Welcome to Idea Queen

We are a busy family of crazy, creative, and crafty people striving to serve up fun and unique ideas. Started in 2005, Idea Queen because a storage place of recipes, crafts,home and garden tips, and other ideas for busy parents. Here’s what you’ll find on Idea Queen…

Crafts & Creativity 
We love recycling! Many of our crafts on the site feature projects made with recycled materials. We even wrote a book about it! We also love to paint, draw, sew, and occasionally even scrapbook. Crafts featured here are generally kid-friendly, although some are more detailed and need adult supervision. Keep in mind this site has grown up with the kids, so there are activities in this section for all ages.

Recycled CraftsFood & Recipes
You could call the Idea Queen an “odd” cook. Many of the recipes featured here are base ideas meant for you to add your own flavors and ideas to make something extra special. Others, like our popular Easy Lasagna recipe, are designed to be simple versions of popular recipes that even the pickiest of eaters won’t turn away from. Our cookbook is in the works right now, and should be out in 2014.

Easy Homemade PizzaHome & Garden
If the weather is nice, you’ll find the Idea Queen in the backyard, tending to a garden of flowers and foods. We don’t have the greenest of thumbs, but we sure do try. Every year we learn something new, and promptly share what we’ve learned. In this section, you’ll find helpful gardening tips such as Planting Basil Indoors and Planning a Backyard Garden, as well as useful things to make, like our Homemade Vinegar Weed Killer.

Homemade Vinegar Weed Killer

Shopping & Saving
First let me say we are not big spenders. In fact, the majority of the posts in this section are designed to help you make better buying decisions and save money. The most recent post in this category is all about Kindle, and the reasons why I’ve found it so invaluable. You’ll also find a free shopping list and menu planner to print, and only the best sales and discounts on the web.

Where to Find Idea Queen



One of our favorite places for inspiration is Pintrest. LOVE the endless supply of creativity, fresh ideas, and beautiful eye candy. You will find many of our ideas from this site on our Crafts & Creativity Board  and Food Ideas Board. We are also a big supporter of Repurposing and Upcycling.

You can also find us on your favorite social networking sites:

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