I’m excited to announce my new art venture:
My Favorite Place: a commissioned art project.
This is your chance to have custom artwork that will be completed in time for the holidays. I will paint an oil painting of your favorite place from a photograph of your choice. The painting will arrive to you framed and ready to [...]
I need some pink every once in a while. This time, the mantle got it.
I keep our board books in the banana crate and puzzles in the basket. This is the temporary barricade so Owen won’t eat the rocks out of the fireplace.
I couldn’t resist these fuchsia mums at Kroger. Could you?
I suggest every one should [...]
It’s the last day of 2011! Crazy.
I spent most of the day Thursday packing up our Christmas decorations. I always have trouble with my berry garlands — the berries get all stuck together and smashed when I store them — and I have a lot of garlands.
But then I had an idea (all by myself without [...]
A newly acquired friend, Sara of Craft Snob, asked me to participate in her Ornament Parade. This is the tutorial I shared over there.
This paper ball ornament is quick and easy. You can make enough of these for your entire tree in about an hour! And it’s a great project for your kiddos to help with. [...]
I know what you are thinking. Wasn’t Valentine’s Day more than a week ago?! Well. Yes.
Here is my report on our Valentine happenings.
There were decorations:
Remember the autumn leaf garland we made last fall? I’m still in love with it so we did it again, this time with hearts (and I didn’t even try to make the [...]
(the view from my favorite spot in the house)
I have a confession to make: I didn’t fill my advent calendar.
Phew. Got that off my chest. (Just so you don’t think I’ve got it all perfectly put together around here!)
Remember how I made this advent calendar last week? And thought of these ideas? Well, I [...]
I just made and hung my advent calendar for this year. I decided not to unpack my calendar from last year (you can see pics here) for no good reason – just didn’t want to. So I made this one using a brown paper bag and construction paper. I cut open the bag and then folded [...]
I’m breaking away from my baby and kiddo tutorials this week so you can get prepared for Mother’s Day. I don’t live close enough to my mom to celebrate Mother’s Day in person (sniff sniff) so I try to send something meaningful in the mail. This year, I designed a little flag book with pockets that [...]