Make Your Own FREE 4th of July Pillows from scraps and Easter bunnies!

  So … summer. It’s time to actually spruce up the ‘ol front porch for the 4th. Turns out, though, I’m fresh out of décor for the 4th of July or porches in general. And as usual, my budget is zero dollars and zero cents. That means I’m left with whatever I can make out of my classy … Read more Make Your Own FREE 4th of July Pillows from scraps and Easter bunnies!

Make your own faux layered shirts from leg warmers or socks!

Holy easy project, Batman. This was such a fun no-brainer—a trifecta, really, of circumstances that yielded kid #3 something like 50 new shirt combos: #1 – it’s dang cold outside #2 – baby girl has lots of these in her closet #3 – I’ve got a bunch of these left over from past projects: Women’s … Read more Make your own faux layered shirts from leg warmers or socks!

Shop Local and Let’s All Stay Off The Fiscal Cliff, okay? See ya at DownEast.

Holy cow everyone. We’ve got a week. Just. One. Week. You ready? Have you been recycling old shirts, chopping up boxes and turning cake pans into stars? Have you found awesome deals on line and scored some great deals? I hope so. But if you’re like me and still have a few items on your … Read more Shop Local and Let’s All Stay Off The Fiscal Cliff, okay? See ya at DownEast.

Christmas Tree Decorating – Gangnam Style

As I mentioned in my last post, me and my kiddos are excited to share what we’re going to BAKE, MAKE, DECORATE and also SHOP this holiday season. This week we’re in DECORATE Land and, true to my word, I’m letting the kids call the shots.  And I gotta admit … it’s tough. Why? Is it because I’ve … Read more Christmas Tree Decorating – Gangnam Style

Halloween Refashion: The Candy Corn Ruffle Skirt

And it begins. My daughter’s convinced that she needs an extensive Halloween wardrobe. I’m convinced that it’s not gonna happen. Luckily for her I have a closet full of  these ripped, stained and worn out gems. Toss in some thin elastic and scissors and I came up with this candy corn themed, ruffled skirt refashion … Read more Halloween Refashion: The Candy Corn Ruffle Skirt

Primitive Valentine’s Hearts Door Hanging

Here’s the latest entry in the unofficial please-help-me-figure-out-what-the-heck-to-put-on-my-door quest. And for the record, I’m really into the simple, fast projects as of late and this was no different. I think the start to finish was under thirty minutes with minimal mess. Want to make your own? For this project you’ll need: See? I told you this was … Read more Primitive Valentine’s Hearts Door Hanging

BLESSED Thanksgiving Part 3: It’s All About The Food!

It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving so I’m getting my grocery shopping list together for all my holiday favorites. Here’s what’s on our menus for Thursday. #1 Edible Decorations: The Cookie Bunting The cuteness of a pennant banner + the yumminess of sugar cookies. This banner does double duty as holiday decorations and after dinner treat. You … Read more BLESSED Thanksgiving Part 3: It’s All About The Food!

Holiday THRIVE: Brandi from Don’t Disturb This Groove

  Hey there Thrive readers!! I’m Brandi and I blog over at Don’t Disturb This Groove. I write about handmade projects, makeovers and a recipe here and there. I like finding creative ways to incorporate natural elements into my home.  Which is why I love Nike’s, “Rock-What-Ya-Got” approach to living and crafting.     Growing in my yard is a Sweet Gum tree.  Sweet … Read more Holiday THRIVE: Brandi from Don’t Disturb This Groove