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!!
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!
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!