Arizona shopping adventures…a garden gift shop.

“ It’s not how big the house. It’s how happy the home.” About two months ago we went shopping at a gigantic plant nursery here in our city. On the site was an old home that they had turned into a gift shop. It was tiny and super cute. My husband and I both looked…

Dollar Day do over…a pretty art tray and organizer.

“ It’s not about what it is- It’s about what it will become.” These have been sitting in my art closet for a couple months. Spring flowers were the inspiration behind this project. I remember picking these two items up on one of my Goodwill dollar days and thinking how nice these would be for…

DIY Christmas ornaments using plastic food container lids.

If you are a regular follower of mine then you know I use plastic lids for all kinds of art projects. This year I did a bunch of animals for ornaments. Years past I have done hearts and stars. Supplies needed: Clean plastic lids from empty food containers. Scissors permanent markers or paint pens. Twine…

DIY repurposed crayon shapes.

Supplies needed: Old or new crayons scissors silicon molds oven foil Remove all the wrapping from your crayons. Break into small pieces to fill up silicon molds. Cover cookie dish with foil and lay down mold filled with crayon pieces. The foil is there to protect from any spillage. Heat oven to 205F and add…

Three little snowmen.

I picked up a pack of ceramic snowmen in October and last night I decided to paint them. They were plain and all white with no decorations on them. I forgot to take a before photo. I found them in a basket when I was decorating the home for Christmas and there they were, three…

DIY frugal Christmas décor…pine cone trees.

I picked up some pine cones on my Fall adventure a few weeks ago. Pine cones are one of my favorite items to use for art projects. Kids love them too. They can spend hours out in the woods exploring and looking for the perfect pine cone to take back home with them. Once home…

DIY gratitude leaves.

“ Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude” Nigel Hamilton Thanksgiving is a few days away here in my country. I know there are many around the world who are hurt, scared and suffering, wondering what is in the future. It is so important during these times to find those things in our lives…

Arizona shopping adventures…a pretty paper store.

Remember this you guys? I visited this store a couple months ago. I love paper. When I am organizing, paper is the hardest section in my pile of messes to go through. I have little scraps of photos, quotes, art, etc…all paper. I have about three baskets filled with paper, stickers and magazine pages for…

DIY yarn pumpkins.

This is not an original idea from me, saw this on one of those YouTube sites where it is just a re-purposing of DIY pumpkin projects one after another. I don’t remember which site it was since it was awhile ago. It was something my daughter and I watched while up north. So much fun…

A Sunflower swag for Our Little Red House.

And all at once summer collapsed into Fall. Oscar Wilde I can’t believe Fall is finally here. Here in Arizona we all look forward to the cooler temps of Fall, although we are still warm here in the city, up north the temps are getting cooler. I love that. I decided before heading up to…