Do you remember the old song “Paper Roses?” Since I was a little girl I have been sort of obsessed with paper roses and recently I came across these gorgeous roses that you can make from old book pages. These are so lovely and can be used in so many ways to create so many gorgeous things. If you...
Some of my favorite projects to work on involve making furniture. I’m not even close to being an expert at it but I’m always willing to give something a try. And there are so many great design ideas out there on Pinterest or the woodworking forums. It’s pretty easy to get a good set of plans and start a...
DIY unicorn crafts have really become all the rage lately. And why not? There are so many magical things that you can make in a unicorn theme. From decoration for your DIY unicorn party to fun everyday unicorn crafts for kids, I have a list of 45 magical DIY unicorn crafts that you can make today, and these are great...
This time of year is my absolute favorite, and do you know why? Weddings! I love going to weddings, and I love planning them even more. We have done so many DIY weddings in my family over the years that I just couldn’t possibly imagine doing it any other way. We do everything for family weddings from catering to...
Ever pulled a garment out of the dryer that suddenly would better fit a lanky tween than a grown adult? It's happened to the best of us. There are some tricks to unshrinking that favorite piece, although sometimes it's but a temporary fix. Still, it might help you to squeeze out a few more wears! Certain types of fabric, like cotton, wool...
Do you have enough storage space in your house? Honestly, I think everyone could use more space, but sometimes we just don’t have the room to add that space, if that makes sense. Have you thought about utilizing those dead spaces in your home to add more storage? I have, and along the way, I picked up some great ideas...
A xeriscape is a landscaped area specifically designed to withstand drought conditions and reduce water consumption. The term was developed by Denver Water in 1981 by joining xeros, the Greek word for dry, with landscape. (It should not be confused with zeroscaping, which uses lots of rocks and only a few plants to create a landscape that requires little...
If you have ever planted a flower, a vegetable, or any grass seed in your yard, you have most likely had an unfavorable encounter with crabgrass. This vociferous weed, though seemingly harmless at first, can rapidly take over your garden or yard, creating an untended, unruly looking space. The problems associated with crabgrass are not just aesthetic, however. This weed sucks...
When redecorating your home, it’s difficult to strike the balance between expressing your personality and not risking having dated décor in years to come. Neale Whitaker shares his advice to ensure your home stays looking chic in the decade ahead. My advice is to always ignore what’s on trend. People set way too much store on trends and feel that...
The secret to a profitable renovation isn’t just in how you spend your money, but where. 1.  Updating your kitchen As any Andrew Winter fan will attest, kitchens sell houses! Putting money into a kitchen reno is a brilliant way to boost the value of your home, just remember to resist the urge to get fixated on tile and tap choices....