Tips To Successfully Grow Lavender From Seed

Last year around this time I started planning a wildflower garden. I planted the several varieties of wildflower seeds and had pretty good success my first year growing a wildflower garden. This year I’m going to add to my wildflower garden by increasing the seed density, and hopefully get some more success with a few…

handmade paper gift boxes

Handmade Paper Gift Boxes

With Valentine’s day coming up, I thought it would be a fun little craft to make handmade paper gift boxes. This was a great craft to do with the kids to occupy some time, but they also loved it because they came up with some ideas of crafts to make and give away. I’m posting…

Setting Goals For 2018

January is a great time for setting goals for the year and to make a list of things to accomplish. It feels so satisfying to cross a task off the list when it’s complete. It gives me a sense of accomplishment. When it comes to the house related goals, DIY projects are a combined hobby…

2017 Year In Review

Happy new years eve everyone! Thanks for following along with me this past year. Now that it’s the end of the year I thought it would be a good idea to look back over the last twelve months and do a year in review all the projects Tony and I completed. Sometimes in the daily…

Porch decorated for Christmas

Christmas Home Tour 2017

It’s better late than never! Now only a few day days before Christmas, here is our Christmas home tour. This year I went for a colorful and fun theme, something the kids would love. It’s not a picture perfect home, but this is normal life for us right now. Come on in and enjoy the…

DIY wood nativity for willow tree figurines

How to make your own wood nativity

I had a request to make a wood nativity for my sister-in-law’s Willow Tree nativity figurines. I love getting requests and coming up with a design to create something. Here is how I made a DIY wood nativity from some scrap wood I had around the house. You can adapt the design to whatever size…

birch branch candler holder

Birch Branch Candle Holders

Today I’m going to show you how I made some easy DIY birch branch candle holders! One Christmas tradition we did growing up was to light some candles and list to the Boney M Christmas cassette while decorating the Christmas tree. This is a tradition that I loved and that we want to continue with…

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