How to Care for Cut Flowers

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

pinwheel applique pillow

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

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

great value natural dishwasher gel

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

flower 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...]

How to Make a Flower Tower

Flower Tower 2

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot; however all opinions are my own. Remember my Project: Outdoor Living plans?  Well I've already gotten started and made my first Flower Tower!  And vertical gardening is not as intimidating as it looks!  I've actually now made two and each one gets a little better and a little easier.  And I've gotta say, these are awesome statement pieces for my patio!  My backyard is VERY … [Read more...]

Strawberry Jam Frosting Recipe

strawberry jam cupcakes

Strawberry season is upon us, yay!  I love strawberries and so do my kids.  They taste amazing as well as being so pretty to look at.  So I plan on using lots of strawberries this summer.  The first strawberry thing I tried the other day was Strawberry Jam Frosting.  You start with a basic frosting recipe and add a secret ingredient or two.  Super easy but makes an ordinary cupcake into extraordinary! This frosting recipe tasted great on a … [Read more...]

Easter PEEPS Bouquet

Easter Marshmallow Bouquet

This post was originally published on Time Out For Women Today I'm sharing with you a very easy Easter gift idea using those irresistible marshmallow bunnies--PEEPS.  Easter seems like the time when all of the kids get Easter baskets full of goodies, but what about the rest of us?  There is always a reason to give a little something extra to the loved ones in your life, or even as a way of saying "thank you" to anyone at all who has helped you … [Read more...]