December 2012

Tatted Necklace Re-creation

I will be the first to admit that as much as I like to fancy myself a “creative”, I am not the Martha Stewart kind of person who just thinks crafty thoughts, wiggles her nose, and produces a beautiful masterpiece. My brain is so big-picture oriented that I get these grand ideas, but reality is almost always a disappointment because I have a nightmare of a time executing the details.

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A friend of mine is hosting a white elephant and cookie exchange party this weekend, and I took that as a sign that I needed to create a new cookie recipe.

S’mores are an all-time favorite of mine. Just seeing graham crackers sends my mind whirling into memories of summer time, campfires, delicious s’mores, and being sticky…head to toe. Mr. Indulgent, however, gets to the memory of “sticky” and loses interest.

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Play-N-Go Mat: Tutorial

Who likes cleaning? Not me…and neither do any young children I know of (if you have a child who likes to clean, please tell me how you tricked them…it’s not too late for me!). So, when I saw this idea on Pinterest for a play mat bag, I knew I had to make one for my nephews.

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O Christmas Tree!

O Christmas tree! O Christmas tree! How dangerous your ornaments…

I love decorating for Christmas. The lights, the tree, the snowmen and gingerbread men. Love it. In my family, the day after Thanksgiving is THE day for Christmas decorating, so on Thanksgiving Day, when I had a horrible vision of the cats knocking down an ornament and Lincoln swallowing one of the hooks, panic set in. How was I going to have a festive tree that couldn’t also be dubbed “chocking hazard display”?

Answer: Ribbons.

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