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Pot o’ Gold Treasure Hunt for Kids

   I come from a long line of Irish ancestors. There is common Irish saying that goes like this: ‘A Pound of Pluck is Worth a Ton of Luck’. Pluck means courage, bravery, and determination. I was thinking of a fun activity to do for kids based on this saying and came up with this

You Are My Diamond in the Rough- Free Printable

I created these two free printables perfect for Valentines Day, a party, or even an inspirational or church program. I am struggling with getting these to be downloadable. So for now please just right click on the image(s) you would like and save the image to your desktop. You will be able to print them

How to Install Under-Mount Lights on Your Hutch, Cabinets, Desk, etc.

Installing under-mount lights can really update the look of your furniture, cabinets, and desk without too much time or expense. You will need a drill, screw driver bit, drill bit, measuring tape, pencil, hammer, and the lights (we got them at Home Depot but they can also be found here). 1- Take the lights out of the

Words of Affirmation Valentine’s Jars

I read the book The 5 Love Languages. In the book you learn that everyone appreciates being reminded of why they are loved (no matter what love language they have). Some value it more than others but everyone likes knowing why they are loved. So these jars will make just about anyone happy. But is especially a

9 Ways to Update a Hutch Without Repainting it.

You don’t have to painstakingly sand, prime and paint an old hutch in order to update it. My mom has gorgeous very large hutch. We are renovating her dinning room and wanting to update it.  We went back and forth on painting it or not, weighing the pros and cons. Ultimately repainting it was going to

Valentine’s Door Decor

You can make this Valentines door hanging by using any frame (no glass or back) and hanging an object in it. It takes 5-10 minutes to put together. I found the frame and heart wreath at a thrift store for $1.50 each. I examined how the wreath was made and took photos of the back

How To Make a Mr. Fredricksen Costume from the Movie ‘UP’.

My son, the baby Russell and Mason, the Mr. Frederickson met on Halloween through a family friends’ coworker. We had a blast doing a photo shoot with both of them. I wanted to know how he made his costume so I asked him and he made a description of How To make a Mr. Fredricksen costume

5 Everyday Luxuries that Homemakers Deserve

As homemakers we learn the meaning of 24/7. We are always on call if the kids need us. The house is never done being cleaned, meals never end, and laundry keeps accumulating. Plus, we don’t get sick-leave or weekends off. Homemakers are some of the hardest workers out there. Studies from Forbes.com and Salary.com have shown

How to Make a Badge for Kids

 This tutorial will work for just about any badge. Birthday’s, Dress-up, Super Hero Logos, Halloween costumes, or any other reason you have to make a badge. They are very EASY, quick, and inexpensive. They stick on really well and also peel right off so you can wash the outfit when needed.  In addition, I was surprised and

Top Photo of 2013 on Major TV/Radio/Weather Station

Earlier this year, our babysitter Candice told us that our son Denali looked just like Russell from the movie UP. And because he really did, the name stuck. Since then, we often call him ‘Baby Russell’. So for Halloween we wanted to dress him up like Russell. I started gathering his costume from different places

D.I.Y. Flower Centerpiece

Being the frugal gal I am, it is rare for me to have a centerpiece full of fresh flowers and real cranberries. Yet, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity when I realized this arrangement would cost me $2.50. ($4.50 if I had to buy the vase and dish, which I didn’t) and it only took me

27 Neighbor Gifts in 27 Minutes

This Christmas I was able to assemble my neighbors’ Christmas gifts in 27 minutes. (I did not include the shopping time). Not only was I able to completely assemble these gifts in under half an hour, they only cost an average of $1.47 cents each! That is 27 gifts for $39.42!! * Note (esp to

3 Simple Ways to Keep Christ in Christmas

  1. Serve others. Christ’s every action and decision was based on the welfare of others. He thought not of Himself but of His Father in Heaven, His brothers and sisters, and the eternal nature of His calling. He sacrificed not only His very body and life, but each and every moment He lived, and

Easy D.I.Y. $3.50 Wreath

I made this wreath (which I think is pretty cute) for $3.50 in about 30 minutes. You can make a $3.50 wreath too, with these 3 simple steps: #1- Buy an old wreath from a thrift store (I got mine for $1.50) and take off the old decorations/things on it. If you have an old

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