How to Upcycle a Basket with Old Leather Belts

Upscale a Basket with Leather Belts

 How to Upcycle a Basket with Old Leather Belts If you know me you know that I have a bit of an addiction.  Okay....a bunch of addictions.    A few of my addictions listed in no particular order........ Baskets ~ almost any size, any type, any style...I love them and always have.   Books and magazines ~ I could start my own Book Mobile and be a Heroine to an entire generation of … [Read more...]

EASY Built In Shelf Redo Using Milk Paint

Built in Shelf Redo using Milk Paint

Many moons ago I purchased milk paint powder and mixed it according to the label {I think I had to add water} and liked it...a lot...but then I forgot about it.  I have been painting a lot lately...small furniture pieces, accent walls, and a fabric chair, and had forgotten about Milk Paint.  I used the very expensive well known Chalk Paint that everyone loves and while I don't dislike it, it sort of didn't like … [Read more...]

Christmas Extravaganza Linky Party ~ Join the Party

Christmas Extravaganza Collage

Christmas decor, recipes, crafts, printables and more.  That's all be part of this week's Christmas Extravaganza Blog Hop and now YOU can join in on the fun by linking up to the party ~ when you link up here your link is seen across 16 blogs! Mint Chocolate Cream Torte from Cupcakes and Crinoline Easy Four Ingredient Snowball Cookies from Yellow Bliss Road Holiday Napkin Apron from Jojo & Eloise DIY Eyelash … [Read more...]

Polka Dot Pot – A Last Minute Christmas Craft

Polka Dot Pot Teacher's Gift

Christmas is a coming but there's still time to make some quick and easy crafts. This Polka Dot Pot is the perfect container for wrapped candies, in this case mints, or any other candy you would like.  You could mass produce these babies and use them for Teachers, Coworkers, Neighbors, just about anybody on your gift list.  You only need a few inexpensive items to make these:  Terra Cotta Jar ~ this is … [Read more...]

Carnival Glass Knobs ~ Change the Look of Plain Furniture in an INSTANT!

Change the Look of Boxed Furniture for under $10.00

 Do you ever dream of changing the look of your furniture for little money and in little time?  If you do, let me show you how I totally transformed a so-so entertainment center for under $10.00 and in less than 5 minutes.   The piece of furniture I set my sights on changing was a white entertainment center from Ikea ~ it came in a box with an allen wrench and while it is an extremely practical piece, it … [Read more...]

Simple Natural Ways to Add the Scent of the Holidays to Your Home

Holiday Simmer Scents from NatureCupcakes and Crinoline

The scents of the holidays are always so vivid to me and such a wonderful way to add warmth to the atmosphere of your home and a welcoming 'feel'. In the spring, summer and autumn, weather permitting, I have my windows open to allow fresh air and all of the lovely scents from nature indoors but in the winter it's a little harder to enjoy those aromas and that's why I love this quick and easy Simmering Scent … [Read more...]

17 Playful DIY Pom Pom Decorations


I love Hometalk ~ I always find so much inspiration over there for just about everything you can think of. One of my favorite newer trends is Pom Poms. Have you noticed them everywhere? They are so cute and can be the base for some cool, fun and pretty decor around your house. I have a whole board devoted to them. You can make some Pom Pom Garland for your Christmas Tree, decorate your gift packages with some big or … [Read more...]

How-To Make a Faux Pallet

Pallet Art from Styrofoam at Cupcakes and Crinoline

I love pallets and even made my poor ♥husband♥ dumpster dive at our church parking lot for them ~ he's a good sport.  He dove for those babies and put them in my truck and then....get this...he ASKED me what I was going to do with them...well, cha {that's usually my response when I'm stumped}.  I have a whole pinterest board devoted to pallets.  I could anyone possibly think I wasn't going to do something with … [Read more...]

15-Minute Ledge Shelf

15-minute Ledge Shelf Cupcakes and Crinoline

Have you seen ledge shelves around at Ikea, Home Goods and just about any place that sells home decor?  I have and I ♥love♥ them.  They are so versatile and look wonderful with little picture frames and memorabilia perched on them.  I want them....lots of them....but $$$$ is a bit of a problem so I have just been looking at them and longing for them until now. Guess what I did?  I made one....yep....I sure as heck did … [Read more...]

$300 Gift Card Giveaway ~ Let the Fall Celebration Begin

Bark Bowl with Mini Gourds from World Market

Hello dear friends ~ today is officially the first day of fall and to help Celebrate a group of bloggers {groups are so awesome} and I got together to offer you a $300.00 Gift Card Giveaway! I love Autumn ~ it is one of my favorite seasons of the year.  I just started to do some decorating  {my dining room table so far} but I haven't made anything new yet or gotten out my massive bin of Autumn Decor ~ I know I'll be … [Read more...]