HOW TO: DIY Nail Decals

DIY Nail Decals

Do you ever lose yourself in YouTube videos or Instagram hyperlapses? I do! Especially when it comes to food or those amazing nail art painting hyperlapses. There is some serious talent on out there on the internet! The thing with these nail painting tutorials and hyperlapses is that they make these projects look so amazingly easy to do, until you actually try them! Nothing is … [Read more...]

DIY Valentine’s Day Cards with #HPCreate

DIY Valentines Day Cards

Valentines day is one of those days that drives me crazy. I don't particularly like being "told" that I should show my love for those around me with insanely overpriced flowers and a crowded dinner on the town just because it's February 14th. In previous years I was typically able to escape, however now with kids... Good luck. The best I can do is at least not buy into the … [Read more...]



I often wonder how on earth I was able to pull of a pretty kick ass, very DIY wedding nearly 6 years ago. I mean, after all, 2007 was long before the days of Pinterest. Oh wait... That's right... I used my own creativity, and my own ideas! HA! But seriously, I am endlessly thankful for all the amazing inspiration that is readily available online these days on sites like … [Read more...]

{MAKE IT} Egg Stuffed Meat Balls


I was recently invited to be a blogger for the Love Your Local Safeway campaign, and being the good vegetarian that I am, I jumped at the opportunity! I'm a huge Safeway fan, in fact, I fondly recall pushing the mini shopping cart up and down the aisles with my Mom when I was a kid. I'm also a huge lover of beef... Well, my family loves it, and I love everything about it … [Read more...]

{MAKE IT} Homemade Vegetable Broth


  I hate waste. Whenever, and wherever possible I try to reuse, re-purpose, and recycle anything that I can. Along the same line of thought as my Bento Bread Scrap French Toast, I decided to start storing all veggie scraps and end of life veggies in a large freezer bag to make homemade vegetable broth. By nature, veggies create a lot of waste as they're often cored, … [Read more...]