Floral Christmas Tree

Floral Christmas Tree

Today’s prompt is for a big project, but look. how. stunning. this tree is. And this is totally do-able – the full tutorial is here on the A Beautiful Mess site. This tree is so ideal for the month of May, if you like to do a year-round tree. If you happen to...
Pillow

Pillow

Take a look at your bedroom pillow. And your family’s pillows. When is the last time they were washed or replaced? The pillows collect dust mites and other yucky things. Consider replacing your pillow, or all the pillows. The cost of new pillows ranges from low to...
Use Your Dining Room

Use Your Dining Room

If you have a rarely used formal dining room in your home, use it. Plan a night to serve dinner there. Use placemats or a tablecloth, good china, cloth napkins, taper candles, etc. even if you are just serving spaghetti and meatballs. This may force everyone to clean...
Start your living Easter basket now

Start your living Easter basket now

Here is a link to a 6-minute video, along with detailed written instructions, for growing wheat grass in a basket in order to make a cute living Easter basket. This looks very easy and could be used as a centerpiece or a gift.  As I write this, my local grocery store...
We need a little Christmas

We need a little Christmas

I’m really feeling these words…we need a little Christmas, now! And I’m happy to see that I’m not alone. I’ve heard of people in California and in Washington who are putting up Christmas lights outdoors to make neighborhoods look...
First day of spring!

First day of spring!

The first day of spring comes early this year! Bring in a floral centerpiece to celebrate the vernal equinox. I ventured out to the grocery store and got a small bouquet for $5. They also had green and white bouquets from St. Patrick’s Day that were on sale for...