Lessons from Girl Scouts & National Cookie Weekend

I am being compensated by GSUSA for my participation in this campaign. I am part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. When I was a little girl, I was very shy and awkward. I know, it’s hard to believe. In order to help me make friends, my Mom had me join the Girl Scouts. […]

DIY Valentine Gifts: Chevron Candy Tin

To me, handmade gifts mean more than store bought gifts.  DIY Valentine gifts can be made for your husband, children or whoever that special person is in your life.  There is still plenty of time to make something special.  You don’t need to resort to the same old box of candy or bouquet of flowers […]

Non Candy Valentine’s Day Teacher Gifts That Aren’t Sweets

Looking for non candy Valentine’s Day teacher gifts? For many people, Valentine’s Day means candy and lots of it.   Everywhere you look, there are heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and colorful candy hearts. Red and pink lollipops sit in buckets at every cash register.   Candy isn’t always a great choice for a gift especially if you […]

How to Make a Wreath without a Wreath Form Easily

Have you ever tried to make a wreath without a wreath form? I really wanted a Christmas wreath to hang on our inside front door.  You may remember I made a grapevine wreath earlier this year.  I wanted something more festive for the holidays. I thought about buying a wreath locally made from pine boughs […]

How to Stencil on Tin for Holiday Treats

This post on how to stencil on tin is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #StaplesSharpie http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO My Grandmother is the last person on my Christmas gift list that I need to find a present for.  She is 92 […]

Washi Tape Christmas Cards for the Whole Family

You are going to love these Washi Tape Christmas Cards! When I was asked to host a Scotch Expressions House Party, I was thrilled.  What could be more fun than having a crafting party where we get to make Washi tape Christmas cards, wrap presents and visit with friends?  You may remember that I had […]

Paper Folding Birds Crafts

Folding bird crafts have brought the pretty spring birds back to Vermont!  In the spring and summer, Marty and I enjoy watching the birds at our bird feeders. My favorites are the brightly colored song birds like the gold finches and the cardinals.  Marty loves watching the nuthatches as they walk down the tree head […]

How to Talk About Bullying to Kids & an Anti-Bullying Craft

One of the first difficult conversations I had with my children was about bullying.  This post on how to talk about bullying to kids was inspired by material provided to me as a Netflix Stream Team member but all the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I don’t know why some kids bully other […]

Jack Skellington Craft – The Nightmare Before Christmas Goody Bag

My daughter is a huge fan of Tim Burton so she was absolutely thrilled to see this Jack Skellington craft. This goody bag is perfect anytime you need a gift bag whether that’s Halloween, Christmas or a birthday. You can use the simple brown lunch bags you buy at the grocery store. But, you may […]

Little Mermaid Crafts for Your Next Beach Themed Party

Little Mermaid crafts can be anything ocean or beach related.  What images come to mind when you think of mermaids? I think of seashells, the beach, the ocean, fish, sharks, jellyfish, sand and all sorts of other things.  When I was sent a copy of The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition for a feature, the first […]