Thrift store treasures…souvenirs.

“ Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” This months thrift store treasures are all about those little gifts we pick up when we are visiting a new place. It’s summer time now and people everywhere are getting out and traveling more. Here in…

In the garden… some of my favorite plants.

“ There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.” Janet K. Phillips I don’t have a garden update for you all this month. August here in Phoenix is not really a great time to be out in the garden. The heat gets so intense during this month that the city with all it’s asphalt heats up…

July updates.

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18 July was a merry go month. You know, like a Merry-go- round at the amusement park. It feels like the whole world is…

Cottagecore on a budget.

“ The cottage represents a family seat, a place of belonging and identity…a symbol for the family”                                Greg Halseth                A couple weeks ago my daughter brought up a trend that has been going on called Cottagecore. “ What’s this Cottagecore business, I’ve never heard of it” I would say to my daughter. She would…

DIY tiny nest baskets from nature’s art supplies.

“ Great art picks up where nature ends.”                       Marc Chagall   One of my favorite things to do when we are up north during the Spring is to collect little twigs, flowers , and leaves from the forest. I love to use natural items when decorating my homes for Spring. All the colors, beautiful flowers, leaves,…

Pinterest inspired confetti from nature

My daughter told me about natural confetti one day when we were walking into our home and walked across a pile of leaves that needed to be raked up (we are not known for keeping up very well with that part of our chores). I thought what a cool idea and collected a pile of…

Update: Apple picking in the country

Wow, we are crawling with apples. Well it is that time of year, when apples are everywhere, so I shouldn’t be so shocked, but it is a little overwhelming. Our neighbors here in the city just went on a road trip and when they got back from visiting family in Idaho they brought back a…

 DIY- Melted crayon art

  ” Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Albert Einstein Time for some family fun. It’s still camping season in our part of the world and this little craft project is perfect for that. The weather is amazing out here in Arizona right now, up north that is. Still a bit warm to some here in…

 A quick trip to the woods.

Thought it would be nice to share another mini walk in the woods with you all. If you liked my older post on walking in the worlds largest Ponderosa pine forest then you will also like this post. They are both from the same area. Sometimes when we are up north we will eat outside…