I am feeling really lucky for living so close to the ocean these days. I’m certainly not living in a “costal town”, but living within a 30 minute drive to several CT beaches on the Long Island Sound is something I never take for granted, especially during summer. Whenever we find ourselves with summer downtime, we head… Read More Making Easy Beach Memories
“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous” — Aristotle With my daughter approaching the big 4 and her love for anything craft growing at an equally rapid rate, this mom has been on the hunt for new project ideas. This past weekend we went to the 27th Annual Arts Day in… Read More Nature Art
Last year I started a new Valentine’s Day tradition with my daughter. I was inspired by one of our writers (I think Elise) who did something similar for her child’s birthday. Each day leading up to V-Day, starting on Feb. 1st, I would add a heart to my daughters bedroom door at night while she… Read More Fun Valentine’s Day Activity (Starts Feb. 1st)
I used to struggle with how to display Christmas cards. I used to hang them over a piece of string or fishing line. A large portion of them are photos cards these days, so you can’t hang them like that or just stand them upright somewhere. I found this holder on double triple clearance somewhere… Read More Reusing Christmas Cards
Like my fellow blogger Elise, I love Valentine’s Day because I love telling people I love them! I just love the love. I’m also a bit sappy and cheesy so I take full advantage of this special day. I tend to get a lot of craft and activity ideas from my fellow bloggers and Elise… Read More Making Valentine’s Day Memories
I have not been in my office since August 29th. I took almost an entire month of vacation time (I had to do a hearing, attend a training, and go to 2 meetings during September), and tomorrow I go back to work. The prospect does not thrill me. My theory about vacations from work is… Read More Shy and…Retiring?
Apparently, Rainbow Loom Mania has taken over the world? Or maybe just CT? Well, it’s taken over my son’s elementary school. As many of you are aware, I am not crafty AT ALL. I don’t attempt many crafts and have banned myself from Pinterest. Plus, I have a son who seems to be pretty anti-accessories.… Read More Bracelet Making Mayhem
Summer is just around the corner and with the warmer weather comes more barbeques and parties with friends and family. Want to impress your wine drinking guests? How about crafting up your own unique wine glass charms? If you are not familiar with them, they’re little charms that you put around the stem of your wine glass to help you distinguish… Read More Thrifty Thursday: DIY Wine Glass Charms
Well folks, it’s that time of year again. April showers bring… time for crafts! Last week my three-year-old and I had a great time creating our very own coasters. I am by no means a neat freak but one thing I CANNOT stand are water rings left under glasses and when I came across an… Read More Thrifty Thursday: Colorful Coasters
On the weekends we throwback to older but still awesome posts. This post was originally published in April of 2012. I came across this article about the awesomeness of Pinterest for helping us embrace our inner Marthas – from craft projects, to tasty new recipes to home decorating tricks, Pinterest can have anyone feeling like a lifestyle mogul.… Read More Is Pinterest a busy working mom’s connection to the skills we failed to learn from our grandmothers?