Fireflies

Fireflies

If you are lucky enough to live somewhere with fireflies, pause and appreciate them, and think of me, who is not lucky enough to live somewhere with fireflies. I didn’t see a firefly (that wasn’t a Disneyland firefly) until I was about 35 years old. I love seeing...
Beach towel tote

Beach towel tote

If you sew, here is a project that you could use immediately or save for your gift closet. It is a beach towel tote bag and pillow. I’m afraid I do not sew, so I really wish someone would make one for me. I originally saw the idea many years ago in a Martha Stewart...
Packing tape stickers

Packing tape stickers

When I saw this cool-looking craft on The Graphics Fairy, I was somewhat skeptical that it would really work. So, I tried it for myself and I can now tell you that it really does work and was even simpler than the instructions make it seem. However, I found that the...
Summer Scrapbook

Summer Scrapbook

Give kids a scrapbook to fill with memories of their summer. This one (affiliate link) is inspired by the movie Up. It is blank inside, but comes with stickers. When I was a kid I received a scrapbook with prompts on the pages. I always preferred that kind over a...
Washi tape tea lights

Washi tape tea lights

Get a big bag of Ikea tea lights and decorate with washi tape. Use them yourself or save them for hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, etc. Although you can see it is very simple, go here for the full tutorial with lots of photos and tips. Half-inch washi tape is the...
Bath Fizzies

Bath Fizzies

Make your own bath fizzies. It is fun! (affiliate links ahead) This is the recipe that I use that works great. They dry hard with no cracks. This does require citric acid, which not everyone has on hand. I already did have it on hand when I started making this...