Tomato Cage Topiary

winter faux topiary from a tomato cage

I live in Wisconsin, it’s cold here, so very very cold here in the winter. I have always admired a winter front porch with a potted topiary but even a hearty one would have a rough life on my front porch.  I was determined to find a way to have a topiary this year, and so I did.  In fact it turned into good sized tree and makes a statement on my front porch. Here are my secret supplies: A … read more

Pretty Pintastic Party #30


Hello friends and happy Friday.  I’m so glad you are here to party with us today.   Be sure to take a look at the features from last week and pin them.    It has come to our attention that some of you are not repinning the features! This is a key to making this party successful so please don’t skip it!! If this trend continues, we will begin to pick features only from those who repin.  Welcome, Welcome!!  We … read more

Silver Tipped Book Page Wreath

silver tipped book page wreath

I started decorating for Christmas this week.  It’s a little early I know but I have so many cute projects I want to share with you, and I can’t share unless they are done and displayed.  So I get to enjoy the holiday a little longer this year, and I’m ok with that. Today I’m sharing a simple book page wreath that I jazzed up with some silver paint and rhinestones. This type of wreath is all over Pinterest, if … read more

Social Media 2-for-Tuesday #60 Twitter


It’s time to party.  We are focusing on Twitter tonight.  Social Media is all about engagement. Not only do we, as bloggers, want to gain followers we also want to engage those followers. This part is all about engagement!   For Twitter, the more we favorite and retweet each other’s tweets, the more engaged we become and that makes the SOcial MEdia “algorithms” happy! So link up, and start retweeting!! The more you put in to this SOcial MEdia link party, the … read more

Red Rhinestone Christmas Ornament

Thrifty Creative Living Red Rhinestone Christmas Ornament

Christmas is coming!  For a crafty DIY-er {that’s me and probably you too} this is an open invitation to craft up a storm! I have found myself creating ornaments this year, more so than usual.  It started with one for a friend, then some kids ornaments, and now I have moved onto my tree.  It was only natural to team up with some other crafty bloggers to bring you 30 beautiful handmade ornaments. I decided to create a red glass … read more