Exciting Changes Coming Your Way!



Yay! I am finally transferring my blog to a self-hosted site, so bear with me (pretty please) while I complete this transition. I’ve got my fingers and toes crossed for a smooth transition, but Murphy’s Law has me a tad bit nervous. (Okay, terrified.) I can’t wait to bring you some new and exciting features once this little (okay monumental) step is taken care of! See you soon!

DIY Halloween Decor ~ 2×4 Pumpkins


There isDIY 2x4 Pumpkins just something magical about crisp, cool morning air, isn’t there? The smell of fall is so very delightful! I especially love this time of year for quick and easy DIY projects like this one. I think my man has hung on to every scrap piece of wood he’s encountered in the last twenty-one years, and this time I have to admit, it came in handy. Check out how easy peasy this upcycle project is to complete.

[Read more here]


#30Days of Lists Challenge

30 days of lists

Have you accepted the challenge yet?

I am so excited to have signed up for the September 2016 Edition of #30DaysOfLists creative journaling challenge! This challenge is offered twice a year and I’ve had my eye on it for awhile, but my timing has never been such that I could sign up for it right away. Apparently, the stars were properly aligned this weekend when I happened to spot a Pin with the news that the September 2016 challenge date was just around the corner. Squeeee!

30 Days of Lists

For some unknown reason, I’ve had little success in keeping a journal. Even something as simple as a one or two line gratitude journal eludes me. I’m hoping that my inherent love of lists will get me through this journaling challenge. Ultimately, I’d love to make it a daily habit, but based on my lack of past success, I’ll settle for a mere month’s worth of progress toward that end.


When I signed up [here]* I received a lovely welcome packet describing how the challenge works. As a participant, I will have access to the private website for the challenge, discounts with participating ambassadors and sponsors, and inclusion to a private Facebook Group. Talk about a support team!


I loved the option of waiting until the very day to see what the list prompt is or choosing to download all 30 list prompts in one document right away. As I’m not big on surprises, I chose to take a sneak peak at all the prompts. They are great prompts! Fun, fun, fun!


I’ve decided to create my own mini notebook out of odds and sods of scrapbooking paper, ephemera, washi tape, project life cards, etc. I’m NOT going to buy a single thing to complete this challenge! I mean it. NOTHING! I’ll be posting my lists daily on Instagram. You can follow along [here].


Are you convinced this is going to be an awesome challenge? If you’d like to participate in the fun, you can sign up [here].*


*(I am in no way compensated when you sign up. Just sayin’)

Are You A Knitting Ninja?

Knitting-Quotes-006-Page-5I was just having some fun this afternoon, with clipart, fonts, and a glass of wine and designed this little lovely for my craft room. I thought perhaps my knitter peeps would like a copy of their very own. (Or it could just be the wine whispering wicked things in my ear.) In any case, feel free to download, print, and frame for your crafty place in the world. But hurry! The free version will only be available for a week before the paid version goes up for sale on my Etsy shop. Enjoy.

{Sorry you missed the free version! Don’t miss the next one ~ follow my blog and you’ll receive notification of the next available freebie;-)

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This Sounds Amazing!

Well, this is kind of neat! A book that follows a group of fascinating women who form deep friendships through their love of scrapbooking—as memories are preserved, dreams are shared, and surprising truths are revealed. You can preview and purchase it here.

Welcome to Avalon, Illinois, Pop. 4,243

At Madeline’s Tea Salon, the cozy hub of the Avalon community, local residents scrapbook their memories and make new ones. But across town, other Avalonians are struggling to free themselves of the past: Isabel Kidd is fixing up her ramshackle house while sorting through the complications of her late husband’s affair. Ava Catalina is mourning the love of her life and helping her young son grow up without his father. Local plumber Yvonne Tate is smart, beautiful, and new to Avalon, but finds that despite a decade of living life on her own terms, the past has a way of catching up—no matter where she goes. And Frances Latham, mother to a boisterous brood of boys, eagerly anticipates the arrival of a little girl from China—unprepared for the emotional roller coaster of foreign adoption.

Enter Bettie Shelton, the irascible founder of the Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society. Under Bettie’s guidance, even the most reluctant of Avalon’s residents come to terms with their past and make bold decisions about their future. But when the group receives unexpected news about their steadfast leader, they must pull together to create something truly memorable.

By turns humorous, wise, and deeply moving, The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society is a luminous reminder that the things we hold most dear will last a lifetime.

Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Brick Stitch Dishcloth

brick-stitch-dishcloth_1A bold, colorful brick stitch pattern makes this dishcloth a fun and easy way to add a touch of contemporary cool to your kitchen.

Materials: Lily Sugar’n Cream yarn. Main Color: 1 ball Psychedelic Ombre. Contrast color: 1 ball White

Needles: US 8 (5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.

Measurement: Approx 10″ square.

Gauge: 18sts and 24 rows=4″

With MC, cast on 45 sts.

1st row: (WS). With MC, knit.

2nd row: With A, K4. *Sl1P. K5. Rep from * to last 5 sts. Sl1P. K4.

3rd row: With A, K4. *yf. Sl1P. yb. K5. Rep from * to last 5 sts. yf. Sl1P. yb. K4.

4th and 5th rows: As 2nd and 3rd rows once more.

6th and 7th rows: With MC, knit.

8th row: With A, K1. *Sl1P. K5. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sl1P. K1.

9th row: With A, K1. *yf. Sl1P. yb. K5. Rep from * to last 2 sts. yf. Sl1P. yb. K1.

10th and 11th rows: As 8th and 9th rows once more.

12th row: With MC, knit.

Rep 1st to 12th rows 5 times more. Cast off.


Sl1P=Slip next st purlwise

Yb=bring yarn to back of work

Yf=Bring yarn to front of work

Peonies from Coffee Filters


 Hi friends!  Today I’m showing you how to make Coffee Filter Peonies.  Not only are they pretty, they are easy to make.  There are so many possibilities for colors with this project too.  Let’s get started, here’s what you’re going to need:

–  Coffee Filters

–  Scissors

–  Floral Wire

–  Floral Tape

–  Food Coloring

–  Glue or Hot Glue Gun

Instructions are [here]

Everything’s Coming Up Daisies!

Crafting with paPaper_Tube_Daisy_6per towel rolls or tubes seems to be popular lately so we saved a few in the hopes of coming up with an idea of what to do with them. Sure enough an idea to create daisies came to mind. When flattened and cut, the tubes look like flower petals as well as leaves. After a bit of painting and gluing a small bouquet was created to give a touch of spring to the window sill.

Instructions are [here]