Glittering Golden Birthday Party Ideas

We hosted a 40th 29th birthday for a dear friend, D, who is all things glittering and gold. With a fall party, creating the golden decorations started the house off nicely for holiday decorating, building up from Thanksgiving through the New Year. In a few weeks, the Christmas tree will be up and all in […]

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Beaded Statement Necklace – H&M Makeover

I always keep my eyes peeled for statement necklaces, I suppose you could say they are my ‘thing’. Jazzing up basic objects does not have to be complicated or require much beyond glue, courage and some bits and baubles. This beaded necklace took me all of about an hour to make, longer for glue to […]

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Easy Twine Wrapped Pot DIY

All you need is sixty minutes, some sisal rope/twine, plastic pot liners and a hot glue gun to create these simple, inexpensive and eye-catching pots. Each pot cost less than $3.50 each and if you are able to recycle items around your home the cost would be even less. I used cuttings from plants I […]

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Quick Upcycle Ideas: Glass Mulch and Beehive Planters

Here are two quick ideas to spruce up your yard or garden or balcony. Recycled Glass Mulch Taking a boring little step from weedy and drab to cheerful, blue and weed free. We have this great step down into the back yard that originally I grew thyme in as a steppable ground cover. That was […]

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DIY Painted Jars, Bottles & Vases

Upcycle, repurpose and be penny wise with this simple decorating DIY. Painted jars, bottles and vases make wonderful centerpieces for weddings, parties or everyday viewing pleasure. By painting on the inside, you get the illusion of colored glass, smooth to the touch and results in cleaner look. Rest assured that this is not a complicated […]

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Windowsill Gardening: Rooting Leeks and Scallions

There are so many plants out there that can be easily rooted in a glass of water on a windowsill. Think herbs, tubers, leafy greens, fruit, root vegetables, bulbs, basil, mint, lemongrass, horseradish, avocado, potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrot tops, romaine, celery, ginger, garlic, scallions (green or spring onions) and leeks. – name just a few. […]

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