How To Make Patriotic Buntings Out Of Sheets

I’ve been wanting patriotic buntings for our home for several years.  I got sticker shock when pricing them at the local stores – $20.00 per bunting.  Ouch! While perusing my favorite blogs, I discovered that Marian had done a tutorial for DIY buntings over at HGTV.  So I headed over there and read the directions. […]

Safety First With Cutting Boards

Food safety has always been something I’ve been concerned about, but I’ve become especially vigilant  lately. The other evening as I was using my cutting board, I realized that my “raw meat” cutting board was rather  ratty looking and should probably be replaced.  I also noticed that the words “raw meat” that I had written […]

Monday Motivation: Teaching Children About Life Skills

For the past few Mondays we’ve looked at organizing and decorating children’s rooms and belongings.  Truth is, though, children need to learn to take care of their own belongings and be a part of the family work team.                                                                                                                         (source) As parents, we are our children’s first teachers.  It is our responsibility to teach them the […]

How To Make Artwork With Jewelry

 I found this nice frame at the thrift store yesterday.  When I saw it I knew right away what I wanted to do with it.  I wanted to frame a special pin that was given to me by a special friend. Of course, I couldn’t leave the frame as it – I had to spray […]

Wrensday: Bee Balm

I’ve been waiting all Spring for my favorite flower to bloom.  Who am I kidding?  I could no longer pick a favorite flower than I could pick a favorite child or grandchild.  I love them all! But, Bee Balm certainly makes me smile. The flowers reminds me of miniature pineapples.  They are so darn cute! […]

Getting My Hands Dirty With Furniture Projects

A few pieces of furniture have been calling my name.  They’re in great need of a makeover. The first is a Roadside Recycle.  My son and I found it and hauled it home.  It will become a sideboard for my oldest daughter’s home.   This blanket chest has been in my garage for over a year.  The finish […]

New Aprons To Preview

I completed two more aprons this week to add to my Etsy shop. The first one is in response to several readers who’ve been asking for larger size aprons. I really love the combination of paisley and eyelet.  The apron looks smaller on my dress form, but the sashes are generous and allow for adjusting […]