DIY: Curating an Online Scrapbook Using the Instasize App

Whenever our children reach a certain milestone, it’s always exciting to share memories in social media so to keep our friends and relatives updated. It’s no surprise that as a mom, you may have taken hundreds of photos of your kids during quirky and important moments, and all you want to do is use all of these images and put them in a creative scrapbook that you can share online. While you can upload albums and multiple photos on Facebook and Instagram, it lacks a personal touch and narrows … [Read more...]

Pros and Cons of Different Types of Wool

Wool is one of the most widely used clothing fibers, being especially popular with winter garments. It is an animal based fiber, being made of the fleece of sheep or other animals. The reason why it is so popular is due to the fact that it is reasonably priced (the basic type at least), it has great insulating properties, it is water resistant, it wicks moisture, it breathes well, it adapts to different temperatures, it is highly durable and it is even odor resistant. Moreover, it is the … [Read more...]

Is It Time You Became A DIY Pro?

https://www.pexels.com/photo/brown-hammer-near-silver-nail-162644/ When you love all things interiors, it’s only natural that you’re going to want to try your hand at a few different things around the house. But it’s safe to say that we’re always more comfortable doing certain things, and not so confident with others. You may love to pick out colors and arrange furniture, but when it comes to home repairs, you may find yourself running to the phone to call in an expert. And while that may suit … [Read more...]

Have Christmas Coloring Fun with the Cute Christmas Holiday Coloring Book

Who doesn't love Christmas and puppies, kittens, and other animals? What about combinging them? That's what you get with the Cute Christmas Holiday Coloring Book from Fox Chapel Publishing! If you were to do one coloring page a day, you would have over a month (32 pages, to be exact) of coloring fun available. Not only are the pages of Cute Christmas super cute,  but I absolutely love how easy they are to get out of the book. I like to take one page out and work on it independently. … [Read more...]

Get Crafty With Christmas Papercrafting: Holiday Cards, Gift Tags, and More!

Can you believe the Christmas season is now upon us? Time just goes so quickly! One of my favorite parts of this time of year is crafting. I love finding books that help make the crafting easier, like this great one called Christmas Papercrafting: Holiday Cards, Gift Tags, and More! There are many great paper crafting activities for you, including: 50 Christmas Greeting Cards 16 Holiday Gift Tags 18 Yuletide Mini-Cards 6 Festive Bookmarks Large & Small Envelope … [Read more...]

Woodworking Tips for Moms

As a mother, you may not have a whole lot of experience working with wood. Typically, men do most the woodwork around the house, however more and more women are taking an interest in the hobby also. Keeping that in mind, we have some basic tips that will help beginners that are interested in woodwork to get the most out of it.   Make sure the wood grain matches When you are joining two pieces of wood together, in the process of making a frame for example. When you join the two … [Read more...]

Top Sewing Supplies: Essential Tools for Beginners and Experts Alike

Whether you’re an experienced dressmaker or you like to sew in your spare time, there are certain essential tools you will need in your sewing kit. Here’s a rundown on the top sewing supplies and how to keep them in good shape. Tape measure: When you’re measuring fabric, you need a sturdy, rigid tape measure with a lock so that you can measure off long lengths accurately without needing someone there to hold the other end. You can find quality tape measures for sewing at RS. Always keep … [Read more...]

A Living Wall: Framing Living Plants

Doesn’t it seem that the only way to spruce up your white walls is with a new wash of paint or some art prints from Etsy? That’s how everyone else does it, so those must be our only options, right? Not exactly. Thanks to the glory that be, the internet, we’ve discovered that there are other ways to really make the house come alive, and it’s not with a reprint. Discovering Your Green Thumb If you’re not someone who is inherently creative (that’s okay!) it seems way easier to just go out … [Read more...]