90 Mile Dixie Highway Yard Sale

by T Berokoff
Dixie HWY

As promised, I went to Part II of the Four-Part 500 mile Yard Sale. This week-end the 90 mile Dixie Highway yard sale extended from the Georgia state line to Marietta, GA.  What a procession of cars!  There were yard sales side by side all along Highway 41!  If you couldn’t find what you were […]

18 Cool Summer Kid’s Crafts Made from Things Around the House

by Tara Kramarsky
18 Cool Summer Kid's Crafts Made from Things Around the House

Kid’s haven’t been out of school for very long yet, some kid’s I know just got out of school last week. But, I bet you’re already hearing “I’m bored!” or if you aren’t, you will be soon! It’s always great to have things to do planned when those words come out of your child’s mouth, […]

DIY Sunroom Window Treatments

by T Berokoff
DIY Sunroom Window Coverings Tutorial

Our new home has the most awesome sunroom.  It’s large with a beautiful view of our backyard.  I didn’t think there could be a downside to this room, but unfortunately there is a downside: sun!  With sun comes heat!  The windows needed some sort of window covering.   I looked at every option from shutters, to […]

DIY Entertainment Stand Slip Cover

by Loren Crane

One of the things that I can’t change every easily in my home is my entertainment stand. My décor in my home has been changing slowly and the one thing that seems to be a little of an eye sour is my entertainment system. I can’t afford to buy a new one to go with […]

DIY Wood State Art

by Dinah Wulf

DIY Wood State Art, Written By Loren Crane I’ve been to many states but there have been to places in this world that I would call home. They are New York and California. I miss one home but live in the other and I wanted to find a way to remember them both because we […]

DIY Marquee Sign

by Loren Crane

DIY Marquee Sign, Written by Loren Crane of Pandora’s Craft Box We have a new little addition to our life and our little princess seem to be missing something in her room and guess what it was? I heart marquee sign. It also helps for extra lighting in her bedroom. The first thing I thought […]

How to Upholster a Step Stool

by Loren Crane
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How to Upholster a Step Stool was written by Loren Crane from Pandora’s Craft Box. When they tell you that you are not going to like the terrible two’s they did not know how badly the horrible three’s where going to be. My little kiddo is fantastic but at times I need to remind him […]

Antiquing Furniture with Chalk Paint

by Loren Crane
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Antiquing Furniture with Chalk Paint was written by Loren Crane from Pandora’s Craft Box. I don’t know about you but I love chalk paint. I want to use it on everything. There is fun making something new or damaged seem rustic. I am all into antiquing furniture and transforming it into something you can’t recognize […]

Transform Your Backyard With These DIY Projects

by Dinah Wulf
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Transform Your Backyard With These DIY Projects, written by Guest Author Melissa Jordon Some people ignore their backyard and it becomes just a place to let the dog run and the kids play. With these easy DIY projects, you can turn your backyard into a place to entertain and relax. Once completed, these additions will […]

Ribbon Christmas Tree Tutorial

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Ribbon Tree

Hi everyone! I am very excited to share a craft with you all and so appreciative to Dinah for letting me share it here. I’m all about simple crafts because I’ve been known to start a project & leave it half finished (we won’t talk about how many I have going right now!). This Ribbon […]

How Going DIY Helps the Environment

by Dinah Wulf

How Going DIY Helps the Environment is a Guest Post Written by Andy Giardo. Photo of a upcycled bowl made from cans by bee-cycle via Flickr Saving on energy has deep roots closely tied to the burgeoning indie craft community. It may seem a crazy connection, but the ties between the two movements are closer than […]

Repurposing to Reuse

by Dinah Wulf

Repurposing to Reuse is written by Guest Author, Keith Hamilton We’ve started recycling all paper, plastic, cans and glass, but what about other things that may be broken or out of style? Most garbage stays in a landfill for about 30 years. Also, there is no current study, but in 1975 the National Academy of […]

Tackling the Garage

by Dinah Wulf
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Tackling the Garage was written by guest author Jen Small and sponsored by California Closets.   After years of begging my husband to clean out our garage, I finally got sick and tired of hearing those famous words, “I’ll get to it, sweetie.”  I decided it was time for me to take things into my […]

Planning an Autumn Party for Your Little Pumpkin

by Dinah Wulf

Planning an Autumn Party for Your Little Pumpkin, Written By Heather Martin If you’ve got a little one on the way, then baby shower party planning is also on the horizon. As leaves change colors and breezes turn brisk, why not theme your autumn party to complement the season? Replace bright floral invitations with invites featuring […]

DIY Repairs: Yes You Can!

by Dinah Wulf

DIY Repairs Guest Post Written By: Liz Becker By now you know all about the concept of one man’s trash being another man’s treasure. It applies to everything from the slightly (or maybe even very) banged up stuff you find on curbs and in thrift shops. It applies even to things like wood pallets. If […]

Upcycled Telephone Desk

by Dinah Wulf
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I am honored to have the very creative, animal loving, well-traveled, and crafty Kimberly Noelle from Quirky Cool share her fabulous upcycled telephone desk.  Inspired by her family and home decorating magazines, Kimberly is a writer and avid DIY’er. She has some beautiful projects including her Burlap Furniture entertainment stand and her most recent beach […]

Infused Tequila and Cocktail ideas for Cinco de Mayo

by David Edessa
Jalapeno Pineapple Collage

Written By David Edessa Infused tequila is very simple to make and needs just a few ingredients.   Today I want to share how to make a roasted pineapple and jalapeno tequila recipe in honor of Cinco de Mayo.  Then, I will share four cocktail recipes that include your freshly made infused tequila!  These recipes are: […]

Jala-Piña Margarita Cocktail

by David Edessa

Jala-Piña Margarita Cocktail, Written by David Edessa {Via} Cinco de Mayo is around the corner. It’s time to reacquaint ourselves with tequila. Last year I wrote a post called Save the Water and Drink Tequila. I shared some fun tequila facts and also some tips for making the perfect margarita.  Today, this recipe, Jala-Piña Margarita […]

March Madness Cocktail Recipes

by David Edessa

Written By David Edessa March Madness is almost over!  Tomorrow is the big day so I decided to create something fun and slightly different. This is a drink that I decided to promote at the bar. I personally never enjoyed the Car Bomb shot, so here are some great alternatives for your March Madness party […]

Recycled Clock Watch Display Case

by Dinah Wulf
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I am so excited to have Lilly Meehan back today to share her Recycled Clock Watch Display Case.  Be sure to check out her other DIY Inspired thrifty makeover contributions, her upcycled thrift store penny table and her thrift store chair makeover.  Thanks again, Lilly for sharing! Written By: Lilly Meehan, Ventura, CA I used […]

Cucumber Lemon Spritzer

by David Edessa

{Via} Today’s recipe is Cucumber Lemon Spritzer made with fresh cucumber water and homemade basil simple syrup.  Be sure to check out all of David’s cocktail party recipes over at Cocktail Corner. Written By David Edessa: Cucumber Lemon Spritzer 1½ oz. Gin ½ oz. St-Germain Liqueur 1 oz. Cucumber Water ½ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice […]

Dining Room Chair Repair and Reupholstering Makeover

by Loren Crane
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I am honored to showcase another great DIY furniture tutorial by Loren from Pandora’s Craft Box today!  Here is her Dining Room Chair Repair and Reupholstering Makeover.  Thanks, Loren! Written by Loren Crane from Pandora’s Craft Box You have no idea how much I have been hating my dining room chairs. They have gone through […]