Product Review: Rain Bird Automatic Sprinkler System

rain bird sprinkler system

Over the past few years, I have reviewed several products here. I receive requests almost daily to review products or books. I have done my best to only showcase things here that I truly believe in, fit our overall ideas, and would be of benefit to our readers. THIS is one of those things. This […]

Choosing Landscape Lighting

landscape lighting

The choices for landscape lighting have become staggering. Choosing the right lighting for your landscaping can be as important as the landscaping itself. With a few tips and a little know-how, you will be well on your way to a well-lit yard. Here are a few things to consider before you start: Layout This might […]

DIY Valentine Treat Box

valentine gift box printable template

Looking for a way to package up those little Valentine’s treats? We’ve got you covered today with this simple printable box template that is just the right size. You simply print the pdf from the link below. Then just cut, fold, glue, and decorate to suit your needs. I printed my box on white card […]

Halloween Craft: Tombstone Candy Bar Wrapper

tombstone candy bar wrapper printable

It’s time for spooky and scary… and chocolatey and sweet. Over the next few weeks we have several Halloween themed posts planned for you. Today we are kicking off the festivities with this cute little sleeve for your fun-sized candy bars. It’s super easy. We’ve done all the hard parts for you. All you need to […]

How to Pick the Right (and good) Paintbrush

Spring brings on many new home improvement projects. Folks all over will be throwing open the windows and putting a fresh coat on a room, a table, or maybe even a dresser. But after you’ve chosen the right stain or paint, how do you choose the right tools for the job… and does it even […]

Easter FUN

Hopefully, you’ve been enjoying some wonderful spring weather where you are. Spring has arrived in full force and we are enjoying some lovely afternoons. Easter is right around the corner and everything is in bloom. It is truly an awakening. Birds are chirping and bees buzzing. We have prepared a couple of Easter inspired tips for you today to […]

Holiday Upcycle: Peace Wreath

diy peace wreath

Our holiday adventure inspired our craft this week. This simple holiday wreath adds to the season and drives home a message of peace. It will be perfect for your front door or given as a gift of peace to a friend or neighbor. Making living wreaths is far easier than you might have imagined. Craft stores sell plenty […]

Food for Feathered Friends: Biscuit Bird Feeder

Our holiday adventure this week is taking us over the river and through the woods complete with hiking, some light caroling, and bird watching. In these parts, there are lots of cardinals, but no shortage of other tiny feathered friends. Before we headed out we took about half an hour to put together a little holiday gift […]

Halloween Fun!

batty drum shade

Halloween is just around the corner and we have lots of stuff to share with you to add some spook to your mood. This banner is a quick printable that just requires some cutting, hole punching, and stringing. The printable pdf files appear after the jump. You might remember this DIY wreath from Holiday 2010. […]

Super Pouff: Footstool Makeover

footstool makeover diy

I hate to discard useful things. I don’t keep things for the sake of keeping, but I admit that I do have an alarming collection of things that I am saving for the “perfect” project. Sometimes they are items that have outlived their usefulness in our home. Sometimes they are donated by friends to feed my obsession. There is, […]