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Gold & Leather Curved Clasp Bracelet

Gold & Leather Curved Clasp Bracelet at

So you guys know about my affinity for making bracelets, and you know I especially love to make easy bracelets.  Really, all jewelry projects that I can make in 10 minutes or less are my absolute favorite thing to do!  So I have one more quick glue-and-go leather bracelet design to share with you that’s… Continue Reading…

Easy Nice-To-Meet-You Gift Idea with Lindt HELLO Chocolate Bars

Simple Nice-To-Meet-You Gift Idea with Lindt's New HELLO Bars at

Thank you Lindt HELLO for sponsoring today’s easy great-to-meet-you gift idea – because it all starts with HELLO! Holy cow, friends.  What. A. Day.  ArtPrize is now officially underway, which means I’ve switched from being excited and counting down the days, to thinking about who might be voting for my art, whether I left enough cards,… Continue Reading…

Tree at Dawn: My ArtPrize 2014 Entry

"Tree at Dawn": ArtPrize 2014 Entry at

Oh my goodness, friends, I’m a bundle of nerves today!  ArtPrize 2014 voting begins today, and I’m IN IT!  I’ve shared a few teasers on my piece, “tree at dawn”, and I have a little video about how – and why – I made it. If you haven’t heard of ArtPrize before, it’s the biggest open… Continue Reading…

Easy DIY Snake Clasp Leather Bracelet

Snake Clasp Leather Bracelet at

So Halloween is coming, not that I generally start getting ready for another month, but I spotted this snake clasp when I was shopping leather jewelry accessories, and I just HAD to get it.  It’s equal parts interesting, cool, and slightly creepy to me – and understated enough to wear any day.  This bracelet makes… Continue Reading…

ART*CRAFT Stamped Bar Necklace

Art-Craft Stamped Bar Necklace at

So I’ve been chatting a lot with some local artists – and crafters – and there seems to be a delineation between “art” and “crafts”.  I really don’t see the distinction, personally.  An artist is a craftsman (or, craftswoman?), and crafting is an artistic endeavor, too.  They go hand in hand, I believe.  So in… Continue Reading…

iPad Mini Giveaway!

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Happy weekend, friends!  I’ve teamed up with some great bloggers to celebrate a certain birthday (Happy 30th, Kelley from The Grant Life!) and we’re giving a present away to one of our lucky readers.  You can get entered to win a 16GB iPad mini! U.S. friends and readers can get your entries in now through… Continue Reading…

How To Drill A Hole In Glass: Recycled Bottle-Turned-Lamp

How to Cut Holes In Glass To Make a Recycled Bottle Lamp at

So if you haven’t noticed lately, I’m all about the re-purposing lately.  I love it!  I’ve got another repurposed glass bottle project to show you today, and I’m going to show you how easy it is to cut a hole in a glass bottle with a Dremel rotary tool so that you can wire it to become… Continue Reading…

Unwinding with Skinnygirl Low Calorie Popcorn

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Please tell me it doesn’t make me a bad mom to look forward to bedtime.  Seriously.  I love those kids, but man… I look forward to unwinding from the day with shows with British chefs and a bowl of… Continue Reading…