How to Grow African Violets

Friday, June 27, 2014

Easy tips to keep your violets blooming!

how to grow African violets

How to Make a Thrifted Bird Feeder

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


I love birds and I wanted to attract them to my yard with something pretty.

Something that didn't cost $50! Anyone with me on that?

So when I saw a bird feed made from a vintage snack set on Pinterest, I was inspired to make something similar.

DIY Wall Decor and a Homemade Chalkboard

Friday, June 20, 2014

Vintage Find Makeover and DIY Chalkboard


Friends, today I'm sharing another project from my Master Bedroom reveal! If you're new to 
DIY beautify, you need to go check out the full reveal so you know what I'm talking about! That stenciled wall was a doozy but I'm so glad I did it! It makes the room!

Hatch...Unique Gifts and Decor Customized by You!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Work with an Artist to Create One of a Kind Pieces


Some of us are ultra-crafty....
some of us not so much!

Imagine being able to work closely with an artist (from the comfort of your home) to design and create a one-of-a-kind, totally unique piece of artwork...or wedding invitations...or piece of jewelry...or customized gift for someone special.

Easy {and delicious} Dog Biscuits for Kids!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Chocolate Chip Puppy Biscuits




No...these are not biscuits for your dog, silly (I'm not that gourmet)!

They're adorable and delicious biscuits for your kids...that look surprisingly like little puppy faces!

July 4th Ribbon Pin and a Patriotic Hanging

Friday, June 13, 2014

If you love paper and ribbon crafts, these are for you!

July 4 Ribbon Pin and Home Decor

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Craftiness...


I may be Canadian...but I'm pretty sure that statement is in the Declaration of Independence somewhere!! Isn't it??

Super cute summer dresses and tops at amazing prices

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

zulily has the look...for WAY less

Do you get frustrated by the high cost of cute clothes?? Need to update your wardrobe for the summer but don't want to go broke?

Hey...I'm the Queen of Thriftiness! So when I spotted the prices on these cute clothes happening right now at zulily...I wanted to pass on the savings to you my friends :)

Country Hutch

Styling Dishes in a Country Hutch




My black country hutch, the first piece of furniture I ever painted with chalk paint, the hutch I scored on Craigslist for only $60 a few years ago, had a couple serious issues.

Guest Co-host at the Link it or Lump it Party #41

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Guest Co-Host at Link It or Lump It #41


Hi Everyone,
I am so excited to be the guest co-host at the Link It or Lump It party this week! 
If you haven't joined this party yet, you need to get on board...these gals are experts at finding the coolest and trendiest DIY projects being created! I hope you have fun and link up!

Knock-Off Ballard Inspired Curtains

Friday, June 6, 2014

I have had a bit of a love affair with a jumbo damask stencil that I recently purchased! I've used it all over my home, most recently in my master bathroom.

Stenciled curtains

These curtain panels, inspired by Ballard Designs, were created with a stencil that you might recognize. A very hardworking stencil! If you're new here, and you haven't seen the stenciled wall I painted in my master bedroom, you need to go check it out.

It took an entire day to paint and stencil a wall in my master bedroom. It was a lot of work but worth the effort; we absolutely love it! Affiliate links are included for convenience; you can find my full disclosure policy here.

Advice From a Godly Dad #DadBrags

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Summer My Dad Told me to Quit my Job


As we approach Father's Day, my thoughts are with the man who raised me. My dad. He passed away 5 years ago so I won't be able to wish him a 'Happy Father's Day' anymore.

I know I was the apple of my dad's eye...the only daughter, sandwiched between two boys.

However, my dad and I didn't always see eye to eye.

Making Custom Labels with a Cricut Machine

Labeling a Vintage-style Bread Box

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using a Cricut

This vintage-inspired tin storage canister is from Restoration Hardware. I think it might be one of the only things I've ever purchased directly from their store. I fell in love with it about 10 years ago and Mr. Diy bought it for me.

It's not really a bread bin...it's a laundry bin! Yes, the other side says LAUNDRY and it's meant to hold powdered laundry detergent. It comes with a tin scoop and I thought I'd be using it all the time.