DIY 2X4 Home Decor- Simple and Creative

Need some simple and creative home decor? These DIY 2x4 Home Decor pieces are simple and creative! Perfect gifts for those that have everything too!
Need some simple and easy home decor? Need a gift for someone who already has everything? Need a gift that is made from the heart?  These DIY 2×4 Home Decor pieces are just the thing!  You can create them with any color, any text or picture, or ANY style you want!

 DIY 2X4 Wood Decor- Simple and Creative

I recently wanted to give a small gift to a friend to show them a little appreciation for their friendship. I didn’t want to buy something generic because I wanted it to come from my heart.  I came up with the idea that I wanted to share a special quote, but I wasn’t sure how to “display” it. As I was walking through my garage, I spotted some scrap 2×4’s.  I realized that using 2×4 blocks would be the perfect way to be creative using a material I already had, and make something really cute and meaningful to give to my friend. Also, I wouldn’t have to spend a dime and that’s ALWAYS a bonus! In just about an hour, I had a beautiful piece that brought a HUGE smile to my friend’s face when I gave it to her.  It was something she could use as home decor as well so she can always be reminded of how special she is to me!  It was a great success!  (more…)

Meet Up Monday Link Party #50

WOW!  Can you believe it is September? The summer went SO fast, didn’t it?  I have to admit, I will miss summertime fun, but I LOVE the autumn season here in NY! The weather turns cool and crisp, the leaves turn beautiful colors, and a refreshed inspiration starts flowing! Speaking of inspiration, WELCOME TO the 50th MEET UP MONDAY LINK PARTY!  I look forward to each and every Monday as the creativity overflows at the party!
The Meet Up Monday Link Party is now LIVE! Sunday 8PM EST - Wednesday ! Great DIY, crafts, recipes, and much more. Stop in to link up or just check things out!

So let’s get this party started!  Please share your ideas, recipes, adventures, and crafts! I want to know what YOU are up to!!!   3 AMAZING posts will be featured this week and the most clicked!   The features will be pinned to our group board.   That means a lot of traffic for your posts!

This link up closes WEDNESDAY night, so be sure to link up now! (more…)

The Best Seafood Chowder- Hearty and Healthy

When the weather requires a sweater, warm things up by diving into The Best Seafood Chowder! Full of seafood, spices, & potatoes,this soup will warm you up!

The autumn season will be here soon in NY! The nights are already getting cooler, and the nights are getting a bit longer.  When the weather requires a sweater, I love to warm things up by diving into The Best Seafood Chowder!  Chock full of seafood, spices, and potatoes, this soup will fill you up with tasty goodness.  What’s even better, it is SO simple to make and only takes a short amount of time to prepare. Hearty and healthy, this is a MUST try! (more…)

Fall Festivals: Find A Fall Festival Near You!

Fall Festivals: Find A Fall Festival Near You! There is always a festival to be found to celebrate the autumn season. Here's how to find the perfect one!

Fall Festivals: Find A Fall Festival Near You!

Although I will miss the summer season, the fall season is just around the corner here in New York. Some of the greatest things I love about this season are the spectacular views you get as the leaves change color,  eating apples and pumpkins, and the many festivals and fairs that take place this time of year. Regardless if you have colorful leaves, apples, or pumpkins in your region, there is always a great festival to be found to celebrate the season. Whether you’re staying local or traveling somewhere far, you can always find an event that will capture your interests- Festivals highlighting beer, wine, food, apples, pumpkins, hot air balloons, chocolate, pickles, etc….. There’s something out there for everyone! How do you find these festivals? Finding a fall festival is quite easy…. (more…)

Meet Up Monday Link Party #49

The Meet Up Monday Link Party is now LIVE! Sunday 8PM EST - Wednesday ! Great DIY, crafts, recipes, and much more. Stop in to link up or just check things out!

WELCOME to best part of Monday-  Meet Up Monday Link Party #49! !  Can you believe it is the last weekend of August?!?!?  WOW! This summer flew by so fast.  I have to admit, I am looking forward the fall season.  Here in NY, the autumn season is quite spectacular.  The scenery of the colored leaves, mountains, and features of my region are really inspiring. Looking forward to some creative juices to flow … Can’t wait to see what creations this coming season brings you….

For now…..  Let’s get this party started!  Please share your ideas, recipes, adventures, and crafts! I want to know what YOU are up to!!!   3 AMAZING posts will be featured this week and the most clicked!   The features will be pinned to our group board.   That means a lot of traffic for your posts!

This link up closes WEDNESDAY night, so be sure to link up now! (more…)

Ways to Save Money on Travel with Groupon

Using Groupon, I have saved HUNDREDS of dollars, if not more, on hotels, car rentals, supplies, events, activities, attractions, etc. Here's how...

Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions are 100% my own.  I have been a customer for years! 

If you know me, you know I LOVE to travel.  Friends and family typically have a hard time keeping track of where I am.  I often get messages from friends that read, “Where in the world are you now?!?!?”. In the past month, I have traveled to Denmark, Atlanta, and Key West.  Hawaii and Iceland plans are formulating for the near future as well.   How do I do this?  How is it possible to get to all these places?  BY SAVING MONEY while booking my trips !!!!   I like to travel light, fast, and cheap so that I have money leftover to use to enjoy the experiences they have to offer.  Check out the Ways to Save Money on Travel with Groupon ! (more…)

DIY Whipped Body Cream made with Mango Butter

Slather on this Whipped Body Cream made with Mango Butter to soothe, moisturize, and nourish your biggest organ, your skin!

DIY Whipped Body Cream made with Mango Butter

If you know me either in person, or by Little Miss Dexterous, you know that I make virtually all of my own skincare and body care products. I’m a little obsessed :).  Gone are the days when I will buy (or use) anything laden with synthetic chemicals.  For a fraction of the cost, using all organic or natural ingredients, I can make DIY products such as body cream, body butter, body wash, wrinkle creams, etc…  I usually use high quality Shea butter, Coconut oil, Young Living Essential Oils, and a few other carrier oils to create these rich, moisturizing, and nourishing products.  I was so excited to recently get my hands on some mango butter, and I have made a body cream that tops all others! It is amazing!  (more…)

Meet Up Monday Link Party #48

The Meet Up Monday Link Party is now LIVE! Sunday 8PM EST - Wednesday ! Great DIY, crafts, recipes, and much more. Stop in to link up or just check things out!

Hello all!  If this is your first time here, or a frequent flyer, WELCOME to Meet Up Monday Link Party #48! !  If you visited last week, you know I just got back from a solo trip to Denmark! What a beautiful country and an amazing experience! Be sure to check out my pictures and experience Denmark for yourself HERE!  Now, I am sitting in the airport AGAIN, waiting to go a short vacation to Key West! My husband and I got married here 13 years ago, so reminiscing will be fun! Stay tuned next week for some more pictures and fun things to do in Key West! 🙂

For now…..  Let’s get this party started!  Please share your ideas, recipes, adventures, and crafts! I want to know what YOU are up to!!!   3 AMAZING posts will be featured this week and the most clicked!   The features will be pinned to our group board.   That means a lot of traffic for your posts!

This link up closes WEDNESDAY night, so be sure to link up now! (more…)

The Best 10 Things to Do and See in Denmark (Europe)

Join me on my journey of The 10 Best Things to Do and See in Denmark! It truly is one of the most beautiful and interesting places I have ever been.I recently traveled to Denmark… ALL OVER Denmark. I have to admit that it is one of the most beautiful and interesting places I have ever been.  I only had 10 days on my solo adventure to the country, but in those 10 days, I truly feel as though I got such an authentic taste of the culture and saw so many amazing sites.  The country is quite small covering 16,574 sq. miles.  The compact size, plus the AMAZING public transport system, allowed me to travel from Copenhagen in the east, to Ribe in the west, then all the way to Skagen and Grenen, at the far north of the country. Along my route, I saw and did many things that I believe might be some of the most breathtaking and fascinating things I will ever see in my lifetime.  Join me on my journey of The 10 Best Things to Do and See in Denmark! (more…)

Meet Up Monday Link Party #47

The Meet Up Monday Link Party is now LIVE! Sunday 8PM EST - Wednesday ! Great DIY, crafts, recipes, and much more. Stop in to link up or just check things out!

Welcome to the best part of Monday at the Meet Up Monday Link Party! Can you believe it is the end of the 2nd week in August already?!?!?   Here in NY, we are experiencing some REALLLLY hot and humid temperatures. So why not keep the heat up with a really great party!

Please share your ideas, recipes, adventures, and crafts! I want to know what YOU are up to!!!   3 AMAZING posts will be featured this week and the most clicked!   The features will be pinned to our group board.   That means a lot of traffic for your posts!

This link up closes WEDNESDAY night, so be sure to link up now! (more…)