Learning how to make homemade pasta is a skill you will enjoy using again and again. I'm a good mom. I really am. Sometimes I screw up and yell or have a short-temper. I nag and I worry too much. Or I forget to show thanks and appreciation. But, I know that at I'm a good mom even with my mistakes. One of the "good mom" achievements I'm most proud of is the instilling a love of real food, . . .
Is it too early for Christmas ornaments? Sadly, no. The stores are starting in on Christmas already. It's a bit too soon, in my opinion. But...I guess if you want to make your own decorations or presents it's time to get going on it. December is going to come up awfully fast! This ornament is adorable and a great gift idea. I made up a couple for our tree and a couple as gifts. They were a huge . . .
You'll see a rather odd expression on Lanet's face in the above photo. That's because it's simply a screen shot of the video tutorial below. This is a dessert done many, many times by many, many people. We don't want to put up a finished beauty shot and give the impression that we think it's ours. It's not. But, we want to be sure that our readers are fully aware of this wonderful pumpkin version . . .
Chalk paint isn't the new kid on the block by any means. Not at all. But, I'm uber surprised at how many are still completely unaware at the miracle this stuff is. If you are one of those...pay attention. This is for you. I hate painting. Especially furniture. And, until I discovered chalk paint I avoided it at all costs. I would look at a piece of furniture that was just right for what I . . .
There are those moments when you need to do something ridiculous for no other reason than because it makes you smile. I hope you have those moments-- I hope that you act on them. I did. As a result of my impulsiveness, I now have a giraffe toothbrush holder. A toy giraffe toothbrush holder. Sitting on my bathroom counter staring smugly at me when I wash my hands. It's awfully hard for . . .
Simple steps to make a gift bag: Today's video tutorial is a good one and I daresay I'm getting a bit better at these!! I'm starting in on Christmas preparation with these adorable gift bags! Handmade, inexpensive and easy...why pay alot for something that you can make better? These are not hard, nor do they take alot of time to make. I used copy paper for most of these, or some left over paper . . .
Terrariums have invaded Pinterest, magazines, and all sorts of sites. They are everywhere! And, for good reason. They are little jars of happiness that take care of themselves, are easy to make, and don't have to cost alot. How could you NOT love them?? That would just be silly. So, if you are ready to jump on the terrarium bandwagon and don't know how to make a one...I'm your superhero. I know, I . . .
Another great "Save the Boobies" project... . . .
I have another great space saving solution for you today! In our new apartment, space is limited. And while we have room for a coffee table if we squish it in, we decided not to squish. But on game day or movie night you really, really want a place for your beer and popcorn! An easy, space saving solution to our problem is this DIY sofa arm tray... Now, before we being this tutorial of . . .
I adore, adore, adore the roll-up vintage maps. Adore! But, alas...they are beyond my budget. And difficult to find. So, when blinds.com offered me a chance to craft with one of their shades I jumped at the chance. I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to make. I knew EXACTLY how. And I knew it would be amazing! And...it was. Making this vintage style map was easier then I expected. Would I make the map . . .
These fabric leaves are a quick and easy project to make for your fall decor. Nothing fancy or hard about these lovelies! A vase of these next to your tipsy pumpkin topiary and your tablescape will be set! These are very simple to create. It will leave you time to glue on washers and bits of wood to a vase. And fill it with buttons. No reason…it’s just cool. Here’s the supplies you . . .
This little circus elephant was a Christmas present for my little sister. She loves quirky, original, artsy…you know. So I crafted this circus elephant for her. It wasn’t hard. It was just a bit time consuming because of the layers involved. But, it turned out lovely, don’t you think? If you have a hankering to create your own circus elephant here is the WHAT WHAT: dollar store . . .
We realize that you may not understand the value that felt bow ties can have in your life. So, let us give you a little education. Bow-ties are fancy. They are classy. They immediately make you look smart. They make people smile, and be joyful. Bow-ties are just special. Bow ties are cool. Dr. Who Fans understand why. Therefore, having the ability to make felt bow ties is a useful . . .
I apologize to Santa for killing Rudolph. Do I redeem myself if I say this is just a stuffed version…not the real thing? This is a faux taxidermy. This Rudolph the Reindeer mount is adorable. Just make sure your kids know he’s only fabric or you might make them terribly sad! Materials: stuffed reindeer ( you could use a stuffed moose like this one and just add a red nose) wood . . .
This DIY Advent Calendar may not be a gift to give. But, my kids sure thing it is more fun to get gifts FROM it!! And this DIY Advent calendar is easy, inexpensive, and fun!! If you have small children, you understand how hard it can be for them to wait for Christmas, and a simple advent tutorial with little gifts or coupons inside each day can make that waiting so much easier. Do you have . . .