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!
Do you have pets? If you answered "yes" then you probably have dog hair or cat hair get on your clothes most days. If you're like me, you pull out the lint roller to clean off the pet hair before leaving the house. I saw a cute idea on Pinterest awhile back and wanted to … Continue reading DIY: Make a “Pet Sign” to hold your lint roller
Do you like to make decor for your front door? Do you struggle to make fancy wreaths? Let's face it, making handmade wreaths is not easy. I know, because I have tried to make them for my door. Recently, I found a fun and easy idea to decorate the door, using embroidery hoops. I am … Continue reading Make Spring Door Hangers out of Embroidery Hoops!
Have you ever been in the process of doing something, a simple task, and all of sudden something happens that surprises you or all of sudden a "message" comes to your mind, as if God was speaking directly to you? I had something like that happen today with something as simple as a bouquet of … Continue reading Do you have “weeds” in your life choking out or hiding your “beautiful flowers”?
If you live anywhere near a beach, you might be like me and have a desire to decorate your home with coastal-themed decor. Some of the decor in my home is the work of local artisans and photographers or gifts from family, but I'd have to say most of the decor was created by me. … Continue reading Coastal Crafting: Shell Letters
Florida is a beautiful place, with water everywhere you go, lots of lush plants, trees, and beautiful flowers, and wildlife. Oh, and let's not forget the beautiful weather. Living in Florida, you are just drawn to the outdoors. One of my favorite things to do is go and explore different parks, conservation areas, beaches, and … Continue reading Northeast Florida Hikes: My top 5
About a month ago I was in Target shopping and of course, I had to stop and browse the Dollar Spot section. It was just after Christmas, so I was surprised to see they already had some Valentine items out for sale. I saw the slatted wooden heart and had to have one! At the … Continue reading Create a Heart Masterpiece using the wooden heart from Target’s Dollar Spot
Come experience massive handmade lanterns with thousands of lights, that will illuminate the night, including a four-hundred-foot long dragon, a thirty-foot-tall Panda, a Castle you can walk through, lantern tunnels, and more! In addition, the festival will offer Chinese acrobats, a Wishing Tree, food, and activities for children such as mini golf, dragon rides, inflatable … Continue reading Lantern Light Festival is coming to Jacksonville, Florida!
This is a simple do-it-yourself craft project that anyone can enjoy making for Valentine's Day! You can also fill them with candy and give them as a gift. These clay flower pot candy jars can be made for any holiday or occasion or even to match the decor in your home. I first tried this … Continue reading DIY: Make your own candy jar for Valentine’s Day
I have been scrapbooking for over 15 years and crafting for about the last 4 years. When I first started scrapbooking, I used to sit at our dining room table. I didn't have much storage either, so I had to keep it pretty simple. I made the best of it! Over time and a couple … Continue reading Craft Room Organization: My favorite products and tips for getting organized!
I am a Photography Enthusiast. I like to take photos for fun; I like to take photos to capture the moments; I like to take photos to preserve memories; and I like to take photos for my blog. For me, photography is just a hobby, it is something I truly love doing. Though I am … Continue reading My Best Photos of 2018
Have you ever noticed how expensive Greeting cards cost these days? I remember when they were all less than $1.00! Now, you are lucky to find one under $5.00! I love receiving cards in the mail from family and friends, especially at Christmas time. Don't you? It makes you feel special, feel remembered, and feel … Continue reading Don’t Throw Away Those Cards! Creative Ways to Reuse Christmas Cards.
The year is coming to an end and it's that time: time to look back at the year and reflect, time to look ahead to the coming year, time to make resolutions or set goals ... I like to think back across the year and reflect on what was good, what was not so good, … Continue reading Make a Happiness Jar, Thankful Jar, or Kindness Jar for the New Year!
I know I haven't blogged this month. I promise to get back to it in 2019! In fact, that is my goal and prayer for next year ...to stick with things, follow through, finish what I start, and do what I am called to do. Today, I just wanted to say to all my followers, … Continue reading Merry Christmas from St. Augustine
This time of year always brings out the craftiness in me. I love Christmas and I love to create decor for my home as well as gifts for friends and family. I just finished a series (4 blog posts) about making your own Christmas Ornaments. If you missed them, be sure to go back and … Continue reading DIY Christmas Shadow Boxes: ideas, tips, and more!
One of my favorite things to do in the fall is to make new Christmas Ornaments for my tree. Anyone and everyone can make ornaments. Getting crafty around the holidays is fun and you can even get together with friends or family and make it into an event! For the last few weeks, I have … Continue reading Make your own Christmas Ornaments #4: Wood Slices
If you are crafty and like to create, you are surely already thinking about making Christmas ornaments for this year's tree! If you missed my first two blog posts about making your own ornaments, be sure to go back and check out "Glitter Ornaments" and "Floating Ornaments", both so beautiful, and they make great gifts! … Continue reading Make your own Christmas Ornaments #3: Filled Ornaments