Bottle Cap Chore Chart

Bottle Cap Chore Chart

Jul 09

Last month, I went to my little sister’s college graduation. While I was visiting her dorm, she hands me a mound of beer bottle caps and says, “You’re creative… think you can do something with these?”  Ordinarily, I can’t DIY upon command, but after a few minutes, I had created some bottle cap coasters which would have been fine as long as no one put a glass...

DIY Sushi

DIY Sushi

May 09

My memories of Korea this week have me craving sushi. Have you ever made your own? The idea of making my own sushi has always made me a little nervous. I’m afraid I won’t prepare it properly and therefore make everyone sick. But at $9 a roll, this is one DIY worth mastering, don’t you think? Are you a fan of the raw fish dish? P.S. A sushi-making tutorial and a sushi shower...

Wine Cork Photo Ornaments

Wine Cork Photo Ornaments

Dec 11

Like I said before, when you move twice in one year, you are bound to lose a few things. We’ve searched high and low to find our Christmas ornaments, but to no avail. You never realize how much things like that mean to you until you find yourself shattering 11 out of 12 of the store-bought Christmas balls all over the floor. S-hooks my foot. I bet they grease them first in the S-hook...

Rudolph the One-Eyed Reindeer

Rudolph the One-Eyed Reindeer

Dec 05

Life as the mother of a preschooler is new for me. We enrolled Salem at the local elementary school about a month ago, and I am still getting used to the early mornings, the Mom Line of traffic, the deluge of artwork that comes home with him begging for display, and the inevitable need for a festive hat to wear for Holiday Hat Day. When you move twice in one year, you are bound to lose a few...

Love Message Board

Love Message Board

Jan 05

A dear friend of mine asked me to make her some fabric rosettes  so that she could put together this little baby… It’s called a “Love” Message board and well, I’m in love… with this message board. Check out A Content Housewife’s blog for a complete tutorial! Oh, I love you because… You’re a warm thought on this chilly...

Cookies, Crafts, and Carols– Oh My!

Cookies, Crafts, and Carols– Oh My!

Dec 14

Time: T-7days The Contender: An on-the-mend wife of one, mother of two who just managed to get her Christmas tree up two days ago. The Challenge: Coordinating a cookie decorating, holiday crafting, and Christmas caroling extravaganza with dozens of volunteers and children at a local homeless shelter. My kids are still too young to appreciate the wonderful world of arts and crafts, so I...