• Birthday Bras

    I took a friend of mine out for her birthday. A day of shopping and lunch. Where did she want to go? To Kohl’s and shop for bras. BRAS! Shopping for bras is as mood sucking as shopping for swimsuits or trying to find a pair of jeans that fit. Usually leaves me feeling like crawling back into bed less than happy with myself. But as the great friend of the birthday girl, I shopped for bras too. We were going for lunch afterwards. Lunch has alcohol. So, until lunch, I would make the best out of the situation. To my surprise, the bras had some very helpful tips and amusing…

  • Creating a Wall Collage

    I’ve been wanting to create a wall collage of old family pictures. Seemed like a simple thing to do. Not so when you can’t make up your mind. 😉 I bought and returned more frames than I care to admit, then ended up using all the ones I already had. Saved a bunch of money… not so much on time. But that’s okay! Old pictures are so beautiful. I have several from the 1920’s and 1930’s of my grandparents. I’m not completely finished with the wall collage, but it’s close. Aside from figuring out the arrangement of the frames, this was an easy and inexpensive way to update a wall.…

  • One Shelf in One Cabinet Organized

    I’m not an organized person. Not At All. I want to be. Truly I do.  But when it comes down to it, if I can hide a disaster behind a door, then shut the door I will. Problem solved. The end. But there’s Pinterest. And Pinterest has oodles and oodles of organization tips. Everything you need to feel completely inadequate and totally disheveled. 😉 It’s where you find your INSPIRATION! After spending some time on Pinterest, I decided to give organization a try. My “medicine cabinet” consisted of two cupboards. Not because I have a lot of drugs, but because I’m a mess. When one cabinet became trashed and overcrowded, I…

  • Wednesday Wisdom – Quiet Please, I’m an Introvert

    My daughter is a quiet girl at school. She is polite, listens well, follows directions and respects the teachers. Sadly, kids at school think she is “weird” (her word) because she doesn’t talk. I feel her pain. In school, I was thought of as “stuck up” because I was quiet. And that so wasn’t true. Yet having been in her shoes when I was her age, I don’t know what to tell her. Why is it okay to be loud, talkative and outgoing, but it’s “weird” to be quiet, reserved and thoughtful? Both have their advantages and disadvantages. But should be thought of as having equal value. This post came…

  • Cork Key Chain

    My BFF received the cutest cork key chain as a gift recently.  Handmade.  I love handmade! These are super easy to make, and the supplies are very inexpensive. The only problem was deciding what beads and/or charms to buy. I wanted them all. There are many sites that will show you how to make cork key chains. And every site is a little different. I bought supplies based on the key chain my friend had. If there are rules to putting the key chain together, I’m sure I broke them all. But… “there are no rules in creativity“… says me. 🙂 Supplies purchased: Washers (from Lowes) Finishing Washers (from Lowes)…

  • Real or Artificial Christmas Tree?

    Last week, walking out of church, I over heard a conversation about a Christmas tree being infested with bugs. Poor things. (the family, not the bugs!) I felt for them. The horror of creepy crawlers emerging from a Christmas tree is something I won’t forget anytime soon. So I’m re-blogging this post for anyone who had to put their Christmas tree by the curb before the presents were even opened. Question.  Real tree or artificial tree? I grew up in Florida, so Christmas trees were usually bought at Lowes or Home Depot. For the longest time, that’s where I thought Christmas trees came from. 😉 On the couple of occasions when we…

  • Pretty in White Paper House

    I have another paper house to share with you. This one is small, made with cream card stock. I’m telling ya, if you get started, you are going to hook on making paper houses! I made the pattern myself, but if you would like ready-made templates, check out THIS SITE. It has oodles of ideas and templates, all from different websites/bloggers. The materials used can be found at Michael’s. 1. Card Stock 2. Decoupage glue (Martha Stewart Crafts) 3. Extra Fine Glitter in “Snow” (Recollections) 4. Elmer’s “Xtreme” glue stick. (This is the best glue to use when gluing the house together. I tried so many different adhesives!) 5. Buffalo…