Inside: Take some time for yourself this holiday season and make this simple felt Christmas tree ornament to trim your Christmas tree. Do you ever get a little depressed the day after Christmas? Because the holiday season suddenly went into fast-forward mode and you feel like you missed it? One minute you were prepping Thanksgiving dinner and the next you’re taking out the trash loaded with ripped Christmas wrapping paper and wondering where the time went. You regret not enjoying the season enough. You didn’t make cookies or go ice skating like you wanted to. And every time you turned
Inside: Is decking the halls stressing you out? Here’s the easiest way to decide when to decorate for Christmas. Every year, the great debate begins. When to put up the Christmas decorations. People have decided opinions about when to start decorating for the holidays. Too early and you’re labeled a fanatic. Too late and you have less Christmas spirit than Scrooge. But how soon is too soon? And, how late is too late? Usually, I ponder this question when munching on leftover Halloween candy. See I never stay in my own home for Thanksgiving. That means no day after Thanksgiving
If you’re like me, a burlap wreath DIY project will put you right in the fall mood.
So you light a pumpkin spice latte candle. You pour apple cider donut coffee into your “Happy Fall!” mug. You are decked out and ready to make a fall wreath. But what kind of wreath should you make? You’ve probably seen burlap door wreaths galore on Pinterest and Instagram. Should you make a burlap wreath with ribbon wound through it? A burlap wreath with flowers? One made from a dryer vent? Oh wait. Don’t do that one.
Inside: You don’t need a complete renovation to update your kitchen. Here are the easiest ways to change it up without killing your budget. Do you cringe every time you walk into your kitchen? Is it those 1960s wooden cabinets you haven’t had the budget to replace? Or, the yellow linoleum flooring you try not to look at? Or, the pile of dirty dishes in the sink? (Me too, friend.) You want to update your kitchen, but something always gets in the way. Money. Time. Effort. The kitchen struggle is real. Right now I’m living with my sister in her
Inside: How to find those special travel souvenirs you’ll love forever. A month ago I was in Amsterdam. Staring at a closed door. Locked out of the apartment my sister, my friend and I were renting. Not my proudest travel moment. But good things can come out of bad times. While my friend waited on a locksmith, my sister and I explored the city. We walked the cobblestone streets and analyzed each step of how we managed to lock ourselves out. How did we do that? But as we turned a corner, the happy white tents of a flea market
Inside: Discover how to create a faux succulent wreath in an unexpected way. When I plant succulents, they’re happy one moment and dead the next. While I consider myself a plant-savvy person, succulents are my downfall. A perky cactus deflates like a balloon. Purple echeveria browns within days. Jade shrivels away from me like I’ve scorned it. So, when I saw the living succulent wreath trend that’s been making the rounds on Pinterest and home decorating websites, I knew no way would I keep one alive for longer than a few days. Rather than killing some pretty succulents, I opted
Inside: Who doesn’t love when something’s free? Discover how to get free seeds for your garden. With visions of rows of lettuce, tall tomato plants and cucumbers curling up trellises, you head to the nursery to grab some seed packets and bags of soil. Only to realize you also need containers. And, maybe some transplants in case the seeds don’t work out. What about fertilizer? And mulch? Suddenly this fun gardening project has turned into a money pit. Gardening expenses add up. But that shouldn’t get in the way of the fun. Growing your own food has so many benefits.