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365 Days of Fabric Yo Yos

Like everyone who watched Julie and Julia, I too wanted to commit to creating something each day that was tied to a central theme. Could I think of something to save my life? No. Well, yes, but I knew it would eventually consume me. Then last week I was in Joann’s (the craft store), excited […]

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Frugal Fall Fun

At a time when you’re thinking about holiday expenses – gifts, travel, did I mention gifts? – you don’t want to be dishing out big bucks. Well, you’re in luck. The Fall season is the best time to exercise your frugalness.  Below are fun ideas for budget friendly family fun. It’s harvest time If you’re […]

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Crafts with Sea Glass

Some of my best memories from this Summer and early Fall are sea glass hunting with my two sons. We got up early, stopped for hot chocolate with “mile high” whipped cream on our first outing – even though it was August. Another time after a dismal loot on the beach we detoured and spontaneously went […]

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How to Upcycle Old Children’s Clothes

Growth spurts: they’re inevitable and unpredictable, and despite the hundreds of growth charts that have been developed over the years, nothing can truly prepare you for them because growth spurts vary from child to child, and from spurt to spurt. The growth of our children can be a source of pride for us, but at […]

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How to Stain Eggs with Coffee

Who’s ready for the Superbowl? Or maybe just the commercials and party food? The latter sounds more like me, how about you? In thinking about being part of the 184 million Americans watching the game this weekend, I wanted to add some crafty flair to the Superbowl fare. Since it’s a given that there will be […]

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Painted Nature Crafts

I was browsing Recycled Art this week and came across these stunning pistachio shells. At first I thought they were foil eggs (yummie) but when I read closer, the article said they were decorated with fine tip markers. I think I could stare at these all day. But, when I’ve satisfied my admiration, I have […]

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A Post Halloween Tradition

For years now I’ve allowed my boys to throw our pumpkins out the second-story window after Halloween. For my two boys, it’s their favorite Halloween tradition. This year I cheaped out a little and only got one carving pumpkin, which they took turns throwing out the window. The second pumpkin I bought was a baking […]

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