DIY Mudroom Bench

cool mudroom bench area

I just completed my best DIY yet--a DIY mudroom bench!  It may not seem that awesome to you DIY gurus, but each project like this gives me the confidence and skills to take on something even bigger.  And I completed this 100% by myself, no help from any other person.  I took the time and care to try and make it look as professional as possible. I think it turned out awesome and I love, love, love it!  I love the way it turned out but I … [Read more...]

Chalky Finish Paint Organizer

Paint organization

As you might know, I'm a big fan of the DecoArt Chalky Finish paints.  I have a bunch of them now and they were getting disorganized.  Since we finally got my craft pegboard up, I have changed things around a little bit.  And I wanted to make a space for a Chalky Finish paint organizer. So first I had to make the Chalky Finish organizer.  I wanted to do it out of materials I could easily purchase so if anyone else wanted to make them they … [Read more...]

How to Get Rid of Canker Sores Forever

how to get rid of canker sores

This doesn't normally fall under the umbrella of DIY and Crafts, but this is a tip that has totally changed my life and I thought there might be others out there who could benefit from it.  I'm going to show you how to get rid of canker sores forever!  Since I started doing this I have probably had one canker sore that was mild.  And I used to get them all. the. time. Canker sores--those super irritating little sores that pop up in your … [Read more...]

Dash and Dot Robots Review

playing with dot

My kids got the Dash and Dot Robots for Christmas and it's been a big hit!  (Read this introductory post to refresh your memory about them.)  So far, it's kind of like having a pet.  Only way easier to take care of!  But it's been kind of like training a dog to do tricks. I took some videos so you can see just exactly what we've been doing... This toy is such a great toy for teaching kids to learn how to program and code.  It's a … [Read more...]

30+ Storage Solutions For Every Nook

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Ahhh...I LOVE organization!!  I'm definitely not the most organized person, but that doesn't stop me from loving it.  I am forever working on getting more organized, and now that I've moved into a bigger house, I think I can finally achieve it...someday.  It's one day at a time, just organizing one little thing at a time. I'm a lover of the site Hometalk.  I've done several media events for them and we're friends.  We like each other.  This … [Read more...]

25 Mouthwatering Paleo Meals

mouthwatering paleo recipes

We're all trying to eat a little healthier right now, aren't we? I have been making a pretty terrible attempt at eating better but it's just so hard in the winter. It's cold and...cold. So you just don't really feel drawn to eating a salad. I actually tried eating Paleo last fall and it was pretty hard. The Paleo diet is no grains or legumes, no dairy, no sugars and no processed foods. The hardest part was the last of energy I had for the … [Read more...]

Chevron Puff Quilt Pattern

charlotte chevron quilt_1

This is a long time coming...one of those things that I meant to do back in like, July.  And there were too many other things to do.  Back in June (or May?) I received a very exciting thing in the mail--a copy of Love Patchwork & Quilting! It was super exciting because I was featured in it with a puff quilt pattern.  It was like a 5-page spread with beautiful pictures of my most favorite quilt I've ever made.  I made this quilt … [Read more...]

Living with White

white couches

I just moved...into a house we built that I am in love with.  It's basically a dream come true, living here.  And I'm working on a full tour post but that requires a lot of cleaning that I haven't done yet!  That will come soon.  But for now here is a little glimpse... I have TONS of white in my house.  I have white couch slipcovers--three of them (two IKEA Ektorp couches, one I made myself), white kitchen cabinets, white countertop, white … [Read more...]