Category Archives: DIY Projects

29 Weeks Pregnant | Nesting Ambitions

Walker's Shortbread Cookies

I can’t believe 29 weeks have come and gone!  This pregnancy has gone by quickly!  Now I’m coming down the home stretch in that last trimester when things typically start to get uncomfortable.  Amazingly enough, I really haven’t been that uncomfortable.  Again, it ain’t over till it’s over, but so far so good!  I think […]

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How To Make That Expensive Candle Last Longer


Raise your hand if, when you receive a yummy new candle, you first burn it for hours with reckless abandon and then hoard it like a miser after it burns about halfway down. ~raises hand~ I almost never buy nice candles for myself, so I want them to last for as long as possible.  You […]

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DIY Advent Calendar


Last year sometime mid-Christmas season I really wished I had done an advent calendar.  I wanted something fun to engage my kids in the season, but it was too late by the time I thought about it.  So, after Christmas 2011 per Fly Lady’s instructions, I put a bunch of things on my calendar for […]

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DIY Chalkboard Art: The Easy Way

Yesterday I created a really fun chalkboard for my Christmas mantle and today I thought I’d share the little DIY cheat that I used to do it.  For my mantle I knew that I wanted to do lyrics to a Christmas song along the lines of this very popular image below.  I had a big […]

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DIY Body Butter


This year I decided to make lotion in bulk to give as gifts at gift exchanges and hostess gifts at Christmas parties.  As I got completely sucked into the vortex of searched around on Pinterest I came across this recipe for a hand salve from A Sanoma Garden and decided to go for it.  I […]

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