Do You Call Them Dish Clothes Or Rags

 One of the item on my bucket list was learn or re learn to crochet I did a little in high school. I made a dish rag doing single crochet stitch. Still need to tie the end of it off.I need a lot more practice. Stitches aren't even and haven't yet got the hang of counting. I tried to figure out the single crochet in book. It total confused me.  Also I been doing some ceramics. I wasn't sure how I like these color of Jesus clothes. All the painting and statues I seen. He always so clean and put together....more

Postcards for Wounded Warrior Project

This was shared with me on Facebook, and even though I shared it via the Couponing with Boys Facebook page, I’m sharing it here as well because I think that the fact that this 3rd Grader had this idea, and is trying to implement it is absolutely amazing, and I want to help her get as many postcards as she can from all over! This is the message I received: ...more

My Son Built a Log Cabin and WE Got an A+

When my son was in the 4th grade, he had a project to do for school for Ohio history. He could pick from a teepee or a log cabin....more
I hope you do make that cabin! And share it with us :)more

Re-Do an Old Door

If you happen to have, or can find, an old front door with a glass window in it, take out the glass and install a mirror or a piece of stained glass in the door. First, take off all hardware, fill holes with wood putty, sand down and paint the door. Below the mirror…add a small wood shelf and below that, or down the sides of the mirror add wood or iron pegs to hang things on…purses, keys… You could add a small shelf above the mirror and let a plant to trail down. Install a nail below the shelf to hang a wreath on the door. Above the mirror, stencil the word WELCOME....more

Monster Bathroom Project

My friend Tara has a blog called, Once Was Junk. She inspired my next project (and my kitchen back in the day if you remember). She's always getting me into trouble.   We got granite counter tops a few years ago, but they've always looked weird against our old oak cabinets. I've always wanted to paint them white. $28.66 for a bathroom cabinet makeover....more

The Firecracker Pinwheel Project

July 4th is fast approaching!The kids and I have been creating all kinds of fun decorations and activities for our party-goers ... like these pinwheels. They'd be great for any occasion, not just Indpendence Day. Best of all, they're easy to make and cute as can be! ...more

Blue Island Girl


Turn Egg Shells into Mini Herb 'Eggling' Gardens

Whoa, finally.  Spring has sprung. For short-summered gardeners like me, it is particularly important to get started early.  My gardening team and I start many tender annuals indoors.  We avoid purchasing seedling trays or pots and try to start most seeds in biodegradable handmade pots.  Cardboard tubes, newspapers, grapefruit halves are great options—we use eggshells....more

Absolutely love it. I have been using toilet tissue rolls to start my seeds in but they always ...more

What "The Apprentice" Taught Me About Money Management

This week I finally caught the premiere episode of the new season of The Apprentice.  The show was an absolute thrill ride! I think I'm going to try to watch this season regularly...I especially like how this season is focusing on second chances for people who have been struggling due to the economy.   From hearing the personal stories of the contestants and watching the struggles of the team challenge, I found some life lessons and inspiration for my financial journey.  Here's what I learned:  All good things may come to an end.  ...more

UFO Challenge: Join me and complete at least one unfinished project by Nov. 1

Unfinished craft and decorating projects can weigh heavily on your mind and make you feel guilty about starting something new.  Starting a new project should bring feelings of excitement and anticipation, NOT guilt!  Join me in a UFO challenge and commit to finishing at least one of your UFOs by Nov....more

How to Prevent Scope Creep from Ruining Your Projects

There is the old adage that two things are certain in life, “Death and Taxes.” With business you can also add Scope Creep. Every business has experienced it, some more dramatically than others. It is one of those gremlins that attaches to projects and wreaks havoc with proposals and client relationships.Read more here: