DIY little sailboat remake

Happy 4th of July everyone. If any of you have more then one child then you will understand this next  DIY project. Sometimes when you buy summer pool toys you end up with many that are the same colors and designs. If you have more then one child they sometimes get upset trying to decide which…

 In the garden- time for art

Phoenix survival tip: Drink plenty of water and repeat to yourself: ” The cost of living is low and the Winters are spectacular.”   June in our garden has been a little intense. Too many hot days. Then around my husband’s birthday (June 8th) we had a cold front come in for a couple of…

  It’s TP craft time…DIY little house.

  Supplies needed:   Empty paper roll, either TP roll, paper towel or wrapping paper roll cut into small pieces. Glue Poster paints or acrylic paint Newspaper Scissors Cardboard. Glue gun and glue sticks.   Step 1- You can either paint a door on your little house or cut out a doorway like I did….

ASD Table time crafts…playing cards.

Cards are great visual tools in teaching and playing with ASD children. I tend to be careful with how I word teaching methods when it comes to ASD because of the fact it is a spectrum disorder, everyone learns differently. What may work for some children may not be the case for others.   I…

 Thrift store treasures…corn husk dolls.

My daughter thinks these dolls are creepy but I have always liked them. I remember making these in grade school, hanging them on Christmas trees, and displaying them for Easter and  Thanksgiving. My favorites were the angels. There are still corn husk dolls out there so they aren’t that hard to collect if you decide…

It’s TP craft time- DIY little baskets

I still have a couple of these in me to make up real quick, well, kind of quick that is. I might run out of ideas but not just yet, plus there is a whole world of TP crafts out there online to discover. This one takes a couple days to complete because of the…

5 DIY gifts for mom from your garden.

“ Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” Mother Teresa This one is for all those wonderful women out there who love, encourage, teach, take care of, mentor, and protect all living things from harm. You don’t have to have a child to be a…

Thrift store treasures…vintage pottery.

I am missing my thrift store junking days. Thrift stores are not considered essential businesses. You all know what that means. 2020’s word of the year is essential. Anyway, I miss them. I decided to do this months second hand treasure on pots, which is another one of my all time favorite vintage items to…

Depression era life lessons from my Nana

    “ Grandparents can have a profound influence on their grandchildren. Their time is generally not as encumbered and busy as the parents’, so books can be opened and read, stories can be told…Children then obtain a perspective of life which not only is rewarding but can bring them security, peace, and strength.” Ezra…