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DIY Bird Feeder

DIY Bird Feeder

This quick and easy bird feeder uses stale bread (in this case, a sourdough English muffin), nut butter (here I use Birdalicious Bark Butter ®), bird seed blend, and twisty ties! Nothing could be simpler, and your fine feathered friends will appreciate the nutritious snack! Keep scrolling to the end for a schedule of local […]

Spring into Spring Cleaning!

Spring into Spring Cleaning!

Spring has officially sprung! You know what that means; time for spring cleaning! Don’t worry. With this checklist and simple tips, you will have the house looking great and feeling fresh. If you like, break the list down to one room per cleaning day or, prioritize which rooms need the most attention. Consider using this […]

Super easy homemade Valentine’s Day cards

Super easy homemade Valentine’s Day cards

The origin of Valentine’s Day is still somewhat a mystery. One legend is that our Valentine’s Day is based on the Roman’s festival called Lupercalia that warded off wolves. Another belief is that St. Valentine was a priest who served during third century Rome who married forbidden couples secretly. Yet another legend is that Valentine […]

Be a Savvy Shopper and Give Great Gifts This Holiday Season

Be a Savvy Shopper and Give Great Gifts This Holiday Season

Now that the madness of Black Friday is over…err…should I say Grey Thursday? Not really sure which it is but, either way, I’m not a big fan. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve scored some great deals on Black Friday online and Thanksgiving weekend sales but the one time I did the legit Black Friday […]

A “Cool” DIY to Try: Vintage Fan

A “Cool” DIY to Try: Vintage Fan

Smack dab in the middle of a 99 degree summer day this DIY was just calling my name. I’ve had this vintage fan sitting in my living room since I grabbed it at an antique store around Christmastime. This July heat had me thinking it’s time to make it over. Here is how I did […]

9 Tips to Becoming a Yard Sale Pro

9 Tips to Becoming a Yard Sale Pro

Garage sales and yard sales are a treasure trove of bargains, where savvy bargain hunters can find everything from barely used clothes and household goods to antiques, jewelry and collectibles. It’s a fun activity for families and it can also be a fun way to socialize. So we’ve got a few simple tips to becoming […]

20 Tips to a Successful Yard Sale

20 Tips to a Successful Yard Sale

Holding a yard sale can be a great way to purge, de-clutter, and get rid of things that you’re not using; turning all that clutter into cash. Here are 20 tips for throwing an awesome sale: 20 Tips to Holding a Successful Yard Sale Yard sales take time and planning, don’t wait till the night […]

Earth Day DIY: Reclaimed Shelf

Earth Day DIY: Reclaimed Shelf

Earth Day is upon us, and one of my favorite ways to push myself is by using old materials in a new way.  Thinking outside the box stretches creativity.  Turning reclaimed wood into various functional pieces is a great way to save something from the trash.  To add function to our small entry, I built […]

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