DIY Corrugated Cardboard Gift Box


Have any corrugated cardboard? Make these craft corrugated cardboard gift boxes!

Mike's work was getting rid of unused office supplies. So he called and asked if I wanted the cardboard to craft with.

"Yes, Please!"

Wine Cork Place Cards


Pretty wine cork place cards!

Neck Tie Scrunchies


I've been volunteering with Helping Hands MN, a charity that collects donations from the community and holds free shopping events for those in need. Apparently, no one is in need of old polyester ties in blah colors, hahaha! So I needed to find a way to upcycle these ties into something people might like.

I didn't have enough pretty ties in coordinating colors to make pillow covers or a table runner ... but I did have enough to make an assortment of scrunchies!

Locker Bin Gift Basket


Hi, Friend - Sorry for being AWOL lately. Haven't been healing the way I had hoped. Assumed I'd be running at least a few miles per day. Instead, I've been cradling my abdomen and trying to remember not to break into a jog. Healing is a slow, frustrating process that's sapping me of energy, optimism and inspiration.

But maybe things will look a little brighter tomorrow ;-).

These super-cute metal Locker Bin organizers were at Wal-Mart last week. $4.88 each. They actually each come with a cardboard shelf, adding height and making them perfect for assembling gift baskets!

I tried to find a variety of items to hit the sweet, salty and sour taste buds. Also looked for items of varying size/shape/height.



 I was able to use the slots on each end to stuff money under the cardboard shelf ... since I had forgotten to put the money in there before adding all the food :-/.




DIY Splendid Sun-Kissed Summer Idea List

Parades, barbecues and bonfires on the beach. Summer is short here in Minnesota.

Let's make it sweet.

OUTDOOR DECOR