DIY Hair Ties

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So I go through hair ties like nobody's business. I lose them, I get them tangled, they break... It's a  never ending battle.   I usually use cheap tangle-free elastics.  But then I came across these Emi-Jay bands last year...and I love them!  BUT they are a bit pricey...   So today when I was at the craft store I came … [Read more...]

Cute and Easy Homemade Gift Tags


I'm the first to admit that I don't have a lot of time for crafts. Honestly, I have a ton of interests -- scrapbooking, crocheting, embroidering...but between running two blogs, running a house, raising an 8 year old, AND having a baby on the way, hobbies often take a back seat. I had a lot more time for paper crafting before I started … [Read more...]

DIY Makeup Remover


Hey! So Pinterest has made me think that I need to make everything myself. DIY Windex, DIY scarfs, DIY furniture...   But since I much prefer to spend my hard earned dollars on completely non-DIY stuff I usually ignore most anything that requires me to make stuff that I could easily buy at Target.   Until I saw a picture … [Read more...]

Easy and Inexpensive Halloween Candy Bouquets


With Halloween a month away, I've been trying to come up with a cute gift idea for teachers, neighbors and special friend and family members.   Obviously what I'm going for is something that is cheap and easy, but *LOOKS* crafty enough to make me seem super talented and impressive.   I think I hit the jackpot with these … [Read more...]

Candy Frankenstein


So I used to be crafty. This was before I had babies, or started a website, or ...well..turned 30...   Not sure what happened to my craftiness. But I lost it.   Here's an example. About 11ish years ago I made these Candy Frankensteins.  I saw the idea in a Halloween magazine... I have no idea what magazine. But … [Read more...]

DIY — Make a Fancy Necklace From Dollar Jewelry!!


Big, chunky jewelry.  It's a thing nowadays.   Personally, I love accessorizing, but it can get pricey.  Some of those cute necklaces are $25 or $30 each.  No thank you, sirs and madams.   But there is this thing in my town called a $1 Jewelry store.  Does your town hold such a treasure?   I'll be honest -- the … [Read more...]

Craft ~ Decorative Plaque Hooks

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  I am currently in the midst of a jewelry hoarding problem.  And the thing is, I'd gladly WEAR it instead of HOARD it...if it wasn't all tangled in a giant knot on top of my bedroom dresser.   There's also a giant tangle on my bathroom vanity counter.  Heeeeeeelllllp.   The thing is, I love jewelry boxes, but I need my … [Read more...]

DIY Decorative Jars


Doing crafts doesn't have to be a hard or involved process. And sometimes crafts can require you to do online shopping for supplies. That's what I love about these jars. Certainly you don't HAVE to shop online, but I take any chance I can get for an excuse to hit that "add to cart" button.   With these super simple DIY jars I … [Read more...]

Quick and Glamorous Ponytail Holders

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Okay, so listen.   This thing I am about to show you...barely qualifies as crafty, it's so easy.  But--I have found that the most awesome DIY projects are the ones that up your cute factor with very little effort, so here we are.   I've been seeing cute ponytail holder ideas floating around on Pinterest, but they all involve … [Read more...]

DIY Hair Pins

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So, ok. I used to think I was all crafty and such. I have now found, the older I get, the less crafty I become. If it can't be made with super glue and felt, I am most likely never gonna do it.   But here's the deal. Fun stuff can be made with super glue and felt. It's a fact.   Which leads me to these super easy, … [Read more...]

Valentines Day Tulle Wreath

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  So...I made a Valentines Day Wreath.  And you should too.  Here's why: 1.  It's Pink. 2.  It will make you feel Valentiney. 3.  It will make your mailman or mailwoman smile and wonder why you have a tutu hanging on your door. 4.  It's a daily reminder to your husband that you are a Valentines Day Person, you will be celebrating … [Read more...]

DIY Cute Flats

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I'm not going to pretend that I am all money-savery. I'm not.  Especially when it comes to shoes. BUT I do have my fair share of cheapy flats. For some reason, flats just aren't something I have ever spent big money on. I'm not above it, I covet my fair share of Tory Burch, but I just have never been able to make the … [Read more...]