DIY Cheese Markers from Plastic Toys


  I used to hate cheese. I wouldn't touch the stuff - the smell kept me far far away. Oh, of course I ate mozzarella on my pizza but that was as far as it went. Until ... I discovered Brenta. It was love at first bite. Now I'm addicted and have to avoid the cheese shop at all costs. But when I do break down, I can … [Read more...]


Exceptionally Eclectic – What a View


Kelly from View Along the Way is a DIY diva. From making her own light fixtures and headboard, to an amazing plate wall that wraps around the wall, she's a girl after my own heart. She had me at cowhide and DIY capiz shell chandelier in her home office ... and this fabulous DIY nailhead trim upholstered headboard. You all know I'm a … [Read more...]


DIY Painted Paisley Plate Wall


  You know I love a good plate wall. From my eclectic dining room plate wall to the tons of inspiring ideas I've pinned to my Plate Wall Pinterest board, it's obvious. So what's better than being able to create your own plate wall in any pattern and color you desire? DIY Paisley Plate Wall 1) Buy cheap plates from the dollar … [Read more...]


Memory Keeping & DIY Envelopes


Sister Celine would be so proud of me. I'm practicing the art of letter writing and breaking out my grade school penmanship because ...     I blinked and my twins turned 13. Time flies so I'm determined to write things down to remember special moments. I just started writing letters to my girls so they will have a pile … [Read more...]


Butterfly Branch Centerpiece


December 21, 2012 marked the winter solstice. The  shortest day of the year. So I can bear the cold months ahead knowing every day gets a little bit lighter, brighter, longer and warmer. While I'm anxiously awaiting summer and dreaming of sitting on my vintage glider beside my butterfly bush while sipping my famous margarita, I'll … [Read more...]


How to Make a Pom Poms Flowers … With a Fork!


As I zipped around Roller-Rama looking like all that and a bag of chips in my satin jacket ... skates adorned with giant blue pom poms with bells on them, I didn't have a care in the world.   Yes, the pom pom can do that to a girl. I dare you to try and say pom pom and not smile - it's impossible. So let's learn how to make pom … [Read more...]


Make DIY Gift Bags – From any Paper

Eclectically Vintage

    They say it's all about the presentation. After all, isn't half the fun the anticipation of what awaits?   Cast aside that typical gift wrap and give pizazz to your gifts. How to Make Gift Bags from Any Paper * Get a box from the pantry (I used a rice box) * Wrap the paper around the box like you're … [Read more...]