Christmas Pillows Sewn From Old Sweaters

Christmas Pillows sewn from Old Sweaters Min

Christmas pillows, a beautifully cozy way to adorn your home during the holidays, but also an expensive one.  Quality pillows will run you $19.99 (on the cheap end) on up to $50+, easily costing you a Franklin to fluff up an arm chair or two.  A little rich for my blood, and a holiday expense I’ld rather … Read more…

Galvanized Steel Tub Christmas Tree Stand How To

Galvanized Steel Tub Christmas Tree Stand How To

The family Christmas tree, the love and bane of my holiday existence.  Yes, trees are gorgeous, smell wonderful (if you have a real one), and cozy up the winter home in a way only a Christmas tree can.  However, they can be very messy (especially a real one), are a pain in the ass to clean … 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…

Pallet Wall Mount

Pallet Wall Mount DIY

The 12th Man wreath above my fireplace was looking sad, out of scale, and lonely,  Look at it hanging there all pitiful.  Blech! It needed something to frame it and really make it pop.  It would also be nice if I could find a way to hide all the holes that were left in the wall … Read more…

All Ready For Super Bowl XLIX!

Super Bowl Front Door

3 days until Super Bowl XLIX and it’s time to place the finishing touches on the entryway. The 12th Man wreath had already been hung, the flower pots had been wrapped in Seahawks colors, and the football field door mat was in place.   The first finishing touch to take care of was lighting.  Lighting is one of the easiest ways … Read more…

Super Bowl Party Front Door Rug DIY

Super Bowl Front Door Rug Complete Door View

The Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl again, Baby!  What a nail biter of a game last week.  My stomach was so queasy I couldn’t even crack a cold one until half time.   Then, that crazy, awesome ending.  Heart attack!  From the screams around the neighborhood, I think we all had one.  Yowsa!  I am still in shock … Read more…

Snowman From Reclaimed Wood

Snowman From Reclaimed Wood

The Christmas decorations are down, the days are short, the skies are grey, the rain has arrived, and it is down right depressing.  Well not this winter!  Instead, it’s going to be a winter wonderland for the month of January.  All things that begin with snow are free game.  Time to decorate the front porch with … Read more…

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…

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…