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DIY and Home Improvement Tips from the Trenches

Candy Bar Creations

In our family, each of the young cousins gives a small gift to another cousin. These gifts are expected to be very inexpensive. It is definitely easier to just go to the store and buy a bunch of small presents, but this year I wanted my boys to take some time to...

My 5 Must-Have Crafting Tools

From scrapbooking to sewing, and all the crafts in between, I have developed quite the stash of tools and accessories to help make the job faster and easier. I want to focus on DIY crafting specifically - for home improvement ideas, you can go to the blog...

Bows Made Easy: 5 Adorable Bows as the Perfect Accessory

Bows can add a little pizzazz to any craft. I particularly enjoy bows because of the flair and femininity that they provide. I throw bows on so many things. I put them on purses, in my hair, on journals, notebooks wreaths not to mention for every single gift I give. I...

All About Fall

Ahhhh, my favorite season is finally here! There is something about Fall that makes my heart happy. The cooler temperatures, the crispness in the air, the changing colors, sweaters and boots, pumpkin flavored everything... I love it all! To celebrate the first day of...

Make a Wood Pallet Fishing Pole Holder For Free

Our family has been really into fishing this summer. There is nothing worse than loading up the car to head to the lake, only to find that your fishing poles are in a tangled mess in the corner of the garage. After 20 minutes of murmuring under your breath as you...