Decorate and DIY with Vintage World Globes

When decorating or creating eye-popping DIY projects with globes there is a WORLD of possibilities. Literally. Today I've gathered a collection of decorating ideas and DIY projects that will leave you longing to go antique shopping to find the perfect world globe {or ten}! Everything about this grouping makes me happy. The number five to indicate the number of family members, the bright yellow cabinet and most of all the GLOBES! Do you enjoy traveling? Re-create this vintage suitcase and world globe stack in your front entryway and let all your guests in on your passion. This collaboration of an atlas and world globes would be fabulous in a child's playroom or a homeschool classroom. That space above your cabinets is often wasted...unless you fill it with colorful, … [Read more...]

6 Scent-Sational Things To Do With Lavender Flowers

Even if you aren't lucky enough to have a garden bursting with lavender flowers, you might be able to find it at a local gardening store, or perhaps even the flower section of your favorite grocer. Alternatively, you can likely find lavender bunches at a farmer's market, florist, or organic gift shop. What to do with all of those lovely smelling, purple flowers to hold onto that fragrance for as long as possible? Perhaps make lavender essential oil (technically an extract), as shown in this tutorial by Condo Blues. Use it in natural cleaners, recipes, or bath products from there. Have some organic lavender? Try this mouth-watering lavender and onion side dish. From Veggie Belly. Thrifty moisturizing bath soak recipe...looks divine. Tutorial by Sweetwater Style. Let's not … [Read more...]

How To Make Marble Magnets

Marble magnets are fun to make as gifts, favors, or Easter-basket stuffers. If you read a lot of magazines, marble magnets are a great way to make further use of them before tossing them in the recycling bin. You can create sets with any theme you can think of, or none at all. Disclaimer: this craft is addictive! DIY Materials: - Flat-bottomed glass marbles, available at most craft and garden stores. I prefer clear glass, but feel free to experiment with colors! - Small round magnets, also available at craft stores - Clear silicone glue - Scissors - Pen or pencil - Old magazines, old books, scrapbook paper, even a thin fabric... any pretty material that appeals to you! DIY Instructions: 1. Select a picture or pattern. Place a marble over the image to make sure you like the … [Read more...]

Fall Decorating for your Kitchen

Like most Moms, whether you stay at home or work outside the home, we spend lots of time in the kitchen. Surrounding ourselves with beautiful things, makes your time in the kitchen, a little easier. Using what you have on hand, is one of the best ways to decorate on a budget. I recently used several vases and candlesticks to decorate our Buffet for Fall. Also, using your collections to decorate with, and bringing similar items together, makes a statement. Here I used some of my cookie cutters, Fall themed, to fill the wooden box. And in the vase, I simply added cinnamon sticks and potpourri that had nuts and dried apples in it. The cookie cutters in the wooden box are not only a fun display, it's also functional  having them close and easy to get to saves time and inspires me to … [Read more...]