Christmas in July.

Here in America we do something called Christmas in July. Mostly it’s just another reason to shop indoors when everything is hot outside and there’s not a whole lot to do. It’s not like the real Christmas. Just a summer time event to get early Christmas décor made, shop for Winter décor and maybe even…

DIY repurposed crayon shapes.

Supplies needed: Old or new crayons scissors silicon molds oven foil Remove all the wrapping from your crayons. Break into small pieces to fill up silicon molds. Cover cookie dish with foil and lay down mold filled with crayon pieces. The foil is there to protect from any spillage. Heat oven to 205F and add…

DIY frugal Christmas décor…pine cone trees.

I picked up some pine cones on my Fall adventure a few weeks ago. Pine cones are one of my favorite items to use for art projects. Kids love them too. They can spend hours out in the woods exploring and looking for the perfect pine cone to take back home with them. Once home…

Blogmas day 4…Swedish coffee cake

This is a recipe I had in my file for years. I can’t remember where I got it but it is yummy I will say that. Okay, first let me explain about recipes and me. I don’t normally cook in my house because everyone else loves to cook whereas I love to craft and do…

Dollar day do over- Snowman frame

Day 8 of blogmas, so many nice things to see out there. You guys are making the holidays fun with all your recipes, DIY’s, adventures and stories. It’s like a giant holiday magazine you buy to take home to look through while sipping on hot cocoa under a warm blanket. Thank you for that. I…

Gingerbread houses

One of our traditions every year is making Gingerbread houses. When my children were little I would buy the box kits and let them do what ever they wanted with them. The only problem with that was that they never really ate the gingerbread, just the candies off of them. The gingerbread house would end…

ASD table time crafts- Cutting skills.

This month’s project is all about cutting skills. Because Autism spectrum disorder covers different levels, depending on where someone is on the spectrum, they may have really great fine motor skills, where someone else may not. For children who have trouble with scissors and early cutting skills they have squeeze scissors that help get them…

DIY- Christmas in July decorations

Been so busy this year and so far behind with everything that I didn’t really have time to design any new Christmas in July projects. We still celebrated though by spending the day in a small Arizona town shopping for early Christmas gifts at the Antique stores. This is just a fun little tradition of…

Dollar day do over- wooden block snowmen

Picked up a bag of blocks on my dollar day shopping trip at our local thrift store here in the city. Took them home and painted them white to create a whimsical snowmen arrangement with them. I decoupage scraps of fabric to the blocks. Then added buttons. Remember I have a ton of buttons to…

My vintage ornaments for 2018

Remember that post of mine on my crazy collection of wooden ornaments last year?, well I add to my collection every year. I have to be careful, looks like I am going for a world record here. I will need to get one of those gigantic trees to put all my ornaments on if I…