Spring Mantel

Before I threw the Favorite Things Party, I wanted to invite spring into my home.  Especially since the weather was making me less than convinced it was spring.  I have some fun spring decor that I got out for my 'mantel.'  It's really my entry table since my actual mantel houses the television and will never look super girly and pretty. I know Easter is now past, but this spring mantel could work for at least another month. I started … [Read more...]

10 Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks

It's not quite spring yet, and so many of you are experiencing the worst winter snows ever. But where I live it's cold outside but sunny. Which makes me want to pretend it's spring and start cleaning like crazy! I got the cleaning bug this morning and started to rearrange furniture and sort the toys, it's such a great feeling. For those of you wanting to clean house this spring, here are 10 spring cleaning tips and tricks! 1. Try these … [Read more...]

20 Ways to Use Strawberries

Strawberries--such a summery food. The trouble is, I'm not great at coming up with enough uses for strawberries before they go bad. Sure, I could pull out my super domestic side and make a bunch of strawberry jam (I really should learn to do that someday) but why not try one of these awesome recipes instead? Try one, try them all. Myself, I'm partial to the desserts, but that's because I'm a sugar addict.   But even if you're not looking to … [Read more...]

How to Care for Cut Flowers

Spring is here finally, and the flowers are blooming everywhere.  If you wanted to bring some spring inside, you might want to cut some of your flowers and put them in a vase.  Or maybe you are in the habit of buying flowers every so often at the store so bring some life and color to your house.  Or maybe your sweetie brought you some flowers just because! Either way, you want to get the most out of those beautiful blooms.  What?  Take care of … [Read more...]

Pinwheel Pillow Tutorial

This post originally appeared on the Riley Blake Designs Blog, Cutting Corners College. Pinwheels are the epitome of summer, aren't they?  And they are such an easy quilter's staple.  Even if you've never quilted before, you can make pinwheels without needing advanced sewing skills.  Check out this Pinwheel Pillow Tutorial! Here's What You Need: From Riley Blake's Unforgettable Collection -Main in Brown, 5x5 square -Hexi Pink, 5x5 … [Read more...]

Quilted Easter Egg

I have been playing with the new fabric collection from Riley Blake called Unforgettable and have just fallen in love with the color scheme!  I thought it would be perfect for something Easter themed, so when Stephanie from Crafting in the Rain asked me to participate in her A-Z series, I knew I would want to do something Quilt related and use this Unforgettable collection. I also happened to have these oval shaped frames from a local wood … [Read more...]

Chemical Free Cleaning: Great Value Naturals

So the other day we discover my 3-year-old has been trying to clean the bathroom mirror with Lysol.  And then we found out he had sprayed it directly in his mouth.  Such an awful moment for everyone!  Ever since then, my husband and I have been feeling a lot more inclined to buying the more natural ingredient cleansers.  We've never been pro or against them before, I just wanted to buy a cleanser that worked.  After the Lysol thing, I was ready … [Read more...]

Shopping at Home Depot

This post was sponsored and written on behalf of The Home Depot; all opinions are my own. Today I want to share with you my experience shopping at Home Depot for supplies to make my Flower Tower with lots of pictures.  Have you ever been to the Home Depot?  That sounds like a crazy question to me since it's one of my favorite stores, but I'm sure there are some of you who haven't.  Well let me show you around and show you how great it … [Read more...]