Valentine’s Day Mantle Display


I LOVE Valentine’s Day (no pun intended). I have two boxes full of Valentine’s Day decorations that I go through every year, and I only choose the best of the best Valentine’s Day decor to go on my Valentine’s Day mantle display. (more…)

Super Cool $50 Amazon Giveaway

So… Christmas is totally over, the thrill of 2015 is gone, and now the winter blues are setting in. Maybe you didn’t get that Christmas present you wanted? Or maybe you’ve already blown your New Year’s resolutions? Whatever the reason, you deserve a treat. And now you can treat yourself with something from Amazon with this $50 Amazon giveaway! (more…)

Diy: How to Make Cheese in Under an Hour


Hey, everybody! So, if you ever read any of my 20 Wishes posts last year, you already know that I’ve always wanted to make cheese. A long time ago I saw a post on Pinterest about making your own cheese from a gallon of milk, and I was so intrigued. How does it work? How can I make cheese? Finally, I did it. Wewt! And of course I took pictures to document it.


2015 State of the Blog Address


Hey, all – happy new year! As you’ve probably guessed, I had my baby! She’s beautiful, happy, and most importantly, HEALTHY! And she totally made it worth the 48 hours of labor that I went through (but that’s a story for another time). I just wanted to write a quick post with a “state of the union” or “state of the blog,” if you will, regarding the direction that Purple Patch DIY is going in. (more…)

CraftFail: When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong – Along with some Craft Fails of My Own

I received product for this post, however all opinions are entirely my own.

Craft Fail 2D

If you’re as big a fan of Pinterest as I am, you probably know that the beautiful crafts and recipes that you see on the site don’t always turn out as planned. Based on Heather Mann’s blog, CraftFail.comCraftFail: When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrongcelebrates the creativity of Pinterest and other craft/recipe blogs, but from the other side.  (more…)

Totally Awesome $750 Amazon Giveaway

Totally Awesome November

Hey, everybody! I know I probably say this every month, but can you believe it’s November? It’s already time to start Christmas shopping, and this Amazon giveaway could really help! My blogger friends and I have come together to bring a $750 Amazon gift card to one of our lucky readers! (more…)

Getting Ready for Baby with WaterWipes Natural Baby Wipes

This post is sponsored by WaterWipes and Mommy Bag Marketing. Although I received product and financial compensation, all opinions are entirely my own.

natural-baby-wipesHi everybody, as you may or may not know, I’m getting ready to have a baby in about a week. (Eeeek, it makes me so nervous just writing that.) As a first time mother, I’m very concerned about the products I use on my baby, including baby wipes. (more…)

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