Time To Treat Yourself Crafters!

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This is an exciting day! Today the Ultimate DIY Bundle goes on sale.  What's that and why do I need it you ask?  Well it's 76 total DIY E-books and e-courses that will fill your crafting heart with joy. Seriously people, there's even patterns! And a free class from Craftsy!    There's so many e-books, patterns and e-courses that I can't show you all of them.   And after you get the e-books, patterns and e-courses they throw in some bonus gifts. One of the bonus gifts is a free class from Craftsy, which is a great resource for learning new … [Read more...]

The Greatest Gift My Grandfather Gave To Me

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When I was a child I became convinced that I was adopted. Saying that I was the black sheep of our family would be an understatement. Honestly I was more like the golden-magenta imaginary sheep of the family. My older sister was a gorgeous, very popular cheerleader. My little brother was friends with everyone and could talk to anyone. What about me? Well. I was shy. The woods and imaginary world of books were my friends. I had pink glasses, metal braces and unfortunate hair. Obviously I was adopted. One day I arrived home from school to find my grandfather waiting for me. He had heard … [Read more...]

Simple Romantic Rose Tote Bag

Simple Rose Tote bag made using celery!

Lately the Easy Heart Tote Bag is going crazy on Pinterest, which is great! But I have a confession to make. It's not my favorite tote bag. Yes, I love it and my kids use it for their books but I'm a romantic, flowery type person. I told Mr. Byrd a long time ago that he doesn't need to give me jewelry, just bring me flowers occasionally.  Then I got more practical and sleep deprived and told him to stop bringing flowers and bring home Starbucks instead.  But I already have enough coffee stained tote bags, shirts, and pants to remind me of coffee. So it's easy to see … [Read more...]

Easy Pistachio Shell Flowers

How to make Flowers out of shells

You're going to go nuts over these flowers. I should have been a comedian right? But honestly have you ever thought of making flowers using pistachio shells? It's a great way to reuse pistachio shells and an easy craft to make with something that you would probably just throw away.  To make these sweet little guys you simple need cardboard circles in the sizes that you want to make your flowers. My circles were about an inch and a half for a medium size flower. If you want a large flower try a 2" circle.  To keep this project earth friendly, I just cut up a cereal box from the … [Read more...]

When It Rains, It Pours

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There's a saying that I have found to be largely true, "When it rains, it pours".   This week it has literally poured, for days.  It has rain nonstop and when it wasn't raining, it was freezing.  The kids are bouncing off the walls. Outside it's soggy and dreary, inside it's perfect napping weather.  In a not so literal fashion this week we also had to buy a new dishwasher. It's poured in the appliance dying category of our home.   When we moved in the previous owners had left us a dingy old vacuum that turned out to be a powerhouse! I loved that thing. … [Read more...]

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