AKA ‘The Spawning of a new Christmas Myth and the Death of Tradition’ Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year. I love everything about it. The lights, the decorations and, most importantly, the surprises. I love shopping for people and planning menus. There isn’t anything I don’t like about it. Okay, that is not… Continue reading How to Have a Present Free Christmas and Spend Less on Christmas Day
AKA 'I like nice things but there are moths in my wallet where the money should be'. Refresh, restore, renew. Today’s project is brought to you by the prefix re-. As in refresh, restore and renew an item instead of buying new. In part because I love to get hands on with my home renovation… Continue reading Recover your Barstools and Revamp your Space
Life takes us on many unexpected journeys, and this craft project was the beginning of our 2015 holiday that did not exactly work out the way we had hoped. Or happen at all that year in fact. However, as with many disasters faced with a positive attitude and a healthy dose of irreverence, in the… Continue reading Roll Up Beach Bed Tutorial
I figured the next item on the list of things to make for my friend’s wedding was a nice, easy project that could be done in a day. I was thinking that if it weren’t for the two hour dry time between coats of paint, I could have knocked this out in an hour or… Continue reading DIY Wedding Sign Tutorial
Or ‘How do you get molten glue off of raw flesh? Asking for a friend.’ I wanted to make a tutorial for the Hollywood style ‘movies’ sign that I made for Christmas last year and used for our staycation a few weeks back. But I already have a movies sign, so what would be the… Continue reading Captain America LED Monogram Tutorial
AKA ‘check out my box’ I’m a big fan of not spending $35,000 on a wedding. My second (and favourite...so far) wedding was a simple ceremony held on a little rocky outcrop overlooking the scalloped beach below. Waves crashing against islands scattered throughout Brisbane Water in the distance . I was married in jeans, a… Continue reading DIY Wishing Well or Cards Box for your Wedding
Admin’s Log: July 15 It has been 5 weeks since Telstra pulled the copper lines out of the street where I work leaving us with no phone or internet service until we could hook up to the NBN. As it stands we have no phone lines out, calls have been diverted to my mobile so… Continue reading It’s a Trap!
I’m still having trouble getting my head around the fact that my daughter has turned 17 in the last couple of weeks. My sweet little baby with the blonde ringlets is gone and in her place stands a fiercely independent young woman who is smart and funny and confident and beautiful and everything I wish… Continue reading Setting a Land Speed Record for Decorating for a Birthday Party