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A Royal Weekend (for crafts)

Today is a great day, for not only was the Duchess of Cambridge delivered of a daughter today, the world was delivered of a Lolabelle. Happy birthday, Lola! Everyone knows, only real princesses are born on May 2nd. It's also a great day to do something creative. Here are some ideas to get you started! 1. Faux malachite obelisks 2. Cork candles 3. Pasta and pompom … Read More.


How to Upcycle an Old Tray Into a Photo Display

The nice folks over at Etsy asked me to think of a homemade gift idea that kids-of-all ages could make for their moms for Mother's Day. And, as much as I love a good glue-and-glitter coffee mug, I wanted to come up with something that the mom population would want and use. Something practical. Something nice. Something she could leave out on the coffee table to hold remote … Read More.


Cupcake Summit: The Wilton Sweet-Up

There are two kinds of people in the world; cake people and frosting people. Cake people love cake. They like muffin bottoms, and pie, and never cut the crusts off their bread. Frosting people love frosting. They only like the tops of muffins, the innards of pies, and rarely belong to the clean plate club. Neither one is bad or good, we just nee dot recognize that these are … Read More.


Custom Collage Frames

As part of the summer celebrations campaign, Michael's asked me to put together a Father's Day project for kids of all ages. Something that families can work on … Read More.


Three Things on Friday

Happy Friday everybody! I'm going to be honest. It’s been a goat rodeo around here and I’m still catching up. In addition to the regular drill, for some reason, I … Read More.

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Extreme Plastic Bottle Art

You know that cartoon where Donald Duck is walking down the street eating an ice cream cone and he’s happy and feeling pretty good then Goofy or some … Read More.


Fancy Feasting with Lola

Lola, or as she is known by her formal name, Lolabelle the Magnificent, is more than a cat. She is a lifestyle. Since adopting her from a shelter in … Read More.

DIYS April 9, 2015


Thursday is here and it's a great day to troll pinterest be productive.  Let's get out there and make something fun! 1. Tissue paper … Read More.


Remix to Ignition: Big Blue

Bloggers like me frequently run into a problem. It's called space. Or, lack of space. There are only so many times you can make over bedspreads when … Read More.


Help Wanted

There is this thing that bloggers do every year or so. It's called a survey. And it's been close to three years since I have done one because I don't … Read More.


Wax Paper Butterflies

I don't know what it is about wax paper, but it makes me happy. Maybe it's the old-fashioned feel, or the way it tears so nicely. The way it smells a … Read More.