Book Page Table Runner

Sometimes you have the best laid plans to create and then your family gets hit with multiple illnesses and you just simply stop everything “extra” and focus on healing. Life is hectic and we don’t always take the time to just BE. We are finally on the mend and I took a few minutes putting…

Simple Christmas Table Setting

I adore table settings and creating tablescapes, but my budget doesn’t allow me to splurge often on these sorts of items. I’ve learned to work with what I have in my collection to design a festive experience for my friends and family. This Christmas morning we will have a big breakfast and just a few…

Candied Pecans

I’m the weirdo who doesn’t like nuts in my baked goods. Walnuts in brownies? Yuck! However, I love to eat them plain (salted or sugared). These pecans are tossed in two varieties of sugar and cinnamon and then toasted low and slow. They are addicting and I enjoy eating them by the handful. Gift baskets…

Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving week has arrived! I cannot wait to spend the better part of this week with those who are near and dear to me. I’m certainly grateful for a short work week and enjoying my favorite meal of the year. What are your Thanksgiving plans? I made this traditional cranberry sauce which is a wonderful…

Paper Marbling 

Projects that involve a short list of supplies and require minimal time are my favorites. I am a busy full-time working mother and have to satisfy my need to create, by can’t spend all day neglecting other responsibilities. I also, work with children with various special needs and I like to plan sensory activities for…

Fall Inspired Tablescape

It’s always nice to have a simple occasion to celebrate, now that the weather is cooling off it’s the perfect time to dine and relax outside. Invite a few neighbors over and share a September equinox supper together. A few natural touches can help transform your gathering into something memorable. I collaborated with my dear…

Leaf Print Tea Towel

When summer starts to lift and cool mornings arrive, I start to think about decorating for fall. This tea towel is a simple project that adds a natural look to your kitchen. You can even get your kids involved in gathering leaves to use during this craft. Take a nature walk and collect an assortment…

Painted Bead Necklace

This DIY necklace is super simple and is another “quick step project” as I like to call it. This necklace came to be, because I had some remnant materials lying around and thought it would be a cute piece to update my spring wardrobe. If you want to host a crafternoon, this would be a…

DIY Cupcake Toppers

For a little while I baked and sold cupcakes- mainly to friends and family and friends of friends. I no longer do that, but I enjoy making treats for my family. Today, I have an easy idea for a quick step project; cupcake toppers. These make great accents on cupcakes and elevate them, so they…

DIY Sugar Scrub

Today I’m back with another at home DIY spa product; sugar scrub. ¬†With warmer weather approaching it’s a great time to think about exfoliating your skin. You may already have these ingredients in your house and can skip the high price tag on scrubs at the store. Essential oils allow you to customize the scent…