Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time for family and friends and gift-giving, oh my! This year, if you want to warm up the kitchen and make some delicious treats to give as gifts, I have several recommendations … like my world-famous

Holiday Gift Wrap

Holiday Gift Wrapping

With simple household materials, you can change your “brown paper packages, tied up with string” into the prettiest works of art. My daughter, “Milla Plum,” and I gathered several things that we already had to create unique, one of a kind gift wrap. A lovely, personal touch for that special someone. 1. Wrap your gifts […]

Vision Board

Create Your Own Vision Board

It’s that time again. Time for this overachieving 40-something to set an unrealistic goal she will never meet and to make a fantastic New Year’s resolution she will never keep. Ready. Set. Forget it. Instead, I am giving a shout out to all who have said “no more” to resolutions. Is there room in your […]

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs: Flora Inspired & Naturally Dyed

For ingredients to make beautifully colored Easter eggs, look no further than your fridge and pantry. Press on a few sprigs of fresh herbs and not only have you created works of art – you’ve also wisely avoided a rainbow of synthetic colors found in those 99 cent Easter egg coloring kits. Throughout history, plant […]

Flower Bouquets

“Honey, I Got You Flowers!” Making the Most Out of a Grocery Store Bouquet

When that special someone hands you a fistful of stems wrapped in polka-dotted cellophane, thank them sweetly and let this thrifty floral makeover begin. A little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a festival of color – that aptly describes the average grocery store bouquet. For years, I knew nothing better than […]

Decorative Mugs

How to Make Fun, Decorative Mugs

Want to show someone you care this Valentine’s Day? Instead of the standard chocolates or flowers, make a one-of-a-kind keepsake for an extra-special gift! What you’ll need: -Clean white glossy mugs or cups -Stencils or designs you like -Scissors -Soft (8B) pencil -Tape -Markers for porcelain or glass, in assorted colors (such as oil-based Sharpies) By Marketa O’Connor