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Leather Eyelet Bracelet

Leather Eyelet Bracelet at

I was in the mood for a little leather and metal when I sat down to make today’s project.  I’ve really been enjoying adding eyelets to my projects and so I thought I’d take it a step further… and add a lot of them!  This leather cuff really doesn’t require any skills beyond hammering! I’ll leave… Continue Reading…

Recycled Bottle Vase

Easy Recycled/Repurposed Glass Bottle Vase at

Okay, okay, I know I said I was done cutting bottles for a while, but while I was in Chicago, I picked up a bottle of water while we were shopping at Eataly (which could be a whole post by itself, but I’ll spare you) and it was just such a cool bottle that I… Continue Reading…

12 Breakfast-for-Dinner Ideas Fresh From Your Oven

12 Breakfast For Dinner Ideas From the Oven at

Today’s recipe collection is brought to you by I think one of life’s great joys is breakfast for dinner.  Don’t you think?  It’s especially a great time to make those great baked recipes that take an hour or so, because sometimes baking something for an hour (or even 30 minutes) isn’t easy first thing… Continue Reading…

Making a #HappiMess with Delta Faucet in Chicago

#DeltaFaucet #HappiMess Chicago Tour and Cooking Class at

So if you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you already saw that I was in Chicago this week!  I had the pleasure of touring the Delta Faucet showroom in the Merchandise Mart, and we got to try out the beautiful functionality of the Touch 2.0 faucet line up close and personal in a fun… Continue Reading…

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork and Kitchen Claws Giveaway

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork at

Wow, this week is wiping me out – it’s been a busy one!  But today’s easy recipe for pulled pork in the slow cooker is actually perfect for busy weeks like this one, and I want to show you some tools you need to add to your kitchen if you’re a fan of easy shredded… Continue Reading…

Coffee Bean Trivet

DIY Coffee Bean Resin Trivet at

What do you get when you combine coffee beans and recycled bottles?  Fun kitchen accessories!  Today I have one last recycled bottle project to share with you for a little while (until inspiration hits me over a cup of coffee again, I mean).  I made up this durable DIY trivet for protecting your tables from… Continue Reading…

Back to School Sharpie Highlighter Teacher Gift

Back to School Sharpie Highlighter Teacher Gift at

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Office Depot, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirestudents Well, this is it.  My baby girl is about to start school.  *sniffle*  I am officially a mom of kids (not just babies!) and she is officially the… Continue Reading…

Recycled Bottle Jewelry Dishes

Gold Recycled Bottle Jewelry Dishes at

Last week, I showed you guys my cool new tool, the Kinkajou bottle cutter, and how to cut bottles to make beeswax candles.  Well, of course, now I can’t throw any bottles away (haha) and I have a couple more projects to show you that you can use your old bottles to make.  Today’s project… Continue Reading…