My Favorite Things

Favorite DIY/Crafting Projects

Okay, small tidbit about me. I love Martha Stewart. I just aspire to be as perfect as she is (minus he whole jail thing, I would have done it too ;p) But one of my goals for next summer is to plant a garden with a bunch of herbs, tomatoes, potatoes, zuchinni, squash, etc. I saw these plant markers of HGTV and thought they looked sooo cute. So not only do I need to start the garden this spring, I need to make these plant markers too! The pictures don't blow up real well, so here's the link:,,HGTV_3566_1397005,00.html


A lot of these are pictures I've collected through the years and intended on finding directions and making *someday*, so if any of these are your DIY, please email directions to me at, and two, let me know so I can give you some credit! =)

Love, love, love this idea!

The hugely popular "last name with photos" print - yeah, I still want to do it!

Monogram Coasters.....I love this as a DIY holiday gift.

Something I wanted to do for my son's nursery.....considering he's over a year old now......I'm hoping to do it for the second, haha!

Baby Scrapbook Ideas


Favorite Recipe Sources - The Nest "What's for Dinner?" forum of course! - I LOVE the fact that you can enter ingredients you have on hand and see what you can make with it! - Tons of good "Home Cooking" some healthy ones too! - I get a lot of my budget meal ideas from here

Favorite Blogs

Favorite Budget Travel Ideas - $135/night

Favorite Local (Dayton/Cincinnati/Columbus) "Attractions" - the cutest little sewing store/hangout I've ever seen.....can't wait to et in there and make a few projects with my Cincy girls - King's Island......grew up going here and my kids will grow up going here....'nough said!

Ikea Cincinnati......yes, it's an attraction in my opinion! - I LOVE to go antique shopping here.....and don't miss the Sauerkraut Festival in the fall!

The 2008 Country Living Fair in Columbus, Ohio! September 12-14! Yeah!


Favorite Magazines

Country Living

Rachel Ray Everyday

Country Living

Coastal Living



Kraft Foods free recipes magazine

Taste of Home

Simple and Delicious

Cooking Light

Midwest Living


Martha Stewart Living

Martha Stewart's Everyday Food

Family Handyman

Better Homes and Gardens

Inspiration from catalogs like Pottery Barn, JCPenney, Resoration Hardware, Frontgate, Ballard Designs, etc.

Local Remodeling Stores/Architectual Salvage Places