Turkey Cookies

Just in time for Thanksgiving, these quick, easy and very kid-friendly treats are almost as fun to make as they are to eat.  And the best part is that most of us have this stuff lying around from Halloween so maybe even free (or at least cheap!) Great pared with place cards or as a … Read more Turkey Cookies


To the followers of this blog, and everyone who’s dropped by from link parties and features out there in Blog Land: Thank You. I decided to get serious about this blog—this idea—of Choosing To Thrive two weeks ago today.  And honestly, I didn’t know what to expect.  Would these projects go over well?  Or would … Read more iThrive

Halloween Lanterns

I’m always on the lookout for fun holiday projects in keeping with the Thrive Philosophy:   No money. No shopping.  No problem. And just in time for Halloween, check out these frightfully cute lanterns! Perfect for adding some whimsy to your mantel, piano or shelf … … and rocking out a mitten tree until the snow starts … Read more Halloween Lanterns

Ballard Designs inspired bulletin board … from a diaper box and an old movie

I have a problem.  A big, big problem. I’m an obsessive crafter and DIYer with a very short attention span. That means I have several large bins full of half-finished and non-even-started projects that keep piling up.  Toss a layoff and a lousy economy into the mix and I decided that now was a great time to stop spending … Read more Ballard Designs inspired bulletin board … from a diaper box and an old movie