Mason Jar Crafts for Kids Book

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I cannot even begin to express how surreal it is for me to see my name in print. On the cover of a book. A real book that is currently for sale (pre-order sale, that is) on sites like Amazon.com and BN.com and Indiebound.org and Books a Million.   Wow. WOW!!!   When I started … [Continue reading...]

Homemade Gift Wrap … And Saying Goodbye

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There’s something bittersweet about this weekend. First there's the whole saying goodbye to summer thing. Now don’t get me wrong. I love fall with it’s football games and sweater weather and turning leaves and the smell of fireplaces being fired up. But in my heart of hearts, I’m a beach girl. It’s … [Continue reading...]

The Etsy Shop: Car in Jar Kit

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I’m sitting here watching a Sex and the City repeat as I pack up painted mason jar orders. It’s the series finale and Carrie is in Paris with Mikhail Baryshnikov. And it dawns on me (once again) that Carrie is a self-involved whiner.   Now don’t get me wrong. I love, love SATC. It’s an … [Continue reading...]

Front Porch Rug & $100 Ace Giveaway

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It’s time for a ‘where are they now’ post. And much like those celebrity ‘where are they now’ stories, this one isn’t pretty. Not even a little bit. This is one of those in-and-out-of-rehab disasters. A caught-on-camera horror that gets splashed across the tabloids and clog your social media … [Continue reading...]

Lamp Makeover: Third Time’s A Charm

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It never ceases to surprise me when something I think will be easy turns out not to be easy at all …   and, in fact, so much more difficult than I ever imagined.   Take my son, for example. Silly me, I thought once he entered high school that things would be easy. For me, that … [Continue reading...]

Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

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  I’ve been a self-proclaimed Elvis girl from the moment I finished watching Girls! Girls! Girls!   And my love for the King of Rock and Roll was only cemented with Viva Las Vegas. And Follow That Dream. And Blue Hawaii. And The Trouble With Girls …   … and let’s not … [Continue reading...]