How to Make a Cardboard Loom

By Brittni • posted on 06/05/2024

If you want to get started with weaving, without spending any money, this DIY cardboard loom is a must try! Easy to make and completely free – all you need is cardboard.

cardboard weaving looms laid out at various stages of the weaving process

Cardboard loom weaving reminds me of potholder loom weaving in a lot of ways. It’s easy to do, making it a creative option for kids and adults. It’s fun! And it doesn’t take a ton of time to produce something cute / useful in the end. But the two most obvious things that a cardboard loom has over any other kind of weaving loom is accessibly and affordability! We all have a little cardboard hanging around our homes from time to time, right? Or maybe even daily if you’re like me.

And since its something you likely already have, you can get started making a cardboard loom of your own with just a couple of additional supplies (that you likely already have).

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Delicious 3 Ingredient Blackberry Syrup

By Brittni • posted on 05/30/2024

Blackberry syrup has so much flavor. It’s delicious and VERY easy to make. All you need are 3 ingredients and 10 minutes.  

woman holding pink snow cone in hand inside a wood kitchen

I’ve made simple syrup many times before, but this blackberry syrup is by far the best I’ve made. 

It all started when I bought a snow cone machine not too long ago. Admittedly it was a panic buy before school is out for summer. I figured it would be a fun thing we could break out from time to time when we’re bored. But as it turns out, so far at least, we’ve used this snow cone machine A LOT. 

And that’s why I’m sharing a blackberry syrup recipe. Making the syrup for snow cones is definitely an extra step. But when I looked into the ingredients for premade syrups for snow cones, it felt worth it to make my own. Especially if we’re gonna be eating snow cones pretty regularly this summer.

That’s not the only thing you can use this homemade blackberry simple syrup for though. It’s also great for cocktails, tea, sparkling water, on top of ice cream and even pancakes . Plus, you can make a little fresh jam with the leftover fruit as well, so nothing gets wasted. 

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How to Upgrade Grocery Store Flowers Instantly

By Brittni • posted on 05/22/2024

Make basic (and cheap) flowers from the grocery store look like a million bucks. I use this flower hack all the time and it works like a charm!

beautiful pastel flowers in modern simple vases, sitting on a wood desk

I’ve never been one to shy away from a DIY flower project. And over the years, there have been many. From tutorials for small flower arrangements and a color blocked DIY bouquet to my go to list for beautiful flower arrangements every time. It’s amazing how cheerful a room can turn with a bouquet or two of flowers.

But flowers can also be expensive, so I wanted to show you how to take two of the most basic flowers, that can be found in nearly any grocery store, and turn them into something that looks straight from a florist.

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How to Decorate without Spending Money

By Brittni • posted on 05/14/2024

9 (totally doable) ideas for no cost decorating when you want to refresh / redecorate a space but don’t want to spend any money.

long stylish vintage dining room table with mismatched mid century chairs

One of the easiest ways to decorate your home without spending any money is to shop your home. Search those closets, under the bed, that guest room that almost never gets used, etc. But there are so many other no-cost decorating ideas that you can try as well.

Here are some ways you can make your space look brand new without spending a dime.

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Car Meets Construction Birthday Party for Kids

By Brittni • posted on 05/17/2024

child running around in a handmade cardboard car for a birthday party

We did a construction birthday party theme for Hayes’ fourth birthday and it was a lot of fun to come up with ideas for. There were some things that I would absolutely do again, some things I wouldn’t, and a few things I wish I had done, but didn’t get around to.

If you have a kid that loves construction (or cars in general), there are loads of (very easy) DIY party ideas to check out…

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42 Unique DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

By Brittni • posted on 04/29/2024

DIY Mother’s Day gifts for every skill level and budget.

Roundup image of 6 DIY ideas for Mother's Day in home decor and fashion categories

If you’re looking for a last minute Mother’s Day gift, I have an idea…What if you make one, instead of buying something? I’m not taking about the cheesy gift ideas that you’re picturing right now. I mean DIY Mother’s Day gifts that she’ll actually love (and keep for a long time too).

I put together a list really cute DIY gifts for Mom, for every budget and skill level. So, if you’re thinking about making something, click through for thoughtful (and cool) Mother’s Day gift ideas…

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24 Cute Reusable and Eco Friendly Products

By Brittni • posted on 04/18/2024

Super cute eco friendly products to replace single use plastics and more.

eco friendly products in cute and colorful designs

If you follow along on my Instagram stories, you may know that I’ve been making some changes to be a more eco friendly in my personal life over the last few years.

I started with hiding the paper towels I already had under my sink to see if I could go without using them. And guess what? It’s been years now and I don’t miss them at all. PLUS, my grocery bill is a little lower now too since I’ve stopped buying them.

Seeing how easy it was to switch to unpaper towels, I wondered what else I could replace with more eco friendly options.

In my searching, I stumbled onto SO many options from water bottles to reusable straws… even reusable ear swabs (sounds a little gross, but they’re silicone so you can easily wash and disinfect). And thought I create a list of the cutest / coolest items I found.

In order to make the list, it had to be functional AND fashionable / well designed. Because let’s face it, the cuter something is the more likely you’ll be to use it, right? At least that’s how it is for me.

And the more zero-waste or eco-friendly options we can use in place of single use items is a step in the right direction. So, here it is: 24 cute reusable and eco-friendly items to replace single-use products for good.

P.S. If you’re a crafter, be sure to also check out my list of easy eco friendly DIYs: 14 crafts to make using recycled materials.

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