I’ve created some simple and inexpensive crafts & DIY for you. With ample pictures and easy instructions, anyone can do them! Enjoy.

Adventures and Victories Week 6

Hi everyone! Can you believe Christmas is tomorrow?! I really can't. It does not seem real. Maybe because this year we didn't set up a tree--long story. But I'm looking forward to spending time with family... and my mom's fudge. Yum! What are you most looking forward to about Christmas this year?  Ongoing Adventure: I've been working on the outline for Sketchy Tacos 2. It's taking longer than I'd hoped with the holiday craziness, but yesterday, I started getting all 100+ index cards into story form. It felt really good. I'm getting super excited about it! Mini-Victory: I survived my last minute Christmas shopping experience. I've never been in the last minute Christmas shopping crowd before and it was nuts! With the [...]

By | 2016-12-22T19:15:12+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Crafts & DIY, Everyday Adventures, My Journey|0 Comments

24 Goals: Final Update

I can't believe it! Another year is coming to a close. I'm going to be 25 on Sunday. While those of you who have already passed this point are going to laugh at me, I've still got to say it. Something seems different about 25. It seems older. I will officially be in my mid-twenties. I'm supposed to have my whole life figured out by now, right? (Ha!) And I can now rent a car. My hubby's happy cause our insurance costs should go down, lol. Looking back, it's been a great year. And I can say that with confidence, because I have this awesome record of all the things I've accomplished. I completed all but 5--3 of which have [...]

By | 2016-09-07T20:55:47+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Books, Crafts & DIY, Goals|13 Comments

Brighten Your Space with a DIY Push-Pin Board

  For a writer, I am a very visual person. I like to have my pictures and post-its and reminders out where I can see them. For years, I just taped them to the wall, but it was an ugly arrangement that ended up costing me a lot of space in office/library. I needed a push-pin board. A big one. But have you seen how expensive those suckers are? Especially the cute ones. We're talking $70 for a board less than half the size I wanted. No way was I shelling out that kind of money.   So I came up with a plan to create the board of my dreams for $30 or less. I got to choose my size, [...]

By | 2016-08-03T15:46:39+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Crafts & DIY|12 Comments

1-Hour DIY Summer Wreath

I've always envied those adorable summer wreaths that people hang on their front doors. There's something so sweet and inviting about them. But I have no wish to spend $45+ on a wreath or devote hours to making a fancy one. As fun as summers are, they're busy and I just don't have that kind of time. So I created a DIY summer wreath that cost me only $5 and one hour of my time. Supplies Grapevine wreath - You can find these online from $1.50-$15.00. Felt - color of your choice - I only needed 2 sheets. Hot glue gun Scissors Thin tip marker Something round Step 1 You need something round to trace onto your felt. It needs [...]

By | 2016-06-22T19:15:50+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|Crafts & DIY|15 Comments

How to Diagram a Unique Afghan Pattern

I absolutely love to crochet! I've been crocheting since I was seven and now it's so second nature to me, I can do it without looking. Or even thinking about it. I find it so calming and relaxing. And I love that even while I'm "wasting time" watching TV, I'm making something beautiful. Most of the time, my afghans are gifts for friends and family, and I make a lot of afghans for Covered in Love, a sister organization to Safe Families for Children. If you'd like to learn, check out this great video on how make a chain and a single crochet stitch, and when you're ready, you can try this link on how do the other basic crochet [...]

By | 2016-04-23T18:21:12+00:00 May 19th, 2016|Crafts & DIY, Goals|7 Comments

Christmas Crafts and Snacks Roundup

There are so many good holiday DIY's out there. And if you're anything like me, you'll want to do them all! But time is growing scarce. Can you believe there are only seven days until Christmas? It's seriously blowing my mind. (We only have two presents wrapped. Aaaaaaahhhhh!!!!!) So to save you time, I've scoped out some of the best holiday tricks and treats to make your season merry and bright. Without further ado, here are the top 2015 pins for Christmas crafts and snacks  to make your holiday a little more festive and stress-free. Need a festive platter, but don't want to break out the big bucks? Have a hard to wrap gift and no gift bag in sight? Need a [...]

By | 2015-12-17T00:50:11+00:00 December 17th, 2015|Crafts & DIY|11 Comments

Tissue Paper Wall Art

As many of you know. I am revamping my office as part of my 24 Goals for My 24th Year. I've been looking for fun things to brighten the room that coordinate with my awesome DIY push-pin board. And then I remembered the scrapbook that I'd made for my parents on their 20th wedding anniversary. On one of the pages, I recreated my mom's favorite fair food--cotton candy. I used tissue paper to recreate the fluffy sugar on the page. I remember being so sad when I had to slip it in the protector and flatten it (though it still looked great!). I decided to recreate that project to make beautiful tissue paper wall art, but this time I designed a map [...]

By | 2015-11-10T00:40:40+00:00 November 10th, 2015|Crafts & DIY|16 Comments

3 C’s Roundup: 10/16/15

This is a week of firsts apparently. Yesterday, my first blog swap, today my first roundup! I've been seeing so many great posts, verses, pictures, etc. I just couldn't wait to share! Christ A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1 Craft 15-Minute No Sew Infinity Scarf from The Thinking Closet This is just too cute! And it will be perfect for the no-sewers like me. I do not have a sewing machine and no way do I have the patience to go it by hand. This video tutorial project will be fun a fun and cheap way to spice up my fall wardrobe! Curling Irons How to Make Your Own Pore Strips from [...]

By | 2015-10-16T17:00:04+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Crafts & DIY, Faith, Health & Beauty|16 Comments

Repair and Beautify Frayed Cords

I have no idea what happened, but somehow my iPhone charger became horribly frayed. First it was just a tiny fracture in the plastic casing, then before I knew it, the whole thing had cracked and twisted. When the wires began to bend and break I figured I'd better repair the frayed cord before it broke completely. For some reason, my dad had taught me to do this when I was young. Not much later, I was taught how to bind two electrical wires together by my grandpa when we built a robot for our fun project when I stayed at his house one summer. But luckily, no soldering gun is used for this. Nor, unfortunately, is the soldering song we [...]

By | 2015-10-08T21:06:58+00:00 October 9th, 2015|Crafts & DIY|12 Comments

Refresh Your Room with a DIY Banner

I had extra fabric after last week's awesome push-pin board and I wanted to use it to tie in the colors to another point in the room. But how... This is all a part of my campaign to beautify and organize my office. Right now, it's mainly used to store gifts, craft odds and ends, and other things that don't have a place to call home. It's a mess. And that's putting it kindly.  It will have to be tackled in the coming weeks. But I've decided I need something to refresh the space and make me want to go in there in the first place. And this DIY welcoming banner above the door should do just the trick... At least, it [...]

By | 2015-09-30T09:10:59+00:00 September 30th, 2015|Crafts & DIY|28 Comments