LEGO Mini Marble Maze Valentine’s Day Gift for Kids

LEGO Mini Marble Maze Valentine for Kids

We love LEGO here on The Centsible Life, so it’s only fitting that we share a fun LEGO gift that you can give your kids, or your kids can make and give to their friends this Valentine’s Day. These mini LEGO marble mazes take just a few minutes to make, require only four items, can […]

Free Printable Game Day Paper Chain


The Super Bowl is just around the corner and if you are entertaining, then this paper chain is easy enough for the kids to make, and the perfect addition to your game day decor. You can make this one of two ways, either use green and brown paper with white paint or a white paint […]

Last Minute Gift Ideas from #YahooDIY & DIY Nutella Recipe {sponsored}

DIY Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

There’s always a need for a last-minute gift at the holidays. You might find yourself needing a last-minute gift when you receive an unexpected invite, see someone you forgot to add to your list, or a friend or neighbor unexpectedly gifts you something. Even after the actual holidays are through you aren’t immune to the unexpected […]

Reindeer Lollipops

reindeer lollipops

If you are looking for a last-minute gift idea that kids can make and gift this holiday season that uses mostly scrap materials (and a big bag of lollipops), then I’ve got the perfect one. How to Make Reindeer Lollipops What you need: scrap paper or card stock in brown, grey and/or black – it […]

Scarecrow Treat Jars using Leftover Halloween Candy

Scarecrow treat jars using leftover Halloween candy

One of the many things I love about Halloween is all of the candy from trick or treating. Okay, my waistline doesn’t like it a single bit, but when you have children who don’t really like candy and are very particular with what candy they will consume, then guess who gets to enjoy most of […]

DIY Hot Glue Glitter Spider Webs for Halloween

Sparkly Hot Glue Spider Webs for Halloween

A few years ago I took the twins’ to a Halloween event at a local museum. It was fantastic. They got to hold a live tarantula, trick or treat and learn about all of the creepy bugs, insects and owls that we love around Halloween.  One of the fun activities we did there was make […]

DIY LEGO Minecraft Earrings

DIY LEGO Minecraft earrings tutorial

My daughter absolutely loves Minecraft. She plays it on her iPad and Xbox, and the kids have the entire LEGO Minecraft collection and of course the cardboard building set you can purchase in big box stores. Last week was their 8th birthday and although I didn’t come through with a huge Minecraft birthday party they […]

DIY Bangle Holder from a Child’s Toy

DIY Bangle Holder from a child's toy

Part of moving house means uncovering long forgotten projects that I was meaning to do. The things that had become buried under piles of other projects just waiting to be finished (or started). One of those projects was to make a bangle holder. About 4 years ago I made a jewelry organizer out of an […]

DIY Sewing Room Storage Ideas

Sewing Room Storage

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m in the process of moving house, and it feels like it’s never-ending. I still have items at my old house that are gradually making their way to the new one. The room I’ve been working on over the past week is the loft. It’s quite a large […]

DIY Umbrella Stand to Planter

Umbrella stand to Planter

Moving house is such a daunting task. If you are like me you’ve accumulated so much over the years and it all fits perfectly into the home you’ve been living in, but what happens when you move to a new home, is it all going to fit, or will you have to sell or donate […]