Jul 172014
Crafty Thursdays: Decorated Magazine Holders

When I see storage organization ideas in magazines they generally come with a hefty price tag for the beautifully decorated storage containers.  This tutorial from Gathering Beauty teaches you how to decorate magazine holders from IKEA so that you can have a color-coordinated look without hurting your wallet. Crafty Thursdays are an ongoing feature of The Daily […]

Jul 102014
Crafty Thursday: Upcycle Jello Molds into Garden Planters

Here’s a great way to reuse jello molds- upcycle them into planters for your garden.  SecondChanceToDream gives a step-by-step tutorial on how to do it.  I like this idea, although I probably wouldn’t paint them- the original metallic color of the molds was beautiful, in a vintage-with-industrial-flair way (before and after photos are in the post). Crafty […]

Jun 052014
Free Printable Thank You Cards for Teachers 2014 Edition

These free printable thank you cards are a sweet way to thank a special teacher in your life.  Some of them even come with matching printable envelopes. Here are four cards from JuneLily that have a fresh, clean design:   Over at Seven Clown Circus they’ve designed a thank you card and matching gift tags: I love this […]

Sep 202012
Crafty Thursday: Recycled Wreath From Brown Paper Bags

For those of you who hang seasonal wreaths on your doors, I thought this one was pretty cute- it’s faux bay leaf, made from recycled brown paper bags.  Carolyn, from Homework, gives step-by-step instructions on how to make your own recycled wreath.  She uses craft paints and watercolors to color the leaves, but I think […]

Sep 182012
New to Saving?  Four Simple Ways to Save Money

If you are looking for ways to reduce your monthly spending, check out these four simple strategies.  A little disclaimer- I say, “simple” because they are very straightforward, but I don’t say, “easy” because any lifestyle change is going to be challenging to get used to.  Nonetheless, if you are a newbie at saving these […]

Sep 062012
Crafty Thursdays: Homemade Glass Cleaner

It takes only minutes to make homemade glass cleaner, and it’s a healthier and cheaper alternative than store bought cleaners.  Adrienne from WholeNewMom gives step-by-step instructions on how to make homemade glass cleaner with ingredients that I can almost guaranty you already have in your pantry (white vinegar, rubbing alcohol, cornstarch). Don’t forget you can […]