“smash”ing-ly fun journaling

Have you ever heard of “smash”-booking? It’s a combo of planning, journaling, scrap-booking, note-taking, doodling, and memory keeping. It’s fun, it’s fast, and it’s SMASHING! I love it. I’ve had a journal for years and have kept up with writing … Continue reading


Chevron Dry-Erase Board

I needed a dry erase board for my room, but could never find exactly what I was looking for. I gave up. And then one glorious day {Actually, it was in my bedroom one dark night.}, I had one of … Continue reading


DIY Legwarmers {from an old sweater}

I love leg warmers. They’re so stylish and cute, not to mention warm! Unfortunately, those fashion boosters aren’t paid with a five dollar bill. I decided to make my own that fitted my budget. Step one: take an old or … Continue reading


Revolutionary Craft Organizer

In my last post, I gave hints on how to organize your craft desk, but sometimes it’s just not enough. Sometimes you need more than a few bin and drawers. That’s when you almost have to turn to the ugly stack of … Continue reading


The Craft Room: Organize It!

I have a craft room. Actually, we have a craft house. Our craft room doesn’t quite hold EVERY craft; there are some craft stuff in the closet, some in the school room, some in the kitchen, and some on the floor. … Continue reading


The Best Christmas Gifts of 2013: Friend’s

What did you give your friends for Christmas? I like homemade gifts. They’re given from the heart and are often made to suit the receiver’s exact taste. Here is what I gave my friends for Christmas:

I used a brown, paper lunch bag and dressed it up with Christmas stickers and ribbon. I stuffed the bag with gift tissue to make it fuller and placed the gifts in there.

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After I had placed the gifts in the bag, I folded over the bag’s opening and then punctured it. Using sewing thread, I tied a handmade card to the bag.

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The gifts were . . .

. . . a gingerbread man wrapped in plastic wrap. You could also tie some ribbon to it to make it prettier.

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I also gave a handmade ring. Yes, I know what you’re thinking: “What?! You can make your own ring?!” The answer is “yes!”

Another girly product, I made each girl a flower clip for their hair. I made them in cutely festively Christmas colors and patterns. Each clip was clipped to a paper saying, “Deck your hair with clips of flowers.”

To finish the gift off, I made festive peppermint sugar scrub. It made the bag smell delish.

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{beaded} Tutorial: A Bird’s Nest Necklace

This is another Pinterest find. I saw a homemade necklace with a bird’s nest as the pendant. As odd as it may sound, it looks adorable! Give it to a little girl, or wear it yourself. This makes a great … Continue reading