dealing with stress during the holiday season

A snow blower or otherwise known as a snow thrower is an equipment used to extract snow from a specific area that impedes the area’s purpose. Some examples are sidewalks, driveways, railroad tracks or roadways. The term snow blower can be deceptive to buyers; you might actually think that this machine will blow off air but in reality, it functions by use of an auger, collecting the debris and directing it to the discharge chute which will then discard it to the side. You can watch a video about it here. Or, to make it extra simple, snow will be released to the side.  SnowblowersRead More →

DIY Halloween Potion Jars #Halloween #DIY #halloweendecor #fall #falldecor #spooky

It’s the little items that always make holiday decorations really stand out! Halloween is no exception to this and while I love my larger pieces, like our spider vase and glow in the dark wreath I can’t help but adore these hidden fun editions. These DIY Halloween potion jars are just squicky enough to make the kids giggle and spooky enough to fit in with our skeleton birdcage! This is a simple craft with supplies that come mostly from the Dollar Tree. Although it does use a glue gun I think this is a suitable craft for children with a little bit of help! DIYRead More →

DIY Halloween Costumes, accessories from the dollar store

Getting a Halloween costume can be as easy as popping down to your local Walmart and buying one. Of course, that is easier said than done when you have more than one child or have to work within a tight budget. Coming up with DIY Halloween costumes doesn’t have to mean your Halloween look will be less wonderful than a store-bought costume and it can save you a lot of money in the process! If you enjoy being crafty or have kids that like spending time on art projects then it can be a great way to spend time together too! Our children have hadRead More →

Decorating for Halloween is one of my favorite activities in the fall! Halloween is such a fun holiday, with so many decorating options (Fall, Spooky, Cutesy) that it’s almost impossible to get through all of them! There is a theme or an idea that will fit every family and their decorating ideas. This haunted house centerpiece from the dollar tree is no exception! If your family is looking for something spooky then you might switch out the cute felt stickers with tiny skeletons or spiders. You might create some foam tombstones instead of using fall trees and your house might be decorated a bit moreRead More →

Creating a Dollar Store Bullet Journal

Bullet journaling is as popular as ever and with good reason! Keeping a journal, either as a place to express personal thoughts or as a tool to help keep you organized is a highly beneficial activity. While some people have held back from starting a bullet journal due to creative fear (Don’t worry there are tips for that too!) others have more trouble justifying the cost. This is completely understandable! While the basic supplies needed to start a bullet journal are not overly expensive they can add up and it’s easy to be sucked into buying more specialized items. If you have been holding offRead More →

DIY Dollar Store Miniature Fairy Garden

Fairy gardens are a popular spring and summer project loved by both kids and adults! Since creating a large outdoor fairy garden last summer I have been planning a smaller indoor version. Today’s dollar store fairy garden project is the perfect addition to your summer themed decor. Of course, it would also look quite lovely on a porch or balcony too! To create this dollar store fairy garden I used cuttings from my older succulents. However, if you don’t have any and don’t want to purchase some, you can buy some fake ones at Dollar Tree! This also comes with the added bonus of makingRead More →

DIY Mosaic Projects, Dolphin wall hanging

It’s easy to admire mosaics! The bright colors and fun designs are perfect for bringing cheer to a room or admiring on a bright summer day. I have always loved looking at them and in the back of my mind, I’ve always wanted to try making one! DIY mosaic projects are very popular and if you have any old chipped plates laying around they can be a great way to reuse some old materials too! I don’t know why I’ve never tried making a mosaic before – I think I was always a little bit intimidated by the idea of grouting. Thankfully this process turnedRead More →

Goose Creek Candle Jars

I haven’t been a candle fanatic for long. In fact, before I learned about Goose Creek I didn’t really care about them at all! Everything changed when I received Blueberry Cheesecake and now I’ve found myself with a new problem! What exactly does one do with all the empty candle jars? It seems a shame to throw them away. The large candle jars are especially cute looking and seem like they could be reused in numerous ways! Since I have no plan to stop collecting Goose Creek candles I figured I better figure something out! So this will be the first in a series ofRead More →

DIY Easter Craft Featured image

Decorating for Easter can be so much fun! Between the sweet pastel colors and abundance of cute animals, Easter makes my crafting heart sing. Crafting my own seasonal and holiday home decor has become an activity I really look forward too. Not only does this activity allow me to nurture and expand my creative muscles but it lets me bring seasonal joy to my home without costing my family a fortune. This DIY Easter craft is no exception! Created entirely by materials from the Dollar store and a glue gun this is a project that anyone can try! DIY Easter Craft, The Cutest Bunny you’llRead More →

Hanging Herb Garden a simple DIY project that can breath life into your home!

Growing an herb garden has been a project I’ve wanted to take on for a very long time! Having fresh herbs available for cooking or drying has become something I’ve thought about even more since starting Keto. I’ve had to spend a lot more time learning to season meat and vegetables as well as bake from scratch. I’ve found that fresh herbs are decidedly better than older dried ones but they can be expensive to buy. The idea for this hanging herb garden came from numerous inspiration photos on Pinterest. Not only does this design fulfill my desire for fresh herbs but it also takesRead More →