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Carrot Muffins
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Glass Tile Tree Mosaic
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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…

Classic Pumpkin Spice Bread

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Ahhh, it’s pumpkin season.  Agreed?  I swear, as soon as the weather turns, I start craving pumpkin… everything.  Today’s recipe is a classic – nothing fancy or complicated about it, just my family’s recipe we’ve been making for years!  Pumpkin & spice, baked with love… okay maybe the “love” part is a little over the… Continue Reading…

Share Photos with the #SeahorseApp

Photo Sharing Made Easy with the Seahorse Photo App #SeahorseApp

So I would imagine that a lot of you are experiencing what I am with your extended families… as we lose our matriarchs and patriarchs, people are drifting apart a little.  My family is mostly in Michigan, but we’re all spread out.  I lost touch with my aunts, uncles and cousins for about 10 years… Continue Reading…

Framing Up Fall Fashion With VSP Direct

Glasses Selfie

I’m so thankful that VSP Direct has sponsored this post and set me up with in individual eye care insurance plan!  Since making the leap from working my day job to working from home to spend more time with my kids, insurance has been a touchy subject.  I’ve never been responsible for getting my own… Continue Reading…

Emergency Sprinkles! Glass Locket Necklace

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So after making the quick coffee bean locket last week for coffee lovers, I was lamenting the fact that whole coffee beans smell wonderful, but it’s not like you could just open up your locket and enjoy one in case of an emergency.  I mean, I suppose you could, but eating a bean is not… Continue Reading…