Wednesday, December 30, 2015

#2015YearofAdventure Wrap Up

Can you believe 2015 is fading out?

The Easiest Mercury Glass DIY Ever

I know what you're thinking: the world needs another Mercury Glass tutorial like you need a thumbtack in your foot, but this is seriously the easiest - I promise.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Everyday Decorating with Post-Holiday Clearance

I look forward to Post-Holiday Shopping the way most kids anxiously await Christmas morning.  
Like - I write wish lists and have trouble falling asleep the night before.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

Quick & Easy Stocking Stuffers and a Few of my Favorite Things

You now have only FOUR days to get those stockings stuffed!
Here, let me help you with that.

Jewel Encrusted "Heirloom" Ornament DIY

Since her grand arrival in the world two years ago, my niece and I have established a few special traditions.  She isn't really aware of them yet, but I like to think she'll appreciate them in the years to come.  One of those traditions is the annual gift of a little itty bitty handmade Christmas ornament - less than 2" tall.  In a few years, maybe five or six, I'll surprise her with a tiny tree of her own to display in her bedroom and decorate with the miniature ornament collection. 

Classic Literature Book Club

“I don’t know what’s worse: to not know what you are and be happy, or to become what you’ve always wanted to be, and feel alone.”   - Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon

Saturday, December 12, 2015


Back in October, my amazing Aunt Jen loaned her timeshare to my Dad, Patrick, and I for a weekend in breathtaking Breckenridge.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Fall Field Study

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” 
Jim Bishop

Friday, March 27, 2015

Airsoft Pellet Jewelry DIY

The park in my neighborhood is ground zero for a very serious airsoft war among the tween/teen boys.  The evidence is visible everywhere in the form of colorful plastic balls.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Light Terrarium DIY

I am very quickly falling in love with geometric terrariums this Spring.
Not only do I see them in high-end catalogs and stores, but the inspiration is everywhere - even the thrift store!  This DIY is easy and very affordable!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Faux Tooth Necklace DIY

Maybe this is a fang, or a teeny tusk.  
Whatever exotic back story you have in your head, feel good knowing that no animals were harmed in the creation of this necklace because it was made from polymer clay.

Bobcat In a Box - Part One

My first packages from Bobcat in a Box are here!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015