Come on over to HousePunkery and see my new guest post, full of Father's Day links for the quirky people.Crafts, activities, recipes, and DIY projects for the offbeat father. From gentleman to geek to steampunk, we'll delight the old man. We have collected 27 links of fun schtuff for you to do for Dad. These are all affordable projects with easily accessible supplies....more
One of my housemates' sisters just got married this weekend in NYC. Being the sister of the bride, my housemate (Rachel) was very involved in the wedding process... especially when it came to the ultimate girls night out - the bachelorette party. While planning the event, they decided that decorating bottles of wine for the girls would be a really cute idea. However, Rachel is probably one of the busiest people I know (she is seriously supergirl), and she already had a lot on her plate planning the party....more
To me, there is nothing more gratifying than walking out of a store with free (NOT STOLEN) merchandise. Maybe it comes from that childhood feeling of euphoria when you’d swipe a piece of candy from the grocery store.Don’t act like you never reached into the “sample” candy station without putting your nickel in first....more
I am a big proponent for coconut oil. I slather the stuff on my skin; use it in my baking and as an agent for soothing sunburn.
Coconut oil works wonders as a moisturizer, so when I came home from the beach the other day with a nasty sunburn on the backs of my legs (we’ve all been there, you know, that upper part near your butt that you always miss when you put on sunscreen), I decided to try a little coconut love.
Using an extra block between traditional blocks can add a compelling eye-catcher.I was tooling around the Internet when I found Kay MacKensie's wonderful "ruminations," as she says, of her fondness for Jill Finley's book from Martingale Press called, "Home Sweet Quilt." Kay's web site and blog, "All about Applique," has much to offer, and in reading her post, I noticed a fun and simple design option easy to employ in your next project....more