faux stained glass

Stained Glass has been one of those artsy projects I have wanted to try my entire life. Of course, it’s not exactly something that you can do from home. At least not my home. I have neither the tools or the space to figure out how to cut glass. Never mind the leading! Imagine how happy I was to learn that I could make faux stained glass! It might not be real stained glass but I wanted to give it a try anyway! Sometimes when you try new projects things go as planned, other times there are challenges. Faux stained glass turned out to beRead More →

macrame wall art header

When I started this blog I had no idea the directions it would take me. I have always been interested in art, crafts and DIY projects. But my knowledge was limited to the basics – reading, writing, drawing. Now don’t get me wrong, I adore those basics, but this monthly feature has really opened my eyes. There are so many fun and exciting projects out there waiting to be attempted! I certainly promote healthy eating and an active lifestyle as a part of becoming a healthier happier you. But I feel its also necessary to feed our souls and our minds. Trying something new orRead More →

acrylic pouring

Almost a year ago I was given three large panel canvas. The idea was to create a unique piece of artwork for our living room. Rather than being used, however, they have been sitting and gathering dust. Why? Because I couldn’t come up with something I wanted to paint on them. Finishing this painting is one of my year-end goals! I really want to get it done. We considered scenes from places we have been, I considered Star Wars – because I always consider painting Star Wars! I even considered attempting portraits but that seemed crazy given my current art skills. That’s when I ranRead More →

30 day yoga challenge

Last month I started a 30-day yoga challenge. You can read about why I decided to give Yoga a try – Here. But it basically boiled down to my hopes that it would help me with my running. Since the beginning of the year, my family and I have made an effort to live a more active and healthy lifestyle. We started eating Keto and we started Running. I never imagined that both of those things would have me trying Yoga. I have always kind of shunned Yoga as viable exercise. Until now. Since the 30 days are officially over its time to revisit Yoga andRead More →

A quilled sign which reads 'Spring"

Recently I have decided to begin expanding the creative areas of my life. To do this, I decided that I want to try at least one new thing a month and feature it here on Tales From Home. Quilling is a form of papercraft art that grabbed my attention right from the start. In fact, I bought a quilling kit quite a while ago and learning to use it was part of my New Years Resolutions! With this in mind, I figured Quilling was the best choice to introduce this new monthly feature to the blog. Learn Something New with Kristin Feature 1 – QuillingRead More →

Bullet journaling has been all the rage lately and with good reason! In a world of increasing technology, some of us long for the old school nostalgia of a book planner or diary. Book planners and Diaries, however, have their pitfalls. Diaries take a lot of time to keep up and while they are useful for collecting thoughts they don’t really help us navigate our daily lives. Planners never seem to have everything we need or you end up with wasted space in sections you don’t use. Bullet journaling solves both of these problems. With a bullet journal you can spend as much or as littleRead More →

  Have you been drooling over cute Succulent arrangements on Pinterest? Maybe spent some time browsing the cute mini fairy garden figurines? You’re not alone! Succulent plants have been all the rage lately and for good reason! They are beautiful and interesting with a wide range of both colors and shapes making them the perfect compliment to almost any decorating scheme. If you’re like I was and you have no idea how to get started never fear my succulents for beginners article will soon have you planting and arranging with confidence! This post may contain affiliate links. This means that if you make a purchaseRead More →

A few years ago I got inspired by the growing Backyard Chicken movement and decided I wanted to try raising baby chicks. It seemed like a great idea – raise my own eggs and teach my children a little bit about where their food comes from. Of course, I was completely clueless about how to raise or even get chickens, but, I figured if so many people were doing it then it couldn’t be all that hard. This post may contain affiliate links. This means that if you make a purchase after following one of my links I may receive a small commission at noRead More →