DIY Quick Tip – Need To Take A Painting Break? Grab A Sack & Wrap!

When life gets in the way of painting, grab a plastic bag & wrap your supplies to keep them fresh & pliable.

In the middle of painting a room and it’s time to make dinner?  Waiting for paint to dry before applying a second coat?  Have to get up for work in the morning and it’s time to call it quits?  If a break is all you need, then save yourself the time and energy by skipping the cleaning of the … Read more…

Candlestick Makeover DIY Quick Tip

Faux Silver Candlesticks

I like shiny new things as much as the next girl, but my stay-at-home-mom paycheck is nonexistent and doesn’t allow for an extravagant decorating budget.  As a result, I have learned to get creative and put a new spin on things I already own for a fresh vibe.  One of my favorite things to revamp are my … Read more…

DIY Quick Tip – Plastic Food Container = Mini Greenhouse

Fill with seed starting mix

Do you want to give seed starting a try, but aren’t ready to invest in all the equipment pro-gardeners tell you is necessary?  Or, are you an experienced gardener, but have run out of precious seed trays and room under the grow lights?   Well, the solution to both of these problems is cheap and easy!  … Read more…

Presoaking Seeds DIY Quick Tip

Many moons ago, a friend of mine, who is a gardening guru, suggested that I presoak my pea and sweet pea seeds before sowing them.  Why in the world would I do that?  Well, because seeds require moisture for germination.   Moisture breaks down the seed coat, hydrates the seed’s enzymes, and hydrates the food supplies.  When these things happen, the seed begins to … Read more…

Bows Like A Pro DIY Quick Tip

Back in the late 1980’s, I was an enthusiastic teen crafter with a Velcro wallet full of babysitting money to burn.   My teen crafting purchase of glory, was the As Seen On TV! EZ Deluxe Bow Maker.  It was a wonder of bow making bedazzlement and my first ever purchase from a TV infomercial.  An infomercial!  … Read more…