Easy cupcake trick

I love cupcakes, but filling those paper liners is tricky! Batter seems to get everywhere and it makes a horrible mess! (I sound like one of those awful infomercials, don't I?!) Here is how I fill those cupcake tins. Fill a gallon-size ziploc with the cake batter. The easiest way is to just fold down the top of the ziploc and then pour the batter in. By folding down the top it keeps the mess inside the bag and not all over the zipper part. Zip the bag closed and snip a very small hole off one bottom corner. Now just squeeze the batter into the tins. If you're like me and only … [Read more...]

From drab to fab!

Last week I went on a Goodwill spending spree from Beverly Hills all the way up to Van Nuys (which is right next door to Gemco, CA - home to the set of Dunder Mifflin Paper Co! on The Office. I … [Read more...]

Join me on Facebook!

House of Hepworths is now on Facebook! Click on the Facebook logo or here to become a fan! Also, don't forget to "Follow" me this way ----------> Under "Be My Friend!" … [Read more...]

Making do

As most of you know, I'm stuck in this apartment in LA until the end of June. After that I'll go back home! Yay! (I feel like I have to preface every post with that! I should just get over it already!!) Sooo anyway, I'm trying to 'make do with what I got' while I'm in SoCal soaking up the sun. I have this really plain boring temporary Sterilite drawer thing that I found at Target next to my TV. We weren't going to buy anything but we had no where to store all our Wii controllers and entertainment junk, so we found the cheapest most practical thing we could find. It fits perfectly … [Read more...]

My Candy Store

Do you remember yesterday when I showed you this: I still can't believe I found it at Goodwill for only $24.99. It was disgusting though. Totally gross and grimy and icky. Just take a closer look. There was a logo on the glass I had to scrape off as well as a few stickers. The entire machine was really dusty and grimy. Would you eat candy that came out of that? I'm not sure this machine ever got cleaned after it was manufactured in 1984. I really love this gumball machine though so I just took a deep breath and started taking it apart. Ewwww. Ewwww. And Ewwwww. I … [Read more...]

Keepin’ myself busy

I've hit a few Goodwill Stores the past few weeks in search of some great decor to refurbish. I'm stuck in LA until the end of June and I can't do much to this apartment, so at least I'll keep myself busy now! Check out my awesome finds!: These are metal, so they are great, just ugly. I'm going to paint them and use them for a cool project! I'm pretty sure I'm going to use these separate. I'd love to paint the box white and copy this: Which can be found at Wonderfully Wordy. As for the stand, not sure yet... Can you believe i got these balls for $1 each?! And two of them … [Read more...]

Kids Artwork – display it in style

My kids LOVE to draw. As Thrifty Decor Chick would say, they luuuurve it! What they love even more than that though is displaying it! Here is your step-by-step guide on great ways to display their great works of art as well as how NOT to display it! Here's how my kids display their masterpieces: This would obviously fall under the category of how NOT to display artwork. Here are a few great ideas I've found on friendly tasteful ways to display all this paper! Clothesline it! Frame it! Clipboard it! (Ideas courtesy of Emily Clark.) Curtain rod it! Easy-change frame … [Read more...]