homemade glass cleaner

Easy natural homemade glass cleaner

Fall is in full swing and with it come grayer days, earlier sunsets, and darker nights. Since the fall sun already has the added struggle of getting through some clouds, I don’t want to hinder it any more by having dingy windows, which I realized was the case in my house. I searched my cupboards […]

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3 Simple spooky Halloween decorating ideas

Decorating for Halloween doesn’t have to mean a trip to the party store for cheap, run-of-the-mill decorations. Simple updates to regular household items create a spooky vibe without the cost or hassle of a trip to the mall. And in my opinion, homemade decorations looks ten times better than anything you can buy! Here are […]

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Thrift store chair makeover: Before and after

One of the women’s magazines used to have a column called “Can this marriage be saved?” Each month the column featured a couple trying to fix their broken relationship. “Can this marriage be saved?” is a rather catchy phrase, and it goes through my head every time I see a chair in need of repair, […]

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Make your own terrarium today – and keep it alive!

While Scott and I are the first to admit that we could be considered bona fide “black thumbs,” we also feel that no room is complete without a touch of greenery. Many plants have had an untimely death under our watch, but we’ve been working really hard to remedy that! So far, we’ve had a […]

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Decorating with new and vintage bottles

Oh bottles, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. In a day when many vintage items are getting to be quite pricey, bottles have remained relatively inexpensive. They go with just about any décor, and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. I’ve seen them in lavender, blue, green, and […]

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Fall out of summer

There is a crisp coolness in the mornings this time of year that lets you know fall is coming, but the sunny warm afternoons remind you that summer hasn’t gone yet. So what’s someone to do when it comes to home decorating during the transition? I have a few quick tips that will make your […]

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DIY birch log tea light holders

The best DIY projects, in my opinion, are the ones that are so easy they almost need no explanation. Today’s project falls into that category, which is probably why I love it so much! These birch log tea light holders take less than 15 minutes to make, and if you already own a drill, the […]

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Getting crafty! Giving new life to an unused bookcase

When we planned our new home, we included a little apartment above the garage. I knew that my daughter might end up living there during college, or my mother might need to move in with us at some point. I figured that until one of them needed it, the room would become my crafting space. […]

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Simple DIY laundry suds (that work!)

As an adult, you find yourself uttering the things that you swore as a child you would never say. Things such as, “Can you turn down the radio?” or “Let’s skip dessert; I’m too full.” Falling under that same category is the mini fit I threw when I purchased my very last bottle of store-bought […]

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How to paint wood furniture with your own DIY chalky paint!

Nothing transforms a piece of furniture like a coat of paint. I can’t tell you how many times I have found a truly ugly piece of furniture that has gone from ugly duckling to swan with the stroke of a paint brush. And with homemade chalky paint, there’s very little prepping required. Caution: Keep in […]