Home and DIY

Olympic Rescue It! Update: One year later

Olympic Rescue It! Update: One year later

It’s been an entire year since I completely refinished my deck using Olympic Rescue it! You can read through the step by step process in this post (pictures included). I’ve had quite a few questions from readers asking how the deck has held up over […]

Easy 5-Second Wreath

Easy 5-Second Wreath

The other day I was Pinteresting on a totally unrelated scouring mission and happened to scroll past a few amazing wreath ideas. Within hours I suddenly found myself browsing the aisles of Michaels. As I was loading my cart with materials for what was bound […]

DIY Window Planter Boxes II

DIY Window Planter Boxes II

Last year I made my own window planter boxes for the first time and throughout the summer they bloomed gorgeously and added such a lovely touch to my home (check out the original post here – there are step by step instructions with pictures). Now […]

DIY Deck Restore with Olympic Rescue It!

DIY Deck Restore with Olympic Rescue It!

When I moved into my home it was in the middle of winter and I thought having a deck was a bonus and a great addition to the backyard. It wasn’t until that first spring rolled around that I realized my deck was yellow (yes, […]

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching (May 8, if, you know, you didn’t have that marked on your calendar…) and I’ve rounded up some great gift ideas for the best woman in your life. I lost my own Mom when I was young but that doesn’t […]

Spring Closet Cleanout and Organization

Spring Closet Cleanout and Organization

Spring is on its way and the first stop on my “spring cleaning” checklist is my closet. Not only does the room just need a good swipe through with the duster, but it’s the perfect time to purge and swap out winter items with what […]

DIY Spring Decor II

DIY Spring Decor II

Last week I had some time to waste while waiting for the dog to finish at the groomers so I walked into Michaels without any real plan. I haven’t been feeling too imaginative or crafty lately but as soon as I walked in there creative […]

DIY Spring Decor

DIY Spring Decor

I am so anxious for winter to be over that I’ve basically decided to skip right over Valentine’s day and Easter and started to style my house for spring. Because it’s too early for fresh flowers around the house, unless you want to buy them, […]

DIY Crispy Apple Dog Treats

DIY Crispy Apple Dog Treats

Here’s another easy, inexpensive, and delicious dog treat idea for you! This one is prepared using the same method as the sweet potato treats I showed you a few weeks ago. For the record, I also tried these treats and they are delicious! The method […]

DIY Sweet Potato Dog Treats

DIY Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Spoiled. The word most people would use to describe my pup. And she is, but when it comes to what I feed her, I have some seriously good reasons. Check out my recipes for slow cooker dog food if you haven’t already, I feed my […]

DIY Peppermint Sugar Hand Scrub

DIY Peppermint Sugar Hand Scrub

Looking for an easy DIY Christmas gift idea? Hand scrubs are always a hit and so simple to whip up! Hand scrubs are perfect for this time of year to get all that dry dead skin off and the added oil helps to moisturize. I’ve […]

Holiday Decor

Holiday Decor

Hey there friends! I hope everyone’s Thanksgiving was filled with joy, family, and a bit of relaxation. And if nothing else, some good ole forced merriment… Truthfully, I started decorating for the upcoming Holidays mid-November. My method this year has been to tackle it bit-by-bit […]

DIY Lighted Birch Holiday Decor

DIY Lighted Birch Holiday Decor

Here’s another 5 minute DIY project for the holidays! If you haven’t already checked out my quick winter snow globes, click here, you’ll love those! This project is a simple rustic way to light up your home this season. Most of the supplies actually don’t […]

DIY Mason Jar Holiday Decor

DIY Mason Jar Holiday Decor

If you are looking for a simple (and I really do mean simple) do-it-yourself holiday project, this is the one! These pretty little shaker jars took me less than five minutes to make.  Yep, all of them, done in 5 minutes. I’ve seen these before, […]

DIY Grey-Washed Table

DIY Grey-Washed Table

We all have old furniture that simply doesn’t match our style anymore. Maybe it was handed down from a family member, donated to you when you first moved out on your own, or a steal at a yard-sale. Regardless of how it made its way […]

DIY Slow Cooker Dog Food: With Pork!

DIY Slow Cooker Dog Food: With Pork!

At this point my pooch’s diet is entirely made up of homemade food and she couldn’t be happier! If you want to read about why I started making my dog’s food for her, you can read about that here and check out the first recipe […]

Fall Window Boxes

Fall Window Boxes

This summer I put up a few window boxes, which you can read about here if you are also interested in adding these to the exterior of your home. Now that it is Fall, I wanted to remove the dying plants and get the boxes […]

$5 DIY Pumpkin Vase

$5 DIY Pumpkin Vase

I know, you spent the entire summer listening to me rant and rave about my wildflower garden and you thought you were off the hook now that it’s fall. Except, my wildflower garden is still in full bloom, exhibit A (it’s the only exhibit, I […]