5 ways to use your perfect picture

For many bloggers, photography ends up being a hobby of necessity. You take up blogging because you love to write but all the guides tell you that you need really great pictures too! Maybe you don’t have the most amazing camera (I use my phone!) but you find yourself setting up photo shoots and learning about lighting anyways. You learn that the real rule of photography is to take 1 million shots and hope that at least one turns out. Pretty soon your phone’s memory is taken up with a thousand duplicate photos as you hunt for that one perfect shot. And sometimes you reallyRead More →

DIY Easter Centerpiece, Bunny in a Basket

It’s crazy to think that it’s already time to start thinking about Easter! In a lot of area’s I know the snow is still blowing and thoughts of spring chicks and bunnies might be few and far between – but trust me! It will be here before you know it! I don’t know if it’s getting older, having kids or always looking ahead thanks to the blog but time just seems to go faster and faster every year and I know for a fact that if I don’t start preparing for holidays early I’ll be completely rushed and stressed out when they catch me byRead More →

DIY Rag Rug A fun and simple project for your home

About a year ago we decided to rip the carpet out of our house. It’s probably the best decision we have made!  I hated the carpet in our house for so long! It was always dirty, no matter how much I vacuumed, and carpet with kids and a dog is basically a recipe for stains. It looked terrible and I was reasonably sure that it wasn’t so great for our health either. Replacing the carpet with laminate means I also got the chance to dabble in rugs. I actually love rugs, the ability to swap them out seasonally is highly appealing. Sometimes I want aRead More →

A dollar Store decoupage sign with doilies and mod podge

Decoupage is a crafting style that I have been considering for a while now. Over the years I have seen so many cute items created in this manner and you really can’t get any easier supply wise then paper and glue right? However, it wasn’t until I walked into Dollar tree, saw some Mod Podge and recalled this super cute post by Bexa that I decided to really give it a try! A dollar store decoupage project seemed like a perfect addition to our Dollar Store Craft series! This is a craft project that I feel would be great for any age! There are no hotRead More →

DIY Valentines Day Wreath from the Dollar Tree #Valentinesday #DIY #Crafts #dollartree #dollarstore #DIYValentinesdecor

I love holidays. Not only are they great for family bonding and spending time together but they give me an excuse to craft. And visit the Dollar Tree. Not sure which one I love more, to be honest! Since starting this blog the monthly Dollar Tree craft has become one of my favorite features to write and this DIY Valentine’s Day Wreath is no exception. I’ve found that spending time doing something creative a few times a month is the perfect way to relax. Sometimes it’s nice to just sit down and create something beautiful. As a neat side effect, I have also discovered that beingRead More →

DIY Dollar Tree Christmas Globe

Now that it’s December I feel 100% justified in posting another Christmas craft! To be honest, if my budget would allow me too I would probably post a new Christmas craft every day this month. The Christmas spirit has hit me hard this year and my jaunts around the Dollar Tree have left me will so many ideas. The hardest part about making this Dollar Tree Christmas Globe was putting back all the other ideas I had collected in my cart (for now anyway!) This project is slightly more involving then our earlier Deer Diorama craft but not by much! But it doesn’t contain anyRead More →

glow in the dark Halloween wreath from the DollarTree

When it comes time to decorate for the holiday’s nothing it more exciting and fun than making them yourself! Not only do I get to be creative and spend an afternoon playing around with art supplies but its generally cheaper in the long run too. Especially if you scavenge your local dollar store for materials and ideas. If you have spent any time on this blog then I’m sure you already know how much I adore the Dollar tree when it comes to crafting and today’s glow in the dark Halloween wreath is no exception! With Halloween right around the corner its the perfect time to stock upRead More →

A set of plaques for hanging medals done using my pyrography tips for beginners

Pyrography is one of those hobbies that I have watched others try with a wistful expression. I wanted to create beautiful signs and fill my house with rustic wood-burned images. I don’t know exactly why, but its also something that I never got around to trying. Instagram and Pinterest are loaded with beautiful creations made by artists who swear it’s not as hard as it looks and yet here I was. A Wood burning virgin. Terrible right? I thought so and if this blog has been good for anything it’s pretty great for pushing me to try new things. This month I finally took theRead More →

Fall Dollar Store Craft - Putting autumn in a bottle

Who loves Fall? I know it’s a season I look forward to every year! Okay, maybe I miss the beach and swimming and I never really look forward to being cold. But! I love fall anyway. The lack of bugs, the colors on the trees, pulling out my cozy sweaters and it’s boot season. I love my leather boots! Fall also brings with it the holiday season, it’s a time of year when we get to spend time with loved ones, eat good food and be thankful. There is no doubt that fall is a wonderful season and all good seasons deserve decorations! Everybody whoRead More →

DIY Skills and equipment

If you want to save some money there are a few DIY skills that would be handy to know. Some of the skills listed below are more challenging to learn than others and while some projects are best left to the professionals, knowing the basics of even a couple of these might come in handy from time to time! In this collaborative article, we are going to identify and discuss some of the most important ones below. Keep reading to find out if any of them might appeal to you!  While a lot of these might seem a touch harder than most things we talkRead More →