I am not the most creative of people. I always tend towards black or white with my clothing, I shy away from overly bold colors when decorating my home. If I do get the itch for something crafty, a few minutes in Michael’s is enough to send me into an anxiety attack from the sheer volume of choices available. Still, it’s refreshing to complete a project or organize a space or try a new recipe. It’s especially nice in the military lifestyle to be able to truly make a house a home by adding personal touches. Fortunately, it is easier than ever to get simple and easy ideas for sprucing up the different areas of your life.
Blogging has become the popular trend for those with creative minds to share their ideas and for those seeking projects to get the step-by-step instructions for nearly any topic they choose. A few minutes online can help any of us learn how to make changes that allow us to brighten our homes, create meaningful and memorable works of art, eat more wholesome food, and simplify our lives.
Get Creative: Blogs to Help You Refresh Your Life
Though there is an infinite number of blogs out there, here are a few to get you started:
My Baking Addiction and Sally’s Baking Addiction are sites for those who love baking. They offer from-scratch recipes on everything from muffins to cheesecake and even provide recipes for savory entrees. The My Baking Addiction blog also provides sections on baking essentials, tips and tricks for cooking, and basic fundamentals of cooking. These are great sites for those who want to make delicious food with quality ingredients.
Love Grows Wild is a blog that features simple recipe and project ideas. Recipe categories include meals, desserts, sides, appetizers and snacks, breakfast, and beverages. There’s something for everyone! And the projects include indoor and outdoor ideas for adding tasteful touches to the home.
Tater Tots and Jello and I heart nap time are DIY and craft blogs that provide project ideas, tutorials, and free printables. They also include holiday project ideas as well as recipe sections with links to other blog sites’ popular recipes.
Crazy Little Projects is exactly what the title claims. It offers simple crafts and recipes, holiday ideas, and a section on projects to do with the kids, including cooking with kids, kids’ party ideas, and back to school ideas. There is even a segment on learning to sew, including sewing templates.
I Heart Organizing is an organizing blog with ideas for cleaning up any space in your home. Organizational categories include kids and school, home entryway, living/family room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, office, laundry room, and garage. There are also sections on organizing on a budget and simple DIY projects. This site will help even the messiest people simplify their homes so they can spend less time searching for stuff and more time enjoying life.
Young House Love is a family blog run by a couple in the process of transforming their home little by little through different DIY projects. They provide picture tours of the projects they have completed in the three houses they have lived, plus a show house. Their many projects have enough variety to draw in everyone from first-time do-it-yourself’ers to the most seasoned project lovers. There is also a link to their book, with sneak peeks into the projects it includes so you have a chance to see if the book is right for you.
These are just some of the many blogs readily available to help you spark your creativity and incorporate fresh, unique touches into all the areas of your lives. Best of all, the recipes and projects can easily be done together as a family, allowing you to create beautiful memories in all the places the military takes you. Try them out for yourself and see how refreshing life can be!