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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 [...]

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SEC Paintings: Auburn University

Football season is coming up - YEAH - TAILGATING!!!! I went to Auburn University for Grad School (that was really the first time I've ever had to study, it was a great MBA program!). So if you've been following me, [...]

How to Paint an Ole Miss Helmet

SEC Paintings: Video Tutorial to Paint an Ole Miss Football Helmet

Football season is coming up - YEAH - TAILGATING!!!! I went to Ole Miss, by far the best school in the nation for tailgating (IMO :) ). People setup wonderful displays in The Grove with lots of finger foods, decorations [...]

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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 [...]

Bedroom Makeover by Grinninglikeanidiot-0214

Teaching Em how to Refinish Furniture

It's been a while since I posted, I didn't mean to take a break, but it just happened.  Two vacations and disruptive news did it for me - I was completely distracted.  But I've been dying to share this with [...]

Developing My Daughter's Passion

Developing My Daughter’s Passion

So, I lied to to my daughter.  I felt bad about 'tricking' her, but I wanted her to be part of her surprise bedroom makeover.   It took me a while to figure out how we are going to make [...]

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 [...]

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How to Paint a Pancake

Painting, creating, sewing is a passion, one that I freely share and encourage in everyone.  It drives me nuts when someone says "I can't"...the truth is, if you have a desire to do something, then do it and then YOU [...]