February Crafty Roundup

February Crafty Roundup

Winter is still lingering and holding on for dear life in my neck of the woods. But, with winter weather keeping me locked up warm in the house, I’ve gotten more time to craft. Crafting is a stress reliever for me. All of my happy endorphins are released and I feel great. So even though […]

Crafts with Corks: How To Make A Wine Cork Hotpad

Wine Cork Hotpad

I always see great things that people make out of old cork.  In my kitchen, which is themed on the Napa Valley/Sonoma County area of California (which I dream of living in one day), I have little metal pieces filled with corks, a cork board made of corks for displaying pictures, etc.  An old cork […]

Lucky Shamrock Pins

Lucky Shamrock Pin

As a child I remember the fear of being pinched on St. Patrick’s Day. I was always careful to wear plenty of green. Rampant pinching on the playground got so bad that teachers started handing out stickers so our day could be “pinch free”.  Recently I asked my own children if the custom was still […]

Memorial Block


Check it Out! I have the most magical photo of my husband Delmar that I took while we were at the beach for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Since his passing it has become one of my most treasured photos.  I also have 2 containers full of sand and other treasures that we collected from the […]

Homemade Grapefruit Goat’s Milk Soap

Homemade Grapefruit Goat's Milk Soap

Every year I try to make something special to give family and friends around the holidays. Usually it is something edible, but since so many of my friends have varied food restrictions or are trying to cut back on calories, I wanted to keep Christmas homemade but also useful. I know, soap probably doesn’t come […]

Holiday Entertaining and Decor

Holiday Entertaining and Decor

The most wonderful time of the year has arrived! The lists, the food, the shopping, the decorating, the meal planning, the family, the fun and the events.  I’m amazed that at the end of the season, I’m still ready to take on what the new year brings. I’m full of lists:  grocery lists, shopping lists, […]

Thankful Placemats

Thankful Placemat

Check it Out! Thanksgiving is just about upon us and I am just about done getting my dining room all ready for the big dinner we will have. The only thing I needed was placemats for the table. I didn’t have a supply anymore, especially not holiday related ones so I decided that I’d create […]

Simple To Make “Squash Acorns”

Squash Acorns

I saw something like this in a magazine awhile back, and thought it would be fun to try.  It’s very easy to do and is a great way to decorate your table for the Fall season.  Would be perfect to use on the Thanksgiving table for decor, as well.  Living up in the mountains of Arizona, […]

Feeling Crafty Roundup

Feeling Crafty Roundup October

October was the start of beautiful fall, and the now that fall is in full swing and October is gone, just like that! It’s November and we’re filling up on gratitude and thanks and I can’t begin to tell you how thankful and grateful I am to be a part of such an amazing, creative, […]

Easy No-Sew Fall Napkin Rings

Here the wind has started to pick up and the leaves are changing. It finally feels like Fall and I am ready to start decorating and preparing for the next big holiday, Thanksgiving. For the past few years we have celebrated at home and I have had the kids help me with some decorations. This […]