DIY Stepping Stones

how to make a diy stepping stone for your garden

If you read the post the other day about DIY Concrete Garden Balls than you might have noticed that I had to purchase 98 lbs of portland cement.  I know what you're thinking... what does 98 lbs of portland cement cost? $9. That's right! It's cheap. But now I have about 60lbs of leftover cement to use on other projects such as these easy DIY Stepping Stones. This is a great concrete project that's simple, cost efficient and a great craft project for kids!  The first step is simple: prepare.  Working with concrete can be messy so take a second to prepare in advance and … [Read more...]

Two Steppin’ Adventure

Fort Worth Stockyards

This week the girls and I (sans Mr. Byrd) loaded up and hit the road to visit family in the Dallas- Ft. Worth area.  I love to drive and explore and I'm hoping that if I drag my kids off on my adventures enough than one day they might just choose to do the same.  The real surprise of the week was that I actually left my house on time Friday morning and we made it to Fort Worth with about an hour to spare before my Mother-in-law would be home from work. What to do when you have an hour to spare? Well for starters you can always get lost in downtown Ft. Worth. Then while you're … [Read more...]

DIY Concrete Garden Balls

DIY Concrete Garden Balls

 I've been admiring DIY Concrete Garden Balls on Pinterest for quite awhile.  I read this tutorial on The Garden Glove, which I found on Pinterest, and knew that I could easily make these. Plus it helps that we replaced a very ugly ceiling fan with 5 globe light covers awhile back and I've been hoarding the covers in my craft room since then.  The only thing that was holding me back from doing this project earlier is that I simply kept forgetting to buy the portland cement.  So of course I did what any logical woman would do - I went to Lowes one day by myself and … [Read more...]

65th Anniversary

My beautiful picture

I know that just this past Friday I posted that I would no longer be posting on Wednesday. But today is a very special Wednesday.  Today is my grandparents 65th wedding anniversary.  65 years.  wow.  They grew up on neighboring farms, married while on leave from the army, lived all over the United States living the military lifestyle, and finally settled in the Fort Worth area.  This year has been hard for them -very hard. Illness has attacked them and even for a few months kept them apart as they had to be in separate rehabs and hospitals.  Yet … [Read more...]

When Life Gives You Heat, Melt Things!

melted crayon art project

The heat has reached Houston. The dog days of summer are here! So what's a girl to do besides a fun summer craft that utilizes that heat?  Today it was 93 degrees at 8pm. I'm pretty sure my underwear melted. It's just miserable and will be for a few more weeks. Don't get me wrong - I love Houston but the first really hot week of the summer is always the worst as your body gets used to the heat.  This is another old but good post from 2011. But! It's the perfect project to try right now with kids. It's hot and crayons are cheap. Grab you a canvas or two on sale from Hobby … [Read more...]

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