Bird Seed Cakes: Easy DIY Wild Bird Feeder Cakes for Winter

Show your love for your feathered friends this Valentine’s Day by making these easy DIY bird seed cakes. Any mention of ‘bird seed crafts’ probably stirs up memories of preschoolers slathering pine cones with peanut butter and rolling them in bird seed, ending up with a sticky-icky mess. Yuk! Those peanut butter bird seed ornaments …

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How to Make Gingerbread Coffee Syrup (Last-Minute Gift Idea) 

How to Make Gingerbread Coffee Syrup

Another gift exchange?  Really? As much as you like to shop, the thought of heading out to the store again to get yet another gift for that last-minute gift exchange that popped up makes you want to scream. Wondering why you agreed to this craziness, you imagine that the Wikipedia entry for “holiday stress” features …

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How to Make Cute Turkey-Themed Thanksgiving Place Cards

Turkey and all the fixin’s in the ‘fridge?  Check. Pies on order?  Check. Got enough china place settings for all the guests?  Pressed tablecloth and napkins back from the cleaners?  Check. No stress here! You’ve got your Thanksgiving dinner plans under control! By now, you know who is coming for the feast, so you can …

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How to Use Rosemary: A Creative Guide for DIY Gifts & Crafts

You know rosemary. That’s right.  The herb.  You know, the third one in the herb quartet, “Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme”? You’re likely familiar with rosemary’s distinctive fragrance and its ability to uniquely enhance flavors in many fish and meat dishes. Experienced foodies and mixologists have learned how to use rosemary to creatively enhance the …

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Easy Back to School Crafts & After School Tablescape for Kids

Back-to-School pencil themed flower or plant gift tag and bookmarks for kids

It’s almost that time again. Summer break is rapidly coming to a close. Your agenda for the final days of this summer vacation will be jam-packed with shopping trips for clothes and school supplies. You’re excited for your kids (and maybe a little bit for yourself) and want to recognize and celebrate the start of …

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July 4th Craft: Easy Firecracker Straws for Kids (+ Party Drinks)

Your July 4th summer cookout is all set.  Almost. The hamburger patties and hot dogs are in the ‘fridge ready to go. You’ve purchased the ingredients you need for your ever-popular potato salad, award-winning deviled eggs and your famous, crowd-pleasing desserts. You need drinks for the kids and the adult crowd, and have stocked up …

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5 Quick DIY Projects for Creating a Spa Chic Guest Bath

She’ll be here soon. You’re so excited! Your bestie is coming for a visit and you’re eager to spend those few days rekindling your friendship. Your agenda is jam-packed with activities like shopping, wine tasting, your traditional sleepover/movie marathon, baking, brunch with friends… You can’t wait! You even considered your “down time” at your home. …

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