String Art

One of the DIY’s that I keep coming across on Pinterest is String Art. I really love the way that people are taking this craft from the 70’s and bring it into modern times. There are so many beautiful examples out there that it’s hard to pick only a few but, here are a few that are sure to inspire! (They have inspired me)

State of Mine

The big thing is to make your, or your friends, state into a beautiful piece of art work.

Longhorn Style from Just Between Friends

Feeling Super

Great fun for any kids room or your own bat cave, make one or more with your favorite super hero!

Batman from A Turtles Life For Me

Just go for it!

Dream from Honey and Fitz

With this project you can make it look like something or nothing at all, there doesn’t seem to be a right or wrong! Just keep it simple keep it cheap!


Easy Artwork’s

I don’t have a lot of artwork hanging on my walls but I would really love to have some beautiful pieces. However, whenever my Husband and I go looking we never can pick anything we both like.

Here are a few DIY artwork projects that I may have to try out.

Abstract Art

This first one is a must!! The artist, Cassandra Tondro, have a wonderfully calming and easy to follow video on how to make these abstract art pieces for your walls! All you need is a framed canvas, or two, some old left over house paint, drop cloth and something for your paint to be poured onto. The results are breathtaking!!

I think I will try it out first with some smaller canvas and some craft paint just to get the feel for it.

Screen Shot 2015-08-26 at 11.30.23 AMContemporary Abstract Art by Cassandra Tondo

Wall Blocks

Here is a good way for all you scrapbookers to use up some of your stash! Even if you don’t scrapbook most of the papers out there are less then $1.00 and you can even find books of paper that complement each other for around $10.00 or less.

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Easy Art Blocks from Becoming Martha

Big and Bold

I’ve seen this all over Pinterest and love the ideal! Simply send a photo to Staples and have them make it into a blue print copy then adhere it to some foam board.

Split photo by House by Hoff

Split Photo Wall Art from House by Hoff

Remember to keep it simple and keep it cheap!

For the Walls

The DIY game is fun and so is putting it all together. Here are a few great ways to use scrapbook paper and items from the Dollar Tree

Here is a great wall hanging that uses dollar store trays and scrapbooking supplies!

all hallow's frame

Scrap Playground

Another super easy DIY for the walls. The directions can be found on Michaels website so can the templet for the witch. I was able to find the orange glitter scrapbook paper at Walmart a pack of two sheets for $1.00!


Witch Canvas from Michaels

Need something quick? I’m sure most of us have empty frames around, try arranging them on the wall and add in a few decorations. What a simple ideal!

Wall art

Wall Art from BowerPower

Remember it only takes a little spark to keep it simple keep it cheap!

I can’t wait for Fall to get here, although living in Texas really doesn’t give us the whole leaves changing and color explosion that other states get, but we do get a brake from 100 degree weather, so that’s a plus.

I’m really looking forward to making soups again. I really love to make a big pot of body warming, window fogging heaven. The fist one that I really want to try is French Onion Soup. Now, I was never a huge onion fan so I would never think of eating a soup that was full of the stuff, but last year Hubby and I went out on one of our seldom dates and I gave it a try. I must say that I was very, very happy to fill my tastebuds with the flavors that onion soup has. It is so rich and the bread and cheese on top is the piéces de résistance!

French Onion Soup from A Way to Garden

Tomato Soup

This version of tomato soup looks wonderful and hardy! The combination of tomatoes, chipotle chilies and chicken are making my mouth water.

Chipotle Chicken Tomato Soup

Pumpkin patch

I’m in such a hurry for fall that I have already started to decorate the house with pumpkins, leaves and burlap! Here are some DIY pumpkin ideals to get you started.

Pumpkin Planters

My kids are too old to carry those plastic pumpkin trick or treating, they like the big bags that hold more candy, but they are so iconic that you sometimes feel you just have to get some. This is a great way to use them.

We have all seen the vertical planters with the different pots but this is a really great way to change out for the season!

Tipsy-Pumpkins by Birds & Blooms

Glitter {Pumpkin} Topiary

Don’t have much of a green thumb, don’t worry neither do I, why not spray paint some foam pumpkins and glue them together! I love this ideal for the front porch.

Glitter {Pumpkin} Topiary from a Diamond in the Stuff

Mirrored Pumpkins

This is my next project. I have already purchased the Rust-oleum Mirror Effect spray paint. I got mine at Home Depot for around $8. Once I find some foam pumpkins, hoping to find them from the Dollar Tree, I will paint them black and then add the mirror paint. I can’t wait to see how these turn out. I’ll make sure to post my finished pumpkins!

via Pottery Barn

Just remember that there are so many things that you can do to makeover pumpkins even if you just grab a can of spray paint and change the color and add a cute bow! Keep it simple keep it cheap!

It’s never too early to get started.

With fall approaching, along comes Halloween! I’m not big on decorating the house much for this holiday, but I really love this ideal from The 36th AVENUE. She takes a simple Christmas village from the Dollar Store and spray paints them black! Simple and cheap, just how I like it!

The 36th AVENUE

Hello world!

Let me just say that I love Pinterest and I spend way too much time there and not enough time trying out all the wonderful DIY, cooking, and make-up tutorials that I find. Even pinning them I don’t always go back and try them, no I just end up pinning more!

Here I hope to put all my pins in one place to try and also for those of you that are looking for a place to find pins without going to Pinterest. I will do my best to link to the actually website and the actually project or photo. If  you come across something that belongs to you and your site please let me know so that I can credit you! (That is important to me, it really is!)

So let’s get started!