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

I Just Made Killer Fruit Snacks Out of Zucchini, Kool-Aid and a Paper Clip.

homemade fruit snacks

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.

Welcome. All y’all.

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.