$25 Holiday Gift Guide

This was the most fun gift guide to put together, yet! I love searching for special little things within a budget. There are always great ways to celebrate the ones you love with quirky little discoveries, or simple and functional gifts. My $25 Holiday Gift Guide (or thereabouts) is sure to help you out. Take […]

DIY Mirror and Photo Frame from an Old Window

Good morning! Today’s a fun day as it’s “12 Months of DIY” project time! This month we took on spray paint, and I’m creating not only a DIY Mirror, but a DIY Custom Photo Frame too! If you’ve missed our previous “12 Months…” projects, you can find them here: January – DIY Mason Jar Travel […]

Homie Pillows

Good morning! Hope you’ll join me with Tasha, over at Designer Trapped for my latest contributor post! Today I’m talking image transfer, and making it really personal and sweet… just perfect for you and a loved one. Pop over and see how it’s done — and read the FULL STORY behind my “goodnight homie” pillows. I’ll […]

Minted Holiday Cards

As you may have noticed around your local shops, and here on Fresh Crush, the holidays are in full swing. I can’t believe we’re only 4 weeks away from Christmas! But — before those words put you into a panic. I, at the very least, have your holiday cards covered. Minted, asked me to try […]

Clothesline Photo Display

I finally got around to a project I’ve been meaning to do for quite a long time. It all started when I found a couple packs of adorable, washi-tape inspired, clothes-pins in a dollar bin. I had the immediate idea for a little… clothes pin & twine photo display thingy. I don’t know what to call […]

Got Brick?

So, I’ve got some brick in my house. A big block of it, surrounding the fireplace. A big brick fireplace. And, I love it. I do, but… with Christmas around the corner, it’s a bit of a downer that we don’t have a mantel (yet). But there is a bright side to all this brick. […]

Add the warmth, add the pretty!

So the paint is finished, and we love it. It’s great. But — the walls are lacking personality. We need to get cozy, add warmth, add the pretty. Let’s get some art up there people! See what I mean? Booooring! But there is zero dollars in the budget for this project. We need to use […]

Fresh Find for Baby O.

FRESH in the mail from Berkley Illustration, it’s the fantastic Mr. “Red Fox“.   Isn’t he swell? This gorgeous print is part of a collection of the most fun, and whimsical prints from Berkley Illustration. Find them on their Etsy shop, and to learn a little more about the Illustrator, check out their recent interview […]

Photo Frames – Before and After

Friday gave me a little inspiration. Nope, not the day… the cat. My cat. My cat, Friday. She was perched in her usual spot on my bedroom window sill. The sunlight was pouring in and she was hiding behind my grasscloth blinds. This is what I saw: Immediately, I imagined her silhouette in a frame, […]