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Easter Gifts – Post It Note Hol...

Easter Gifts – Post It Note Holders
I wanted to make something for our sisters who live out of town.  So it had to be easy and (fairly) inexpensive to mail, since I was sending eight of them out.  On Pinterest, I found this project & thought it was cute. It also seemed like it would be inexpensive to put together, fairly inexpensive to mail and would withstand going acros [...]

Bag Tags/Toppers

Bag Tags/Toppers
  These bag tags were easy enough to make in Cricut Design Space.  They utilize the PTC (Print Then Cut) feature of Design Space.  I started with the Butterfly Scallop Book Cover from the Elegant Edges cartridge as well as the two bunny images.  Using a square shape, the butterfly was welded out of the base (book cover image).  The im [...]

Goodreads reading challenge 2017

Goodreads reading challenge 2017
This is the third year I’ve participated in Goodreads’ self defined reading challenge.  I’ve yet to meet (or exceed) prior challenges.  But each year I keep increasing the goal, hoping I will push myself to do more reading.  I was very surprised to realize I didn’t get very close to my goal this year.  And even more su [...]

Need gift ideas for the music aficion...

Need gift ideas for the music aficionado, kitchen gadget or crafting geek in your life?
As a self described, bona fide music aficionado, kitchen gadget and crafting geek, here are a few ideas, should you need them.  One kitchen gadget I’ve not posted a review about is the Brod & Taylor folding bread proofer.  I’ve had mine for a couple of years and just love it. For the crafter (of course the newest, latest thing [...]

Christmas crafts

Christmas crafts
Ok so recently, I found some new Facebook groups (ugh…  they are SO not like the more (normally) drama free, cozy message boards from days of yore…) devoted to Cricut (an electronic home/hobbyist/personal die cutting machine).  With the recent release of the Cricut Maker, people new to Cricut are buying them up & trying to lea [...]

Twist & Pop card and “Seve...

Twist & Pop card and “Seven Teas for your 70’s”
Another fun card to make and receive! I was inspired by Joy Tracy’s tutorial.  This card was for a milestone birthday (70th) so I included a gift of…  seven different teas… for her 70’s.  I made the box with my Cricut and have made two others.  One was “Nine Teas for your 90’s” and the other one was [...]

Box Cards Part Two – BUTTERFLIE...

Box Cards Part Two – BUTTERFLIES!!!
Several months ago, I showed you the first batch of box cards I made.  Box cards are greeting cards that fold flat for mailing, but open up to be multi dimensional.  Since I had such good luck with the first batch, I tried making another, more complex box card & here’s how they turned out.  Although I recorded this video over a mon [...]

Rave Reviews (Vanilla Coconut) cake &...

Rave Reviews (Vanilla Coconut) cake – BEST CAKE EVER!!!
Ok, I’m not that much into chocolate.  But once, when I was going to make chocolate cupcakes for a party, several people requested this recipe instead…  So it’s not just me.  I do think the pudding probably helps make this recipe very moist. I first had this cake when my late cousin Georgeanna, served it.   Rave Review [...]

Silhouette Mint – make your own...

Silhouette Mint – make your own stamps!
The Silhouette Mint allows you to make stamps from your own artwork.  I’ve tried a few other tools that promised to do this, but failed miserably (in my experience.)  The Mint delivers on this promise, though! This isn’t the best example, but it’s the first stamp I made.  The original photo is on the left & the stamped [...]

Mandarin Pasta Spinach Salad with Ter...

Mandarin Pasta Spinach Salad with Teriyaki Dressing
This was one of those gazillion video recipes that flash up on Facebook.  But I modified it for my own (as usual) & it turned out great!  I will definitely be making this again.   The recipe below is my modified version.  The original recipe is here. (NOTE: Normally, I don’t use exact amounts for salads, because I tend to just mix [...]

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