DIY For Kids!

DIY is the best place to level up your skills, meet friends,
find an audience, and just be awesome. 


Painting Furniture

Are you one of those people who love to find old furniture and beautify it? They sure don't make furniture these days like they used to! So, when you do find a solid, well made piece, you want to grab it!

Thrift stores, garage sales, consignment shops or even at the curb are places where
you can find a good piece of furniture from the past that is well made. 

Once you get it home though, you realize that it would look so much better
with a makeover. You know, a little sanding, priming and paint! Of course, you have
to use a certain kind of paint or else it will just rub off or flake off.
Milk paint and chalk paint are two great paints to use on furniture. That's because
they are made for furniture. 

Two great paints that you should try out when you score that next piece of furniture!

Chalk paint for furniture

Country Chic Paint <---- Click to go to the site
It is VOC free, non-toxic and environmentally friendly!
What are VOCs you may wonder? Well, you can learn about them
and how bad they are for you and your family's health.
You definitely want to find a paint that is VOC free. All about VOC and health risks

Milk paint for furniture
Miss Mustard Seek Milk Paint <---- Click to go to the site
It is environmentally friendly, non-toxic and contains no VOCs.

~Happy hunting and painting!~


Safer than store bought chemicals..

Yes I am going to go there talking about a clogged toilet. It happens and we hate it. So, what to do about it? Run to the store to get some icky chemicals? No! Say what? Oh yes...make it at home!

Toilet Bombs!!
Learn how to make them and be clog free!

Toilet Bombs Link


Peace and Joy

Nature gives me peace and joy. Whether I am sitting on my sun porch or walking on a rustic nature trail, it provides me with many smiles. I wish that I could live outside but here in upstate Ny, that is not possible due to the winters. The more that I simplify my life, the happier I become. I am still in that process of finding various ways to make it simple. To me, simple is more beautiful. I was never one to be obsessed with materialism or money. I never liked my days filled with so much busyness, running to and fro and trying to beat the clock. The past 5 years or so, I have learned to be more patient, more humble, more grateful, and to enjoy the moment. I surely do count my blessings and I thank God for all that He has given me.



Blast from the past... now is this living off the land or what?
I think this would be neat if the weather cooperated! 


Homemade Potpourri

I was eating an orange and had the urge to look up what to do
with orange peels. Some ideas involved making orange oil
(but needed grain alcohol which I do not have),
orange salad dressing (but takes 3 weeks to set) and some
other ones. I wanted to do something NOW, not have to wait! :)

So, I found a do it now idea... homemade potpourri!

I took the orange peels and placed them in a small pot.
Then I added some dashes of cinnamon, ginger, cloves
and some vanilla. It is simmering now as I am typing
this. What a wonderful aroma!!!

I wonder if afterwards I can dry out the potpourri
and put it in a sachet. Will the orange rinds
get moldy? Anyone know?