Showing posts from January, 2018

How To Make A Transitional Spring Wreath

Crafts | January 30, 2018
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

How To Grow A Vegetable Garden From Seeds

Gardening Tales | January 17, 2018
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

Jemma's Tales | January 14, 2018
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

Crafts | January 10, 2018
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

Crafts | January 08, 2018
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

Living An Authentic Life With Real Joy

Jemma's Tales | January 04, 2018
New Year in our home is off to a pretty healthy start, we are focusing on the value of real and joy . Today I am sharing the PERK project and also my focus word for 2018 (joy) as well as some of my thoughts with you on coping and life. I am not an expert in these theories, I just know what works for us most of the time. We are a real family with real life struggles searching for acceptance, love, kindness and happiness just like everyone else. So, my sincere hope is that I can pass on a little love and goodness to you! After all, we are in this real life together. When one is a youngster real is home, Mom, Dad, friends... When one is a youngster joy is derived from toys, playing, dessert... REAL JOY As an adult we begin to discover that real and joy are a bit more complicated and that learning to discover ways to hold onto both can be a bit more challenging than when we were a youngster. In fact being genuine and joyful in our daily lives requires an intentional mindset.

Crafting Together Through Winter

Crafts | January 03, 2018
Welcome to January friends! Winter is the perfect time of the year to use our imaginations, hearts, hands and dreams to create beautiful projects for our homes and for gift giving too. As I sit here inside our cozy home my mind is racing on all the Winter crafting projects I want to get to. Just like my Mama did, I am going to Craft my way through the Winter months and I am inviting you to join me! Winter is such a perfect time of the year to explore new crafting methods, and sharpen some rusty skills. These chilly months are also the optimum time to try out a new tool, learn a new stitch, or purchase a new machine to assist you in your crafting journey. Speaking of machines, I am about to try out my new Sizzix Die Cut Machine. No matter how sharp I keep my scissors, I still don't have the crisp edges on my projects that I really need. I just ordered these Sizzix Thinlits Dies . Source for Illustration is Block Party Prints! Crafting has always been a stap