about it, I don’t have the patience for long, drawn out crafts and other projects (such as making beautiful quilts, like my blogger friend, Missy). My kind of craft and sewing projects are ones that I can finish in under 30 minutes…. so continue reading if you’re a little interested in quick sewing projects…. or if you’d like to lengthen a dress. 🙂 Last November, during the “black Friday” sales promotions, I bought myself a little sewing machine (my referral link) for my Christmas present.  I have discovered that I hate…

  • Crafts,  Organizing,  Thrifty Moms,  Uncategorized

    Quick Weekend Projects: Diy Desk Memo Board

    I LOVE fast projects. And, I really like the art of “creating” something new, but HATE tedious projects that take more than a couple of hours to do. This project literally took around 15 min.  ***Perfect for my attention span.  Tee hee! I grabbed this (self-standing) wooden frame with a nice unique shape at a thrift store yesterday.  As for greeting cards, I often pick those up in  bundled deals to keep on hand. *Pin it here:  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/138204282289940222/ What you need: – A self-standing photo frame (small size for convenience that will fit well on your desk or dresser) – A greeting card (pick a color that matches your decor…

  • Gardening,  Uncategorized

    Gardening in Kansas – Diy Gardening Bench Workstation

    It can be a gardener’s dream to have your own “Gardening Bench Workstation“… I used to have all my pots and tools here and there, but for 2014 my goal has been to get my house in order and organized. I had been wanting my own gardening workstation for quite awhile, but if you’ve ever priced those, they can be quite expensive. So I prayed about this and awaited to find something that I could turn into my dream gardener’s work area. *Disclaimer: I’ve used my Amazon referral links in this post. A couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon a Baker’s Rack at a garage sale….for ONLY $10! I…