My Christmas Tree 2016 has a garden theme.

My Christmas Tree 2016: Garden Theme

Few things in life can make me feel like a kid again.  My Christmas tree is definitely one of those things.  Just looking at a Christmas tree can bring back all the wonder and excitement of childhood.  The Trisha Dishes Christmas Tree 2016 has a garden theme which adds elements of romance and a touch […]

How to make a cat scratcher.

How To Make a Cat Scratcher

It started with a desire to build something for our furry feline family members.  As one of the cats tried to sharpen his claws on a piece of furniture, it became clear that my husband would be making a cat scratcher.  As a teacher, I know that no’s work better when there are also yes’s. […]

Upcycled Jar Into An Apothecary-Styled Candy Jar

I love upcycled jar projects, because we always have so many jars that would otherwise just get tossed.  This apothecary styled candy jar project is especially useful because I actually need a nice-sized candy jar.  My supply list will be included at the end of this post. Affiliate links included.  Commissions from these links help to […]

Using Stencil Designs for Original Artwork for Your Home

*Affiliate Links Included Stencil designs bring out the artist in me.  I love paintings, but I am not artistic.  You may remember my story about my college art teacher calling my papier mache lizard “road kill”.  This is my natural skill set, but that doesn’t stop me from using resources to overcome my crafting deficits. […]

My Mother’s Christmas Tree

Of course, you can’t decorate for Christmas without a Christmas tree! So after decorating my mother’s stair railing Here, my next project was the Christmas tree.  My mother chose gold ornaments and ribbon with some pops of burgundy and red up top with the poinsettia flowers and decorations at the top. We added lots of fanfare at the […]

Simple Yet Festive Christmas Decor for the Stairs Railing

It’s a tradition! Every year, my mother invites me over to her house to decorate for Christmas.  Christmas comes early at her house, at least in part, because both of her brothers’ families visit each Thanksgiving, and we all have an early Christmas with one another.  We look forward to it every year, but my […]

Update Old Cabinet Door Handles With Paint

My daughter heads back to college tomorrow morning. Today has been an incredibly emotional day! Since my dad is driving her tomorrow, she is staying the night at my parents’ house.  I had to say my good-byes today.  There were lots of tears.  I’m still kicking myself for not investing time and money into a […]

Tinted Jar Craft with Beach Like Motif

Remember the jars I tinted Here?.  This is the finished product.  Aren’t they cute?   I love the feel of natural and rustic decorations, and I am loving blue, green, and blue-green colors right now.  So this craft was the perfect combination of the two. First, I tinted some old jars in blues, greens, and combinations […]