11 stunning and easy container gardening ideas using rain gutters

It's spring and with spring it's time to prep and plant the garden. I do enjoy fresh vegetables and pretty flowers. What I don't enjoy is the cost of fancy containers or the battle with the slugs here on the Olympic Peninsula. So if there's a way where I can save money and make gardening a wee bit easier...I'm all for it. Hence this round-up of some pretty cool ways to re- purpose rain gutters into containers.

DIY scrap wood wall decor project

Have you ever completed something that just didn't quite sit with you? Like you liked it but eh.... This handmade sign was one of those. At the time I was looking for some color and something that added some character to our wall decor and didn't cost a small fortune. My go-to was to make a sign. I really enjoy the process of making free hand signs which you can see some of them here

Valentine special: 12 affordable ways to say I love you

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and, as usual, I feel unprepared. Full disclosure, I am really not a red -n- pink heart, candy kinda gal. Don't get me wrong. I like flowers and chocolate (especially the dark kind), but the idea of Valentine outfit(s), perfume, a Hallmark card, expensive dinner, staged romance...STRESSES me out!