How to Style and Hang a Modern Gallery Wall

Gallery walls are tricky business, especially for detailed oriented, type-A sort of people -- not that I know any of those sort of people, cough, cough....more

Easy DIY Instagram Magnets

I have taken thousands of photos on my phone. Tens of thousands. And I've shared many of them with the world through my Instagram feed. But once I put them out there, they get shuffled to my Instagram archive and out of my mind....more
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How to Make Cheap DIY Enamel Dots for Crafts

While browsing around Facebook, I found a post about making your own enamel dots for crafting, card making, etc. It seemed simple enough … so I thought I'd give it a whirl. ...more
These are gorgeous! I'd love to see what you end up doing with them.more

Burlap DIY Pillow

Personalized DIY Pillow Using Burlap, Stencils & Paint This DIY pillow was so easy and fun. I was inspired by a similar pillow at a local gift shop, but the price tag at 60.00 was a little hefty for me.  Because my husband and I live on Balboa Island, this personalized Balboa Island burlap DIY pillow adds a nice touch to our home.  With a bit of acrylic paint and stencils, you can add a personalized design or monogram of your own....more

How to Style and Hang a Modern Gallery Wall

Gallery walls are tricky business, especially for detailed oriented, type-A sort of people -- not that I know any of those sort of people, cough, cough....more

My Story | Starting Over with Memory Keeping and Mindfulness

So why a blog about mindfulness and memory keeping? Especially since I am fairly new to both. I guess because they fill two areas of my life that I have long struggled with: vulnerability and creativity. Here's some background on what sparked my interest....more

Me and Bob

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Over Fifty Memorial Day Craft ideas!

 On Memorial Day, we take a moment to honor all fellow Americans who fought and give their lives in battle while serving our country.  It’s also a day to celebrate freedom and show patriotism.  Here are some craft ideas I rounded up   th...more

How to Make an "Oops, I Burned Dinner" Kit for a Bridal Shower

A friend of mine is getting married and we have always joked that she is a poor cook. Even though I recently sampled her cooking and know that this is NOT true, I thought it would be funny to play off of this idea for her bridal shower gift... and so the "Oops, I Burned Dinner" KIT was born....more

Easy DIY Instagram Magnets

I have taken thousands of photos on my phone. Tens of thousands. And I've shared many of them with the world through my Instagram feed. But once I put them out there, they get shuffled to my Instagram archive and out of my mind....more
Thanks bichonpawz!more

Decoupage Coaster Tutorial

This is my very first tutorial.  A friend of mine was interested in doing a coaster project that I had shown her.  I sent her pictures of the process, which in my craftaholic mind, should have been easy enough for anyone to follow.   Long story short....she basically said "WTH is this, and where the heck are the written step-by-step instructions.  So, I decided to be smarty pants, and this tutorial is the result.  I hope that others will find it helpful.  I actually enjoyed creating it, and am looking forward to adding other craft tutorials in the near fut ...more

DIY Framed Ring Holder

The Framed Ring Holder has been floating around Pinterest for a few years now but it's still a popular, personalized gift to hold your wedding ring and engagement ring. It's really easy to make and can be personalized to the recipient's taste. I included one in each of my friends engagement gifts baskets but they also make great bridal shower gifts, wedding gifts and birthday gifts. Easy, personalized gift.  ...more