Are you having holiday guests over the next couple of months? In my three-part series, I go over everything you need to make your guests feel welcome.
Where will your visitors sleep?
Part of being the best hostess ever means making sure your guests have a comfortable place to sleep. In part ...more
There are only six days left before Halloween. Of course, you are totally on top of things and already have your family's costumes ready to go. Right?
No? Me neither.
I’m the queen of Halloween procrastination! I have been known to shop for materials just two hours before trick or treating started, ...more
This guide to successful home hair color is a long and thorough post! Once you’ve finished reading this, download the printable checklist I’ve created for you!
I found my first white hair at age 12. TWELVE!!! I inherited my early graying hair from my mom.
By the time I was in my ...more
I find it difficult to make time for fun and extra-curricular activities when homeschooling. It's not because we don't have time in our school day, but because I don't know where to start or what exactly I'm supposed to be teaching.
Art is one of those subjects I haven't found time ...more
Here are another 35 free flower patterns. This is part 3 in the flower-making series - crochet! The last two were fabrics & trims and felt (take a look if you haven't seen them).
These beautiful and clever flowers range from simple to complex. Some are fun, some are realistic, and ...more
Decorating for Independence Day is one of those many things I’ve always wanted to do, but never actually got around to doing. July 4th decorations and colors make me happy. I’m not usually a fan of country and primitive decorating, but I really do like it for holidays. I love ...more
Last month when I posted 30 flowers to make using fabric and trim, I promised you another post featuring felt flowers.
I have tried to include some different varieties, and all links lead to actual tutorials. There are so many crafty ladies out there!
You can make these with the inexpensive felt you find ...more
Life comes with a lot of needs and wants. As frugal as we try to be, we still need furniture, transportation, haircuts, and clothing. How can we get these things without spending our entire paychecks, using credit cards, going naked, or selling our children?
Finances are one of the things we ...more
A couple of weeks ago I was talking about simple ideas to have a fun and stress-free summer. Have you made your plans yet? I’m sure you know all of your big-ticket plans already, like visits to amusement parks and the family vacation.
What will you do with the kids for ...more
You still have time to make gifts for the men in your life! No matter if your man is rugged or geeky, old or young, there's something on this list that he will love, and projects here for every DIY skill, too.
You can easily create this expensive-looking wooden sign for ...more