Impromptu Flower Press from a Coffee Sleeve

I came up with a simple solution for pressing rose petals after an out-of-town wedding, using a cardboard coffee sleeve and a hair clip. ...more

It's Looking Like Thanksgiving

It’s Looking Like ThanksgivingNOVEMBER 12, 2015 by MARY ALVAREZ filed under: CRAFTING AND DYI, DECORATING AND INSPIRATIONS,...more

Hello everyone, I just joined and would love to share my blog with you all!

 Hi everyone, I have my site and would love any advice about how to make it better and gain exposure.  I'm excited to join BlogHer and have already learned some so much. This site is very helpful and inspiring....more
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A Missive From The Doily Mill

One of my favorite holiday memes, if you can call it that, is the regularity of satirical blog posts this time of year aimed at taking down the ridiculously, impossibly perfect, some might say cruelly aspirational presentation of "real life" depicted in retail catalogs. Memes providing much-needed levity for anyone feeling the pressure to pull it all together, especially those of us who work in the industry and have been doing holiday DIYs and photo shoots and prep since July.<...more

Stitchin' Saturday Caring Heart

Are You a Crafter or a Baker?

I have this whole theory about why I am a better cook than a baker. Baking involves following instructions and being exact. Cooking, much like crafting, can bend the rules. You can add a little of this and a little of that, and it might just make things better. Do that with baking, and your soufflé won't rise. I am a crafter. I love to cook and craft—baking, not so much. ...more
I feel like a Brafter. Baker + Crafter.more

It's A Marshmallow World-Cooking and Crafting With Marshmallow

Simple and Special- Making Ornaments

My family and I will be creating ornaments for our tree every night for the next 21 days out of treasures found in the woods, recycled materials, and left over craft supplies. Details can be found Feel free to link up your own creations!  We're going with simple- nothing bought.  I hope you'll join us.  ...more

Creative Idea: Let Kids Paint to Fill a Blank Wall

They've got pieces of me all over and through them and I need only to put an idea before them and say 'Go!' and they do - with a kind of wild abandon that only comes with childhood and makes me strain against my own inhibitions to be a little more like them....more
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