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Valentine Swap: It’s On!

  It's that time of year: THE SEVENTH ANNUAL VALENTINES EXCHANGE. I'm going to be honest, I nearly backed out this year. But so many folks contacted me saying they wanted something to look forward to - and I feel you on that front, ladies - that I backed off on my backing off. However, sadly, this will probably be the last year for me. I'll find an alternative swap … Read More.

One-Pot Christmas

Happy December 1st! Has it hit you yet? No more “Christmas is coming” because “Christmas is HERE IN YOUR FACE” barreling down the tracks making everyone feel ill-prepared and underdressed. And by underdressed I mean you left your Christmas sweater at the dry cleaners. Again. As a blogger, sometimes I find myself ahead of the holiday curve doing yuletide fun in August, only … Read More.

Dream Tree Challenge: The Heritage Tree

Good morning America, how are you? I’m here. Still in my pajamas and harboring a post-election hangover and head cold, but what are you going to do? Oh yeah: Christmas. That is what you are going to do. On this particular occasion I want to thank Michael’s, for not only letting me participate in their Annual Dream Tree Challenge for the third time, but for giving me a … Read More.

Hello From the Other Side

Happy Halloween! Hi there! In the spirit of knocking on the doors of strangers and looking like a fool for candy, I wanted to say a couple things. 1. If … Read More.

The Easiest Glitter Pumpkins

Yesterday marked the first day of fall and so begins the annual PUMPKIN SPECTACULAR. This weekend I'm clearing off a credenza and filling with all the weird and … Read More.

Chalky Finish Painted Furniture

A few years ago I started getting emails from product companies about chalk paint. Chalk paint this, chalk paint that. It was, dare I use the word; trendy. The … Read More.

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Brunching: Unbreakable Style

Greetings from 92F heat and 80% humidity! It's hot and steamy but, oddly enough, I am having a great time. I currently type this from the pleasantry … Read More.

Adult Coloring Book Tray

I may have a problem with decorative trays. I like them more than they like me. If I see a good looking tray at a reasonable price, there is a more … Read More.

Easy Popsicle Stick Art

Three things I love about Summer: Margaritas, caftans, and outdoor crafts. I'm proud to say this project involved all three! Did I mention this … Read More.

The Flowers of Fathers

A number of folks have asked me why I paint so many flowers. And while there are a dozens of good reasons, frankly, it all comes down to this … Read More.