Depression era life lessons from my Nana

     A repost from the past- I am going through and cleaning up some of my posts from the past. Getting ready to redesign my website, organize and try to finally figure out an Etsy shop, and I just registered Our Little Red House for YouTube vlogging when I came across this old post….

10 Springtime DIY’s from Our Little Red House.

  “ Spring will come and so will happiness, hold on. Life will get warmer.”                                               Anita Krizzan It’s looking a lot like Spring here in my home state of Arizona. Spring is a special treat for us desert dwellers, sadly it goes by fast. There is always a tiny bit of apprehension when the Spring…

DIY- Frugal fall centerpiece for under $5

My son picked this basket up for me second hand shopping (so proud, he knows his mom) and I new exactly what I was going to do with it…add Fall flowers. I was given a batch of faux flowers from a relative and also found a bag of pumpkins second hand for a couple dollars…

DIY-mini felted acorns.

I never was able to find anything that resembled an acorn during my last hunt for nature’s art supplies while up north. I had a lot of fun searching though. Even though I didn’t find anything that looked like acorns I knew I had a stash of some I found a year ago on one…

It’s TP craft time…DIY paper mushrooms.

This was one of those crafts where it looked better in my head when I decided to give it a go then it turned out. I am having fun with figuring out cool little TP projects for the kids out there but some of these don’t come out exactly the way I imagined they would….

TP craft time…pretty lanterns.

“ If you can see life as a learning experience, you can turn any negative into a positive.” Neve Campbell You know, I’m having a lot of fun with these TP crafts. What started out as a way to turn a little ugly into something fun has opened up a whole lot of doors into…

  Visit to an Arizona museum.

When it gets hot here in the summer our city museums have free family fun days that encourage families of all ages to get out of their homes and explore. This is a visit we took last year that I forgot to share with you all. When you look through the photos you will see…

DIY little sailboat remake

Happy 4th of July everyone. If any of you have more then one child then you will understand this next  DIY project. Sometimes when you buy summer pool toys you end up with many that are the same colors and designs. If you have more then one child they sometimes get upset trying to decide which…

 In the garden- time for art

Phoenix survival tip: Drink plenty of water and repeat to yourself: ” The cost of living is low and the Winters are spectacular.”   June in our garden has been a little intense. Too many hot days. Then around my husband’s birthday (June 8th) we had a cold front come in for a couple of…

  It’s TP craft time…DIY little house.

  Supplies needed:   Empty paper roll, either TP roll, paper towel or wrapping paper roll cut into small pieces. Glue Poster paints or acrylic paint Newspaper Scissors Cardboard. Glue gun and glue sticks.   Step 1- You can either paint a door on your little house or cut out a doorway like I did….