Category: creative

Baby Quilt, a Blanket of Blessings; Part I

Living a great distance from our friends and family members, I want to make sure they are as much a part of our future baby’s life as possible.  I have also been wanting to make something special for our child that she could cherish for years to come, so I decided to combine the two.  …

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Top 5 for Cinco de Mayo

It’s time to prepare for a fiesta this weekend.  If you need a reason to kickback, have some fun, and invite over the crew for great food and drinks, it’s Cinco de Mayo!  I love Mexican food, the culture, and festivities.  Here are some of my favorites: 1. Horchata I was blessed to grow up in …

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Repurposing Old Bed Sheets into a New Comforter

This is a great project to become familiar or reacquainted with your sewing machine.  The stitching doesn’t have to be perfect and it can be a wonderful opportunity to test out your free motion quilting skills (this was a first for me).   Additionally, you will save tons of money on material since you are repurposing old sheets.  …

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Top 5 for the Week, April 20, 2012

Twisted Sifter, History of Everything, My Fave, Paper Sculptures, and a McCartney Video 1. Twisted Sifter The main goals for Twisted Sifter are straight forward: 1. Provide content that is interesting, creative, or funny 2. Use BIG pictures whenever possible and 3. Keep readers up-to-date with what’s popular online.  It is no wonder this is one of my …

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Top 5 for Spring and Easter

This is one of my favorite times of the year.  Everywhere we go flowers and trees are blooming, the fashion industry is breaking out the bright, fresh colors, and the weather is warming up.  To help celebrate the season and blessed holiday, here are my top 5 picks. 1. Daily Bible All throughout the year, …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, March 9, 2012

Life Hacks, Computer Glasses, Salt Art, Audio Books, and Beautiful Stores 1. Lifehacker I’m always looking for new ways to improve my life and make things easier.  Lifehacker.com is a website chock full of tips, tricks, and “hacks” focused on taking the stress and complication out of daily tasks.  Throughout the day they feature different ideas to …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, March 2, 2012

Money-saving Coupons, Knowledge Junkies, Budget Apps, Caffeinated Soap, and Touchscreen Gloves 1. RetailMeNot Saving money and couponing has never been more popular, competitive, and now never easier.  Unless you are one of the die-hards who has made couponing their full-time job and are preparing for your appearance on reality television, most of us don’t have the …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, February 24, 2012

Pinners, Test Tubes, Education, Gifts, and Groceries 1. Pinterest By now almost everyone’s heard of Pinterest, the online pinboard where people share what they love.  I was a little late to the game and only started using the service a few months ago.  Once I took the time to check out the site and what was …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, February 10, 2012

Technology, Toothpicks, Love, Makeovers, and Cards 1. Corning Oh, the possibilities! Corning is a leading company for glass and ceramics that specialized in creating new pieces to enhance technology.  You have probably already encountered their work and may not have even realized it.  What were once thought to be futuristic dreams are coming to fruition thanks to …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, February 3, 2012

Memories, Motion, Museums, Music, and Movies   1. Reuben Heyday Margolin Reuben Heyday Margolin is a forward thinker, his creations range from portraits to rickshaws.  Quite possibly his most noted works are focused on kinetic art, pieces with motion.  Drawing from nature and the fluid action of waves, Margolin has constructed several intricate suspended masterpieces.   Through his …

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