Easy DIY: Sew a Clutch

Of course, if you can’t sew, this is not an Easy DIY project ( I hear the grumbles). However, all things being relative, if you can sew this is a project that can be whipped up in less than an hour and which doesn’t require zippers, buttons or fancy sewing know-how. And it’s pretty! I love the … Read more

Easy DIY: Wire Side Table

This project is so simple and require no tools except a saw to cut the acrylic sheets (unless your shop will cut for you). Easy, simple and clean. Easy peasy! And with the built in storage I love so much. You can get the instructions at Lowes.  

Frugal DIY: Hammered Gold Frames

I love a good bit of DIY that takes dollar store or flea market items and glams them up a bit. This project couldn’t be easier – a bit of hammering and some spray paint and you’ve got shiny things! Love it. Use gold, or switch to copper, brass or silver toned paint depending on your decor. … Read more

Easy DIY: Upcycled Jewellery Holder

This project couldn’t be simpler and the result is something pretty and functional. China saucers and a few old candlestick become a jewellery holder in the blink of an eye. Fantastic! I need one of these myself so expect me at the flea market this weekend. Learn how to make this at Acute Designs.

Make a Kitchen Island

A lot of people shy away from projects that require wood, cutting, hammering and building from scratch, but this kitchen island was done on a whim and the good folks over at Osie Moaks have ranked it as a beginner style kitchen island. Pretty snazzy looking for a fairly simple build, so why not head over to … Read more

DIY Christmas Garland

Hoorah for November – so we can officially start to deck the halls! Here’s a little paper garland I made today to get the ball rolling. It was so bloomin easy to make. Got to love a 10 minute craft project. If you can get your hands on a large circle hole punch from a … Read more

Frugal DIY: Make a lampshade from scratch.

Lampshades are one of those things that can range in price from the very affordable to the “seriously what?!” price range. And if you are anything like me, it is at that shocking end of the range that you often find the unique and interesting shades that would look just perfect in one of your … Read more

Strawberry Guacamole Recipe

This is an awesome holiday snack that can be quickly thrown together, is a crowd pleaser, and looks super festive. I mean, seriously, who doesn’t love guacamole? Whether you’re making this for yourself for a home alone or entertaining, I’ve got some awesome guacamole tips that will keep your guac tasting great and from turning … Read more

Shrimp and Pineapple Ceviche

I have a confession to make. I had ceviche yesterday for breakfast. I will eat the weirdest stuff early in the morning. In fact, my very favorite breakfast is– are you ready for this– cold leftovers. I prefer something that was made the previous day over nicely cooked scrambled eggs, cereal, or even pancakes. Yup, … Read more

Dowel Christmas Tree

It’s been a crazy week and I just know that next week will be more so, since Christmas is on Wednesday! Sadly, this will be my last post until next year – there’s a crazy thought! I’m going to be taking a much needed vacation celebrating the reason for the season and having a relaxing time with … Read more