Home and Garden: Tips, DIY Projects, and Activities

No matter where you live, you need a “spot” that’s just for you. It’s a place where you can go to rest, rejuvenate, and hide from the world. For some, that’s a room or a chair or a home or a garden. I’m pretty lucky – for me, it’s both home and garden. And while I had a hard time decorating homes and apartments where I knew we were only there for a few years, it’s different here. This is our house – and I want it to reflect who we are as people and as a family.

Your Home and Garden is YOUR spot

Your style won’t be the same as mine. Mine isn’t the same as anyone else’s. And that’s okay. Because when we can look at different places for ideas and inspiration, that helps us find our style. At least, that’s how it worked for me. So in case you’re in the same “I kinda need to see lots of ideas for inspiration” boat as I am, this is your place, too.

Crafts for Home, Garden, or Special Occasions

Whether you’re hosting a backyard BBQ or just tired of dealing with bugs, be sure to try these natural and organic DIY bug repellent candles.


Okay, so some of these projects are still in the works. It’s slow going, though, when you’ve got 4 kids under the age of 8.

In any case, though, let’s help you get some things done:

In the meantime, if you’re big into homesteading, you’re going to want to make sure you check out Experimental Homesteader.

DIY Projects


I’ve got gardening on my mind – I can’t wait to get back out there!

Oh – and before you start your garden? Make sure you read this: How to Start a Vegetable Garden – the Easy Way. It’ll save you a ton of headaches, time, and wasted effort doing things the hard way. Yes, I speak from experience!

If your gardening space is limited, you can still get out and create some gorgeous garden spaces. Before you get started with container gardening, here are the most important things to know.

Then, here is: Everything You Need to Know for a Gorgeous Deck Garden. And here are the best container garden plants you should pick – and why!

Want to be able to help the environment with your gardening? Here’s what you can do to use your garden space to save the bees – all while growing the most beautiful plants.

I’m still adding more and more info here, so be sure to check back regularly. While I’m updating my posts, though, check out these awesome ideas over on Exotic Gardening.

We love being at home – and not just because we’re homebodies. It’s because we’re actively working to make our home and garden beautiful inside and out. But it’s more than just that. We’re also working to make it a warm, inviting place where our family, friends, and guests also feel welcome.

My Must-Have Home and Garden Resources:

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Kimberly C. Starr

I'm a ginger who loves reading, eating, being a nurse, spending time with my family, and writing about it all. I believe humor is the best medicine, followed very closely by chocolate and tacos. To read more about me, click here.

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