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Snowman Ornament – Easy DIY Wood Block Ornament

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 28, 2018 | Categories: DIY
wood block snowman ornament

Even though my son is older, I still like making homemade ornaments for my Christmas tree or for gifts to nieces and nephews. It’s fun doing DIY gifts, and they’re so much more personal, like this woodblock snowman ornament… Wood Block Snowman Ornament Materials: 3 Small wooden blocks White, black, and orange craft paint One […]

Celery Benefits and a Grinch Celery Snack

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 5, 2018 | Categories: DIY
celery benefits

Merry Grinchmas! The Grinch opens in theaters on November 9th, I thought I make some Grinch related snack that’s perfect for the holiday season. Not only that but a healthy treat that kids will love eating. And celery benefits are numerous. First, let’s get this out of the way… celery is NOT a net-calorie food, […]

Glitter Slime Recipe for Fun and Relaxation

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 23, 2018 | Categories: DIY
glitter slime

I have to admit that I didn’t get into making slime when my son was younger. I’m just not very crafty and we did a lot of things together but crafting just wasn’t one of them. At least not on a regular basis.  Fast forward, my son is now a teenager, and I’m suddenly into […]

Pumpkin Projects: 20 Upcycle Ideas for Fall or Halloween

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 9, 2018 | Categories: DIY
pumpkin

Halloween and fall is pumpkin everything. Fall is my favorite season and Halloween is my husband’s favorite holiday. It is one of my favorites for sure, but my husband goes all out for Halloween. He hoped our son would be born on Halloween because my doctor first set my due date for November 5th. But […]

Paid in Full Coin Cross Craft an Easy DIY for Kids

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 13, 2018 | Categories: Arts and Crafts, DIY
Paid in Full Coin Cross Craft - DIY Christian craft

If you are looking for some family fun Christian crafts, this Paid in Full Coin Cross craft is perfect. It’s a great DIY craft for Vacation Bible School, Sunday School class, and would be an ideal craft for Easter. This is a craft that helps children understand Christ’s love for them, and how he has […]

Preparing A Wedding For A Close Friend: How To Make DIY Bouquet

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 26, 2017 | Categories: DIY
DIY wedding bouquets

Nothing can be more special than looking forward to your wedding – the day when you tie the knot with that special someone. What is equally more precious is when your close friend gets married and asks you for help. You want to make the best use of your time to prepare a dream wedding […]

Cinnamon Chai Sugar Scrub – DIY Gifts

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 18, 2017 | Categories: Beauty, DIY

I enjoy making my own DIY beauty products. Firstly, I know what’s in them, meaning, no chemicals and ingredients I can’t even pronounce. Secondly, it fun to experiement and play with natural ingredients you may already have in your pantry. Not to mention you can make them look so pretty, which makes them great gift […]

Snickerdoodle Lip Scrub – DIY Beauty

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 14, 2017 | Categories: Beauty, DIY
Snickerdoodle lip scrub. This DIY lip scrub makes a great gift...

Snickerdoodle conjurs up images of delicious cookies… a cookie I happen to enjoy. The next best thing to a snickerdoodle cookie is a DIY lip scrub. I love making homemade scrubs, but haven’t made one specifically for the lips before. This DIY Snickerdoodle Lip Scrub will keep your lips soft and kissable all winter long […]

How to Make Cake Pop Sun Pops

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 19, 2016 | Categories: Desserts, DIY, Food, Home and Garden
How to Make Cake Pops

If you’re looking for fun, edible DIY projects during the summer break, here is a easy delicious cake pop idea… Sun pops! The kids will have fun helping you make them and they are awfully darn cute. And what a great way to celebrate a sunny summer than with sun pop cake pops?! How to […]

A Pet Door DIY Guide

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 10, 2015 | Categories: Animals, DIY, Dogs, Pets

We have been going back and forth for several months now about putting in a pet door for our Baxter. There are times when we are gone for a few hours at a time and having the convenience of a doggie door would be nice. And something that I never even thought of until recently…. […]