Easy Fall Craft: Tin Can Pumpkins!

Fall is almost here!  Despite the God awful heat and humidity, we have been experiencing here in Georgia this week the calendar says fall is on the way.  I am starting to see leaves drop off from the trees and it is darker in the evenings earlier that it was last month.  Soon we will have crisp, cool mornings and piles of leaves in the yard to rake up.  Okay, that part of fall I am not looking forward to! I decided to try my hand at an easy fall craft and turn some leftover tin cans into decorative pumpkins to adorn my table.  If you are … [Read more...]

Fall Home Decor Ideas: A Vase Full of Pumpkins!

With summer gone and the cool weather finally here I am starting to pull out the fall home decor.  October and November decorations include lots of browns, orange, green and yellow and I love finding ways to incorporate natural materials into my fall home decor ideas. Just a simple bowl of pine cones spritzed with essential oil bring a touch of added warmth to a room.  I am not the craftiest individual but I am trying to find simple ways to bring a bit of uniqueness to my home.   The following easy fall home decor idea was fairly simple to … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Lip Balm

This homemade lip balm post contains affiliate links.  This means that if you click on the link and make a purchase I will receive a few pennies to contribute to my blogging adventure! There are few things in this world that I believe are worth buying the best quality  possible.  One of those things is food and the other is lip balm.  I seriously think I have a lip balm addiction...you can find it in every room of my house.  I keep it in the car, in my purse and in my pants pockets. This is frequently a problem because I often end up … [Read more...]

Summer Activities for Kids: Create a Toyrarium #MiracleGroProject

This Summer Activities for Kids article is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Well, today is my kid's last day of school and then we have 2 1/2 months of unstructured summer fun.  Oh, sure, they have a few camps and a family vacation to look forward to but there will be endless hours of free time as well.  During that free time, I will hear an unending stream of 'I'm bored', 'there's nothing to do' and from my son 'I'm hungry!'.  So, what is a mom supposed to do when here kids … [Read more...]

Easy Spring Craft: Make a Mushroom Fairy Circle

When my daughter was younger she was obsessed with fairies.  She watched Tinkerbell, read fairy books and even made a tiny fairy bed to keep on her nightstand in case the fairies wanted to come visit her at night.  I guess she was hoping they would get tired and decide to take a nap with her! This easy spring craft is a great way to use up all those empty toilet paper rolls I know you are stashing in your art closet.  You can find decorative muffin papers at most craft stores and other than a bit of paint, that is all you really need.  In real … [Read more...]

Easy Odor Control with Homemade Sneaker Sachets

I am lucky that my family is very active.  They run, play tennis, do martial arts, etc.  That leaves me with 4 pairs of sneakers that end up smelling not so fresh by the end of the week.  Since I can't afford to buy everyone new sneakers when they start to smell toxic, I decided to start trying to freshen them naturally with a few ingredients I had lying around the house.  This is a very simple way to keep your family's sneakers smelling fresh.  If you are dealing with a stinky teenage boy like I am, you will find this odor control tip very … [Read more...]

Easy Easter Crafts: Egg Shell Candles

My family buys their eggs from a small, local farmer and come spring, the chickens are laying a LOT of eggs!  Eggs are a great way to get more protein without actually increasing your meat consumption.  However, what do you do with all the eggshells that are left over after breakfast?  I will frequently use them in the garden to deter slugs or just toss them in the compost bin but there are a lot of creative ways to use them to decorate your house.  Making Egg Shell Candles is one of the easy Easter crafts that I enjoy because it is also a … [Read more...]