An Easy Easter Paper Crafts Project the Kids Will Love

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 in Paper Crafts |

With Easter arriving tomorrow, it's time to bring out the scissors and get working on a few favorite Easter paper crafts. We make these simple paper egg holders every year and they are always a hit! You'll be utterly surprised how simple they are to make! Read more

Don’t Drown Your Gardens! How to Avoid Overwatering Plants

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Gardening, Home & Garden | Comments

You want to make sure your gardens are receiving an optimal amount of moisture, but you’re not sure how to avoid overwatering plants? We have all been there before. Every gardener has killed a plant or two with kindness. Sometimes we learn, and sometimes we keep repeating the same mistake until someone teaches us how to water plants properly. Keep your plants happy and healthy with these tips and checklist to make sure you're NOT over-watering plants. Read more

Plane Blade Sharpening Made Easy

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Woodworking |

Plane blades are tools that need to be kept sharp. Today, I’ll share a quick and easy method of sharpening a plane blade. The good news is that if you know how to sharpen a chisel, sharpening a plane blade is a very similar process. Read more

Picture Perfect: How to Set a Custom White Balance

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Photography | Comments

On DSLR cameras, there is a feature called white balance. Learning how to create your own custom white balance can make the difference of turning a blue-toned photograph into one that reads the color correctly. Read on to discover the what, when, why and how of white balance in photography! Read more

Eat More Dessert: Free Spring Dessert Recipe & Giveaway!

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Contests & Giveaways, Food & Cooking | Comments

As a busy mom of two, I’m constantly dreaming up desserts that look beautiful, taste amazing, and can be created quickly and easily. In my new book EAT MORE DESSERT, you’ll find just that. More than 100 simple-to-make and fun-to-eat treats for any occasion. Today, I'm sharing an delicious spring dessert recipe from my book, PLUS an exclusive giveaway for Craftsy blog readers! Read more

Every Starter Has a Story: How Sourdough Bread Is Made

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Food & Cooking |

The story of sourdough bread, from ancient starters to baking techniques, can leave you scratching your head. But the secret behind this delicious bread doesn't have to be so elusive. Let's explore the history and health benefits behind this delightfully tangy loaf. Read more

Color Theory In Painting: Analogous, Triadic and Complementary Colors Schemes

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Fine Art | Comments

When selecting colors for a painting, its important you make sure the colors work well together. Knowing the basics of color theory is an excellent way to simplify that decision. Read on for an intro to color theory to help you select perfectly paired colors in your next painting! Read more