Creating Our Own DIY Trendy Home Projects

Spring is finally here. I can hear the birds chirping outside and it is a reminder that even though we are going through some challenging times, we are still alive and we will get through this. For those that live in wintery climates, we are all ready to do some spring cleaning and decorating and get outside a bit. It’s all about perspective.

Ideas From a Home Show

Home shows in the spring are popular. They let us see some ideas that maybe we hadn’t thought of. If you want to spend a little more, there are always flooring concepts, new faucet ideas, and decorating tips galore. 

Unfortunately, some of these home shows have been canceled due to the global pandemic, but that should not stop you from being creative and refreshing your home with trendy ideas that won’t cost you too much. You can get online and search to your heart’s content for easy and creative ways to add some trendy projects to your home. It doesn’t matter whether you live in a large home or a small apartment. You can always find something that you can do to give your place a little something extra.

Even if you are not working now and have a limited income, you can still create a gorgeous home that will resemble that of one which you will see in a luxury home magazine. You might want to recycle something and give it a new life. There are plenty of ideas to turn items no longer wanted into great conversation pieces. Find an area in your home that is in need of a little something extra and go to work. Don’t be afraid to be bold with some of your ideas. Since what you’re doing won’t cost a lot, you can always start over if you don’t like it. 

Think of a Barn Door

There are many tips and simple secrets to turn your home from a generic cookie cutter to a fabulous Hollywood style home on the hills! Something simple like a new barn door will not only add uniqueness to your home but is also a very trendy look now. Why a new barn door? They are beautiful and unique. They are also practical and functional. Today’s barn doors are easy to install and aesthetically interesting and appealing, and they are also customizable to fit any room or entrance.

These doors are so sturdy that they will last a lifetime. You can always paint it with your desired color palate to match the walls. It is also very charming and homey that you will feel like you are having mom’s homemade apple pie, especially when you have family over for big holidays such as Thanksgiving or Easter. The barn door has a simple rustic texture and will never go out of style. It may also increase the value of your home if you choose to sell.

These barn doors are trendy and there are other decorating solutions as well if your budget is limited. The sky is the limit. Now that spring is in full bloom and the bunnies are hopping around, you can do interior as well as exterior DIY home decorating jobs. How about trying a trendy garden? Don’t worry if you don’t have a green thumb. You can always grow things like tomatoes or zucchini. They don’t need a lot of attention and you will probably grow more than you need. Give some to the neighbors. They will appreciate it.  

DIY Vertical Gardening

There are many ways to approach this:

  • Create a vertical herb garden with landscape fabric
  • Vertical hanging planters that you can get cheap from the dollar store
  • Use those empty plastic containers for seeds and soil
  • Grow some herbs like rosemary or thyme right in your kitchen

Not only will that make your home smell amazing, but it will also look stunning. By simply using your creativity, you can DIY any project with simple instruction and dedication.

You can make an impressive impact even on a low budget. It just takes a few clever ideas and the desire to get up and do it. I hope this inspires you!


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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro Gro-ables for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

There is a new way to grow a garden and it couldn’t be simpler or smarter at the same time. Gro-ables are a garden starter kit, in simple pod form.


Each pod is planted int he ground and watered. Then before you know it, it sprouts and you have garden full of fresh vegetables. Is this an over simplified explanation? No, it isn’t. Each pod contains growing material, plant food, and a seed. The growing material nestles the seed perfectly, and when watered, delivers the perfect amount to bring about root growth which then grows into the plant food giving the plant the boost it needs to grow big and green. It brings you the most delicious garden greens and vegetables. From herbs, to vegetables, and even lettuce- there are lots of choices to pick from.


In addition to the pod itself, there is also a Gro-ables app which helps you remember to water and cultivate your new garden and makes sure your Gro-ables do grow.


“At Miracle-Gro®, we believe that there’s a lot to learn from even the smallest plants. So we started The Groables® Project: a movement to share the joy of growing herbs and veggies while giving kids truly hands-on learning experiences. Join us by planting your own Groables, taking part in the activities below and sharing your story!”

Gro Ables are available everywhere plants are sold as well as online. They are available as Jalapeno peppers, basil, cherry tomato, cucumber, globe tomato, lettuce, sweet peppers, watermelon, zucchini, and broccoli.


Pardon the mint! He loves it, and won’t pull it out unless he’s using it.

These are prefect for those of us with a less then green thumb, and little kids who want to help in the garden. My son loves gardening, and these are a welcome addition to our annual vegetable garden. Every year we try to grow some new things in addition to our regular garden, and these will be fun (now that the weather has finally started to cooperate!)

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Eco-Friendly Activities at Home Together With Your Kids

Every parent will tell you that catering to their kids can often be rather expensive; trying to get them the latest toys and games can absolutely destroy your budget for the month. That’s why a lot of parents have taken to creating their own activities at home for the kids, fun little events and games that are easy on the bank account and more importantly, ensure that you’re being eco-friendly.

pic3These activities can involve anything from learning about recyclable items through fun games and songs to something like competitions and prizes for finding the most recyclable items in the house. The types of games you can play can involve giving the kids a list of recyclables on a card with each card containing a different item inside it. You can then give them a small prize for whoever manages to fill in their card the fastest.

Another could involve having the kids arrange recyclables outside in the garden, these kinds of games work great as an alternative pastime activity at the garden as it encourages the kids to go outside and interact more with the environment.

A great benefit of these games being eco-friendly is that it teaches the kids the importance of looking after the environment, behavior that they’ll practice every day before eventually passing onto their own kids in the future.

Outside of games some parents have even started turning to arts and crafts with their kids using recyclable materials to show that junk that they would normally throw away can be turned into beautiful works of art. Some have even made a small profit out of turning their recycling activities with their kids into a small business.
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Quick Fixes for Your Garden

For many green-fingered people, their garden is a source of joy and pleasure and a place to spend hours of time perfecting and creating a little haven.

But what if you fancy a quick change? What if you want to do something different for visitors, or a party? What if you’re selling your house? What if you have a spare day or two but want immediate results?


For plant growth and care, the likes of is worth a visit. For further tips on quick fixes, here are a few, just to get you going:

1. Sometimes a simple rearrangement of furniture can add comfort to a garden. For example, moving chairs into a more central position and adding an outdoor table for drinks or food, potted plants in adjacent positions, or placing a fire pit near the centre, become talking points. The furniture doesn’t have to be the same theme either – a quirky chair or outdoor shelf sometimes grabs the eye. provides inspiration for outdoor furniture, and advises:  “Make over a porch with a few items such as a day bed, potted plants, Chinese lanterns that will make the space comfortable and stylish. Thinking creatively can also help you stick to a budget. There’s no reason why a trunk from inside can’t step in as your outdoor coffee table.”

2. Paving slabs become worn with age or use, so a quick blast with a pressure washer can bring back the colors underneath. If that doesn’t work a big brush and some tile paint can add a whole new dimension, perhaps matching or contrasting with existing furniture. If a slab is cracked or badly worn why not cover it with a piece of furniture, or an outdoor mat?

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Backyard time!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Spring had just began, know what that means? It’s time to make that backyard your oasis and personal retreat. But in order to do that, you need to put in some work. Yes, yard work can be painful and arduous. But it can also be so rewarding as well. Nothing beats a delicious grilled dinner after a yard clean up day, or elaxing in with those you love in a place you love too.

Take a look at a few of these really nice yards.

I love the gazebo with all the difference foliage around it.

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Fall into Miracle-Gro

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

It’s my favorite time of year- fall! Well, I love fall and spring the same amount, actually. The changing of the seasons, and the fact that we get to leave extreme weather behind us is always a good thing in my mind. I love the colors that come about in the fall- we are in the Northeast, and you know what that means- the leaves change colors in some of the most amazing hues imaginable. It’s easy toFind beauty in the Fall.

Now, while I love my roses, and it’s true that they and most of my other spring and summer garden can’t make it in this weather, not all is lost 🙂 Fall gardening and gardens are some of the prettiest, with their deep colors and rich tones. We love mums here- always have- and we just bought a whole mess of them. My son has quite the green thumb, not something he got from [Read more…]