Upcycled Wine Bottles

www.mommiedawn.blogspot.com Do you have empty bottles? Wine? Beer? Liquor? Let's make 'em pretty!I used large lights and plan to do more with smaller lights too!Just make a lead from the plug to wall end...enough to give you length from the bottle (and wherever you're placing it) to the wall outlet. Then start feeding the string lights in....move to the next bottle and so on...I love the glow if these blue LED's! Perfect mood lighting for our bar!...more

Win a Beautiful Box of Nature from Sequoia National forest!

Karen Homeschooling mom on the loose, creator of natural body products, writer Kartwheels Homeschooling & Kid's Projects ...more

The Made-by-Me Workshop

We used to have a holiday shopping event at our school.  A fundraising company would bring in all sorts of knick-knacks (junk) and the kids would bring in their money and “shop” for gifts for family and friends.  The school would make a percentage of the profit and….Voila - fundraising.  Blech!...more


When I think of December, I always think of Christmas. I have warm and fuzzy childhood memories of late nights, popcorn balls, church, and snow. I hope one day my children will look back on December and be flooded with memories of family, tradition, warmth, and bliss. The beginning of December marks the time for us to put away our school books, step away from extracurricular activities, and celebrate the season. Our days get lazy and slow. ...more

12 Crafts, 12 Days Wrap Up

     Christmas is over for the year.  The mad rush is over.  My blog lay, neglected over the last couple of weeks, and I feel like I need to do a wrap up of my failed attampt and 12 crafts in 12 days.  I really should have known better, but I do like a challange. ...more

Journey of a Crafter

 Whew! All of the Arts and Craft Shows for the year are done. I started selling at shows about a year ago when my mom paid my entry fee at an Arts Picnic in Greeley Colorado.  I made approximately $1000 that weekend.  What it showed me was that people actually liked and paid real money for the things I created in my garage and at my dining room table. The first year had a huge learning curve. The first of which was, how not to fight with my husband....more

Make a reindeer handprint shirt

Idea submitted by Denise of Buckhead, GAYou will need:...more

December Daily Days 13-17, Almost There!

Hello and welcome back for more December Daily goodness!  December is just flying by, and it is hard to believe that day after tomorrow it will all be over.  I am savoring every minute and will be sad to see this December Daily filled!  Last year was completely the opposite for me, because last year I did not pre-make much of it, and it was well into January before I finished.  I was ready for that one to be done!  But this year I have kept up fairly well and I just love what I've created.  So let me show you more, here we go!...more

Get Your Wrap On With FREE Printable Gift Tags

Hopefully by now all your Christmas shopping is done.  All that is left to do is wrap those last minute gifts.  The perfect paper has been chosen.  The bows have been tied just right.  Don't neglect the gift tag.  Your tag should be just as lovely as the rest of your gift.  Lucky for you and me BlogHer is full of many talented graphic designers who are willing to share the printable tags they designed for free....more