DIY Alpha Bet Wood Block Menorah

We have been blessed to know 3 couples this year who had their 1st child this year. I wanted to make something special for them for each baby to commemorate their 1st Hanukkah, so I made an alpha bet wood block Menorah. It was a relatively easy and inexpensive item to make, but most importantly it would be something to remember the baby's 1st Hanukkah. Supplies: 10" Floating Shelf wood … [Read more...]

Toy Storage Solution on The Centsible Life

This time of year the influx of toys can be crazy. Looking for a great storage solution? I wrote How To Create Toy Storage today on The Centsible Life. Get over there and see how easy it is. Lowe's Creative Ideas has kindly donated $100 to my charity of choice. I have asked them to send it to Larchmont Charter School - West Hollywood, the wonderful school my sons' are attending. In order to … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Table on The Centsible Life

For Thanksgiving Lowe's Creative Ideas has given me the Thanksgiving table assignment. Did you see my wreath last week? Check out how I used my wreath to complete My Thanksgiving Table and some easy projects to help you decorate your table for Thanksgiving, on The Centsible Life (@centsiblelife). All pictures taken for this project were from my T-Mobile Amaze 4G.   … [Read more...]

My Thanksgiving Wreath

  Last week Ellie (@teasandsweets) posted How To Make a Holiday Wreath, and I was so inspired I decided to make one too. It was really simple and easy to do, so you can count on me now making one for every holiday. Thanks to Ellie I now have a fantastic beautiful wreath for Thanksgiving. Stay tuned for more fantastic Thanksgiving decorating ideas... … [Read more...]

How to Make a Holiday Wreath

One of the reasons that I love autumn is because it reminds me that the big holidays are coming: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas.  That means that I get to be festive :)  My love for holiday decorations is right up there with shoes and handbags. Here is my step-to-step guide to make a seasonal wreath, and this can spruce up your front door or wall through the end of … [Read more...]

Fabric Covered Cork Board in 30 Minutes

I went shopping got some fabric to cover the cork board, and 30 minutes from sitting down to finished, I had a fabric covered cork board that matched our kitchen. The new school year started and I went to our homework wall to make sure it was ready, and the cork tiles next to The Homework Caddy (my homework caddy), were falling off. I had to yank them down, and re-think. About 2 years ago I … [Read more...]

DIY Necklace Holder in 30 Minutes

I had to come up with something super quick way to remedy the over stuffed jewelry holder. I got a satin covered baby hangar, some ribbon and a hot glue gun I already had in the house. 30 minutes later I had a necklace holder. Back in November I made a DIY Necklace Holder that would display my jewelry like an art piece. Who knew that art piece would need some rescuing so quickly. In literally a … [Read more...]

Art Line In The Classroom – Tuesday Tools, Tips & Tricks

J's teacher was looking for an art line to be put up across the classroom so she could clip the kids artwork on it. When she asked for a volunteer to help with putting one up I immediately told her I'd take care of it, and called my mentor/father. At the time she asked she had no clue how to facilitate an art line, so we came up with a plan. I described to him my thoughts, and as usual he made it … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Gifts In A Jar

One of my Crafting gurus has yet again sent a fantastic tutorial for my Fashionably Organized readers.  Sara of Sara's Organized Chaos has a pretty easy way to make a gift in a jar, like make your own cookies.  Maybe next year I'll get industrious and do this for people. Looking for a really easy, inexpensive but great last minute gift? If you are, you need to pay attention because I will have … [Read more...]

Reorganizing My Make-up Storage

Several weeks ago I shared with you my horrible disarray that is the top of my dresser.  I found a way to organize my jewelry by making a necklace holder.  The next step in this project was my out of control make-up. I decided to make something that is neat and easily cleaned.  Most importantly is that I need my make-up to be hidden. I bought a bolt and nail holder at The Home … [Read more...]

Making An Old Dresser New Again

I admit it: the boys had super cheap dressers.  Needless to say they fell apart about a year ago, but we never got around to getting new stuff.  A couple months ago I decided I wanted really good wood as apposed to plywood, and that was going to be over our budget.  I didn't care what shape it would be in, so I thought I'd go to second hand stores and garage sales.  I also told my parents, who are … [Read more...]

DIY Necklace Holder

I admit it my dresser is a mess disaster (see below).  It has come to the point where it is DRIVING ME CRAZY.  I don't have a lot of storage in my room/house.  It is 100 years old after all.  Plus it doesn't help that our room is the size of small match book.  I know you are saying stop complaining already. First I wanted to start with organizing my jewelry.  If you look at the picture … [Read more...]

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