Shwe-shwe bed scarf.

I struggled and struggled with what I wanted to do with this fabric... Why? Well...since you asked :) This fabric was sent from South Africa by some dear friends we were so blessed to have as guests for 5 weeks this summer. Having a package arrive from them was an outstanding blessing! Nevermind the goodies inside. Amongst other wonderful gifts was this beautiful fabric.   Of course I … [Read more...]

Make-up bag by guest blogger Allyson

This dear lady is hard at work switching my blog to wordpress. It was scheduled to be up and running today. But, they have hit snags. So glad it's her and not me :).  So, it will be a couple more days. Just keep checking back. It's gonna look soo pretty! And can I get a Woot Woot for Aimee... by Aimee I am so glad to have Allyson here guest posting. This is her first guest post so leave … [Read more...]

Brighteners, moisturizers and wrinkles…oh my!

The winner of the Ramsign is #25...Chance from Designed by Chance. E-mail me! Thanks everyone! So technically I passed 30 quite a few years back. I've refused to acknowledge it. It's time though. My 3* birthday is on Monday. (So we are skipping Monday and going straight to Tuesday) And time to adjust my skin care routines, makeup, and such. As a round facer with good genetics I look much younger … [Read more...]

Are you a One Directioner?

I am excited, excited, excited! I make the switch to Wordpress.org this weekend!  Just in time for my birthday...Monday! What a present is that? The great Aimee from... is doing all the hard work. I just sit around and wait, answer a few questions, wait. And then wam bam! It's there. Monday stop by...you will be sooo impressed! And you can always just come by to say Happy Birthday. And … [Read more...]

Orange Jalapeno-Honey Sweet Tea and Spiced Butter Cookies

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Cause I can. I realize that this blog is about simple, and easy, and good enough, not having to be amazing or perfect. And I am proud of that. But sometimes I like to remember that I can. I can be fancy schmancy with the best of them. Proof positive... Orange Jalapeno-Honey Sweet Tea and Spiced Butter Cookies. What?? Yep. I can. So I did. Smile :). And geesh...what is with me and my long names for … [Read more...]

the power of fabric!

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These are the sad pillows that came with my couch. Brown. Sad. (even the picture is terrible.) Not matching my happy home. A trip to Joann's gained me some fabulous fabric. Which I promptly turned into squares, sewed up the sides, and covered up those pillows. Now those same pillows are... So much better! These will go great in my living room that is slowly being updated to better reflect our … [Read more...]

Chalk paint crate & Review with… guest blogger Bliss from BlissRanch

      I am so jumping up and down today because Bliss from Bliss Ranch is here today!  She is snarky (my new word...thanks Jane). And funny. And clever. And talented. And she likes my blog. Sigh. Isn't she just the greatest! Anyways...if you love humor mixed with crafting (you are here aren't you?) then head over to her blog...she's cool! And don't forget the awesome house sign … [Read more...]

reimagine your shirt…refashion.

  Blogger tried to put this post up Friday night. Some of you may have seen it while I fought with Blogger about it for 15 minutes. I won. Cause blogger ain't got nothing on me! Here it is...in the time I say it goes. Yes!  This project was originally shared with the Artsygirl Connection...cause she is cool and includes me. You rock Marilyn! A quick, simple refashion. Add some oomph … [Read more...]

recycle your plastic spoons: melted spoon flower

Sometime back I had the awesome honor of having this craft featured over at Someday Crafts. Seriously...wicked cool. But..you all are my peeps (ha, what a dork am I) and you deserve this awesome craft too. And if you read this blog you are crazy enough to start fires in the name of crafts!   Levi finished his school lessons early one day and was looking for something to do. I wanted to do … [Read more...]

DIY deconstructed slipcovered chair

These IKEA chairs that we bought with our table have done their job well. They were inexpensive, sturdy, and fairly classic in design. But I wanted to have a bit of variety in our dining room set. I wanted two upholstered or slipcovered chairs for by the window, and the rest simply white. Using the two black chairs from my set (cause I figured they would be more of a pain to paint) I stapled … [Read more...]