Creative Projects

15 Canva Tips For Beginners

I've rounded up my best Canva tips for beginners to share what I wish I knew when starting out with Canva. Before you make a single image, read and think about #1-3 below first to save yourself from going back and having to redo all your images! I wish I had done this in the… Continue reading 15 Canva Tips For Beginners

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Creative Projects

“Helping Hearts” | Fiction

  The snow lay like powdered sugar shaken liberally over the sidewalks and roads. Her cream stilettos were caked in the stuff, and it was beginning to seep into the cracks between her toes. Elaine trudged down the sidewalk and wished for a sunny beach in St. Thomas accompanied by a strawberry daiquiri; a paper… Continue reading “Helping Hearts” | Fiction

Creative Projects, Fashion

A Simple 4th of July Outfit (For Under $15)

I will always love kids' clothes that match holidays- red and green at Christmas, red, white, & blue at 4th of July, etc.-- they are so adorable and look great in photos. The only problem is that many of the holiday outfits in stores are very holiday specific- a top that says "Happy 4th of July"… Continue reading A Simple 4th of July Outfit (For Under $15)

Creative Projects, Frugality

11 Low-Cost/DIY Nursery Ideas

  There's something about the beginning of a new year that always makes me want to get organized. My latest project has been my daughter's room, so I haven't been blogging this year until today. It was difficult to decide on a nursery theme- there's so many cute ones out there! But I found a… Continue reading 11 Low-Cost/DIY Nursery Ideas

Creative Projects, Frugality, Vacations & Traveling

DIY Travel Map

Travel maps are a great way to document where you've traveled to over the years either on your own, or with a partner or your family. I was inspired to make my own by my husband's grandparents' travel maps. Michaels had maps with adhesive on the back, as well as the trifold styrofoam board. I used… Continue reading DIY Travel Map

Creative Projects, Frugality

DIY Table and Chairs

  My first furniture pieces were all composite wood. Five years later, they are literally falling apart. As they are slowly being replaced, I am trying to be thoughtful about what I purchase so that we don't end up with things sitting around that aren't useful or good quality. But of course, they have to be… Continue reading DIY Table and Chairs

Creative Projects, Frugality

Making Furniture New Again

    This is what my desk and nightstand looked like "before"- I don't have a picture of the chair that goes with it, but it was a light oak wood with a black seat.  I wasn't a fan of the flowers and wanted a simple, clean, cohesive look. However, I couldn't find a desk… Continue reading Making Furniture New Again