mini cheese balls recipe & a holiday grazing board

Disclosure:  This mini cheese balls recipe & holiday grazing board post is sponsored by Walmart.  As always, all words and opinions shared are honest and my own. As a lover of cheese-and-crakers...

swallow bird ornament from a cereal box | christmas crafts

I have another easy Christmas craft for you using a cereal box, school glue & glitter!  While I love pretty much all creative endeavors, I've never considered myself a "crafter", but Christmas...

gold leaf ornament tutorial | christmas crafts

After adding the gold star to the top of my dining room Christmas tree, I felt like I needed a few gold ornaments to add some more shine and gold details that would tie in with the topper.  Well,...

how to create beautiful garlands | christmas decorating

I remember buying my first Christmas garland for my college apartment.  It was the kind that was a single strand with thin plastic needles.  It was an unnatural shade of green and looked nothing...

mini advent stockings | Christmas decorating

Several years ago, I purchased runners, pillow covers, and other handmade linens from Ann of On Sutton Place to sell in my retail spaces.  I had learned that despite my most determined DIY efforts,...
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No Spend February 2021 Recap

No Spend February 2021 Recap

Well, we made it through no-spend February!  I received a few confession comments/emails from people who felt like they blew it, but the point isn't to be perfect.  The point is to become more aware...

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knitting organization

knitting organization

Despite my early frustrations that involved a lot of unraveling, I am getting the hang of knitting and I am really enjoying it!  I find it's a nice way to be productive while I'm watching TV in the...

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Marian Parsons - Miss Mustard Seed

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