How To Make Your Own Butter

Homemade Butter

It’s easy to learn how to make your own butter.  It doesn’t take many ingredients or a lot of time, and the results are amazing. Of course, unless you have access to cream from a dairy farm, you won’t save any save any money by making your own. I don’t have access to free cream, […]

How To Recover A Dining Room Chair

How to Recover A Dining Room Chair

You may have noticed that I am doing a bit of home decorating. Sometimes it feels good to just update a room just a little bit. I find you can change the feel of a room by just changing up some accent pieces or decorations. Little changes can be easier on your budget than doing […]

No-Sew Ottoman Makeover

No-Sew Ottoman Makeover

Do you have a piece of furniture that has good bones but is in need of an update because the fabric is outdated or ruined? That’s what this ottoman is to us. We bought it over 10 years ago and it has good bones but the leather had worn, then cracked and finally started to […]

Bringing New Life To Old Things

Bringing New Life To Old Things

One of my boys has an affinity for hats.  He always has a hat on his head – sometimes even when he sleeps! His favorite hat is a black driving cap he bought with his own money.  He wears this hat everywhere.  And it was starting to show some wear. The hat had gotten dirty […]

5 Fun Ways to Play with Sidewalk Chalk


Sidewalk chalk is a thrifty way to have fun outdoors. You can make your own chalk or make chalk paint. Kids think it is a lot of fun to make things like chalk that they could buy in a store. But if you’re not going to make your own, I personally  like the Crayola 48-Count […]

Easy Bunny Garland Project

Easy Bunny Garland Craft

I don’t normally do much for decorating for Easter, but this year I thought it might be fun to decorate a few things.  I wanted my decorating to blend with colors in my home and not be so Easter-y, which is how I chose the colors.