12 Days of DIY Christmas Ornaments ~ Day One

Posted December 13, 2016 by Monique in DIY Mini Project / 0 Comments
12 Days of DIY Christmas Ornaments ~ Day One

I’ve made an effort each year to make or acquire handmade ornaments in the hopes that someday, the tree would be filled with them. So far, I’ve fallen woefully short of this goal, though each year a bit of progress is made. I guess it’s one of those things that just shouldn’t be rushed into. […]


DIY Mini Project: Yarn Bowl

Posted November 28, 2016 by Monique in DIY Mini Project / 0 Comments
DIY Mini Project: Yarn Bowl

Why do we save every bitty scrap of yarn? Seriously, what do you have planned for those tiny snippets? I started saving mine because I came across a Pinterest post once upon a time that showed how useful those bits can be for birds in the spring to make their nests with. Great idea, but […]


A Fun Fall Freebie ~ Autumn Subway Art Printable

Posted October 14, 2016 by Monique in Printables, Wall Art / 0 Comments
A Fun Fall Freebie ~ Autumn Subway Art Printable

  Are you feeling like you need a little something to print, frame, and hang? Something fun and representative of the change in season? Well, here you go!  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. [Click to Download]


Exciting Changes Coming Your Way!

Posted October 13, 2016 by Monique in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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 […]


DIY Halloween Decor ~ 2×4 Pumpkins

Posted October 12, 2016 by Monique in DIY Mini Project / 0 Comments
DIY Halloween Decor ~ 2×4 Pumpkins

  There is 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 […]


#30Days of Lists Challenge

Posted August 24, 2016 by Monique in Your Life etc / 0 Comments
#30Days of Lists Challenge

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 […]


Are You A Knitting Ninja?

Posted July 8, 2016 by Monique in Printables, Wall Art / 1 Comment
Are You A Knitting Ninja?

I 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, […]


This Sounds Amazing!

Posted May 18, 2016 by Monique in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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 […]


A #DIY Tassel Wall Hanging

Posted March 14, 2016 by Monique in DIY Mini Project / 0 Comments
A #DIY Tassel Wall Hanging

Do you have a large expanse of wall you just don’t know how to fill? Do you want something stunning and creative? This DIY tassel wall hanging is the perfect choice! (And you’ll use up some of that yarn stash.) [Continue Reading]


Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Brick Stitch Dishcloth

Posted March 10, 2016 by Monique in Knitting / 0 Comments
Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Brick Stitch Dishcloth

A 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: […]