Personalized Coloring Pages

Personalized Coloring Pages

I just had to share this amazingly innovative and simple project for kids that I found on Tip Junkie the other day. Turn any photo into a sketch for your kids to color! Simply go to Dumpr, a cool website where you can play all kinds of tricks with your photos. For a...
Mink Teddy Bear

Mink Teddy Bear

A few years ago my Granny had an old mink coat she could no longer wear. My mom came up with an ingenious idea…turn the fur into teddy bears! She sent it off to a company that did just that (similar companies can be found through an internet search) and we ended...
Paint a “Stained Glass” Window

Paint a “Stained Glass” Window

Salvaging old windows is sort of a hobby of mine. There’s just something about the wood frames that evokes a simpler time, as compared to the fiberglass frames of today. Yes, they have their problems (chipping lead paint and poor insulation to name but two), but...
Paint Chip Placecards

Paint Chip Placecards

Placecards make dinner parties more fun! Especially if you mix the guests up a bit and stick your newly-divorced uncle Chester next to shy little Thelma from down the street. There are many ways to do placecards. Here is an easy (and free!) idea: use paint chips from...
Paint Your Own Pottery

Paint Your Own Pottery

I hate to keep bringing up all of the things I did pre-kids, but here’s another one: hanging out all day at a paint-your-own-pottery studio. I really did that in my other life. But now I’m so happy because the kids are getting older and I can take them...
Wrapped in a Bow

Wrapped in a Bow

Ok, so real furs aren’t exactly in vogue right now, but I wouldn’t trade this one for anything. This was my grandmother’s little white mink stole and she passed it down to me, so I treasure it. She was ultra-fashionable and I remember her wearing...