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Saturday, April 8, 2023

Upcycled Electric Candle Sticks

 For those of you who follow me, you know I'm decluttering everything.
Just take a look at my Etsy Shop! LOL
 I found a couple of electric Dusk to dawn candlesticks 
and was ready to donate them. 
Have had them for years, 
don't even remember where I got them from.


Then a light bulb went off,
 as it sometimes does,
 but I never find the time to actually act on it! 
But I made time for these.

I gathered what supplies I thought I would need:
the candlestick, paint, 
an image found on line (deciding on an Easter Bunny), 
and glue

I painted the stick with white chalk paint,
 in case any of it would end up showing.

Mixed purple and white paint to make more of a 
pastel shade and painted the base.

Roughly measured the image to cut it to fit.
 and glued in on the candle stick.

It comes on at dusk and turns off in the morning

The other one I used a Mermaid image on for my bedroom

A cute and quick little craft

Monday, April 3, 2023

Quick and Easy Mini Easter Buckets

Darling Easter buckets that can be filled with whatever you like, candies, candles, a plant, etc.  Perfect for hiding with special prizes for your Easter Egg Hunt, favors, gifts, décor and more.

I picked these little metal buckets up at different garage sales.
Brought them home and washed them up. 

I then went on-line to look for Easter images 
I liked and printed several different ones out.

Cut them out.

Glued them on with white glue which I already had.

Held for a few mins for the image to adhere

There you have it, simple, quick and easy!
They would be cute as whatever you decide to use them for.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Growing and Crafting with Herbs

Fragrant Herbs

Growing herbs is easy and fun.

Here are some tips for growing and simple ways to use or

preserve your homegrown herbs.


Rosemary is a shrub with fragrant evergreen needle like leaves and will bloom blue flowers along the stems.

Rosemary is best planted in the spring and likes to grow in a sunny spot. A well draining sandy or loamy soil is best. Rosemary is drought tolerant when established.

There are a quite of different ways to use Rosemary. Such as making potpourri, a wreath, add to a floral spray, drink in tea, cooking and more.

*Tip* Make a brush with fresh Rosemary sprigs by tying the ends. Use to add sauce to meat while barbequing. You'll not only brushing on your sauce/marinade but adding Rosemary flavor also.

Lemon Verbena

Lemon Verbena is a flowering shrub with sprawling branches. Lemon Verbena prefers warm weather. Plant your Lemon Verbena in the spring in fertile soil. 

The fragrant slender leaves can be used in a variety of ways. The strong lemony scent bodes well in herbal sachets, bath bombs, soaps and cooking.

Bay Tree

The Bay Tree has large, pointed oval leaves that are deep, glossy green. Plants prefer partial shade but will tolerate full sun. The Bay prefers average garden soil.

Having pliable branches Bays are perfect for making wreaths, swags, even crowns. 

*TIP* Bay trees are easily propagated. Bay Tree propagation begins by taking cuttings, do this in summer when the wood is green and pliable. Take three or so cuttings at least 6'' long. You want the cutting to be firm but the wood should be easy to bend. Strip off all leaves from each cutting except the top two or three. Dip stems in rooting hormone and place in small pots. within a couple of months you should have rooted cuttings. Give them an easy tug, if you feel resistance you have roots!


Grow sage in the mild weather of spring or fall in well draining soil with lots of sunlight. 

Easily repel mosquitoes by tossing a few sage branches into your outdoor fire. They make excellent smudge bundles, wreaths, herbal sachets, place down the center of your dining table for a fragrant centerpiece base, soaps, decorate candles and more.

*TIP* Herbs are easy to grow. Most like full to partial sun, Semi-moist soil (meaning they can dry out between watering's), and they like to be trimmed. Trimming not only makes them more compact, but gives you trimmings to cook with.


Mint plants grow quickly and should be planted in the spring in a damp, moist area with well-draining soil. Mint likes a spot that's in either full sun or part shade. Its small white or purple summer blooming flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.

Mint makes for very fresh and stimulating bath teas, herbal swags, candles, and soaps. dried and crumbled on your carpet, then vacuumed up yields a fresh scented room.

*TIP* Mint loves to spread! Before you know it you will have a good patch of mint. To keep it in bounds, plant in a container to contain roots. Be sure to pinch off any flower buds you see. If you let them flower, seeds will form which is another way they sprout and spread easily.

Growing herbs gives you such a variety of ways to use in home décor and crafts.
Should you not be lucky enough to have an herb garden,
I do have several varieties in my Etsy Shop.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Great Value LED Deco Light Bulb ~ Review

Great Value LED Light Bulb, Deco Lamp E12 Candelabra Base, Dimmable, Daylight, 4-Pack

Great Value LED Light Bulbs with Candelabra Base are just what I needed for my ceiling fan light. The base fits perfectly and I love the deco shape of the bulb. The fan light is the only lighting in one area, these are daylight which make the room bright. Being that they are dimmable, it's nice when you just want subdued lighting at night. They arrived in perfect condition, none broken, packed well.

I may have received one or more of the products mentioned above for free or a discounted price. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Mainstays Iridescent Lightweight PEVA Shower Curtain Liner, Clear - Review

''Add a bit of dimension and create the illusion of more open space in your bathroom décor with the Mainstays Luminous PEVA Shower Curtain Liner. This semi-transparent PEVA shower liner features an iridescent geometric design that creates a kaleidoscope effect as it shifts in color when light hits it. The Luminous PEVA Shower Curtain Liner is available in clear, gray, and aqua. It can be used alone or be paired with a decorative fabric shower curtain. The buttonhole top construction is compatible with various styles of shower hooks or rings. The shower liner measures 70 inches by 72 inches and fits standard size shower or tub areas. For easy care, just wipe clean with a damp cloth.''


Very impressed by the thickness of the PEVA. Not sure if it is the thickness or something else, but the Mainstays Shower Curtain does not cling to you while showering as some I've had in the past have done. Installation was a breeze. The iridescent geometric pattern is almost like a hologram. Gorgeous when the light shifts and all the different colors show up. The design of the shower curtain makes it suitable for any color bathroom.

I may have received one or more of the products mentioned above for free or a discounted price. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Mainstays Ale Matte Black Stoneware Mug ~ Review

''This 3.82" matte black mug is made of stoneware, it is dishwasher and microwave safe. Excellent home or wedding registry gift.
(1) MODERN DESIGN - This rustic speckled dinnerware collection features a lipped rim design on each matte stone mug. These fashionable mugs bring an earthy and organic feel to your dishware set, while also being simple and basic enough for everyday dining.
(2) DURABLE CERAMIC STONEWARE- Fired at high temperatures, stoneware is typically thicker and more durable than porcelain or Bone China. These dishes are sure to make a statement in your kitchen.
(3) MATERIAL: Stoneware – Stoneware has an earthy, organic feel. This cup brings to mind rustic elegance to the table.
(4) Dishwasher and Microwave safe - Made of high quality durable materials
Size: " W 3.82 in x D 3.82 in x H 3.86 in
Wash prior to first use. Dishwasher, Microwave and Freezer Safe. Not for use in the oven.''

Love this stoneware mug by Mainstays. It has a very natural feel to it and the matte black finish brings a nice change to my other mugs. It is microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe. I used the mug to heat up my coffee in the microwave. Even though the cup was hot the handle was not, a definite plus! Nice weight and great handle for those of us with arthritis.

Available through Walmart Stores

 I may have received one or more of the products mentioned above for free or a discounted price. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Great Value LED Light Bulb, 16W (100W Equivalent) BR30 Floodlight Lamp E26 Medium Base, Dimmable, Soft White, 4-Pack - Review

Great Value LED Dimmable Floodlight Lamp Bulb is a sturdily made floodlight. Good size with a nice weight. Lights up the entire deck area, which I love. I have replaced my deck light with this floodlight due to it being dimmable. Should we want to sit outside in the evening we can lower the brightness to a calming level.

I may have received one or more of the products mentioned above for free or a discounted price. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Wag Source Hip + Joint Soft Chews for Dogs - Review

''** Ideal for overly active dogs, sporting breeds, dogs in need of daily joint support**

Wag Source Hip + Joint Soft Chews for Dogs is formulated to play a vital role in your dog’s proactive joint care, help preserve mobility, protect muscles against a lifetime of exercise and promote a healthy physical and cognitive aging process. Complete with 11 active ingredients including 700mg of Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM in each chew – these easy-to-give soft chews alleviate hip and joint pain, maintain cartilage tissue strength and elasticity, calm inflammation, aid in shock absorption from daily exercise, and help cushion and lubricate joints''

Wag Source Hip + Joint Soft Chews for Dogs are a nice soft chewable size for my oldest dog, an 11 yr. old Corgi mix. Sometimes treats/supplements are too hard for her to eat due to missing teeth. She ate her chew without incident. She can be a bit picky but these must be tasty. I love that they come in a container with a lid, as sometimes those "zipper" bags just don't zip well, thus the supplements dry out. Plus if I should forget it out my puppy can't tear it open and eat the whole bag - yes that has happened in the past! I have noticed improvement in her mobility.

I may have received one or more of the products mentioned above for free or a discounted price. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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