Homemade Pesto Sauce

I made homemade pesto for the first time and it was so easy!!! My basil plants got HUGE this summer and I needed to harvest it before we get frost. This is just a small quantity rinsed and drying. I’ve never had basil with leaves this big! Caprese salad is one of our favorites so […]

Brown Bag Leaf Garland

I wanted to tone down a faux maple leaf garland and thought mixing in some brown bag leaves would do the trick. With the addition of a natural branch and brown leaves this looks more realistic. If you are looking for a mindless and free craft here’s one to try. I had a stack of […]

Homemade Natural Peanut Butter

We recently purchased a Vitamix blender and I decided to try making my own peanut butter in it. I purchased unsalted peanuts at our grocery store. I read do not use dry roasted unsalted peanuts, just by plain unsalted peanuts. You will also need oil of your choice and a pinch of salt. Pour the […]

Oven Cleaner as Furniture Stripper

I purchased 2 tables on Marketplace and wanted to strip the stain off. I’ve heard that Easy Off acts as a furniture stripper so I thought I’d give it a try. I purchased 2 fume free bottles to give it a whirl. I removed the drawer pulls except for the one that is stuck. I […]


Made my own {faux} leather wapped vases for fall after seeing one at Pottery Barn. . I did a search and they are offered from many home decor stores. I made mine for pennies using glassware from Good Will and left over vinyl leather fabric. If you want to make some go raid your kitchen […]