Happy Fall Y’all! (While We Still Hang On To The Last Drop Of Summer!)

Fall Mason Jar Candle Votives

Sometimes I feel like we are pushing summer out the door and slamming it as hard as we can! We're tired of the heat, the kids are back in school and it's time to move on. But what if you don't want to move on? I kinda want to lounge by the pool for a few more hours or make it to the lake another time before the first real cool front hits.  I'm not ready for fall! You can drag me kicking and screaming down the beach (preferably white sand with crystal clear water) for all I care! I want summer. But there is one consolation - fall crafts. Fall crafts are my absolute favorite … [Read more...]

The Big Craft Project Fail(s)

watermelon rice krispie fail

People ask me a lot if I ever get craft fails or if I trash a project after it goofs up too badly to be saved. The answer is YES.  But this weekend took the cake.  This past weekend I was determined. Without a doubt I was going to do several great craft ideas that I'd been putting off for weeks.  Nothing would stand in my way! Nothing! And then the crafts laughed at me while the chanted "fail!, fail!, fail!".  The first craft fail was just a bad decision on my part.  My plan was to use a stamp to make a template on a wooden letter of the area I wanted … [Read more...]

Bread and Butter Pickle Recipe – So Yummy.

pickle recipe

This post is from last year but it truly is yummy. It's sweet with just a hint of spice.  It's a really simple recipe to make, one of the easiest there is. If you've never made homemade pickles before, this is a great place to start. Pick the cucumbers that are flooding your gardens and try homemade bread and butter pickles. Dill pickles are amazing crunchy creations but every now and then you just want something sweet. So what's a girl to do when you find amazing cucumbers on sale at the farm stand but you're not wanting something sour? You can make this simple recipe for bread … [Read more...]

Life Lately in 3 Simple Stories


One My dad was here this weekend. We took him down the street to one of our favorite parks that has a boardwalk running alongside a river. It's always pretty but around dusk I'm drawn to this spot. The longer you stand there and wait the more colorful the sky becomes and the trees reflection dance on the pink and orange water. It's kinda magical. On this night it was even more magical because it was just me. Everyone else had stayed at the playground while I walked down to the water. I could stand there with my thoughts and take as many pictures as I wanted without Mr. Byrd giving the … [Read more...]

Crafty Little T-shirts – The Perfect Way To Show Off Your Crafty Side

Makers Gonna Make - Try and Stop Up Tshirt! Show your crafty side!

I'm a t-shirt and jeans type girl. Sometimes I try to be a little dressier but then I drop paint on my fancy shirt or drag the hem of my skirt in glitter. It's just easier to be simple and comfortable. That's why I designed a few products to help you show off your crafty side. These are the perfect t-shirts to show that you're a crafter at heart.  So far there's only 3 designs but they're all fun and come in a large variety of products (not just t-shirts!). These are the perfect gifts for crafters.  Is there someone in your life that has to make everything themselves? Give … [Read more...]