Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

Wishing everyone a wonderful, safe, fun-filled 4th of July!

I posted a video earlier this week showing how to make these adorable sparkler packs with metallic fringe. They are so quick and easy to make- it's not too late to get them done by nightfall!

Sunday, May 31, 2015


Dreamtique: (noun) an antique you dream of owning. Typically very hard to find,  very expensive,  or very rare.  An allusive treasure.

Be sure to watch my latest video to find out what three items top my Dreamtique list right now!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Honey Orange Honeycomb Soaps

I'm so excited to announce my first collaboration with the blog LittleGirlBigEats!

Annie (who writes Little Girl Big Eats) and I are teaming up to bring you content on both of our sites with a common theme. This month, we focused on Honey!

On Little Girl Big Eats you will find several honey themed concoctions, for both the body and tastebuds! I know you'll love them, so be sure to pop over and see what Annie has whipped up!

On my YouTube channel I am guiding you through making your own Honey Orange scented honeycomb soap

This project is so easy to complete and would be a great DIY gift. Not only do the soaps smell good, they work well and look adorable! It's a win-win-win. 

For the second video in the honey collaboration I am guiding you through two ways to package your honeycomb soap for storage or gift giving. Again, these techniques are quick and easy. 

I hope you love them and enjoy making your own soap. If you do, please let me know how they turn out.

Until next time!

Monday, May 25, 2015

DIY: Ephemera Wall Hangings

There is a new tutorial up on my YouTube channel featuring these stunning Ephemera Wall Hangings!

They are extremely easy to make and add a ton of visual interest to any room.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Let's Go: Antique Shopping, Part 2

There is a new video up!

I hope you enjoy joining us as we shop the antique markets in Pennsylvania and see what comes home with us!

As promised, here are some links to similar items you can buy online:

Traditional Blue French
Italian Beauty
A collection already curated for you!

The photo that started it all:

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New Videos!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Handmade Holiday: Ephemera Onaments

There is a new video up in my Handmade Holiday Series! 
This week we are are making Ephemera Ornaments!

These quick and easy bulbs are a great way to showcase keepsake ephemera or help bring a little old world charm to your holiday decorating.

This video provides all the information you need to make your own glass bulb Ephemera Ornaments. Follow along step-by-step and see how fun and addicting this DIY Christmas project is!

If you decided to make these ornaments please share you photos with me- I'd love to see what you do! 
Instagram- @LizMathews83

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Handmade Holiday 2014: Birdseed Cakes

There is a new Handmade Holiday Video up on my YouTube channel! 

This week we are making Birdseed Cakes.

This quick, easy, and inexpensive gift is perfect for the nature lover in all of our lives! Oh, and the birdies will love you, too!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Handmade Holiday 2014: Glitter Glasses

The first instalment of my Handmade Holiday Video Series just went up on my channel. Please stop by and take a look!

These Glitter Glasses are SO easy and affordable to make, and make the perfect gift! Bring them to a holiday party as a hostess gift, or pair them with a bottle of wine to make someone's holiday sparkle! No matter how you gift them, they are sure to be a hit!
Be sure to stop back each week to see another DIY holiday gift idea :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Christmas Open Houses

A few highlights from shops that held holiday open houses in our area last weekend. 

I wanted to buy everything, but exercised great self control :)

How is your decorating going?

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Fall to Winter warp speed

I have a new video up on my channel!

I'm not only sharing with you my filming/blogging schedule for the rest of the year, but you'll also see me transform three spaces in our home. 
I've sped up my decorating footage to show how I quickly (even before the editing) was able to transform these fall scenes into winter vignettes!
Watch the magic happen here!

PS- do you follow me on Instagram yet? Look for me at LizMathews83, or follow the link at the right side of your screen! 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas...

If you watched my last vlog than you know... 
I'm starting to decorate for Christmas. 

It was all I could do to wait until November 1st to pull the first "Christmas" box out from storage, and I can't wait any longer.

Our holiday party is the first weekend in December which means I have only one month to deck the halls.  Time to get started!!

Also, I'm happy to announce the winner of my It's Paperwhite Time Giveaway:

Congratulations to Jacqueline L!! Please email me at: to set up shipping details. 

I have another giveaway planned for next week so be sure to watch my YouTube channel for details.

Oh, and I should also mention that I am planning another HUGE giveaway- similar to October 2011, and I'm sure you want to check that out, too! Those details will also be announced on my YouTube channel.