Category Archives: DIY/Homemade

2015 Ornament Exchange Link Party

Deborah Ward   November 14, 2015   Comments Off on 2015 Ornament Exchange Link Party

When I signed up for this year’s ornament exchange, I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting myself in to. However, I have had the best time! My partner for the exchange was Marie at DIY Adulation.  We both chose to make ornaments for our candy themed Christmas trees, and boy, did they turn out cute.  Check out here ornament here: Glittery… Read more »

Super Sweet Candy Ornaments

  I stopped by Starbucks the other day and bought a Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino, and just like that, I’m in the mood for all things Christmas. Some time back, I signed up for an ornament exchange with a large group of other bloggers. My partner is Marie at DIY Adulation, which is pure magic, because come to find out…we have the… Read more »

Dollar Tree Halloween Wreaths

So…my new house has two front doors. I love the look of it, but I also love symmetry.  I have lots of lovely wreathes and wooden signs, but only one of each. All summer I used my sweet little mason jar sign that said, “Welcome, Y’all”. As much as I love that sign, it drove me nuts that I only… Read more »

Halloween Decorations on a Budget

I don’t know about you all, but I just don’t feel right spending money I don’t really have on lots of decorations for holidays.  In fact, for most holidays, I either don’t decorate at all or I just get some of those $1 window clings for my son to stick up. There are two exceptions to my no decorating rule…1) Halloween,… Read more »

Make your own cornhole boards- cheap and easy

No game says Kentucky more than Cornhole!  And while there are those who would argue that UK Basketball holds that distinction, there is no question that they, too,  are chuckin’ corn bags come April.  There is some minor controversy about the actual origins of the game, but the confusion only seems to exist outside the blue grass state.  In Kentucky, there is… Read more »

How to Make Your Own Pallet Table

There is a lot of satisfaction that comes with making “something from nothing”.  I believe I developed this appreciation from my father-in-law who is very gifted in woodworking among other things.  He can make the most amazing and beautiful things out of basic materials. The table pictured is way below his skill level, but for a cheap and practical do-it-yourself… Read more »

Dry Erase Planner Tags

As I mentioned in my post, Make Your Own Paperclip Bookmarks, I absolutely adore my Erin Condren life planner.  Not only is it pleasing to the eye, especially after I decorate it each week, but the layout is perfect for helping me keep my life on track. With one child actively involved in competitive dance, one child with special needs, and… Read more »

Make Your Own Paperclip Bookmarks

I’m having a love affair.  Man, it feels good to say that and get it off my chest. Whew! No, there’s not another man.   However, to quote Mr. Darcy, I most ardently admire and love my planner. Well, he said “you” implying Elizabeth Bennett, but I just know he would have loved a planner, also.  I am a total nutcase… Read more »

DIY Wooden Signs – Part 2

Yesterday I posted part one of my adventures in making my own wooden signs.  Check out that post here.  Not only does making your own wooden decoration save you money, but it also makes your rooms much cuter!  While the store bought signs are really nice, when you make your own you can add those personal touches you wouldn’t normally get.  Today’s post… Read more »

DIY Wooden Signs – Part 1

I was recently at a craft store and they had a ton of adorable wooden sign.  Much to my surprise…they were all 50% off!! I grabbed one that I thought would look cute in my bedroom, flipped it over and BAM! sticker shock.  Even at the greatly reduced price, they were still asking too much for it.  It was a… Read more »