Ripple Cowl

              We’ve all heard it: Christmas in July. I decided to give it a try and get a homemade gift ready to go. I am not an avid crocheter but I do enjoy it…

Red, White and Blue

            July 4th is right around the corner. As a hostess gift or to spice up your own holiday decor, this simple to make picture frame fits the bill. With a few items purchased from…

Almond Poppy Seed Cake

I took ideas from a number of other sources, played with them, and combined them into this delicious balance of flavors.  And since the basic rule is three changes to any recipe makes it new and original, this cake is…

8 Simple Teacher Gifts to Make

Teachers work hard in a highly rewarding but often thankless profession. I know.  I’ve been teaching English for the last 21 years.  Especially at this time of year when things are so hectic and teachers are under serious time constraints…

Peanut Butter Caramel Pretzel Bites

                  All the great flavors in one tasty bite. I invite you to try these easy, quick candies that require only microwave melting and candy chopping in a delectable bet-you-can’t-eat-just-one crunch!  …

5 Kitchen Solutions for the Garden

  Although I don’t live a strict organic lifestyle, I do try to keep my garden chemical free. I am always looking for simple solutions to keep my small garden pest free. And by pests I mean everything from slugs…

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

                Church cookbooks have the best recipes. I am famous for these cookies but they come from a vintage church cookbook and haven’t been tweaked at all. The credit goes to dear Mrs.…

Simple “Headboard”

I cannot tell a lie; this is not an original idea.  I saw this on Pinterest, but was unable to find the original post so I can’t give the originator credit.  But I still wanted to share this idea because…

Altered Clipboards

I’m always on the look out for easy crafts.  Though I’m crafty, I’m really not that talented–I can kinda do this and sorta do that.  I really love this idea because it’s something I can actually do.  I made a…

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift

  Ok, this year I did not wait until the last minute to buy my mother a gift, but don’t even ask about last year. It happens! Never fear, this is a personalized gift you can quickly put together. With…

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