Grape Julius Popsicles

closet hacks - hot glue on hangers to hold clothes better

Hey there, it is Emily from The Benson Street! I love that spring has sprung and summer is creeping up on us. What is warmer weather without a cool yummy treat? It is just plain hot. I love to cool off with cold treats. One of my favorite drinks is a Grape Julius! They are simple enough to whip up and help cool you off from the inside out. I've … [Read more...]

Kids’ Artwork Pendants DIY

  Hello again Shabby Creek Readers! I'm Laura from Left on Peninsula Road and I'm back to share an easy jewelry DIY that makes a great keepsake gift for Mother's Day. What mom doesn't love children's artwork? Especially that done by some of her most favorite people? (I'll admit I've had a hard time parting with any art my children--and … [Read more...]

DIY Furniture Ideas


I have put together some great DIY Furniture Ideas for making your own furniture. Maybe you need a new coffee table, dresser, or headboard, and don't want to pay retail prices. You are sure to find inspiration for your next project in this collection.   Like these DIY Furniture Ideas? Find more inspiration on my DIY Furniture Ideas … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Beef Taco Stuffed Peppers


There are two dinner menus our kids love more than anything. Pizza night and taco night and I kind of have to agree that they are two of our favorites as well. It's me, Claire, from A Little CLAIREification and sometimes Mr. Claire and I like to take "taco night" up a notch - or ten - with these delicious Slow Cooker Beef Taco Stuffed … [Read more...]

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

loaded baked potato salad recipe

Potato salad is a summer staple - especially in the south. We like all kinds of potato salads, but my family's favorite is loaded baked potato salad. I've always made it the traditional way of boiling potatoes and then adding in the "loaded" ingredients, but one day I decided to bake the potatoes instead - and it was so fantastic that I decided to … [Read more...]

how to trim a shag rug

how to trim a rug

Ever wanted to put a rug somewhere, but you just couldn't find the right size? Odd shaped areas can be tricky, but you can cut down a rug to fit exactly where you need it in no time at all. With only a marker, a yard stick, utility knife and a hot glue gun, get the perfect size rug to fit your space in just a few minutes. First measure from the … [Read more...]

Double Mint Brownies


Hi there Shabby Creek Cottage readers! It's Laura, back from Inspiration for Moms with a fun dessert recipe just for you. Spring is finally here and it's time to celebrate with a fabulous treat that is packed full of mint.  My Double Mint Brownies are irresistibly cool all because of a secret ingredient! Before we get to this sweet mint … [Read more...]

Learning to love the home you have

The Shabby Creek Cottage

Growing up, I always hated the fact that we lived in a mobile home. When my parents originally bought this property (I bought my home from them), there was a cute little two story farmhouse on it that needed a ton of work. My mom was so excited that they could finally own the home of her dreams. They spent all summer that year remodeling it - and … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning Checklist Printable

Spring Cleaning Checklist

*This post is sponsored by Cree Bulbs* Ahhhh Spring - it's that wonderful time of year when everything is in bloom, warm weather means the comeback of flip flops - and it's also time to get your spring cleaning on. Yeah... that's prob not your favorite part (mine either). With a million and one things I'd rather be doing, I figured it would be … [Read more...]

DIY Cedar Closet Makeover

Cedar Safe Closet Makeover by The Shabby Creek Cottage

*This post is partnered by Cedar Safe Closets* One of the best parts of DIY is seeing the difference in the before and after. In every space we makeover in our home, each and every project is a DIY, because a) I'm a control freak - b) budgets prefer DIY - and c) it's a great feeling to know that you built that with your own two hands. Our closet … [Read more...]