What the words, "snow day" means for parents

 Dear Diary,All of these parents who are "going crazy" because they "have" to be home with their children cause of the weather on days like today - should be ashamed of themselves!I believe children..."Cameron! If I have to tell you again to stop running in this house!! So help me Jesus - you WILL meet Him today!!"...more

Dyeing Easter Eggs (and much more!) With Natural Food Dyes: How-To video and Recipe

Dyeing Easter Eggs (and much more!) With Natural Food Dyes: How-To video ...more

Crocheting the Sky December 2015

This year long project is now all but over all that is left to do is decide what I will make with the 52 granny squares.  The December post provides an overview of the entire year and a poem by William Shakespeare...more

DIY Holiday Light Bulb Ornaments

Can you believe we only have one more week until Christmas??  We have been making a few DIY crafts and gifts during these past weeks.  While rummaging through storage bins of holiday decorations, I stumbled upon these clear ornaments shaped like light bulbs and decided to use them to make sparkly light bulb decorations.  My daughter loves helping with anything to do with arts and crafts so she had a hand in making these.  I wanted to make something that did not require a lot of time (or stress or energy).  This is an easy and fun proje...more

Long Live the Library

A quick post to show off a picture of our children's craft time at the library last summer, during one of the workshops for the Summer Reading Program. I cannot say enough about how much we enjoy going to the library, getting books and doing crafts throughout the year, not just during the summer....more
It's one of my absolute favorite places. We use our library for borrowing books, movies, and now ...more

DIY: Handmade Kitchen Utensil Crate

I am always looking for an affordable, yet stylish handmade gift for a friend or loved one!  There is something about the time put into planning and making a gift that makes it even more special for the recipient.Today, I am going to show you how I created this vintage utensil crate which is the perfect gift for someone who loves to entertain!...more

DIY Gods Eye

A Ojo de Dios or God’s Eye is often thought of as a camp activity or a decoration. Most of the time the historical significance is lost. What a shame because let me tell you, it makes this DIY a million times more special!...more

How to Organize a Craft Space

Posted onHubpagesA creative mind needs and deserves an organized space. However, sometimes organization is the last thing on a creative mind. After all, they would much rather be...creating. That's where I come in....more

Surprisingly Simple DIY Bracelets from Recycled Materials: Make Your Own Friendship Bracelets

Not everything fashionable has to be expensive and friendship bracelets should be unique and not expensive. We are going to show you how to make your own friendship bracelets using scraps or recycled materials.  You can keep it for yourself or make one for all of your friends.  Regardless, you will look fabulous sporting these unique accessories. So today's post for our loyal friends here at My Friends Told Me To, we're going to share our roundup of five surprisingly simple DIY bracelets and "how-to" tips, which you can easily do in under 30 minutes!...more

Knitting Winter Lace

  It's been a long, hot summer here in suburban New Jersey, and my ancient house isn't air-conditioned. So I spend a lot of time on my back porch, with a cold drink and a buzzing fan. What else would I do on an excruciatingly hot summer day but get ready for the winter?...more