Archive | May, 2012

Thrifting Thursday: Recycled Tea Pot Wind Chime

  My poor wind chime finally bit the dust last fall. I say finally because I’ve had it for probably over 10 years. The old me would have tossed it out and gone looking for a replacement. The new(ish) me can’t do that. 1. I’m on a budget and 2. I really like the sound […]

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Book Review – Chains Chains Chains

  I have a review of Chains Chains Chains 25 Necklaces, Bracelets and Earrings up over on Craft Test Dummies today. Anyone who has experience creating metal jewelery will definitely want to check out this review! Luckily, there are projects for the rest of us too! There are several projects in the book that I […]

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Toolbox Tuesday – Newspaper Weed Block

  In North East Ohio we are in Zone 5 for planting and gardening, so that means that our last frost date is somewhere around Mother’s Day. Which means, around here, Memorial Day weekend people are getting their yards and gardens in shape for the summer. And I was right there with them! Earlier in […]

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Memorial Day

    The earliest record I have of a family member fighting a war was Sir John Jarvis who fought in the Revolutionary War. I’m not sure what side he originally fought on but he stuck around in THIS country begetting sons who fought in many other wars down through the generations.       […]

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Recipe: Lite Chicken Salad

  I’ve been trying not to eat out very much the past several months and I have been doing well about eating at home. Except that I LOVE the Pecan Chicken Salad at Arby’s. It’s about the ONLY thing I like there but, there you have it, I’m a chicken salad junkie. ;) Besides the […]

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Make a Coiled Wire Bead and Rose Quartz Necklace

Make a Coiled Wire Bead and Rose Quartz Necklace with the Coiling Gizmo

    I just got my hands on the Artistic Wire Coiling Gizmo and couldn’t wait to try it out. So I made this Coiled Bead and Rose Quartz Necklace from supplies I received from Consumer Crafts.   Supplies for Wire Beads: Wood Plaque-Rectangle-5 x 7 inch Beadalon® Coiling Gizmo Copper Wire-Sterling Silver Plated-26 Gauge […]

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Thrifting Thursday – This Weeks Haul

  Between a week of vacation and some really big deadlines I haven’t been going to my favorite thrift spots much lately. Feeling kind of burned out & needing a break I decided to take yesterday morning and visit a couple of places. My first stop was the Goodwill on Waterloo Road in Akron where […]

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Crafts for Kids – Faux Leather Treasure Box

    Looking for an affordable craft for the kids this summer? I’ve got one for you that will take up quite a bit of time so you can enjoy just one more chapter in your book while the kids are busy having fun.   All you need is a small wood box, some masking […]

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