In the garden- Making Scarecrows and repairing pots.

I have a rant, a mini one, but a rant is a rant after all. I am so tired of things falling apart all the time. I remember back in the day (oh my gosh I sound like my grandma) when things were made to last. Products were made with love. Companies wanted their customers…

In the garden- Cleaning up our summer garden

Right now we are stepping out into a bit of a mess in our garden. August/September are brutal here in Phoenix Arizona, even the nurseries are low on plants. Nothing really survives that well in our temps during the summer. By the time September rolls around, if we are lucky enough to have cooler temps…

DIY vintage Halloween decor.

Happy October everyone. Wow are these months flying by or what?. Thought it would be fun to share with you all a fun Halloween project to get you in the mood for ghost, scary cats, and jack-o-lanterns from long ago.This is a pretty quick DIY and it comes with a couple “Nailed it” moments. I…

 DIY- Mini cacti pots

There are babies everywhere in my garden right now, cacti that is. One early morning while I was out watering my garden and making sure the wild birds and bees had food and water I noticed there were all kinds of baby cacti everywhere. I thought how cute it would be to decorate some tiny…

Shopping trip to an Arizona Ikea store.

Now I don’t know if this is true or not but I heard that IKEA stores are different in every area of the world. They design around the cultures and taste of the countries they are in. So I thought it would be fun to share with some of my overseas followers what it looks…

 Up-cycled country farm decor…wooden chair bench.

A couple of months ago while visiting my Italian mother-in -law down the street from us, she gave me two really old chairs to redo. My mother-in -law grew up in Italy during World War two. Her home is filled with all kinds of items. She keeps things because she remembers the time when the…

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 Pumpkin magnets

These little pumpkin magnets are made using a basic rope basket weaving design.They make perfect little gifts to hand out to your family members during Thanksgiving celebrations. Add a hang tag to them with a funny or inspirational quote that they can pin to their fridge and read every morning.   Supplies needed:   Orange…

House plants for toxins in your home.

  Who doesn’t love plants? I mean show me a person that hates the green things and I will have to leave from their presence because that is a big clue they will not get along with me. My kids nick name for me is an artist hippy and if you have ever seen the…