Category Archives: let’s get crafty

8 inventive ways to recycle a tin can

8 inventive ways to recycle a tin can
The next time you’re heading to your trash can with that empty tin can, I hope that you’ll remember this post. Sure–you could also toss that can into the recycling bin, but how about a turning it into something beautiful and useful instead? Once we started searching, we found tons of cool, hip and original ways to turn a tin can into a work of art. Organize your desk and work area in an .

7 ways to save your page with a crafty bookmark

7 ways to save your page with a crafty bookmark
In the mood to get a little creative?     If you’ve got a few minutes, you can whip up one of these cute bookmarks to hold your place in your favorite book–or even make a few and give them away to a few fellow bookworms.   Heather from Woods of Bell Trees crafted these charming bookmarks using fabric strips and paper clips. Click here to get the whole scoop on how to make .

7 sneaky ways to surprise your kid on april fools’ day

7 sneaky ways to surprise your kid on april fools’ day
We’ve got everything you need to pull the perfect harmless prank on the kiddos this year! Not surprisingly, quite a few of these gags are food based…and what better way to freak out your little one?   It’s all in good fun and we bet they’ll enjoy the hoax as much as you do. Little mouths will be very surprised as they take a bite of this dessert and discover that it’s not ice .

wake up your window with one of these easy no-sew projects

wake up your window with one of these easy no-sew projects
Nothings adds more to a room than a new window treatment. You can easily change the whole look or feel of a space with a splash of color, soothing neutrals, or deep hues. That’s just one of the fabulous things about doing it yourself–you get to pick the fabrics and colors to use. These no-sew window treatments are an effortless way to express your creativity and spruce up your surroundings at the same time. .

7 recipes for a soothing soak in the bathtub

7 recipes for a soothing soak in the bathtub
Feeling the stress of the long winter season? Winter has hit so hard in many parts of the country…now is the perfect time to wind down and enjoy a little “me” time. These  DIY Detox Bath Recipes are not only easy to make–they’re relaxing and beneficial for your body. The common ingredient in all of them, epsom salts, is rich in magnesium and is known for its detoxifying properties. You’ll more than likely enjoy .

8 pretty punny valentines

8 pretty punny valentines
You think you’re pretty punny, huh? Well, these resourceful bloggers sure are! With just a little play on words, they’ve come up with some pretty punny (and funny) valentines that you can make this year.   We bet they’ll be well received by your sweetie (and may even give rise to a grin or giggle)… Really love this idea for classmates–find out how to turn a ruler into a cute valentine on the Relocated .

surprise someone with sweet snail mail

surprise someone with sweet snail mail
Everyone loves getting mail (we’re not talking bills here!)–you know the handwritten kind. The kind that means someone actually took the time to sit down and write something special. In this age of technology, this is something that has definitely gone by the wayside (it’s so much easier to type out a quick email)…so, just imagine the delight on the face of your friend or family member when they open up the mailbox and .

6 ways to spread a little sunshine

6 ways to spread a little sunshine
Wanna warm someone’s heart? All it takes is a small random act of kindness to remind us of all the goodness and love surrounding us everyday. If you’re game for making someone’s day–check out the cool ideas that we found from some fellow bloggers. Who knows…you may even inspire your recipient to pay it forward! Here’s a nice big list of ideas to get you started–head over to the Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers Blog where .

stylish succulent gardening – no green thumb required!

stylish succulent gardening – no green thumb required!
I have joined the succulent movement and have quite a few of these darlings in my home.  These hardy little plants need little to no care at all and are just right for indoor gardening and perfect for fairy gardens! I dug a little deeper into the history of succulents and learned that many of them originated in desert areas and are able to store water in their fleshy leaves and flowers.   If your .

shining bright

shining bright
One holiday tradition of mine is to send creative Christmas cards to all our friends, family and neighbors.  Since little Lolo has joined our troop this year she clearly had to be the star of card for 2014 since it is her very first Christmas. The inspiration for this year’s look came from uber talented moms, Adele Enersen and Sioin Queenie Liao  (if you click on those links… I guarantee you a good smile session)   Knowing that Lolo .