Color Mixing for Kids: St. Patrick’s Day Activity

Color mixing with food coloring is a fun activity for kids and adults

Do you have kids at the age to learn colors and color mixing? Do you need a rainbow activity for St. Patrick’s Day? Do YOU need an activity, using household ingredients, that will teach both colors, color mixing for kids, scientific theory, and potentially cause 4 boys six years and under to pause for more than 10 seconds? You don’t? Good for you for making that life choice that shrinks the human population. For the rest of us breeders read on! Color Mixing Activity for Children Supplies Coffee (optional) Husband (Can I say optional? This post certainly wouldn’t have happened … Read more…

Creative Inspiration for March

Creative Inspiration for March 2016 free printable

Whether you are a blogger, office worker, or artist we all need a little creative inspiration from time to time.  Maybe you need a kick start for a writing a blog post or help picking out topics for Pinterest. Perhaps you want to plan a dinner party or come up with a fun themed Birthday.  Whatever your need it helps to have a jumping off point.  For this reason, I came up with this list of Creative Inspiration for March 2016. Do you know what is better than a list?!  A pretty list!  Oh yeah, you also get to learn … Read more…

Rustic Terracotta Pots

Orchid in rustic terracotta pot

As luck would have it I am in the gardening mood and four free orchids were available at work.  Two of them came in lovely, rustic, aged terracotta pots.  Two of them in plastic.  Last time a I checked plastic cups are not the most attractive or healthy means to display an orchid.  I loved the look of the rustic terracotta pots, but in reality even the two pretty pots were to small for the plants they were holding.  So what is a person to do?  I don’t have time to soak and cover four pots so they organically mineralize … Read more…

Easter Table Setting: Florals

Decorated table setting for Easter

I always have a ton of ideas when it comes to creating any table setting.  Easter is no exception.  It is more a case of me trying to stick with 1 theme and make a cohesive look for any of my crafts and decorations.  This year I settled on a floral theme.  Initially, when I thought of florals; I thought pink!  Well let’s be frank, for me, a little pink goes a long way.  So bring on a fresh new color for Easter.  Orange! Obviously, these Easter place settings used my hand-made chargers, no-sew napkins, and patterned Easter eggs.  However, … Read more…

How to Make No Sew Fabric Napkins

No Sew Fabric Napkins

Fabric napkins always add a bit of ambiance to any table setting.  However, the cost of pretty embellished fabric napkins can add up quick.  My solution?  Make your own no-sew, embellished fabric napkins!  You could absolutely sew these napkins, but 1.  I hate dragging out the machine and 2.  not everyone sews. On to the tutorial:   Supplies Fabric Squares: I have used a faux linen here.  You could also use a cheap plain fabric napkin. Fabric strips: 17-20 inches in length and .5-1 inch in width Heat’n Bond iron on adhesive An iron A towel An ironing board Step 1 … Read more…