Last minute Halloween decorating

Follow House of Hepworths on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest! Halloween is right around the corner! Seriously. It's in like 10 days. If you haven't decorated yet, here are a few ideas from my neighbors and myself that make decorating a breeze. We just moved here so I literally just threw out a few decorations and it took me like 3 seconds. Okay first up, we are a Star Wars family, so when I saw these two Star Wars Inflatables at Wal-Mart, I just had to get them. The $30 price tag seemed a lot cheaper than most inflatables so it was a no-brainer. We are officially the nerd family of … [Read more...]

Build a tire swing!

I'm here today to show you how to make a fun and easy project that your kids (and you!) will enjoy all summer long... a tire swing! We've had this old tire laying around the yard so instead of tossing it we decided it would be fun to turn it into a tire swing. I've never made a tire swing before and the task seemed daunting. Believe it or not I whipped this tire swing up in less than an hour! I started with this very helpful tire swing guide: Once I had a plan in place I headed to True Value to pick up all my supplies. Here are most of the supplies I purchased, but I did … [Read more...]

Another use for Wheatgrass… Silly face grass hair

What do you get when you combine a goofy picture of your kid with a bunch of Wheatgrass seeds? Best.Homemade.Gift.Eveh. My daughter's class made these for the school Open House last week. Just picture 18 of these crazy-haired kids making faces at you as you walk into the classroom. I sure love this crazy kid. Just had to share. Carry on. :) … [Read more...]

My I-thought-I-had-an-original-idea ice cream cone cupcake pan

Don't you hate it when you get all your ice cream cones filled with batter only to have them tip over and spill in the pan when you try to put them in the oven? I decided to make a pan prototype to bake my cones in to stop the spills and mess! Yup, I made a prototype. And I was going to mass-produce it and sell it on HSN and become a billionaire, er, or at least a thousand-aire. But my dreams were crushed when I realized someone else already designed one. And it was better than mine. And they already mass-produce them. So much for my big break. BUT considering I wasted … [Read more...]

What goes around comes around || flower vase DIY

My husband took my baby girl (she's 5) out one Saturday morning for breakfast. When they came home she had a vase with flowers in it - just for moi! Yay!! Hubs is sweet like that (for bringing me flowers, NOT for ditching me for breakfast) Eventually the flowers died (these things lasted like 3 weeks!) and I was left with this cute little vase. I'm such a sucker for little glass vases. So most normal people would probably just give it to Goodwill, but I buy from Goodwill, not donate to Goodwill. I think it would be morally wrong for me to actually give something to Goodwill. … [Read more...]

Grandma’s Danish Pancakes

I haven't posted a recipe in awhile so here you go! "Grandma Pancakes" These are the best pancakes ever created - at least that's my most humble opinion! We call them "Grandma Pancakes" because my amazing grandma would make them for us (if we begged enough) each time we'd go visit her. They are very similar to crepes and taste heavenly. I'm getting hungry for some just looking at these pictures! Okay, so how to make them... mix: 1 3/4 C flour, 3/4 C sugar, & 3/4 tsp salt add: 1 C milk, 1 C water, 2 eggs, & 1 1/2 eggs shells oil (take 1/2 of the cracked egg shell and use it to … [Read more...]

A can of beans? || DIY pencil holder

So the other day I made this jute ball out of a basketball and a floor mat. Remember? So I have a HUGE amount of jute floor mat material left over... ...and I'm trying to figure out what the heck to do with it all (besides make another large jute ball for a future giveaway - check back frequently for deets!). Okay, so anyway, I'm trying to figure out what else I can hot glue this stuff too and the closest thing within reach was a just-washed can from beans or something. So natch' I grab the can and start gluing. Wound you expect any different? You know what? I … [Read more...]