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Maka-a-Free-Bike-Rack-Using-a-Pallet

Make a Free Bike Rack: Wood Pallet Project

There are a ton of things that can be done with wood pallets and wood pallets are in a huge abundance!  The trick is finding a wood pallet for free.  So here is how I found some wood pallets, for [...]

Silhouette Heart Stencil or Cut Out-

Heart Silhouette Template And My Mistakes

So this was a craft that started out one way and ended two different ways, it could have been a complete cluster if I didn't have patience.  So why in the world did I start off making a 100 piece [...]

Neato Vacuum Unsolicited Review Silhouette Design-

Neato Vacuum Cleaner – My Unsolicited Review And Silhouette Personalization

My blog isn't about reviews or giveaways, but it is about what I find extremely helpful, fun, recipes and ideas, so I wanted to share with you guys one of my favorite gifts I received for Christmas, Neato Vacuum. This [...]

How to Make Vintage Looking Paper Video-

Video: How to Dye Paper for Vintage Look

Several weeks ago I redecorated LilMan's bedroom and created this shadow box filled with treasures that he had found over the last several years.  These little treasures made for a really cool addition to his bedroom them of "Adventure/Explorer".  :). [...]

How to Tie A Knot on Thread in 4 seconds

Video: How to Tie a Knot for Sewing in 4 seconds!

Some time ago, Ben needed help sewing a button onto a jacket. I've watched him do it before and it was just painful to watch, painfully slow. So I asked if I could do it, while he watched. The first [...]

25 Kid Friendly Halloween Crafts

25 (and growing) Kid Friendly Halloween Crafts

Fall is upon us and kids are starting to come indoors a lot more.  I seem to be hearing the phrase "I'm bored" with that annoying whine behind it that strikes the nerve.  The nerve that says 'oh, I'll give you [...]

How to Make Dog Leash

How to Make an Indestructible Dog Leash

We've had Sophie for a little over a year and this is the first dog that we've ever had that could tear up a dog leash in 1 minute to 3 minutes.  We've found that she can destroy a nylon [...]

Back to School Grade Announcement

Back to School: Free downloadable!

    Who's thinking about back to school?!  ME! :) For years I've seen other mom's posting Facebook pictures of their kids with placards saying what grade the kids were entering and I'm the slacker mom who didn't make a sign, [...]

How-to-make-a-False-Bottom

How to Make a False Bottom

This post is the second part to Teaching my 5 year old how to refinish furniture.  We finished painting and decorating the trunk.  I also added a neat feature to the trunk, a false bottom or a secret compartment! A [...]

How to Make a Window Box by Grinninglikeanidiot-0051

How to Build a Window Box

If you saw Em's surprise bedroom makeover, then you saw the pretty window box that I made.  Now here is the thing, it took me about 45 minutes of hands on time to make the window box.  Hands off time [...]

What is your passion?

What is your passion?

Some people have a passion for creating, law, art, designing, decorating, medicine, teaching etc.  How do you know when you have passion?  Passion is when you you start something and suddenly the day is gone and you've forgotten to eat, [...]

Red Envelop Gallery Frame by Grinninglikeanidiot--2

How to Install a Silhouette Wall Design

For Valentine's Day I created a wall design to go around gallery of pictures shown in the post "To my Valentine".  Frankly, I was surprised it turned out as good as it did. The idea started with just putting a [...]