Category: DIY

A Little Gold Paint Goes a Long Way!!



I have stumbled upon a few DIY projects that all have the same theme – gold spray paint!  It’s amazing how a little gold paint really goes a long way in decorating.  Remember- you don’t have to do just gold, you can switch it up to your color of choice.  Let me know if you do any of these super cute DIY’s! I’d love to see how they turn out!

For the kitchen…



  • cardboard or paper
  • plastic primer spray paint
  • gold spray paint


  1. In a well-ventilated area, on a piece of paper or cardboard, start by spraying the back of your letters with the primer. (you can sprayed right over the magnets. They hold just as well with the paint.
  2. Cover both sides of the letters with two coats of the primer
  3. Then follow with two coats of the gold or until the letters are completely painted. Allow time for drying in between each coat.

For a kids/teens/play room, or holiday decor…



  • Christmas lights
  • paper towels


  1. Take your Christmas lights out of the box.
  2. Unscrewed all of the light bulbs and set them aside.
  3. Tear paper towels into 2×2 inch squares and stuff one in each socket to protect from the spray paint.
  4. Then take the wire outside to a well ventilated area and hang from a nail
  5. The paint dries quickly,  in about 10 minutes.
  6. Screw all of the lights back in and you are done

For anywhere… 



  • Terracotta pots
  • White acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Gold metallic spray paint
  • Cardboard


  1. Flip the pots upside down with the opening sitting on the cardboard
  2. Paint the pots with a base coat of white acrylic paint
  3. when bottom drys flip over pots and give the tops a good paint along with 2 inches into the inside of the pot
  4. when acrylic paint dries take outside to a well ventilated area and paint gold
  5. Paint 2 coats. Let sit until dry.

Saint Patrick’s Day Treat! Lucky Charms Cupcakes Recipe!


Lucky Charms Cupcakes Recipe!

Need some recipe inspiration for Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17th? If so, check out this Betty Crocker Lucky Charms Cupcakes Recipe! My family loves Saint Patrick’s Day and we always celebrate with fun recipes all week long. We made this exact recipe last year and loved it!  Ingredients:

  • 1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist yellow or devil’s food cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 1 container Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
  • 3 cups Lucky Charms cereal
  • Green edible glitter

Let us know how your recipe turned out, we love to hear from our readers. For additional details on how to make this festive treat, click here!

Easy Gardening Hacks and DIYs!!

For some spring is already here, and for others spring is right around the corner.  Gardening season is quickly approaching.  Here are some easy gardening hacks and DIY’s to help make this years gardening successful!


Make your own garden markers using stones you found outside.


  • Round river rocks
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paint brushes
  • Scrubbie & soapy water
  • Spray paint sealant


  1. Wash off the river rocks with a scrubbie and soapy water.
  2. Once the rocks are clean, sit them out in the sunshine to dry.
  3. Paint river rocks with desired design and let dry.
  4. Spray the painted rocks with the spray paint sealant with up to about 5 coats.
  5. Lay out in your garden to label your plants!



A terra-cotta pot filled with a mixture of sand and mineral oil makes a holder for your small gardening tools. The sand is abrasive, so it sharpens your tools. The oil in the sand keeps your tools well-lubricated, protecting them from rust and dirt build-up.


  • a mid-size terra-cotta pot
  • spray paint (optional)
  • pottery sealer (optional)
  • a large bucket
  • sand
  • mineral oil


  1. Start by painting your pot (optional)
  2. Spray paint the pot with 2 coats and out to cover the pot completely.
  3. Once the paint was dry to the touch, spray a layer of pottery sealer.
  4. While the paint and sealer are drying, you can mix up your sand and oil.
  5. Pour your sand into the large bucket, along with 20-30 ounces of mineral oil. (If you can’t find plain mineral oil, you can also use baby oil – which is simply mineral oil with fragrance added!)
  6. Use a trowel or other garden tool to stir the sand and the oil together until the oil is distributed evenly throughout.
  7. If your pot has a drainage hole at the bottom, cover the hole with a couple of pieces of duct tape.
  8. Fill your pot with the oily sand, and lightly pack it down.


Coffee grounds keep pests away and also enriches the soil!!


Use an old milk jug for a makeshift watering can!


Sprouting your seeds 24 hours in advance helps the plants ready to take root and grow strong.


Catalog your seeds in a photo album.



Place washed, dried, and crushed eggshells around the base of your plans to protect them from insects and nourish the soil with calcium!!


Creative Jewelry Organization Ideas

It is a very common occurrence in my house to have a lack of organization in the jewelry department.  My necklaces are always in a knot and I am notorious for only knowing where one earring is.  If you are in the same boat, I hope this post will help you with one idea or the combination of a few to make jewelry organization cute as much as it is practical.


Picture frame & Chicken wire

This is pretty easy.  Mount chicken wire with a staple gun onto the back of a picture frame.  Add knobs at the bottom of the frame for added storage.



Peg board jewelry organizer

This one is pretty simple!! You will have to buy the desired amount of peg board and hooks.  Mount the pegboard on the wall as in the instructions, hang your pegs and hooks, and hang your jewelry and you are set!! Organize and reorganize because this is a pretty versatile set up!

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I thought this is so cute for a more vintage look! Spray paint a stand up cheese grater with the color of your choice and let dry.  Hang your earrings in the holes and rest your necklaces on top!

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Here is a very non expensive idea! Find a twig that you really like and mount it on the wall with small hooks and hang your jewelry on the twig! This one is my favorite idea!


This idea can be a little more on the pricey side but I think it is so cute. You can use small pastry molds for your jewelry in your drawers.  Organize by color, size, or style and you are set!!

Recipes: 7 Ways to Eat Waffles for Dinner!


Recipes: 7 Ways to Eat Waffles for Dinner!

Waffles are awesome for breakfast, but what about dinner or lunch? In our family, we love to experiment with these waffles and make delicious and unique dishes. If you’re like me and absolutely love waffles, then be sure to check out these recipes below:

Jalapeño Cheddar Waffle Melts:

  • 1 can Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Jr. Golden Layers™ refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (10 biscuits)
  • 1 teaspoon Watkins™ Chili Powder
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
  • 1/2 cup pickled sliced jalapeño chiles, drained
  • 1/2 cup chunky-style salsa
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 medium green onions with tops, chopped (1/4 cup)

Pizza Waffles:

  • 1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated biscuits
  • 8 slices (1 oz each) mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup mini pepperoni slices
  • 2 cups Muir Glen™ organic pizza sauce

Buffalo Chicken Waffles:

  • 1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers original refrigerated biscuits
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken, cooked, shredded
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions (4 medium)

PB & J Waffle Sandwiches:

  • 1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated original biscuits
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup grape jelly
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 cup fresh fruit (such as strawberries, peach slices, grapes)

Waffle Bacon Cheeseburgers:

  • 2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated biscuits
  • 8 slices (1 oz each) Cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices bacon, crisply cooked, halved

Tex-Mex Waffle Tacos:

  • 1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury Grands! flaky layers refrigerated original biscuits
  • 4 cups purchased chili, heated
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
  • 1 container (8 oz) sour cream
  • 1 jar (16 oz) Old El Paso™ Thick ‘n Chunky salsa

Grands!® Jr. Honey Ham Waffle Sandwiches:

  • 1 can (12 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Jr. Golden Layers® refrigerated honey butter biscuits
  • 10 slices (2/3 oz each) Muenster cheese
  • 5 oz very thinly sliced cooked ham (from deli)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons sweet honey mustard

What are your favorite recipes involving waffles? Out of these options, my family really enjoys the waffle sandwiches. Find these recipes and more here!


This is SO cute!



-pine oval plaque-9″ x 12″ x .63″
-oval glass mirror w/scalloped edge 8″ x 10″
-3/8″ x 2′ type L, hard length copper pipe
-pipe cutter
-super glue
-copper metallic paint
-foam brush
-power drill
-3/16″ drill bit
-5/16″ drill bit
-3/8″ drill bit
-sawtooth picture hanger

Thanks to A Beautiful Mess for teaching us this trick!