Skip to content



fitted sheet hack

Simple Fitted Sheet Hack / How To Mark Which Direction It Goes

When it comes to making your bed, it can be so frustrating, especially when making a king-size bed, to know which direction a fitted sheet needs to go. In this post, I’m going to give you a simple fitted sheet hack and a secret that works like a charm. What’s the fitted sheet hack secret? Fitted sheets that you purchase
Read More

Simple Instant Pot Mayocoba Beans | Creamy and Delicious

These mayocoba beans are creamy, mildly seasoned and so simple to make in the instant pot. All you need are a pound of dry beans, bay leaves and garlic cloves to make a pot of these beans. You’re going to love the velvety texture and their buttery flavor. They make a yummy side dish with tacos, chicken, and fajitas, or
Read More
watermelon sticks serving

How To Cut Watermelon Sticks // Fun Finger Foods

Summer has arrived and what a great time for a chilled and juicy watermelon. Why not try cutting and serving watermelon sticks instead of the usual wedges? It’s a fun presentation and they really are easier to pick up and eat. Tips For Choosing A Good Watermelon You’ll want to select the right watermelon. Choose one that feels heavy for
Read More
black bean burger

Salsa Infused Black Bean Burgers / Yummy Meatless Recipe

These yummy black bean burgers are infused with salsa and are one of the best meatless burgers around. They’re easy to make, cost-effective, and simply delicious. We have been eating a little healthier at our house lately, and have been cutting back on the meat we eat. We have gone totally vegetarian in the past but for some time now
Read More
4 minute workout

The 4 Minute Workout | Nitric Oxide Boost at Any Age | Dr. Zach Bush

Who would have thought that a 4 minute workout could do so much good for your body and soul? Well, this simple combination of movements created by Dr. Zach Bush can! In this post, I am going to go over the benefits, how to do it, and show you ways you can modify it to fit your physical needs. This
Read More
Jan Howell

Jan Howell

Whether it’s a new recipe, a fun craft, or some handy tips for your garden and home, I hope to empower and inspire you with skills that you can use to create joy, improved health, and to do it in a simple way.

Read More


Topic Categories


Hello, I'm Jan

I help DIY crafters take back their creative passion by providing them with patterns and projects tutorials that are easy to follow and quick to make. Most projects utilize upcycled fabric and materials, making the projects inexpensive and environmentally compatible.

Upcycled Denim Patchwork Quilt

Have you ever slept under a denim patchwork quilt? There is nothing better! There is just something about the heaviness of the denim and the coziness of a soft flannel
Read More
zipper recycling

Cool Zipper Upcycling

As many of you know I’m really into upcycling and recycling items, and clothing is one of them. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to deconstruct an
Read More

Sewing Patterns

Subscribe for the latest.

    Let me know what you are interested in, and that is what I'll update you on.

    The Latest

    fitted sheet hack

    Simple Fitted Sheet Hack / How To Mark Which Direction It Goes

    When it comes to making your bed, it can be so frustrating, especially when making
    meal planning frustration

    Simple Meal Planning Tips – How To Take the Stress Out of Dinnertime

    Take the stress out of dinnertime by having a PLAN. Meal planning will not only
    chalkboard and magnetic board cover

    How To Make Your Own Chalkboard and Magnetic Board for Your Kitchen

    Several years ago I added a chalkboard and magnetic board to one of my kitchen
    how to fold fitted sheet JAN

    How To Fold a Fitted Sheet the Easy Way | Simple Hack

    Knowing how to fold a fitted sheet in a way that looks nice and is

    Upcycling Is Hip | 5 Innovative Ways To Recycle Items Around Your House

    For those of you who follow me know that I love Upcycling! For some reason,
    scarves main image

    5 Simple Ways To Organize Your Scarves | Dollar Tree Hacks

    If you’re like me and have a collection of scarves, knowing how to organize and
    heart branches

    DIY Valentine Heart Branches / Love Grows on Trees / Easy Craft Tutorial

    Looking for a quick and easy Valentine craft? These heart branches are the most charming

    DIY 2022 Printable Calendars | Planning at Its Best

    2022 is just around the corner. Are you Calendar ready? If you are ‘old school’