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
Okay … I didn’t actually use a paper clip. I got a little too MacGyver on the title. But, I did make honest-to-goodness homemade fruit snacks out of zucchini and kool-aid. And you can do it without a dehydrator, too. And that kind of know-how would so impress MacGyver. Curious? It’s super easy, cheap and way better … Read more I Just Made Killer Fruit Snacks Out of Zucchini, Kool-Aid and a Paper Clip.
By sheer necessity, I shop with my Dirty Half Dozen kiddos all the time. The nutso thing is that most of the time I actually enjoy it and secretly get a kick out of the jaw-drops and horrified looks that come with it. I figured out early on that asking young kids to sit or walk quietly … Read more Shopping Without Sedatives
I just read Ashley’s latest post over at Make It and Love It and had to laugh. Oh, I remember messes like that. Oh do I remember. I, too, forgot to read the rule book once. You see I stupidly thought that having the paints in a box in the closet was enough. No, no, no, no, no. Two … Read more Child Destruction Photos
After coming up empty at Target, Walmart, ShopKo, D.I., Savers and Kid-to -Kid for red glitter shoes for Ash’s costume, I finally decided to make my own! I found the cutest pattern for toddler shoes and with a few modifications — Ta Da! Ruby Slippers. The pattern was so easy to make, even for a … Read more Yeeeessssss! We have shoes!
While I was at D.I. trying to find red shoes for Ash’s Dorothy costume, I found this and figured that it wouldn’t be too hard to make it look like this: The dress was hammered! The cuffs and collar were frayed and coming apart. The skirt had this tacky gold sparkly tulle … Read more Glenda The Good Witch for $2.50
It’s almost been a year since DH was laid off with no warning and no severance. Our family has spent the last year in survival mode, living off our food storage and cutting out the few simple perks we enjoyed. I really hoped – and believed – that by this one year anniversary, everything would … Read more Welcome. All y’all.