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Sunday, June 30, 2013

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Have a great last day of June!


Friday, July 13, 2012

DIY Outdoor Drink Holder Tutorial

Good afternoon!

Friday the 13th - anyone superstitious? My husband and I actually got engaged on Friday the 13th and we've been married almost 19 years. So it is a lucky day for us!

Anyway, today's post is for something that I think 'can' be quite useful (no pun intended). How many times have you sat in your yard and had a drink in your hand and no where to put it? I know it happens to all of us. Well this cute drink holder solves that problem!

I'm sure you have figured it out by now that I like projects that upcycle or repurpose every day items. This one is no different. A simple tin can turns into an outdoor drink holder - not only something useful and cute, but it also keeps a can out of our landfills!

Do you need one? Well, here's how to make one for yourself - just follow my link:

Thanks to for the tutorial!

Hope your Friday is fantastic (even if it is the 13th)! See ya soon.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

T-shirt Fringed Flip Flops

Good Afternoon!  

It's been a while I know, but my hubby is on vacation and we are enjoying his time off! Swimming, grilling, relaxing have been our mantra for the last week or so.  We even fit in an awesome day trip which I will tell you about soon!

Today my post is about flip flops. You know the ones I mean - the not so cute ones that are about $3. Well they CAN be cute with this method.  If you are like me your kids or better half are an ever ending supply of old t-shirts - and that's just what you need to make these flip flops! 

Got you interested? Wanna know how? Well, follow my link to get the scoop!

 T-shirt Fringed Flip Flops, large

Thanks to Michael's Craft Store for the inspiration and instructions!

Have a terrific Tuesday! And a Fantastic 4th of July! See ya soon.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Freestanding Trellis - Lowe's Creative Ideas

Hey everyone! Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!

Just me with another thing to add to your honey do list for outside!

I like many of the projects at Lowe's Creative Ideas and this one is no different. It is unusual and seems fairly easy to make. I just love climbing flowers like morning glories or clematis - don't you? This trellis would be perfect for either or both!

Check it out here!

Three trellises along walkway to a front door

Have a wonderful day! See ya soon.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

DIY Mason Jar Solar Lights

Good morning!  

Have you been tackling all your outdoor to do list items? Well, I just might be adding to that list! I came across this project on pinterest and thought you might like them as much as I do!

I have to admit that this is the first time I have seen the technique of coloring the jars with Mod Podge, but I really like the way they look. It is very simple and has a great result.  The jars look good day or night!

I was thinking that these would like nice setting on your tables outside as well. So that would give you another option as opposed to hanging them. Well, if you want to know how it's done - follow my link!

A big shout out to Amanda at for sharing her tutorial - thanks a bunch!!!

Hope your Saturday is sunny - see ya soon!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

DIY Beaded Flip Flops

Good morning!!  

Summertime is quickly approaching! And with summer comes our favorite footwear - flip flops!!!  If you're like me you live in them during the summer. They are definitely my go to shoe when it's hot outside. 

Sometimes you are wearing something that just makes it hard to wear your good old stand by - the flop flop.  But fear not - that problem is now solved - easily and inexpensively!

Today's post give you the know how to dress up those boring flip flops into something glamorous! I even think that these would be awesome for the bride getting married on the beach or outdoors this summer - don't you agree?

Peeked your interest yet? Well, you know the drill - follow my link to get the scoop!

Beaded Flip Flops DIY

A super big thank you to for the tutorial!! 

Have fun creating your beaded flip flops - it will take them from blah to beautiful in no time at all! You may even want to do a few pair - LOL!!

Have a terrific Tuesday - see ya soon!

Monday, June 4, 2012

DIY Ribbon Lei Version 2

Good morning!

I promised you another ribbon lei today - so here it is!

I think this one is just beautiful and really looks like some type of Hawaiian flower! It can be done in any color combination of your choosing. I have not made one yet, but I am planning on doing one this week! 

I'm thinking I will use nylon thread or even fishing line since it is not only invisible but also very strong and difficult to break and will make this lei last for a long time. Don't you just love this version? I thought you might.

You know what to do - follow the link - and get to creating!

Big, huge thank you again to Penga at!

Have a marvelous Monday!  See ya soon!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

DIY Ribbon Lei Version 1

Good afternoon! Hope your weekend has been fantastic so far!

Well, it's June already. Can you believe it? So it's graduation time again.  Whether it be graduation from high school, college, pre-k, kindergarten or middle school - it's something to be proud of and celebrate!

Last year I posted about money and candy leis. This year I want to show you ribbon leis. They are easy and very pretty.  I like the solid color as well as the combo colored one! Which is your favorite?

If you have a graduation this year - this would be a nice addition to the money or candy lei.  I'm told that you can never have enough leis!!! So follow my link to get the scoop on how to make them:

DIY Ribbon Lei v1 This is instructions for the solid colored lei.

DIY Ribbon Lei v1.1 This is step by step for the double colored lei.

I want to extend a great big thank you to Penga of for the tutorials!

Well, that's it for now but tomorrow I have another ribbon version from Penga to show you so stay tuned.  Have a wonderful evening and see ya soon!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

DIY Concrete Bench

Good morning! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend!

As a homeowner there is always something that needs done - remodeled, repaired, and/or removed - all for the sake of improvement. Of course, you need to be independently wealthy to do some projects! That's why I'm always on the lookout for relatively inexpensive DIY projects. Today's post fits that to a tee!

Ample outdoor seating can be a problem. Or you have a space that just isn't right for patio chairs. Well, whatever the reason - this project will help. I believe I came across this on pinterest and I want to pass it along to you.

As soon as I saw it I knew it was something that I wanted to put in place in our backyard.  We have this strange space between our deck and the garage man door that is just awkward.  Plants won't even grow there - so how bad is that? This concrete bench is just what is needed in that space!!  It not only solves that weird space, but gives us extra seating at the same time and will be the beginning of our new patio area that we want to do! 

So, if you have the need for more places to sit comfortably or have a strange space this just might be what you need to do too! Follow my link!

Outdoor Room

I like the look of the rocks but I don't think that will be part of our plan. Also, I am thinking that painting the concrete blocks would make this more appealing to the eye! (My hubby says you can paint anything and after almost 19 years of marriage - I believe him!) 

I'm wondering if I can figure out a way to get some matching foot stools, too. would be nice to prop your feet up, huh? I definitely want to keep with the whole concrete block or weather proof materials. 

I'm hoping this project can come together over the next couple of weeks (fingers crossed).  I will take pictures as we go and post them when we have it all done!

Have a great Wednesday - see ya soon!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Buggy Birdfeeder - Lowe's Creative Ideas

Good morning!

It's been a long time since I posted, hasn't it? Sorry about that. I was spending a good bit of my time online looking for a car since one of ours died. No shame really since it was 10 years old! We've replaced it and now Mom has a new taxi!!

Anyway, today's post is a project that caught my eye at Lowe's Creative Ideas and I knew I would pass it along to all of you.  I have to admit that I have a soft spot for the birds and these feeders are just too cute.  It would be a nice project to do with your kiddo(s)! Check it out here:

Buggy Birdfeeders

buggy birdfeeders

Have a good over the hump day!  See ya soon!
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