Honeysuckle Vine Tree

Honeysuckle / Tomato Cage Tree

The honeysuckle hurricane lamp  that I showed you last week hardly used up any of my weedy honeysuckle vines.  I needed to think bigger.  I needed to think tree size. That’s it, a tree! You’ve seen Christmas trees covered in … Continue Reading →


Seashell Napkin Rings diy

Beachcomber Napkin Rings diy

Summer is coming, the kids are loading up their buckets with seashells. OK, maybe it’s mom who loads up the bucket with seashells…and you can’t part with any of them. You need a project. This is an easy craft project. … Continue Reading →


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DIY Americana Pillow

Welcome back, I hope everyone had a beautiful weekend.  Here, the weather was absolutely beautiful, great for catching up on a little yard work and soaking up the sun. Had to stay close to home though, as my youngest son, … Continue Reading →


Wayfair Inspired Driftwood Tree

Wayfair Inspired Driftwood Tree diy

Ever since August, I’ve been on the hunt for driftwood ,and while I’ve gotten a few pieces of genuine, smoothed by the tides, washed up on the shore pieces of wood.  Most of my wood was mostly, aged by the rain, … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes diy

It’s hard to believe it’s the middle of May already and with the patriotic season fast approaching, I thought  I’d bring you my own version of the stars and stripes. Memorial Day is May 25th this year, that’s only 2 … Continue Reading →


Shutter Floor Lantern

Upcycled Twice!? Lantern diy

I don’t know if you call it upcycling, recycling, repurposing or just reusing…that is what these shutters have done… Twice! Let me backtrack a bit. Way back in October, I shared with you my lamp made from repurposed shutters. It … Continue Reading →


Planning a 60th Birthday Party

A Week to Plan a Birthday Party

Several weeks ago my husband was chatting with his brothers.  At some point they realized that their oldest brother, Bill, was celebrating his 60th birthday this year. And as luck would have it he would be in town the month before … Continue Reading →


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Remembering Mom and Dad in a Locket

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Last week marked the 7 year anniversary of the passing of my Dad.  My Dad was a great Dad. He was hardworking, creative, funny, and friendly.  He could fix anything and he was often called to our … Continue Reading →


Pallet and Hinges Heart

Pallet Wood Valentine’s Day Heart diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are all over.  The house is looking rather bare, so it’s the perfect time to come up with another pallet wood project and what could be easier than a heart , … Continue Reading →


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2 x 4 Snowman diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. We had about 3 inches of snow here yesterday.  It coated the roads enough to close the schools.  I don’t think it was enough to cause the normal, “I might run out of toilet paper and … Continue Reading →


Terra Cotta Pipes and junk candle holders

Terracotta Pipes and Junk Candle holders

Add to Flipboard Magazine.  The countdown to Christmas is coming  fast but if you have a bunch of junk sitting around you may be able to whip these up in a couple of hours.  These candle holders started with a … Continue Reading →


Rupurposed Grandma's Sled

Grandma’s Sled

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Years ago, it had to be in the 70’s, my mom and I drove out to St. Louis, Missouri to help my Grandmother move into an apartment.  Her home had been in the family since 1891 … Continue Reading →


Williamsburg inspired Fruit Fan

Williamsburg inspired over the door Fruit Fan

Add to Flipboard Magazine.   The other day I showed you how to make a Williamsburg inspired fruit wreath.  Well today I’m back with his companion piece, an over the door fruit fan.  Surprisingly easy and fun  to make. A … Continue Reading →


Christmas Fruit Wreath diy

Williamsburg inspired Christmas Fruit Wreath diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Just last week my family was spending a fantastic weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains, chowing down on a mountain of food.  There was corn pudding, sweet potatoes, a mountain of mashed potatoes, 2 turkeys, 2 … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Christmas Tree

Pallet Wood Christmas Tree diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. It’s starting to feel like Christmas around here.  The leaves are almost off the trees, the stores are decked out with lights and ornaments, and it’s freezing cold!  Time to get started on a Christmas project. … Continue Reading →


Origami Birthday Present

Teenage Boy Birthday Gift

  • By Joan
  • November 16, 2014
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Add to Flipboard Magazine. Several years ago , my youngest son , Nathan, received a present of a book….,Paper Airplanes With Dollar Bills, Another Way to Throw Your Money Away, by Duy Nguyen,  It was filled with 13 ways to … Continue Reading →


Halloween Spell Book and Apothecary Jar diy

Halloween Apothecary Jar and Spell Book

Add to Flipboard Magazine. The other night, while cruising around the World of Pinterest, I happened upon these fantastic Apothecary Jars  from MagiaMia.   I thought they were so cool.  I even eyed the vitamin container in my own  bathroom trashcan. … Continue Reading →


Spider Halloween Wreath diy

Spider Halloween Wreath diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. An easy project for Halloween and for my husband who always gets the shivers every time we mention spiders. You will need the following… grapevine wreath white spray paint ugly spider fake spiderweb sticks hot glue gun Gather … Continue Reading →


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