The Season of Giving: Help Me Support My Local Food Bank


Hi friends!  I’ve got a simple thing to ask of you today: tell me how you’re giving back this holiday season using #HolidayHungerNoMore.  I’ve partnered with Farm Rich for a #HolidayHungerNoMore social media fundraiser to benefit a local food bank.  My goal is to raise $1000 for Mel Trotter Ministries and their food pantry.  Today I’m […]

Last-Minute Weekend Getaway to Chicago

Visiting Chicago for an end-of-summer getaway at

Well, last weekend my daughter and I planned a last-minute trip to Chicago when we heard there was an event at the Randolph Street Market – the Midwest DIY Bloggers Roundup.  We spent some of our time at the event (with demos and networking) and some of our time exploring the city, since it was […]

Bavarian Inn Lodge Getaway and Readers-Only Special Offers


Well, my daughter has finally worn me down with her recent begging to take a water park vacation, and I’m happy to share: we’ll be heading out to Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth later this month for a much-needed mini-vacation.  I’m really excited to have the chance to partner with them, and to share a couple of […]

Stop and Smell the… Daisy, and Other News

Red Daisy WIP

Hey friends! I’ve been on a forced slow-down the past few days because I managed to get a concussion.  Fun, right?  I’ve been trying to rest up (as much as one can over a holiday, anyway) and limit my computer time and crafting time, because concentrating on both those things does not help my headache. […]

Last Minute “Boo” Boxes for Halloween

Easy Boo Boxes for Halloween with Free Silhouette Cut File at

Because by last minute, of course I *really* mean, last minute gift.  Actually, yesterday, we just got “boo’ed” for the first time ever.  I was practically ecstatic.  I felt like one of the cool kids to see a note that said, “You’ve Been Booed!”  I’m thrilled we live in a neighborhood where people have fun, […]