I’m on what you might call a crusade this Halloween season to persuade the masses, or whomever will listen, about the virtues of buying a baking pumpkin instead of a carving pumpkin. You see, a baking pumpkin you can eat and a carving pumpkin actually just serves the same purpose as a gourd that you decorate […]
Ever since my boys started school, I’ve been striving to reduce school lunch waste. I love to use reusable cloth napkins. Early on I made sandwich wraps out of recycled table clothes. They worked great, but I was concerned about the safety of the vinyl. So with this project, I want to impress that the really […]
I just cannot escape this feeling of Fall prevailing upon me. How about you? Are you ready to get out the kiddos and start making some Halloween crafts, or what! This simple kid’s craft uses household items, including a recycled thread spool, and can be completed in less than 30 minutes. But, just to warn you, you […]
Just as we’re hitting the dog days of summer, it’s time to think about back to school. Take a look at your school supply list and double check it against our DIY back to school projects!
Remember playing school at home with a desk like this – with the seat attached and the desktop that you held open with your head while digging through the inside looking for your puffy sticker collection? I do. So when I rescued this from the curb a couple weeks ago, I hurled it into my […]
I’m not going to throw you in the trenches of a Paula Dean Thanksgiving, but how about something close and almost from scratch. My husband and I invented a meat pie called Pilgrim Pie. It’s essentially Thanksgiving dinner in a pie; the perfect solution to Thanksgiving leftovers! 1. Make a simple, 9” pie crust from […]
If you have an upcoming Halloween party and you decided at the last minute to dress-up, here are some quick ideas that use things you probably already have in your wardrobe or around the house. Just to warn you, wrapping yourself in toilet paper will not work for a mummy costume. 1. Edward Scissorhands: guys, […]
Ahh, it’s that time of year – everything pumpkin. Besides the yummy cakes, cookies, muffins and scones we get from the edible variety, their gourd counterpart can be equally as fun and even healthier – that is if you toast the seeds. I just flipped through the last few years of my family’s carved pumpkin […]