Crafts and DIY
Floor & Decor opens its doors in Cincinnati on June 5th

Floor & Decor opens its doors in Cincinnati on June 5th

I admit to being a tiny bit intimidated when it comes to home improvement…the physical labor part of it doesn’t bother me, but knowing what to do/how to do it can be a little off-putting and honestly, the cost is what ends up doing me in.  I don’t even know where to start when I...

A crafty Father’s Day

It’s almost Father’s Day…are you ready? I thought I would share the craft we did for Daddy last year. I can’t take credit for the idea, my dear friend Katie at the little things blog invited us to participate in the making of handmade mosaic coasters. It was such a cute idea and I think...

Counting down the days…

For a long time now I have wanted to make my own Advent or count down to Christmas calendar. I remember having the paper kind with the windows you popped open when I was little…the little windows generally had a piece of chocolate in them too which made it not only fun but very tasty!!...

Weekending…

It was a busy, hot, humid weekend. Karate to start, then an awesomely fun birthday party for 3 very special and dear children. So far today has been a little lazy..but very creative… Daddy and the boys got out the new watercolors and watercolor paper… Daddy made a picture of a village..and Ewan and Liam...

WIP Wednesday

I’ve been a terrible blogger as of late. I have been too sidetracked with too many things..some school related, some home related…but the upshot is blogging has fallen to the wayside. In an effort to at least be active, if not wordy, I’ve created my own theme days. Today is…you guessed it!….WIP Wednesday (Works In...

First project down….several hundred to go: Fabric Covered Frame Tutorial

In between tidying up the house, helping out at school and preparing for a night out with my baby brother (who leaves for Iraq in a couple of weeks…how we will miss him) I managed to get started on a project I’ve had materials for but had forgotten about for some time now. A plain...

So much coolness, so little time..

I have been working hard, reorganizing and moving around…and now my craft area looks like this… The drawers to the right hold all of the boys coloring books, paper, glue, markers etc…the table to the left holds my Cricut, sewing machine and has tons of open space for sewing or other craft projects now that...

Happy Chinese New Year! xīn nián kuài lè!

Hip Hop Boy has been learning all about Chinese New Year from his wonderful Chinese teacher at school. She’s such a sweet lady who really wants the kids to be excited to learn about the Chinese culture, I’m very thankful he has been able to learn from her this year. In honor of Chinese New...

A pocketful of posies…

Part of the reason I love snow days is getting the boys to do crafts they normally wouldn’t want to take time out to do…..battling galactic bad guys takes precedence over card making, you know.  Don’t get me wrong, they are always keen to get started on any and all crafts when I pull the...

One Small Change

As I was clicking away on the internet tonight, reading some of the blogs I’ve found to inspire craftiness lately, I came across Hip Mountain Mama’s collaborative called One Small Change. Basically she’s asking that everyone make one small change towards going green and improving our Earth once a month until Earth Day in April...

Why is the rum gone?

The rum is gone because I had one too many while working on the pirate ‘tent’ I made for our new bunk beds! Poor Shaman Boy is just too small still to sleep on the top bunk and he was very upset about it, so I decided to make his bottom bunk as cool as...
Making cards...

Making cards…

Liam wanted to make a cool card for his teacher’s  birthday so we got out the paper, glue, buttons, crayons and scissors and let him go to work… They had so much fun just picking out buttons for the sunflower “seeds”….