About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.

10 things you can build with 2x4s

ten things you can build with 2x4s

I like finding things you can build with 2x4s, because it's some of the cheapest lumber around. Sturdy, dependable and at around $3 for an 8 ft piece, it's a great value for your building budget. Don't think you can think of things you can build with 2x4s? Think again! From outdoor furniture to amazing organization ideas, this collection of … [Read more...]

How to make a custom lighted marquee sign

DIY custom lighted marquee sign

Way back at Christmas, I bought some gorgeous globe string lights online and used them in my kitchen. I truly adore them (they're still up long after the tree was taken down.) I was sort of surprised when the company, Lights for All Occasions, found my post on Instagram, then reached out to see if I'd like to collaborate with them on a project, and … [Read more...]

Free Valentines Day Chalkboard Printables

Valentines Day Chalkboard Printables

Hi there, it's Andrea from The Cottage Market. I'm back to wish you all a very Happy New Year and to share some fun Valentine's Day Free Chalkboard Printables with Gina and all of her fabulous readers. I wanted these to be fun and also wall art that you can use all year round. I even made one from one of Gina's favorite quotes...see if you can … [Read more...]

15 adorable Valentines Day Ideas

Valentine's Day Ideas

It's that time of year again where love is in the air. There's something so sweet about Valentines Day ideas, where you go that extra mile to show the people in your life you love them just a little more than every day. I've pulled together 15 adorable projects that are perfect for everyone in your life, from the little bitties to your soul mate. … [Read more...]

FREE printable Valentines Day Cards

set of four free Valentines Day Printable Cards

Whatever mom decided that school kids needed to crank up Valentines Day Cards from traditional sweet notes to a contest about who brings the coolest candy to hand out at school should have to sit in time out. I know, that seems harsh - but let's be honest.... with the 11 million other things I have to do in life, whipping up precious notes to add … [Read more...]

How to Clean a Range Hood {without chemicals!}

how to clean a range hood

I've never professed to be the world's greatest house cleaner. Apparently I'm pretty bad at it, since I tend to overlook things until they get to scary levels, then I finally notice them and freak out (and then question my ability as a mom, wife, etc.) Most areas in my life are pretty neat and tidy, but those areas that are easy to overlook are my … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Pet Food Labels (with free graphics)

easy DIY pet food labels with free graphics

A few weeks ago we adopted a new rescue dog, Sophie. She's adorable and sweet and fits in perfectly with our family. She's like the Annie of dog world, she went from not so great conditions to living a life of luxury where her only worry is what kind of treat she wants today. Our sweet new family addition needed a place to put her food, so I … [Read more...]

10 Genius Makeup Hacks

10 genius makeup hacks - great ideas

  Last year I shared a post about makeup ideas, and I really thought you would laugh and throw wood scraps at me... because honestly I don't know a lot about makeup. Surprisingly you loved it - it was one of my top three posts of all of 2014. I don't really know a lot about makeup - but my assistant Kasey (who is a licensed hair & … [Read more...]

15 quirky free fonts

free fonts

It's been a while since I shared a collection of free fonts, but I've had a few requests lately so I guess it's time for another round! From making your own graphics to making your own DIY sign - there's a million reasons to have a great collection so I love sharing some of my faves with you from time to time.  To get to each font, click over on … [Read more...]

Make this: Quick Build DIY Command Center

DIY Command Center via The Shabby Creek Cottage

There comes a point in every mom's life where every single day you feel like you're forgetting something. Maybe it's that bass lesson… no wait it's a ball game…. oh crap, you forgot to pay that bill. It's always something! And usually mine revolves around the kid. After one too many apology texts, I decided to do something about it, so I made a … [Read more...]