Free “Follow Your Bliss” 8×10 Year Calendar

Just a small little gift to you, our readers, for helping us make our first year a wonderful one. We thank you from the bottom of our heart.  This calendar features the  photography and artwork of our daughter Amy Grace.  Here’s to an exciting 2015! May we all “Follow Our […]

Quick Owl Hand Warmers!

Need a fast and unique last minute gift? These are darling! You could make them any color.  They are fleece and so cozy and warm. Great for kids and adults alike! 15 seconds in the microwave and you’ve  got warm cozy hands. A little fleece, some felt, and rice is […]

A 47 Year Old Elf & I Wish You A Merry Christmas!

As with many of you I love this season as much now as I did when I was a child. No matter what time of year it is if I happen to hear a clip of Christmas music it goes right through me literally taking my breath away as it […]

Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas : Soda Bottles!

If you like creative gift wrapping ideas, this one will be remembered by the receiver as much as the gift itself!  It’s perfect  for giving a set of small items such as office supplies, makeup, jewelry, etc.  They are fun to make and can be decorated in a variety of […]

Elf & Santa Pine Cone Ornaments

These little elf guys will add a bit of whimsy to your Christmas tree! You can make them any color you wish of course. Pine cones, a bit of felt and a couple pompoms are all you need plus a hot glue gun. I had some pine cones I had […]

The Christmas Spider DIY : Free Poem Printable

This Christmas Spider idea comes from back in the 90s when I made them as holiday gifts. I’m not sure where it originated but there were various stories that went with it. Being someone who loves to write poems I wrote one with some of the same concepts as the […]

Small Tree, Star Pattern & Stand On a Budget

For various reasons I didn’t want a large tree this year. I mulled it over and came up with a few ideas, some of which were not actual trees at all.  But Roy really wanted it to be some form of a regular tree. I’d always loved the idea of […]

Pocket Mistletoe DIY For Quick Kisses!

Are you a fan of mistletoe and the “activity” it inspires? Well here’s a little tutorial that shows you how to make a pocket version you can keep on hand to pull out at any given moment! Great for giving as gifts too. We’ve included a pattern and even printable […]

Make Free Christmas Cards With Pic Monkey! (Video Tutorial)

I’ve got a couple of quick video tutorials showing you how to use one of my favorite free online programs, Pic Monkey.  I’ve used them for years especially for all my collages. They have a free service and a paid one that gives you more options but the free one […]