• grapevine wreath, farmhouse, pottery barn inspired, shabby chic, budget friendly, whimsical
    Create,  DIY-it,  Holiday

    Spooky Chic Halloween Wreath

    Decorating for Halloween is a must for me.  I want my decorations to feel elevated but be inexpensive at the same time.  And – in my opinion – a spooky fun Halloween wreath is a must for any decorating style.  This Halloween wreath is classy enough for a Pottery Barn style home, whimsical enough for a family with kiddos, and friendly for any budget.  Plus, it’s simple to make and can be assembled in less than 30 minutes.     This fun Halloween wreath is made using a basic grapevine wreath form.  You can find these at any craft store or, most of the time, your local Wal-Mart.  Just like…

  • DIY-it,  Health & Fitness,  This & That

    DIY Natural Kitchen Cleaner

    Over the last few of years, our family has been shifting towards a more non-toxic lifestyle.  This simply means we are choosing more natural products for our home and our bodies, and being more mindful of our food choices. The biggest area of toxins in our home was cleaners. (Of course, right?)  And I am constantly looking for ways to make or use a healthier alternative to an abrasive store-bought cleaner. One of the very first products I set out to overhaul were the sprays and wipes we always used in the kitchen.  I mean, think about it, those harsh chemicals are being used around our food!  So I absolutely…

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    Lamp-DIY

    This is the lamp in my living room. You may be thinking, “It’s not that bad”.  But it is.  Oh, but it is.   It’s one of those cheap resin-type lamps and the “paint” is chipping off.   Yes, I did say this was in my living room.  Don’t judge me.  I usually turn the base around so this doesn’t show as much.  It makes me feel not so bad.  (I said don’t judge.)   Confession:  I have had this lamp for 10 years and it has looked like this for probably at least 6 years.  It’s sad, I know.  I have had it so long that when I packed…