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I'm a part-time-on-the-weekends-during-the-wee-small-hours-of-the-morning-when-the-stars-align crafter. There are so many projects that I want to get to, but not enough time to. My husband is my voice of reason when it comes to making craft supply purchases and he always lets me know when I've been holed up in my craft room for too long. My son is my biggest critic, nothing gets shown to the public until I get his, "That's cool," stamp of approval. At times I have craft-induced insomnia where I cannot sleep until I finish what I'm working on. Occasionally, my end result is exactly what I was going for, but usually I find myself creating something totally different that what I'd intended. No matter what, it's an adventure!
Interests: Crafting of any kind, reading (I love my Kindles!), doing anything with my family.
Recent Activity
Getting ready for my son's first day of school by trying to come up with a sign to use for photos in the AM. I'm not ready for the school year to start, but this sign is good to go. Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at Have a Nice K!
I tried to make a mermaid and failed horribly! But I refuse to give up!
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2015 on doll giveaway! at Wee Wonderfuls Archive
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I have a Silhouette and use it for every single party I throw, and also for my son's holiday parties at school. It is great for creating cards and tags and paper boxes and... The possibilities are endless. The best part is, my husband totally agrees! There are very few craft items that my husband thinks I "need," but this one he is totally cool with.
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This week's girly-girl project is from my "Made by the Mother of a boy" series. Ok, I just made that up, but sometimes I wonder why I bother making things like this when I am the only girl in the house. Nevermind. I know why, because it's fun and I... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at Have a Nice K!
Over the past nine months, my life has changed in so many ways that I don't recognize the person who is typing out this blog post. New jobs, changes at work for my husband, new volunteer activities, new people in my life, my grandmother passing...all contributed to a new version... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Have a Nice K!
Getting into the holiday spirit! More tags to come! Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2013 at Have a Nice K!
Thank you so much!!! This windsock is one of my favorite projects that I've ever created, and it was one of the few times where the final product actually looked like what I'd envisioned!
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2013 on Kiersten's Patriotic Windsock at Have a Nice K!
Ok, moment of honesty. See the little treat bags below...? ...I made these for no reason at all. NOT A ONE. This is the first year that I've actually completed multiple Halloween projects (patting myself on the back). I've really loved all of my Halloween supplies, which are now strewn... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at Have a Nice K!
I used a variety of designs that I purchased from the Silhouette Online Store for each element. If you are interested, I can get you the names of each.
In September, I had an awesome idea to attempt to insult anyone who comes to my door during the month of October. I was going to use on old Ikea mirror (those $2 square ones with a thick frame) and make it look spooky, and then simply put the word... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at Have a Nice K!
I don't know what it is about hair bows/clips/barrettes, but I love to make them! As the mother of an only child boy, it doesn't really make sense. Maybe it's the fact that I'm able to make an adorable little project in just one sitting and use a variety of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at Have a Nice K!
Just when I was starting to think that my washi tape collection was a little excessive, it swooped in to save the day and had me wondering if I actually own enough. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at Have a Nice K!
I love Twix when I'm in a chocolate mood, Starburst when I want something fruity.
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2013 on A Friday Giveaway | Freckled Fawn at Gettin' By
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So, my newest obsession is to take something old and make it wonderful and new again (with some intervention from my husband if necessary). For example, I've been looking for the perfect bed for my son. We were going to get him a bunk bed, but I don't think he... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2013 at Have a Nice K!
Have you ever looked at a board on Pinterest and thought, "Wow, this person pinned some really great ideas," and then realize that it is your board? I was just looking at my "Creativity at It's Best" board and I'm totally digging it! Now, I need to actually try some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at Have a Nice K!
With school all too rapidly approaching, I feel like I'm crunched to get in all of those summery activities that I told myself to do in June but never actually even attempted to do. So............... Here are some photos of life these past couple of outside with the collie... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2013 at Have a Nice K!
Thank you! We live in an old Sears home, and we believe the nook was intended to be a telephone stand, but it's great for so many things!
The project below is the perfect example of why I love being crafty. It is the reason why people like me, who do not necessarily have any natural artistic talent, can still create great things and have fun at the same time. This little set of drawers is cute, has... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2013 at Have a Nice K!
After my first attempt at making a chalkboard for my sister's baby back in May (Capturing the Moments - Wooden Chalkboard Frame) I had a second chance to perfect this project for the much anticipated Baby Stella. I didn't plan on making one for her, mostly because I don't like... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2013 at Have a Nice K!
So, I was going to try and be clever and put together a tutorial on how I made my lovely 4th of July windsock, but I realized mid-project that the reason I don't post tutorials is that I don't really do things in a sane-enough order to actually be able... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2013 at Have a Nice K!
Looking at my phone, I can see that I already have enough pictures to fill up my mini album, particularly from yesterday's excursion. Noah and I visited a local nature center and participated in their Wild Wednesday program. We went on a hike, learned about owls, and saw some local... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2013 at Have a Nice K!
I agree with the previous comments, your layouts are awesome! I also enjoy it when you do Five on Friday; I like learning about new products. I keep coming back because your posts are easy to ready and visually appealing. Have fun this summer!
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2013 on Speak Now! {Opinions Wanted} at Gettin' By
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What a pretty little doll! I love how she looks retro and modern at the same time!
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2013 on June Doll Giveaway at Wee Wonderfuls Archive
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At any given time, you can find ticket stubs in my purse, event photos on my phone, and a stack of maps on my craft desk, all waiting to be incorporated into some grand creation. Or, even into something that allows them to not tear, crinkle, and be stepped on.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2013 at Have a Nice K!
I adore a good scrapbook page. I love how people can come up with the most creative and eye-catching layouts. I even find myself really getting into looking at layouts of people I don't even know just because I really appreciate the work that went into each LO. But let... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2013 at Have a Nice K!