Christmas Tree Baskets Upcycled Two Different Ways

Christmas Tree Baskets Upcycled Two Different Ways

Earlier this year, long before I was even THINKING about holiday projects, I found this set of nesting Christmas tree baskets. As I mulled over different makeover ideas, I realized they could be used as Christmas table decor in December, but continue on into the New Year as winter wonderland decorations.Read more ›

Winter Decor with a Snowy Stenciled Sled

Winter Decor with a Snowy Stenciled Sled

When I spotted this outdated decorative sled at Goodwill, the calendar read May and our southern summer was beginning to rear its ugly, sweaty head. I tossed it in my cart and filed it away as a Christmas project for later that year. Well, wouldn’t you know it, but Christmas came and went…and the sled was still collecting dust in my garage. That’s when I decided to ditch the red and green for icy blue and silver, to transform the sled into winter decor.Read more ›

What on Hearth: Cozy Fireplace Décor

What on Hearth: Cozy Fireplace Décor

Here we are- in JANUARY- with the holidays behind us and a new year before us. And as a blogger, DIY/Repurposed décor projects during the winter months are tough…winter decorating during the often bleak days of January and February presents unique challenges. So, I decided to revisit an old favorite- flannel- with a new project…and it just so happens to be my January contribution to The Good Life blog, as well.Read more ›

Patchwork Flannel Draft Stopper

Patchwork Flannel Draft Stopper

You know I couldn’t get through 2016 without at least one flannel project, right? I’ve got oodles of flannel shirt bits- relics of 2015- that need to be used up. And with the temperatures dropping (FINALLY!) and that instinctual desire to make everything look cozy, I grabbed a trio of shirts from my stash.Read more ›

30+ Upcycling Ideas for DIY Winter Decor

30+ Upcycling Ideas for DIY Winter Decor

Winter Decor.

Two words that send a shockwave of fear through me. Ok, well, maybe it’s not that severe. But I really, truly struggle to add pizzazz to our home in January and February.Read more ›

Simple and Nearly Free Fire Starters

Simple and Nearly Free Fire Starters

We’ve all been told to clean out the lint trays in our dryers to avoid a house fire. And for good reason- dryer lint burns like crazy! And when we clean out that tray, we throw the lint out, right?

Not anymore! With Winter Storm Pax coming my way, I decided to work on this quick, nearly-free DIY project. I had first heard about this from a colleague of mine who takes regular hunting/camping tricks…and then I was reminded of this by an old friend of mine. Dryer lint makes a fabulous fire starter (i.e., tinder) for those of us with wood-burning fireplaces in our homes.Read more ›