5 Ways to Fake a Fireplace Mantel

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Viewing all the beautifully decorated mantels is enough to give anyone some serious fireplace envy if you don’t have one of your own.   Don’t worry–you are not alone! While I have a tiny mantel with my TV above it, it isn’t much to decorate.  Quite a few homes are built without fireplaces these days, {…Read More…}





The Cutest Sno-Cone Stand Ever

how to build a DIY sno cone stand

This week I told you about how my kids (primarily my 9 year old) started a sno-cone stand.  It has been such a fun adventure for us watching him learn things like customer service, working even when you don’t want to, how to engage customers, and how to not lick drops of syrup from your {…Read More…}





Roll -Up Travel Backgammon Game

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I am a lover of all games.  It isn’t very often that if asked to play a game I will say no. I remember learning how to play Backgammon (the Acey Deucey variation) 18 years ago with my soon-to-be mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law at a lake cabin in Michigan.  That weekend was my chance to get {…Read More…}





Mason Jar Table Lamp

how to make a mason jar lamp

Mason Jars are all the rage in crafting right now.  You can paint, glaze, fill, freeze, and add ribbon and glitter to them.  Guess what? You can even can with them {giggle}.  I was challenged by Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts Stores to create 4 unique projects out of mason jars for their summer Idea Market.  {…Read More…}