I think that a holiday wreath offers a lot of room for creativity — you can go totally traditional with pine cones and a big red bow or take it modern by spray painting a standard wreath silver and then adding funky ornaments in turquoise and magenta. I was inspired this year by the wonderful wreaths that are seen in historic Williamsburg, Virginia, which feature citrus fruit nestled in the greens. The colors are always so vibrant! This wreath is a variation on that concept,
At first glance, Mr. Spiky here may look like an old science fair project, but he's really a super cute way to offer a non-food treat for Halloween. This project is fast, simple, and fun! You'll need: 6-inch styrofoam ball (or any size you prefer) Orange craft paint & a paint brush Crayons An unsharpened pencil Some green felt, ribbon, or other fabric First, take the styrofoam ball and slice a little bit off the bottom to give it a flat and stable surface. Then brush it all o
Remember coloring books when you were a kid? There's something about the smell of crayons and the excitement of seeing a picture come to life that reminds me of how important simple pleasures can be. These days, I truly love adult coloring books, which aren't X-rated at all but depict intricate floral patterns and whimsical images; in fact, these coloring books are being called modern-day meditation, because of the way people can really get lost in the activity, allowing them
I don't know about you, but I'm ready for fall — cozy sweaters, bubbling casseroles, and apple picking are somewhere out there on the horizon. In the meantime, summer doesn't seem to want to give up quite yet where I am, even if Labor Day is a thing of the past. So I'm hosting an Indian Summer Tea Party.
While most people think of this time of year as Back to School, I think of it as "Back to Busy". The lazy days of summer are over — even if the weather is still warm — and
This is a quick and fun project that can be done for pretty much any occasion, like a child’s birthday party, a baby shower, or a themed dinner party. Flour sack dish towels usually come in packs of 3 or 4 and measure about 32” x 38”, so each towel can yield two large or four small napkins. We used a potato to make our fleur-de-lis stamp, but you could also cut a sponge into the desired shape.
Flour sack dish towels
Fabric paint in any color
I never need an excuse to cook French food, but Bastille Day — France’s own Independence Day, celebrated on July 14th — is always a good reason to whip up a French-inspired dinner party for friends, right when summer produce is at its height. One of my favorite French recipes is ratatouille, a stewed vegetable dish from Provence, but this time I’ve decided to give it a twist by turning the traditional ingredients — eggplant, summer squash, zucchini, tomatoes, and onion — into