Yardstick Coat Rack

This Do It Yourself project shows you how to use old wooden yardsticks and turn them into a one of a kind coat rack. I love the distressed look that has some vintage uniqueness that your gusts will rave about. Supplies: 1-inch plywood, cut to 6×24 inches Five wood yardsticks (can be used) Wood glue [...]

Etched Toasting Glasses

If you’re throwing a New Years party try making personalized 2009 toasting glasses! This project uses inexpensive champagne glasses and a craft etching cream to turn simple glasses into elegant celebratory ware! So make a few to toast your favorite bubbly! Thanks to Cathi Filian for posting step by step directions shown below, this will [...]

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our home to yours! We have spent the last two weeks in our house off from work and without any other human interaction due to the tremendous snow that has fallen in the Portland metro area. By the time Christmas eve rolled around, we were both determined to [...]

How to Create Marble Magnets


Want to make unique chic magnets to showcase on your refrigerator, bulletin board or work space at the office? Try this project that is easy for kids or adults to enjoy and get a little creative! All the materials needed are fairly inexpensive and easy to find at almost any store. Below are some examples [...]

Christmas Sales

The day after Christmas is well known for it’s great deals in stores and online. So today I was on the lookout for some good steals and deals. Today I came across a 10$ off code for Perfume Worldwide.com so that I snagged up some new yummy perfume to smell nice going into the New [...]

Cranberry Orange Bread

A holiday taste with cranberries! I came across this bread recipe on allrecipes.com right before Thanksgiving of this year, took it to my parents for the “big meal” and everyone loved it! This will be a staple on our table for years and holidays to come. Cranberry Orange Bread————————– *Makes 16 servings INGREDIENTS 2 cups [...]

Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags


Thanks to Munchkins and Myhem for rounding up these FREE printable Christmas tags! Click on the site author below the picture to be taken to the site to download Living Locurto Lolly Chops Sweet Jessie A Fanciful Twist Inside A Black Apple Martha Stewart- courtesy How About Orange

Candy Cane Hearts

Candy Cane HeartsFrom: Give LDS Gifts Supplies: candy canes cookie sheet parchment paper, vegetable oil or silicone baking mat Directions: 1. Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat OR spray with vegetable spray. Unwrap your candy canes. We had several break while unwrapping them so I’ve saved them in order to [...]

Marshmallow Snowmen


Marshmallow Snowmen ————————– From: Speckled Egg Supplies: Large marshmallows ( 3 per pop) Long lollipop sticks (these are about 7″ long) White chocolate candy melts (available at craft or baking shops) Mini M&Ms Waxed Paper Cellophane Bags & Ribbon Directions: 1. Push 3 marshmallows onto the sticks. The stick should come about 3/4 of the [...]

Winter Wonderland

It has been snowing on and off the past week in Oregon! Today the storm arrived full throttle and has not let up yet. Here in our neck of the woods snow reaching near the foot mark today! We are as prepared for it as we can be. Stocked up on groceries and extra batteries [...]