Spruce Up Those Dollar Candles!

simple candle craft makeover

I've always loved these simple white candles in the glass jars that you can get at the dollar store or grocery store.  They're used a lot for memorials or religious ceremonies but they can be pretty with a simple transformation in your own home as well. In fact last year I used these same candles and some rope to make some fall decor from the Dollar Store.  I like them so much that they're actually still in my living room today. They went way past fall decor, which is great since I only spent a few dollars on them. So the last time I was at the grocery store I picked up … [Read more...]

End of The Rope

If you've read my blog than you know that 2014 was a rough year for my family. In fact when I got bad news after Christmas that made it seem like 2015 was going to start off rough, I had to pull back and hibernate for a few days.  I would love to tell you that 2015 is off to a great start! But let's go down a little memory lane to visit the last 27 days of January.  My grandfather had heart surgery and was in the hospital for almost the entire month.  My workhorse dishwasher from 1997 finally broke.  When it broke we had to turn off the hot water in the kitchen and … [Read more...]

The Cutest Magnets for Valentine’s Day

Mini Canvas Magnets from Clumsy Crafter

This is an old post from last year. But it is one of my favorite all time projects. It's just so fun and easy. It's hard to take it too seriously when it's just a magnet. Get some friends together and have a lil' magnet painting party!  One of my favorite ways to relax is to just paint. (Disclaimer - I'm not a pro.) But without a doubt it is a great way to just sit down and have time to yourself to craft. These Mini Canvas Magnets I made the other day are the perfect craft that just gets your creative juices flowing, your hands mucked up with paint and gives you a chance to just sit and … [Read more...]

The True Price of Gas

The True Price of Gas - It's much more than you think.

Gas prices are the lowest they have been in years, if not a decade. People are rejoicing and it's easy to understand why they are happy about the lower prices.  But there's a cost to these lower prices that few are seeing. For every buck or two saved at the pump, thousands of families are losing one, and possibly the only, wage earner to lay-offs.  How do I know? My husband was laid off. Friday is his final day at work.  My husband has worked in the oil and gas industry for the past 11 years.  Every weekday, and some weekends, he's rode the commuter bus 40 minutes to … [Read more...]

Love Rocks. Literally.

love rocks - simple painted hearts and a great surprise for people to find

I know I've said this a lot lately but this is one of my favorite projects lately.  It's fun and it's a great way to cheer people up that you do not know and might never know the impact that it had.  In my opinion this is the perfect Valentine's Day craft for kids. Lately it's been very cloudy and rainy in our area. This past weekend was gorgeous with sun and temperatures in the 70's but before that we had three weeks of cold wind and gray skies.  Yesterday the clouds and rain returned to a collective groan from our entire town. Honestly I'm tired of being in the house and … [Read more...]

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