Ringing Bells


Today my hubby and I took two of the boys from our youth group and rang bells for the Salvation Army. Me and one of the boys went to our local Kmart, and hubby and the other one went to Big Lots. We rang bells for about 4 hours, and even though we froze our tushies off, it was really an uplifting experience. It was a little hard to keep a 14 … [Read more...]

…Brownies in a Jar!


So, as a gift for a few of my friends and family, I decided to make something cute, and yummy! I got the recipe for the Brownies in a jar, and looked up a few others...soup in a jar, etc. I picked up some adorable Christmas-y jars at the dollar tree, added another dollar tree find- a double ended spatula, and voila! Yummy goodness! I had … [Read more...]

my new present.


I saw something cute last year while at the Chocolate Walk, and pointed it out to my very crafty friend. So, this year for Christmas, I got this little gem: I love the stained glass, and the colors look awesome hanging in my bay window. And get this, she made it herself.  … [Read more...]

Apple Cranberry Crisp


So, tonight I decided to try a new recipe...well I decided yesterday, but I was too tired after church last night, so tonight it was. The recipe was for Apple Cranberry Crisp. I love apple crisps, and I've also been doing the Homey Goodness Challenge over at Crazy Domestic. One of the challenges is to make something with apples, so here goes. I … [Read more...]

My Placemat Throw Pillow….


So, I've seen around blogland that people were creating some cute lil throw pillows out of placemats- and I thought, "Even I can do that!" Hee hee...so I did! I'm not going to show a tutorial, because my camera was dying, and it was pretty self explainatory. Basically, I took a placemat that was already backed, that I picked up from Wally … [Read more...]

…my lil “beaded tree”


<Note: Notice how much better camera resolutions have gotten over the years, because these pics are terrible!> So, the other "tree" I posted in my last post was a "beaded tree". I got the idea here: Tree! Here's how I made mine...I will mention beforehand that I really like my ribbon tree a lot better, and the blog who I got the idea … [Read more...]

…my lil ribbon tree!


I was looking for some cute decor ideas for Christmas and I came across this one here: Ribbon Trees. I ran with the idea and I came up with one of my own... I started with these materials:  A foam "tree"    Some cute Holiday-y ribbon   and my handy-dandy pink glue gun. (Notice how it's covered in hot glue- as are my … [Read more...]

my homemade wreath!


Not the best pic, but here's my homemade wreath. I got the idea from Crap I've Made. I think this totally works in the Homey Goodness Challenge for "do something creative" and "decorate for the season". I love the glitter ornaments. It would have been bigger, but after I purchased the ornaments, then ran out- twice! I went back to three stores and … [Read more...]

Homey Goodness Checklist!


I'm going to participate in blogging in the Homey Goodness Challenge from Crazy Domestic. I'm going to do some of the items on the list, then blog about them. Wish me luck. Here's the checklist! … [Read more...]



Haven't been able to blog in what seems like forever! Hubby and I came down with the flu over the weekend. We were definitely down for the count! Got to feeling better on Tuesday, and I've just been running around getting stuff ready for Thanksgiving. However, I got to fit a little craftiness in! First, I wanted to make a cake stand to put … [Read more...]