Quick and Easy Gifts

quick and easy crafts

I wanted to share with you gift ideas for people on your holiday list that you want to be sure to remember this Christmas. Folks like the gardeners, house cleaners, your kid’s teachers, the person who cuts your hair, co-workers and neighbors. These are people that you might not  know well enough to come up […]

Holiday Home Decor

Holiday Home Decor

You may, or may not, have time to put up and decorate a Christmas tree. But there are a number of other options you might consider to help instill the holiday spirit in your home. A ribbon wreath is easy to make and uses left over scraps of ribbon you will likely have as you […]

Laughing All the Way

more ornaments

Trimming the tree is likely to be a tradition you and your kids and grandkids will remember with love and laughter. What could possible make it better? If some of the ornaments are handmade by you and your family, you will increase the fun exponentially. Although my family had many beautiful ornaments, none made us […]

Giving Thanks

giving thanks

With November coming, I think of Thanksgiving and with Thanksgiving comes family and food – two of my favorite things.  Last year I made a paper pie. With input from Quincy and Addison (ages 8 and 10 at the time), we had all varieties of pie slices. Each wedge had an embellishment to add to […]

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

beginning to look like Christmas

I know it seems early for Christmas, but if you are planning to make your own holiday cards and your Christmas card list is greater than five,  you probably want to get started. And if you want to include a family photo in your card, no worries, many of these cards can easily include a […]

Handmade Cards

handmade cards

I had a birthday a few weeks ago and I was a little surprised at how much I loved the hand made cards that I received. Emails and texts, instagram and Facebook – they all have a place but nothing puts a smile on my face like a handmade card from a friend. Check out […]

Unique Photo Displays


Digital photography makes it easy to ignore the photos you don’t like and focus your attention on the ones you love. But if you don’t have time to place your favorite photos into a scrapbook, there’s still hope. I like to feature a few of my favorite photos in dimensional displays I place around my […]

Halloween Projects

Halloween projects

Halloween will be here before you know it. Here are some terrific projects to get you in the mood for Halloween!   Ready to get started? Click on the project below to take you to the instructional video for these great Halloween project ideas. Halloween Photo Props Boo-T-Ful Halloween Display Halloween Circle Book Halloween Mobile […]

Fall Projects


Fall is my favorite season! I love the cooler temperatures and the lighting is so much better for taking great outdoor photos.  Please enjoy five of my favorite fall projects.   Ready to get started? Click on the project below to take you to the instructional video for these great Fall ideas. Pumpkin Waterfall Card Fall […]

Back to School Projects That Make the Grade


I don’t know about you but the schools in my neighborhood start back up this week. So I decided to share some of my favorite Back-To-School projects with you, everything from student-friendly bookmarks, to teacher-friendly classroom organizers and parent-friendly gifts for your kid’s teachers. Check these out and get the school year off to a […]