Cleaning the Craft Closet, a #projectsimplify Update

I have not been doing all that well with my One Little Word this year. Simplify is such a great word — and I did some good stuff with it at the beginning of

How to Take Care of Yourself When You’re Exhausted

The girl has never been the best sleeper. She has never slept as long as I would like, and she still has periods where she just can’t or won’t sleep through the night. We’re

Frugal Family Linky June 18

This week I made a tote bag a little more colorful, and got the girl excited about painting on canvas bags. Though I used one I already had, I’m thinking of a run to

How to Embellish a Canvas Tote Bag

I don’t pay a lot of attention to Klout, the website that gives people scores based on their influence (as of this writing I’m at 63, though I don’t really know what that means).

Get Your Creativity Back with Coloring Pages for Adults

I have to admit I haven’t been feeling all that creative lately. The girl has not been sleeping well, so I (and husband) have not been sleeping well, and when I’m not well rested

Frugal Family Linky June 11

I don’t know how it is where you are, but it has gotten hot fast here in Arkansas. I just enjoyed some of my use-it-before-it-goes bad strawberry syrup on a bowl of chocolate ice

Simple Strawberry Syrup

Yesterday was use up the old produce day here at the White House. First, I made banana bread (I have shared that recipe before), then I grabbed the soft strawberries that had been sitting