Thursday, August 29, 2013

Kids Rule!

Tracking your child's height can look pretty cool inside your home. You can buy something online or create your own ruler by using an over sized piece of wood inside you home. Mark the wood like a ruler and you have a useful piece of decor in your home. If you would rather spend the money, the ruler is sold for about $157 on

Secret Rain Drawings

This is a surprise kids will love - probably leaving them speechless as well.

Use Rust-Oleum NeverWet to create an outdoor drawing or text on an outdoor surface. Once it rains, the product repels the water leaving the artwork to shine surrounding the wet surface. Take a look for yourself!


Light Bulb Vase

I love taking ordinary household items and making them into creative items to display around the house. How about taking a light bulb and creating a vase out of its exterior shell. You can hang the bulbs on a tree or in an indoor patio.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Memory Calendar

Use calendar pages to write one memory that happened on that day. Continue for years to come each day. It makes for a wonderful gift for a high school or college graduate! 


Send a Hug

Everyone needs a hug!  If distance doesn't allow you to be there in person, try hugging someone through the mail.

Take a long piece of paper (or attach multiple pieces) and trace your wingspan.  Send the paper to your favorite person and pass along the "hug"! 


Pin Organization

Here's a simple tip: attach a magnetic strip to the inside of a drawer for an easy way to keep your bobby pins out of the way! 


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Easiest Way To Frost A Cake

Why didn't I think of this?

If you're not good at frosting a cake, listen up! Just take a store bought container of icing and heat it up in the microwave for 15 seconds. Put it in for another 15 seconds if you find that the icing hasn't melted. Then, let it cool for about 2 minutes. While the icing is still in a liquid form (not warm), pour 1/4 of the container over the cake and let it cool. Repeat the process until you have covered the entire cake.



This is a fun idea for the holidays or any special occasion to spice up your greeting cards. Your instagram pictures turn into stickers to apply on your favorite items.


Extra Change For Decor

If you're like me, you have tons of extra change in your house just laying around. Here's an artistic way to put it to good use. 

Buy wooden letters at a craft store and glue pennies or any other coin onto the letters. It creates a unique design for your home. 


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Signature Jewelry

Birthday gift ALERT: This takes a personalized gift to a new level. Create a custom necklace using the actual signature of your friend or family member. creates the custom jewelry. Check it out here.


Perfect Iced Coffee

Here's the perfect way to make iced coffee at home. Avoid the "watery" taste by creating your own coffee ice cubes. Just brew your favorite cup of coffee and pour it into an ice cube tray.

Easy way to enjoy the perfect cup....


Easy Baklava Recipe

Phyllo dough can be tricky to work with when baking delicious desserts. Here's a recipe to make you look like a pro in the kitchen.

Instead of making a layered baklava dessert - use pre-made phyllo cups and fill it with a mixture of honey, nuts and cinnamon (below is a link to the recipe).


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Back-To-School App

It's time for the back-to-schol countdown! 

Here's a great way to get your kids back to their school year routine. The iReward Chart allows you to record credits (examples: cleanup, homework, music practice) your child has earned. Once they reach the daily or weekly amount, they receive a gift.  

iReward Chart app

Kitchen Rake

Chances are you have a drawer stuffed with kitchen utensils in your home. Here's a simple way to add decor and add a practical organization tool to your kitchen. Attach the end of a old rake to the wall. The ends of the rake can be used to hang all of your primary kitchen utensils.