This week has been hot, hot, hot in my neck of the woods. We’re talking temperatures above 100 degrees and friends, that is just too hot for me and my children. We like to swim but when it gets too hot to even walk on the pavement we head back to the yellow house.  To […]

Mother’s Day is one of my favorite Sunday’s of the year. There’s nothing like seeing the cute things my children have been secretly working on at school. I think that same feeling goes for mothers with grown children, wouldn’t you agree? My mom still likes to see the things I’ve made for her! This year I […]

Giving gifts to friends and neighbors is one of my very favorite things to do. What can I say, it’s one of my love languages. Can you think of a better gift to give or receive than a nice warm fresh loaf of homemade bread? Me either. That’s why I came up with this simple […]

Washi Tape Push Pins

by Danyelle on March 5, 2013

There’s only a few more weeks until Spring officially arrives and I’m already getting the itch to clean and organize everything. First up was my bulletin board. It feels nice to pull everything off it every now and then and start fresh. To make this task a little more fun I created these cute and […]

Valentine Pom Pom Flowers

by Danyelle on February 5, 2013

Valentine’s is a fun day to treat those special people in your life with love notes and secret surprises. I also personally LOVE the colors associated with Valentine’s Day. Red’s, pinks, and peaches are so happy and really brighten up my mood on these gray winter days. I decided this year to create some simple […]

Every year about this time I start dreaming up how I’ll wrap up our Christmas gifts. While wandering through the craft store about a month ago I spied some silver tinsel pipe cleaners and thought they would be the perfect material to work with to create some inexpensive gift toppers. I love the way the […]

Now that Halloween is behind us, we can start thinking about how to transform our homes for Thanksgiving. I like to keep things as simple as possible and thought I’d share one of the easiest centerpieces you can make for your holiday table. All you need is an inexpensive glass hurricane, pop corn kernels and […]

Have you decorated your house for Fall yet? I’ve done two things: 1. bought candy corn. 2. made this cute little candy corn garland. I obviously still have a ways to go, but I’m pretty happy with how things are looking so far. If you’d like to create one of these sweet little candy corn […]

I’m so happy September is here. It’s a great month with gorgeous weather beckoning me back outside after the heat of the summer. Unfortunately, when September arrives the evening light begins to shorten. To solve that problem I’ve made some simple candle lanterns. I plan on placing them on our picnic tables and even hanging […]

The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday. We get to celebrate our great country, spend time with family and friends and there are no obligations when it comes to gifts or decor. I don’t generally do much decorating when it comes to July 4th, but I always try to think of something sweet and […]

Flour sack dishtowels are my absolute favorite to use in the kitchen. They are absorbent and dry quickly. The problem? They don’t add much to the room as far as color goes. My solution is to add a bit of paint and fabric medium to customize the towels to your specific taste and color scheme. […]

I’m always trying to come up with new ways to decorate Easter eggs. Recently while at the craft store, I happened upon puffy paint in the best neon colors. I haven’t used puffy paint in over 20 twenty years but remembered always having a lot of fun with it. To create some brightly hued eggs […]

I’m thrilled to have Danyelle of Dandee here as one of Make and Takes newest regular contributors. Danyelle will be here once a month sharing fabulous ideas for home projects and ideas. Take it away, Danyelle… With St. Patrick’s Day just 10 days away, now is a good time to add a little color to […]

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