Make these Easy Handmade Christmas Ornaments with Mason Jar Lids!

I have some friends whose Christmas trees look like they belong in a magazine.  If that's your thing, more power to you...however I prefer my messy, cluttered tree filled with macaroni angles and children's handprint ornaments!  Over the years, we have made a ton of easy handmade Christmas ornaments. I have unique ornaments on my tree from their days in preschool.  I even have Christmas ornaments on there from when *I* was a kid!  Since my kids aren't getting too crafty anymore now that they are teens, I decided to make a few tree memories of … [Read more...]

3 Christmas Candle Decorating Ideas that Take Less Than 5 Minutes to Make!

One of the drawbacks to living far away from family is that our holidays are rather quiet affairs.  Every other year or so family or friends come to visit but this year it will just be my husband and I and the kids.  However, that doesn't mean I don't want the holidays to be special!  These Christmas candle decorating ideas are inexpensive and easy to put together.  That means I get plenty of holiday spirit without going broke or stressing out about fancy centerpieces!  If you find yourself without guests this holiday season, don't skimp on the … [Read more...]

DIY Anti Static Spray and Getting Rid of Static Cling

I am so darn ecstatic that cool weather is finally starting to set in.  I haven't had to turn the heat on quite yet but with temps dropping quickly, it won't be much longer.  You know what happens as soon as I turn on the heat?  Static electricity!  And with a serious love of wool, getting rid of static cling seems to be a daily battle!  I decided to put together a DIY anti static spray today to get ready for the electrical currents that will soon start driving me nuts!This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through a … [Read more...]

DIY Dog Treat Cookie Jar and Healthy Natural Dog Treats from Wellness

This DIY dog treat cookie jar and healthy natural dog treats discussion has been sponsored by Wellness.  All opinions expressed here are my own.Halloween is almost here and that means there will be plenty of treats to be enjoyed.  From pumpkin pie to pumpkin ginger snaps, everyone in my house enjoys treats occasionally, even my dog.  Of course, sweets are definitely NOT good for dogs!  Know what else isn't good for dogs?  A lot of the stuff you find in many brands of dog treats. I have used Wellness brand products for my dog for years. I … [Read more...]

DIY Desk Organization Idea that is Creative and Inexpensive!

This DIY desk organization idea has been sponsored by Westcott Brand and Role Mommy but all opinions expressed here are my own.Do you have any idea how many times I have heard the phrase 'I can't find a pen' in my house?  Seriously.  Where do they all GO?  Well, I am hoping that this DIY desk organization idea will help my family keep pens, pencils, and glue sticks front and center from now on. What I really love about this desk organizer is that it is easy to make and incredibly inexpensive.  And, of course, it finds a great new use for … [Read more...]

Rosemary and Mint Homemade Shaving Cream Recipe

Living in the south means that I wear shorts from March through October.  Sure, I love tank tops and flip flops but that means I have to shave everyday for about 8 months out of every year.  That is a LOT of shaving!  I made this homemade shaving cream recipe because I was seriously sick of all the scents that were available at the grocery store.  If I am going to shave every day, I want to enjoy the experience!  I don't want cheap shaving cream that smells like my dad.  (no offense to dad...I love the guy but don't want to smell like him!) Now … [Read more...]

Solutions for Teen Acne Struggles and a DIY Bathroom Organizer

This discussion about teen acne struggles and my DIY bathroom organizer craft is part of the #ClearlyConfident campaign, sponsored by Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.My teens go back to school on Monday and we are busy getting ourselves ready.   Clothes shopping has been challenging, the back to school shopping list is way too long, and teen acne struggles are making them worry about their first day of school complexion.  Teenage acne is something we all suffer through, no matter what generation you are! … [Read more...]

26 Beach Themed Crafts to Celebrate the Ocean in a Decorative Way!

Do you love spending time at the shore?  Do you line your pockets with seashells and take millions of photos of ocean sunsets?  If you are drawn to the smell of salt water and the sound of crashing waves, these beach themed crafts will be a huge hit!!Beach Themed Crafts When I was growing up, I lived right on Long Island Sound.  I regularly went to the beach after dinner with my mom to walk on the sand and look for sea glass.  I ended up with bowls of shells, smooth stones, and some wonderful memories.  If you will be at the beach this … [Read more...]

Easy Cherry Almond Sugar Scrub Recipe

The calendar may technically still say spring, but summer is definitely here in Georgia. The temperatures are already up to 90 degrees and the neighborhood pool is open for swimming.  Of course, shorts and bathing suits every day mean LOTS of shaving.  This cherry almond sugar scrub recipe is the perfect solution to your shaving and exfoliating needs this summer!This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through a link on this site, we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.  I honestly love … [Read more...]

How to Blow Out an Egg for Decorating

Easter is fast approaching and Easter egg decorating is on many of our 'to do' lists this month.  If you are tired of buying plastic eggs or want to save your 'real' eggs from year to year, you need to learn how to blow out an egg for decorating.  We have attempted this project several times and have learned a few key tips over the years that I thought I would share with you.  If you really want to have fun with this, hand the eggs to your kids and then grab the camera.  There are some seriously fun Easter memories to be made by blowing out … [Read more...]