When I am planning for my next craft, one thing I like to do is to see what I already have on hand, or what I can reuse, or what I can spruce up before heading out to the Craft store to spend more money. Finding everyday items and using them in a new way … Continue reading DIY: Clothespin Wreath
A beautiful escape to nature right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Jacksonville life, that is how I would describe the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens. It is one of my favorite places to go for a walk, explore, look for birds, and take photos. If you live in Jacksonville or the surrounding areas, … Continue reading Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, something for everyone
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and love is in the air! If you are looking for some cute DIY projects to decorate your home, look no further! I have some fairly simple projects to share with you that I have completed all within the last week! I love how they turned out and how cute … Continue reading DIY Valentine Decor (for your home)
One of my favorite "hobbies" is photography. I consider myself somewhat of a Photo Enthusiast. I love to take photos and I think I have a good eye for taking photos. I am not a professional, but I wouldn't consider myself a novice either. More recently, I have actually been learning how to use my … Continue reading My Best Photos of 2019
When do you start decorating for Christmas? If you are like many people, you start during Thanksgiving break or maybe even mid-November (some of us have an itch to start early because we LOVE Christmas!) Christmas is my favorite holiday to celebrate! So every year, I like to make new decorations for my home and … Continue reading 8 Christmas Crafts You Can Make for Your Home
Fall is in the air and Halloween is on the horizon ... which means it is time to get busy making Christmas and Winter decor! I like to have a couple of months to work on projects to decorate my home for the holidays as well as make decor to give as gifts. One of … Continue reading DIY Glittered Glass Snowman
Fall is in the air! Do you like decorating your home for fall? It is one of my favorite seasons! Even though we don't see as much color change in Florida and the weather takes a long while to cool down; I still love all the pumpkins, hay, scarecrows, and other fall decor items! In this … Continue reading 8 Fall Decor Crafts to Make for Your Home
As a crafter, I am always looking for ways to reuse items and make something purposeful out of them as well as something beautiful! Wine bottles are a great item to reuse and repurpose. They are made out of thick glass, sometimes beautiful shades of blue or amber, and lend themselves nicely to be used … Continue reading DIY: Lighted Wine Bottles
De Leon Springs and DeLand are both located in Volusia County, Florida, less than an hour from Orlando and a little over an hour from St. Augustine and even closer to Daytona; making them both a great place to visit for a day trip! I have visited De Leon Springs twice since living in Florida … Continue reading A Day Trip to De Leon Springs & DeLand, Florida
If you live in Florida, like me, or another coastal town around the country or world, you probably like going to the beach. You might also enjoy decorating your home with Coastal-themed decor. I love beachy decor and I really like to make my own decor, as much as possible. One of the cute signs … Continue reading DIY: Coastal Wall Decor (Let’s Get the Shell Out of Here and Go to the Beach)
I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award!!! Yippee!!! A fellow blogger nominated me and I feel very honored! Blogger Awards are something new to me (though this is the second time I've been nominated for one) ... so this time around, I'll give it a go! The questions look fun and I'm looking forward … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination!!
Did you know that St. Augustine is the oldest city in America? That's right ... St. Augustine was founded 42 years before the English colony at Jamestown, Virginia making it the oldest continuously inhabited European-established settlement on the North American continent. There is so much history to explore in this old city. More recently, St. … Continue reading 100 things to do in St. Augustine (and surrounding areas)
Do you want to know how you can make personalized drinking glasses for your home or to give as a gift? This simple DIY can be done by anyone and the cost is minimal. You can etch wine glasses, tumblers, vases, casserole pans, jars, and so much more! You can use store-bought stencils or make … Continue reading DIY: Glass Etching Made Simple
Why should you visit the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens? Well, because it's a beautiful zoo, with lovely gardens throughout, and a variety of animal species to view and learn about, and there is something for all ages to enjoy! I have visited the Jax Zoo many, many times ... as a tourist years ago and … Continue reading Visit the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens: A Wonderful Experience for All!
Do you love lighthouses? Do you like to make coastal decor for your home? Here is a really cool project that is fairly simple that produces a masterpiece that will surely catch your neighbors' eyes! Supplies needed: Clay flower pots of different sizes: I bought mine at Michaels. I bought 3 different size pots and … Continue reading DIY: Clay Pot Lighthouse with Solar Light
I live in Florida ... and in Florida, we have lots of alligators. So naturally there are places you can visit to see alligators, learn about alligators, and sometimes even hold an alligator. One of those places is right here in St. Augustine and it's a place I highly recommend you visit. Whether you live … Continue reading Alligators, birds, and more … Oh My! Don’t miss visiting this gem in St. Augustine, FL
If you browse the selection of frames at any craft store, you will see a wide variety of frames to choose from ranging from table-top frames to wall frames, to shadow boxes and more. One of my favorite type of frames to work with for projects are floating frames. Basically, the glass is all there … Continue reading DIY Floating Frame: an easy project that makes a beautiful gift!
St. Augustine, dubbed the Oldest City in America, is rich in History! Just walk along the cobblestone-like, paved brick streets and take a look around and you'll see so many interesting sites to explore! Whether you are planning a vacation to St. Augustine or you live here, there is so much to see and do! … Continue reading Visiting St. Augustine: Top 5 Must-See Historical Sites
Easter is coming soon! Need some last-minute decorations or gifts? Here is a simple project you can make in an hour or so, with very little supplies! In fact, I had everything on hand except for the plastic bunny eggs (which you don't really need because you can also use regular plastic Easter eggs). I … Continue reading Bunny Flowerpots: A simple DIY decoration for Easter
Guana River State Park or the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve is located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and it's an amazingly beautiful place you must visit if you enjoy hiking, fishing, bird-watching, biking, horseback riding, or just enjoy peaceful walks in nature! Oh, and I almost forgot, dogs are welcome! Below you … Continue reading Hit the Trails at this Beautiful Reserve in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Have you ever wondered what you can do with those square glass blocks in the craft store? Actually, they can be used for a variety of projects, but one of my favorites is to make it a light! This fun project can be completed in a day and you can make it as simple or … Continue reading DIY Lighted Glass Block
Princess Place Preserve in the northern part of Flagler County, Florida is rich in history and enjoyed by nature enthusiasts from all over. This beautiful preserve is just a short drive down I-95 from St. Augustine. I highly recommend taking the time to visit if you enjoy hiking, kayaking, fishing, bird-watching, camping, or have … Continue reading Princess Place Preserve: an “Off the Beaten Path” Place Worth Visiting!
This is a super easy and fun DIY project that you can make for any holiday, season, or theme! I've made various jars for my home as well as gifts! My most recent jar is themed for Easter, a "He is RISEN" jar (see photo above and at end of directions). I will share with … Continue reading Glittered Light Jar for Easter
This is a simple, cute project you can make to use as an Easter-themed decoration for your home. Your kids can even help you make it! You only need a few supplies and you can personalize it to fit your style. Below is a photo of my shadowbox. I will show you step-by-step how I … Continue reading “Hoppy Easter” Shadowbox (a Cricut-related DIY project)”
Cocoa Beach is a great place to visit in Florida for a little getaway. If you live in NE Florida, it's only a couple of hours away. If you are visiting Orlando/Disney, make the hour drive over to the coast, it's worth it! We live in St. Augustine, Florida and have visited the area a … Continue reading Trip to Cocoa Beach: 5 fun activities to do!