DIY Creativity

Triangle Museums in Phase 2.5

When N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper announced that our state was moving into Phase 2.5 of the reopening plan, that meant that museums could open at 50-percent capacity. Each museum in the Triangle has its own schedule and method for resuming…

Soft, Smooth and Sugary-sweet

I’ve always been a “Do-it-myself” kind of chick. As a young girl, it started out innocently enough with me learning to braid my hair in intricate patterns (when you have crazy-thick hair like I do, you have to do something…

Recycle, Reduce, Re-FAB!

I’ve always been a fan of learning how to get a little more bang for my buck. I blame it on my penny-pinching southern upbringing, where my parents had a special talent for wringing a dollar dry, down to the…

Family Bailout Plan

Family Finances. I know it’s something we don’t want to think about in the midst of government bailouts, bank closings, layoffs and the dreaded “r” word, but, sadly, we must.This week I want to touch on the topic of family…

Go Green, Get Beautiful

Unless you’ve been under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard, or may even be a part of, this wildly popular, and much needed, trend of “going green.” Everything, and almost everyone, is getting a little greener- from stores, like my…

Divided, I Stand.

It’s a daily struggle for me to find anything in my desk. I have a “catchall” drawer that does exactly that- catch all, and not give anything back.My desk drawers at work are a mess and, sadly, my dresser drawers…

Gardening Genesis

A white picket fence. I had one once. The only one on my block, until “the city” (I’m not going to say which city) decided I had to take it down so they could put in street lights. My husband…

Hang Tough and Pretty

Difficulty: Moderately EasyEstimated time: 30 minutes I drew up plans, I measured space and I started to obsess over renovating my yard. And just when I think I have a great plan, life tells me I, in fact, don’t. Economic…

DIY Gift Idea: Homemade Wall Calendars

Wall calendars are something everyone can appreciate and this idea is simple enough that anyone can make it. This gift idea was inspired by Anthropologie's 2009 "Creatures Great and Small" Calendar which were so cute this past year. This calendar…

DIY Gift Idea: Custom Napkin Rings

Custom napkin rings are a gift most people would appreciate this holiday season. The decorative accents can be made to fit anyone's style. Here's how to make your own. 1. Fold a napkin to the shape and size you would…