Monday, June 25, 2018

Mailbox for storing garden tools

My Mom gave me this old mailbox that she used to store her garden tools. We put it on a post and placed it near our garden so that the tools are within reach and protected. I though my mom had a great idea for storage and thought I’d share this idea.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Silent Auction Scratch-off Lottery Ticket Frame

For an upcoming golf outing supporting our girls and boys high school basketball teams, each family is asked to donate a $50 basket for the silent auction. I saw this idea on Pinterest. I purchased a large frame at Michaels for $10 on sale and $40 worth of scratch off lottery tickets. Hope people bid on it!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Farmhouse Coffee Table DIY


This is the 3rd time that I have refinished this coffee table. My neighbor was throwing it away. I painted it. Stenciled it, repainted it. I saw on Pinterest where you could add 1 by 4 boards to the top and give it a farmhouse look. I really like the way it turned out. 

 This is how it looked when I started. 

I purchased 7 boards from Lowes's for about $2.00 a piece and cut them to desired lengths.

I glued them on top with wood glue.  Screwed them in from the bottom, gave it a coat of dark walnut stain and then put a coat of polyurethane on top.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Grandma Malone’s Amish Sugar Cookie Recipe

This Easter, I am honoring Grandma Malone by making her Amish sugar cookies. Sprinkle your cookies before baking with your choice of color. I chose bright yellow.
Here is the recipe and the cookies are delicious! 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Elephant Stones


Elephants have been one of my favorite animals so I painted them onto some stones I had. It is so relaxing for me to do this technique. 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Mandala Keychains

I have been painting mandala stones and my good friend Katie gave me this wonderful idea about painting mandala keychains. Thank you Katie!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Photo Ornaments

Just being a little crafty today! I’ve been making these ornaments for years. If interested in the pattern, leave a comment below.