Spring Cleaning! OK, so it doesn’t cause me any excitement either, but it needs to be done. This year. Not next. In the house I lived in previously I had neglected spring cleaning for a year (or two) and when it came time to move I paid for that neglect. Things were in much less desirable shape than I had hoped they would be. I intend not to be in that position again. So, spring cleaning it is! Have I ever mentioned my hesitancy to begin overwhelming jobs? I tend to procrastinate. Breaking things down into smaller segments is a must… Read More
Chalk paint is a great way to simplify the process of re-doing a piece of furniture. The prep work is less, and you can create the vintage-y, worn look that is so popular right now. Wandering around on Pinterest the other day I found some great links that I want to share with you: my favorite chalk paint projects! ***Home Based Mom chalk painted a piano and it looks amazing! What a great statement piece for your living room, don’t you think? I always think that one piece of furniture in a room painted a really fun color really livens… Read More
Jars are a versatile way to add storage or beauty to your home decor. From Mason jars to pickle jars, you can upcycle them into a simple and cute DIY project. These ideas from our link party participants will give you lots of inspiration to consider before throwing out that empty bottle. Moonlight & Mason Jars #186 Welcome to the link party! Before you add your links, please browse our party guidelines. Hosts Please follow your dedicated hosts. Thank you!! Modern Pilgrim | Pinterest | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Subscribe Grace and Good Eats | Pinterest |… Read More
It’s Winter! Which means we are all looking for comforting, yummy foods to make on cold evenings. For me, this is both a frustration and a joy because weight gain is so much easier in the winter, partly due to less activity, but also due to heavier foods. Which is why I love to make Chicken Chili Soup often. It’s both delicious and it’s full of good ingredients! This soup is perfect for freezing. I often double the recipe (which makes a TON) and freeze it in meal-sized portions. This makes busy nights so much more do-able! You can eat… Read More
You may have noticed in my recent post about office and craft room makeover goals that I LOVE fabric! It is truly my favorite medium for creating! Since I am a bit of a frugal gal, I am going to share the best cheap fabrics to use for crafting. One of the best ways to buy fabric is in one really large piece. Get out of the habit of thinking of “yardage” and simply pay attention to all of the fabric surrounding you. There are tons of items in stores (including the hardware store) that you can sew with. This post… Read More
Welcome to The Moonlight and Mason Jars Link Party #185! Cold days are the best for making cute and simple DIY projects. Click on these fun features to find how-to’s and inspiration to keep the winter-blahs away. Let’s create some fun, friends!
This is the time of the year that I really need to bring in the spring! Winter is lasting way too long, and the absence of leaves on the trees is gettin’ on my nerves! Before I start with this post, I am going to freely admit that I do not have a green thumb. I am a plant-neglecter. Basically when the leaves are wilting, I am watering. You might note that this is a bad plan for keeping plants thriving, but each and every year around this time I drive on down to the store and buy myself some… Read More
As you may know, I recently downsized my house to 1,000 square feet for my daughter and myself. This moved me from a full basement of creative space, to a 10′ X 10′ room. So it is obviously time to make some office and craft room makeover goals! Maximizing my space is my number one goal! I need to be able to work on my computer as well as working on craft projects and tutorials. I am one of those people who needs to concentrate my messes and projects in one area, because having them strewn out all over my… Read More