Cluttered or Clustered? or The Minor Adjustment That Made Me Stop Hating My Winter Mantel

Cluttered or Clustered? or The Minor Adjustment That Made Me Stop Hating My Winter Mantel

Earlier this month I posted a peek of some clearance goodies I picked up to help with my winter decorating.  I finally got around to it...BUT, I wondered why I was getting an unsettling feeling every time I walked by my mantel.  I had mostly shopped the house and used items I love and use often...but something was just off.  After a few days I realized what it was.  It just looked too cluttered!  Continue reading

Have You Done This for Your Skin Lately?

Have You Done This for Your Skin Lately?

There is a particular thing we can do to keep our skin healthy that I find myself neglecting way too often...CLEANING MY MAKEUP BRUSHES. This should really be done weekly to remove residual skin oils and any accumulating bacteria (yuck). So, today I decided that Monday would be for cleaning Makeup Brushes! I need to research the best gentle, natural way to wash my brushes (DO NOT believe the Continue reading

My First Pinterest Project: No Sew Vest

My First Pinterest Project: No Sew Vest

So...I have like 536 pins on Pinterest. Not all of them are recipes to try or craft projects to tackle, but a number of them are. I actually saw someone wearing this vest in person, heard she found it on Pinterest, and searched for it. It is literally no-sew.  All you need is 1 yard of jersey knit fabric that won’t unravel.  Being a bit larger than this lovely young lady, I made sure I got the Continue reading

31 Days of Progress Day 19 :: Organizing Spices {Done}

31 Days of Progress Day 19 :: Organizing Spices {Done}

Remember this little project from this post? I reached my little baby-step goal of getting it organized before I went to bed…BEHOLD! I found out some little things like I had 2 full bottles plus a bag of dried bay leaves {good thing I’m planning to make some pickling spice and rework my refrigerator pickles}.  I also still had a couple of things that contained onion powder and garlic Continue reading

31 Days of Progress Day 9 :: Friendly Blog Tips

31 Days of Progress Day 9 :: Friendly Blog Tips

Category: Living & Learning Goal: Use Time More Efficiently Baby Step: Find tools to make blog reading & writing quicker - - - Today I just wanted to share a couple of simple tools that I have found very valuable while reading my favorite blogs.  Like you, I have to budget the time I spend on my computer.  I read lots of great blogs and web sites every day.  There are ideas I want Continue reading