Tag Archive: crafts

Pizza Box Solar Oven – Hot? Not.

  Back in the Stone Age, when I was in college, an idea swept the campus like wildfire. Someone claimed that you could make chocolate chip cookies using your desk lamp. My friend… Continue reading

DIY Designer Plates – Can You Make a Lasting Impression With a Sharpie?

Every once in a while, I come across something on the boards that seems too good to be true. For a while, I had been seeing claims about DIY Designer Plates that could… Continue reading

DIY Crystal Ball – I Can See Clearly Now

  For a while now, I have been thinking about making a crystal ball. Not for my stint at the wizard camp, but I thought it would be a fun craft for the… Continue reading

DIY Wizard Wand

  Later this summer, I’m planning to work at a wizard-themed camp as one of the counselors. I’d gotten most of my costume ready, except for a wand, and then I found this… Continue reading

What Do You Get The Dad Who Has Everything? The iDad! Happy Father’s Day!

Sorry if this is too late for you to put something together for your dad, but my husband tends to read this blog, and I wanted to keep this post a secret. For… Continue reading

Workin’ It – The Summer Chore Chart

Every summer the kids and I come to some sort of arrangement regarding their chores. I’m more lenient during the school year when they should be focused on the academic work, but come… Continue reading

Homemade Bubble Bath….Take Me Away!

Who doesn’t like a bubble bath? We don’t take bubble baths like we used to, (at least not in this house) and we should take them more often. Now that’s going to be… Continue reading

Party Down with a Seasonal Cocktail Parasol Wreath

I’m always looking for seasonal wreaths to hang on the front of the manse, but they are always so pricey. The other day I found a really cute one for summer on the… Continue reading

Ticket Stub Shadow Box

One day while cruising the boards I came across a neat idea for displaying old ticket stubs. The photo on Pinterest looks like this:   I have been collecting ticket stubs for more… Continue reading

I See A Sidewalk and I Want To Paint It…Blech.

Summer is approaching, and the kids are always looking for ways to express themselves, so I thought we would make some sidewalk paint. The photo on Pinterest looks like this: Ingredients: 1 tsp… Continue reading