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Easy (and inexpensive!) Handprint Treasure for Mother’s Day

Easy (and inexpensive!) Handprint Treasure for Mother’s Day

  It’s a quandary every year; what do we get for Mom, Grandma and all the other important maternal figures in our lives on Mother’s Day? Here’s a great inexpensive gift that they will treasure forever. A sweet little salt dough hand print dish. Perfect …read more

Ten Thoughtful Ideas for Mother’s Day that won’t Break the Bank

Ten Thoughtful Ideas for Mother’s Day that won’t Break the Bank

Are you ready for Mother’s Day?   In other words, make Mom’s day truly special with this list of ideas.    Make something with your own hands You don’t have to be a little kid for this to be special. Honest.  Make a card by hand. …read more

Easy “Egg-straordinary” Craft to Welcome Spring

Easy “Egg-straordinary” Craft to Welcome Spring

    The definition of Spring Fever is “a feeling of restlessness and excitement felt at the beginning of spring.”   Raise your hand if you’ve got Spring Fever. Ooh! I do, I do! Pick me, Pick me!   Maybe it’s the longer sun filled days, …read more

How to Make a Kid’s Chore Chart that Works

How to Make a Kid’s Chore Chart that Works

  Summertime and the living is easy, right? Or it would be if you could get the kiddies to willingly and happily help around the house.   Sometimes it’s so much work to get them to do their chores that it’s easier to do them …read more

Why can’t you decant?

Why can’t you decant?

  I’m always looking for ways to add beauty and elegance my home, although those concepts usually come with a hefty price tag. But here I have an easy idea that costs next to nothing but gives you big bang for your decorating dollar.   …read more

Ribbon Bookmarks – An inexpensive and thoughtful handmade gift

Ribbon Bookmarks – An inexpensive and thoughtful handmade gift

  Are you looking for a personal, thoughtful gift? Most every crafty person I know has a secret stash of bits and pieces of ribbon and fabric, old costume jewelry, buttons, baubles, bangles and beads. Some are remnants from projects and some are pieces with …read more

Paper Bag Floor

Paper Bag Floor

Paper bags?  On a floor??  You betcha! To make a floor that’s recyclable, durable, and beautiful read on.     THE PAPER BAG FLOOR   What You’ll Need:  A floor (the uglier the better) Paper Grocery Bags, Packing Paper, or Kraft Paper White Glue (not …read more

11 Cool Uses for Pillowcases (besides covering pillows)

11 Cool Uses for Pillowcases (besides covering pillows)

  Pillowcases are available at yard sales, thrift stores and clearance racks for next to nothing. Chances are you have some you never use sitting in your linen closet right now! Let’s get them out and put them to work!   Here are 11 ideas …read more

Finger paints and potato stamps make great summer fun.

Finger paints and potato stamps make great summer fun.

  It’s time to unleash your inner artist! Everybody likes to finger paint and play with stamps – even grownups.   I propose we all send finger paint and stamp art to our adult kids and act all disappointed if they don’t put it on …read more