JAWSOME Party Favor ~ Shark Tooth Necklaces

JAWSOME Party Favors Pin C

This JAWSOME party favor was my solution to a lack of quality, creative, inexpensive shark themed paraphernalia.  This one is all three and will cost you about $8 for 12 gifts.  Some items can be found at home, others need to be purchased, but the whole package will take mere minutes to put together and … Read more…

JAWSOME Party Decor ~ LAND SHARK DIY

Jawsome Land Shark DIY C

When my soon to be 10-year-old first announced he wanted ‘sharks’ as his birthday theme, my first thought was, “Sweet!”  After all, sharks are every where these days.  There is Shark Week, Sharknado, shark shirts, shark swimsuits, shark rafts, shark shoes, shark sheets, shark pillows, shark towels, and even shark underwear.  However, when I went … Read more…

How To Clean & Reuse Intex Pool Filters

How To Clean and Reuse Intex Pool Filters

Owners of an above ground Intex Easy Set Pool or, an Intex Ultra Frame Swimming Pool, should be familiar with disposable pool filters and the importance of changing filters regularly to keep the pool water clean and sanitary (if not, this is your wake up call).  My swimming pool gets a lot of action, and if yours does, then … Read more…

Sew Your Own Denim Cornhole Bean Bags

Sew Your Own Denim Cornhole Bean Bags

In my quest to save money, entertain the kids, blog, and rid myself of my husband’s rather large pile of unwanted jeans, I was trying to find creative ways to upcycle denim.  Upcycling?  What’s that?  It’s a trendy way of reusing or repurposing old items, thus giving the item a new life, and saving resources and the … Read more…

Chevron Painted Cornhole Game Board DIY

Chevron Painted Cornhole Game Board

With only 11 days of school left until summer vacation, this mama has been on a mad hunt for fun ways to keep my kids entertained over break.  Sure, we have camping trips planned, riding lessons scheduled, birthdays to attend, and beach days with friends on the calendar, but what about those days when all we have planned is chores and … Read more…

Rustic Chalkboard Sandwich Board

Rustic Chalkboard Sandwich Board DIY

Cute little chalkboard sandwich boards seem to be everywhere these days.  Outside of Bucky’s, at the farmer’s market, in front of cute vintage shops, on the sidewalk downtown, and there really needs to be one at my house.  A good A-frame sign is priceless.  It can be used at birthday parties, to greet guests at weddings, for garage sale signage, to … Read more…

Starting A Lawn In 5 Easy Steps

Spread The Dirt

After we removed the poor white trash not tub from our yard, we were left with a dead, blank, ugly space of compacted dirt and a few weeds for flare.  Do I have to tell you that this look doesn’t even come close to my dream of a perfect lawn this summer?  Nope.  Not one bit.  What this dirt patch … Read more…

The Not Tub Hot Tub Demo & Removal

The Not Tub Hot Tub Demo & Removal

So, we have this hot tub, that has been a not tub, since the day we moved it into our back yard.  Not only did it take a large crew of 6 hunky men to move it, but it leaked badly ‘somewhere’, it needed a new frame, we were praying the heater still worked, and it … Read more…

Hello From The Elf Noel

Hello From The Elf Noel

Tickets for Adele’s next concert tour went on sale yesterday at 10am and in a few brief minutes, they were sold out.  Noel tried her hardest to be one of the lucky few thousand.  She was at her computer, coffee by her side, with her mouse hovering over the ‘buy ticket’ button at the exact moment … Read more…

Noel The Fangirl

Noel The Fangirl

OMG!  OMG!  OMG!  Noel the fangirl is about to bust a blood vessel, because the most anticipated event of the holiday season has officially arrived… Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now in theaters!  Noel has her ticket, her costume, and her movie juice ready for tonight’s screening.  Do you?   If not, may the force be with … Read more…

Noel Does Christmas In Her Active Wear, Active Wear

Noel Does Christmas In Her Activewear, Activewear

Noel LOVES her active wear.  She does coffee in her active wear.  She carpools in her active wear.  Grocery shops and volunteers in her active wear.  Hits the doctor’s office and library in her active wear.  Drinks and smokes in her active wear.  She even does Christmas in her active wear.  In fact, Noel does everything in her … Read more…