Easy Watershed Lesson with Art Project for 4K and Preschool

The National Association of Conservation Districts holds an annual poster contest for students grades K-12, encouraging students to care for their environment. This year, the theme is Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home. A representative from the local DNR came to the school and taught the students eligible for the contest about watersheds. Then, the students […]

Make a custom vase using spray paint, tape, and a vase from the dollar store

Dollar Store Vase Hack: Simple Stripes

About a week ago, my priest asked me if my husband and I would run a breakfast & silent auction fundraiser for our church. My husband, the chef, is exceedingly capable of running the breakfast part; he works in for an award-winning college dining services program, which includes time running the cafeteria. He can clearly […]

How to Make Custom Templates Using Only Microsoft Word

My last post talked about how to use a template for chalkboard art.  Well, how did I make that template?  Did I use fancy software to extract images or bend the letters?  Is template making something only professionals can do?  NOPE!  I’m going to show you how to make a template on Word.  Yep.  Using […]

Chalkboard Art: How to Use a Template

A few years ago, I remodeled my kitchen.  The two biggest changes were my DIY new backsplash and chalkboard painted cabinets.  I like the black-and-white look, and I love the utility of chalkboard painted cabinets.  I can write grocery lists, to-do tasks, phone messages, recipes … and so much more!  Also, my kids can draw […]

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Must Have Mimosa Bar

Mmm mimosas.  Mmmmmimosas.  Oh, how do I love mimosas.  Part breakfast drink, part boozy bash with a dash of grown-up sophistication.  The only problem with them is that it’s hard to have just one.  Not because they’re an alcoholic version of Pringles, but because of the carbonation.  Once you pop that cork, it’s a ticking […]

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17 Best Boy Birthday Party Themes!

Budgie’s first birthday is coming up.  I know, where does the time go?  He’s so big now, and I really mean big.  He’s off the charts.  He started wearing 18-24 month clothes at 9 months.  I’m hoping he can stay in those until he’s 1.  Yeah, a 12-month-old wearing 24-month clothes.  2T clothes.  Toddler clothes. […]