How to Sew DIY Luggage Tags

How to Sew DIY Luggage Tags How to sew DIY luggage tags.  Travel season is about upon us so I thought I would create this tutorial on how to sew DIY luggage tags.  You will never miss these on the luggage carousel when you use fun fabrics that stand out in a crowd.  I, of course, used some fun remnants for my luggage tags but if you don’t have a stash of remnants like mine head over to Fabric.com and {Read More}

How to Make a Pillow Case in 5 Easy Steps

How to Make a Pillow Case in 5 Easy Steps So, how to make a pillow case in 5 easy steps.  We go through a lot of pillow cases in my house so I decided to make them myself with fabrics from my stash.  It is a great way to use up your stash or to buy really fun and colorful fabrics from Fabric.com or Hobby Lobby.  With the wide range of fabrics that these sites offer, you can find {Read More}

The Perfect Traditional Irish Soda Bread

The Perfect Traditional Irish Soda Bread The perfect Traditional Irish Soda Bread is a quick bread that has 5 ingredients and nothing else.  Traditionally, it was not even made in an oven but made in a bastible which is a cast iron pot with a lid that was set over a turf fire because most Irish people did not have an oven.  It was easy and inexpensive when baking soda was invented and inexpensive to buy.  The rest of the {Read More}

Valentine Cake Pops

Valentine Cake Pops I recently took Craftsy’s free online mini class on how to make cake pops and thought to share some of what I learned with you.  Of course you can click the link and on head over to Craftsy and take the free class yourself but I thought creating some Valentine Cake Pops would be a great way for all of us to get started on this fun and decorative project. What you will Need 1 Box cake mix {Read More}

Super Handy Hand Towels

Super Handy Hanging Hand Towels I love hand towels that hang easily from my oven and dishwasher without fear that they will fall off the minute I use them.  I also like the idea of adding a little pattern to otherwise plain dollar store hand towels. This tutorial solves both issues in an easy to sew pattern.  It will also take away the fear of adding button holes to your projects and allows you to use some of those scraps {Read More}

Best Basic Banana Muffin Recipe

Best Basic Banana Muffin Recipe As usual we didn’t eat all of our bananas this week so I set out to find the best basic banana muffin recipe I could find and came across this one from a Taste of Home.  Normally I would add chocolate chips or walnuts but I didn’t have any so I made them just plain and they are delicious.  You just need 3 ripe bananas and standard baking supplies to make these delicious muffins. Print {Read More}

DIY Gumball Machine

DIY Gumball Machine Here is a terrific holiday customizeable faux DIY Gumball Machine. This is a crafter’s favorite. So easy and inexpensive to make. What you Will Need: DIY Gumball Machine 1 Terracotta Flower pot — whatever size you want your machine to be 2 small Terracotta saucers — again depending on the size of your pot 1 medium terracotta saucer — again depending on the size of your pot 1 plain glass bowl — again depending on the size of your {Read More}

16 Organizing Tips

16 Organizing Tips 1. Cord Organizers Those unwieldy cords behind your computer and television need to be reined in. The best way to do this and to keep your cords well-organized is by using a cord organizer. There is a terrific free pattern over at Craftsy where you can make your own by clicking the photo and typing in Cord Wraps in the search box or you can follow this link to purchase them. Cable organizers   2. Mail Tray {Read More}

10 Natural Cleaning Hacks with Lemons

10 Natural Cleaning Hacks with Lemons   There is nothing like the smell of fresh lemons.  But lemons do more than small good they are great for cleaning your whole house.  They are a natural alternative to the chemicals typically used to clean our homes and far safer for our environment. Because of their natural deodorizing and disinfectant properties I put together these 10 natural cleaning hacks with lemons to clean your whole house. What you will Need: Fresh lemons {Read More}

Delicious Holiday Peanut Brittle

Delicious Holiday Peanut Brittle   I remember growing up my mom always bought peanut brittle at Christmas time.  I am not sure why that was but to this day I associate Christmas with peanut brittle.  I figured this year I would share my favorite simple to make holiday peanut brittle recipe that you can make right at home.  I like a buttery flavor to my brittle so I am using a nice flavorful Irish butter in this recipe. Although corn {Read More}