November 2011


Charlie – Family Dog

Today we said goodbye to Charlie, he had been with us for almost 11 years: we loved him and miss him terribly.  It was not an easy decision to make: after we ruled out several possibilities we concluded he had [...]


Get Start Painting!

  I've recently had two conversations with people who are interested in tapping into an artistic side.  Let me tell you, if you have the desire and the time - you can do it!   I've been painting for almost [...]

Cyber Monday! Blick Art Materials

Blick Art Materials has TWO exciting Cyber Monday deals! Save today, November 28th, 2011: 10% off orders of $100 or more, 15% off orders of $150 or more, plus FREE SHIPPING on orders of $99 or more (some restrictions apply), [...]


Charlie – Family Dog

Charlie has been with us for 10 years, his birthday is February 1, 2001.  He is now "geriatric", he has lost his eyesight over the the last couple of weeks, he's gone pee-pee in the house 3 times.  He wonders [...]

The Gift That Keeps Giving – Save 20%

20% off Dr. Seuss, Disney, and Baby Einstein books for the holidays!   Dr. Seuss and His Friends: Follow The Cat in The Hat for story time fun! This collection of award-winning storybooks, including classics such as Green Eggs and Ham, [...]

>Fantastic Gift for Kids! Hexbug Nano

>With Christmas fast approaching I wanted to share a fantastic gift idea that is inexpensive and the kids enjoy it. The LilMan was given for his birthday a strange looking inch long thing.  It was a toy I had walked [...]


Thanksgiving Macaron

Amanda, from Kevin and Amanda, and I are at it again with Thanksgiving Macarons! :) Who thinks we are having too much fun making these Macarons? We totally are!! :) We decorated the Macarons to look like: Caramel Apples dipped [...]


Quick Tutu Christmas Stocking

Another nap-time creation. :) Pin It  All you need is: baby tutu  a stocking I found both pieces at Hobby Lobby (and used my coupons - check out some shopping tips for your local craft stores). If you don't have [...]


Shopping find! Melting Clock

How super neat is this clock!! I've been looking for a clock for a while to go in my craft room because it seems like time just slips away when I'm in my happy place: a melting clock - how [...]


Tutorial – Girly Tulle Butterfly Wreath

I decided to make a wreath to accentuate the new decor in Em's room.  Pin It   I literally made this wreath during the kids nap time.   To make the wreath you'll need: Styrofoam Wreath 1 yard of Tulle 1 yard [...]


Painted Silhouette and Embellished Pillow

I started out painting a pillow with the intent to make the Silhouette a solid color, but because of the nature of the material and the acrylic paint, I changed directions and I absolutely love the results! Pin It I [...]


Tie-Dyed Flower Tutorial

  On the Hand Painted Embellished Pillow I made these tie-dyed flowers because I wanted a realistic flower to pop out from the painting. Here is the tutorial on how to make this really pretty flower (use for hair bow, [...]