Five favorite wineries for a day trip

So lets say youre coming to visit me in Northern California but on this trip youve only budgeted one day to get the wine country experience. Well my friend, secretly Im thinking you should have taken a little more time than 24 hours to soak it all in because the Napa/Sonoma region is a des …

Seattle’s snapshots

I set a goal for myself at the beginning of the year, I vowed to take weekend getaways to three new US cities that I had never been to before. I checked Austin, Texas off my list in April and in May I spent three very fun days discovering the best of Seattle. My favorite thing in life is explori …

A 10-day trip to Australia

Ive waited two months to write about my trip to Australia because it was so amazing Im still processing it all. Since I was a kid Ive wanted to go there, I grew up on Crocodile Dundee and Steve Irwin as the two on screen personalities that made me fall in love with the accent and over the y …

Attention: Resin Artists

After trying my hand at resin art for the first time with these ocean inspired pieces, I discovered I really like getting creative with this medium. With resin, you mix colors, you pour, you blend, the magic happens, and in the end you get a slightly unpredictable yet absolutely beautiful abstra …

Homemade Resin Top Desk

I finally finished that back to school DIY desk project Ive been working on for a month. I needed a window desk to set up a computer and study space for my teens – my idea was to build a DIY desk using cabinet bases for storage and a custom resin top to provide a long smooth surface. I featured …

5 Easy Halloween Recipes

The spooky season is here once more with a tasty vengeance! With the DIY attitude running strong at Halloween, get crafty with these DIY Halloween treats!

Parfait of eggnog

This delicious and festive treat that features the season’s favorite beverage can’t be beat for your holidays. Make this eggnog parfait a holiday tradition!

Describe the T-square.

At times, a home improvement project might call for precise measurement of one type or another. In many cases, such measurements are taken to ensure that a particular surface is square, or evenly cut. This is achieved with the use of one or more specialized tools, designed to take a

The Beauty of Joy

First, thanks so much to all of you who left thoughtful comments on my post about the loss of my best friend, I appreciated that so much. The grief comes in waves, but every day I am waking up feeling better about life and today I feel ready to jump back in. Last week a friend of mine sent me th …

Create the Life You Love

I feel like Ive been kicked in the gut. For the past 11 days, I have traveled back and forth to the hospital checking in on my dear best friend. Nine months ago, she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. Shes had rounds of chemo and surgery but today she received word that there isno cure …