Showing posts from January, 2018

How To Make A Transitional Spring Wreath

Good Morning! Well, I am happy to be here with you all and also sharing this little transitional Spring wreath. It is no secret that I love wreaths and I love to make them too! One of the cool things about this wreath is that it is going to take me from Valentine's Day right into Spring. I am a little behind in most everything right now and for some weird reason I feel as though I need to explain why. I guess this will help me justify it all. Like why the housework, garden planning, cooking and even a little sleeping is lacking. You see there is a little culprit behind my lacksidaisycal ways and it is this girl, Sadie May. My husband lovingly calls her... MuttsyVonChewer So why this little miss is all feed and bathroom duties attended to, I am writing this post. SUPPLIES FOR DIY TRANSITIONAL SPRING WREATH 12"x12" Grapevine Wreath Pinking Shears Red and Black and White wire edged ribbon (2 1/2" wide" Florist Wire Cutters Florist Wir

Valentine Gift Ideas For Family And Friends

Good Morning and welcome to a little post on one of my favorite times of the year and do you know why? Well it is because it's almost Valentine's Day! A day to celebrate kindness, care, and love to ourselves and others. Today I am sharing a variety of shops and Valentine gift ideas for family and friends. I do love all of the whimsy, color, playful and goodwill nature of this time of the year. Oh and maybe you'll find a little something for you too! I have shared shopping links and ideas on the blog before. Many of you really liked it, so if you do or if you don't I'd really appreciate you leaving a comment or dropping me an email with your thoughts. Today you will recognize some of the shops; some are new, one is mine and one of them is my most favorite Candy shop in the entire world ! It also just happens to be in my hometown of Rexburg Idaho! (Go Bobcats!) You see I am already feeling the whimsy of the season! Florence's candy shop is family owned

How To Grow A Vegetable Garden From Seeds

Did you know that there is a budding gardener in all of us? With a little planning and gardening knowledge we can all be successful gardeners! I don't believe in "brown thumbs," and you shouldn't either! In this post I am going to ignite the gardener in you and show you how to choose seeds, containers, make your own potting mix and sprout seeds for your Spring and Summer Garden! Growing our own food and flowers is fun! Before we can begin to plant our seeds indoors, we must know when our last frost is in our particular region of the country. If you are reading this and you live in the U.S. here is a great guide for you to follow. It Is the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map . General Rule of thumb for planting seeds indoors is to plant them 6-8 weeks before the last Frost. I have been gardening since I was a kid. It was a natural fit for me as I watched my parents plant potatoes and wheat on the 100 acres of land on our Farm. So when it came time to put the veg

Discovering Kindness On A Yellow School Bus

Good Morning Friends and welcome to The Perk Project where I am about to share with you all a true story about how I managed to survive the first weeks of Kindergarten as a Scaredy cat and discover kindness on my Yellow School Bus. It was just an ordinary day in the life of one young boy, but he made all the difference in my life that day and from that day forward. It was a defining time in my life on the value and importance of sharing kindness and the importance of spreading it around like glitter and confetti every day of our lives. Kindness is so easy to give and it means so very much. Growing up in rural America in the late 1950's was great! I loved growing up on the farm, I felt so safe. Some people might think it was too sheltered, cloistered, protected, even isolated. But to me it was perfect, I had acres and acres of streams to explore and trees to climb. Our closest neighbor was about a mile away, so making a trip to Town was saved for once a week. Play dates we

DIY Valentine Rag Wreath

Good Wednesday Morning and also welcome to 10 on the Tenth, we are so glad you are joining us! Our group of friendly bloggers all put on our thinking caps and came up with a plan to share some Valentine ideas with you. To make it even better our plan was to come up with some thrifty ideas which are all under ten dollars. Today I am sharing my DIY Valentine Rag Wreath, fresh off the crafting table! You will also find the links to these other friendly bloggers at the end of this post. VALENTINE RAG WREATH A DIY Valentine rag wreath is an economical way to add festive charm to any of your d├ęcor during your Valentine festivities. One of the things that I love about this wreath is that every single item I had in my craft room. Not one trip was made to the store to purchase any of the items needed. In fact, I even made my own wreath form. Easy peasy is the name of the game with this DIY Valentine rag Wreath! WIRE FORM FOR RAG WREATH SUPPLIES FOR DIY VALENTINE RAG WREATH

DIY Valentine Gift Bags

Welcome to Monday Morning and the beginning of a brand new week. It is 46 degrees here today and the glorious sun is just beginning to rise. It is going to be a fantastic day, and I can't wait to get outside and smell that wonderful fresh air. However before I put those walking shoes and coat on I am going be sharing with you a little tutorial on how to make your own DIY Valentine Gift Bags. If you don't have the time to make your own, I will be carrying a selection of them in my online shop later on in the week...happy, happy! DIY Valentine Gift Bags As long as I can remember I have always sent out Valentine Cards and gathered up a few inexpensive whimsical gifts for Valentine's Day. Often times I would shop the after Christmas aisles and find a variety of items that could be transformed into Valentine Gifts, gift bags or cards. But this year I wanted to try out a new machine and also create a more customize look for my bags and cards. Today I am sharing w