updating a topiary for a dollar

Exhibit A: Apple topiary. Cute from the waist up, but not so cute pot. It's all glued together though. What to do? Exhibit B: 99 cent planter from IKEA. I put the old pot inside the new one. It fit perfectly and now my apple topiary is cute from head to toe. No cutting, no gluing, no disassembling. I love cheap easy fixes. ;) … [Read more...]

Pinecone framed artwork

I finally get to use my pinecones I've been saving since March! For this project I used the mini pinecones, not the jumbo ones, but don't worry! I've got some jumbo pinecone crafts in the works! Yippie! First, I found a frame in my stash of extra stuff I'm not using. I love that this one is square. Next I grabbed all my mini pinecones. I patiently sat there and hot glued each pinecone directly onto the glass of the frame. It was actually really easy and took me about 10 or 15 minutes. I love that you can see through the frame. And here's the back … [Read more...]

I just got slapped by Captain Obvious

Do you ever have moments where you are just like, "Dur! Wow, I can't believe I didn't think of that. It just seems so obvious." Well, unfortunately for Mrs Oblivious over here, I have these moments all.the.time. Que Captain Obvious here. Three bunches of leaves stuck in a round floral foam thing. Why oh why have I never even thought of this? Do you realize how many times I've put ivy and plants above my cabinets and bent them all over the place to get them to stay in a certain position? More times than I'd like to admit, thankyouverymuch. I found this pre-made … [Read more...]

Installing a paper towel rack under a cabinet

Yes, I'm writing a post about installing a paper towel rack under the cabinet. No, I haven't run out of things to blog about so I'm blogging about mundane chores around the house. ;) This is actually useful to know! Would you believe my own mother hasn't done this yet because she needs her handy-man husband to do it for her? Say wha?? Handy-man husband??? Girls, pull up your big girl panties! You can do these things!! I'm here to show you how easy it is to install a paper towel rack. It really is. You can do it yourself. Trust me. (Famous last words...) Okay, … [Read more...]

H A Double-L O W Double-E N spells “Halloween”

I've temporarily taken down the Fall decor and busted out the Halloween stuff! I pulled out my box-o-scariness... ... if you can call it "scary" I'm more of a "cutesy" seasonal decorator. I had most of my decor already, but I did make a few spray paint adjustments... I painted the wreath black as well as the candle stick that I bought months ago. For the wreath I decided to go low-key. I just painted a wreath black and hung it with a 1 1/2" thick orange ribbon. I was planning on doing more detail on the wreath, but once it was painted I really … [Read more...]

A Fall centerpiece

As much as I liked the centerpiece on my coffee table, it really needed a Fall makeover. My new centerpiece took me less than 10 minutes to put together and was free! (I only used stuff I had laying around the house) To create this super cute centerpiece, I took the tray from the last centerpiece, set it on top of a placemat I already had, and added some fake leaves. Then I added two dollar store glass vases and a few fake plastic acorns and apples from the Dollar Spot at Target. You can see that I was playing around with which size candle to use. I … [Read more...]

Spicing up the pantry

I picked a cabinet for all my spices and cooking stuff... It sat like this for exactly 5 days before I couldn't even take it anymore! (And I hadn't even baked anything yet!) YIKES! What a disaster! I am OCD when it comes to being organized, so obviously this train wreck was not going to work for me. I headed over to the Home Depot and bought this awesome organizer. I cringed and looked away as they rang it up (almost $40!) but I know it is so worth the investment. You can see the mess in the cabinet where I previously had all my spices. Obviously I didn't … [Read more...]