I love creating from recycled material.  Taking something that would have normally ended up in a landfill and creating something new and beautiful out of it is right up my alley.  This week I was challenged by the folks who make Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries to do just that!

I introduce to you my Recycled Cardboard Angel!

recycled cardboard angel

Made from a recycled plastic coffee container and a cardboard box, she will now stand proudly as a pretty decoration in my RV.  I had in mind a Christmas decoration, but I think I'll keep her around all year! Want to know how to make her?

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I love scented candles. Recently, I was asked to do a review on candles made by Enlightened Ambiance.  So, of course I said yes!  And being of the crafty sort, I felt the need to create something fun to go along with them.  After all, you can't do a candle review without something fun to hold them.  Right?

city skyline luminaries

These pretty City Skyline Luminaries are easy to make from recycled glass jars and are absolutely beautiful when lit by candlelight.  And I've even included the free pattern for you!

And I even have a giveaway of Enlightened Ambience candles for you!  See the bottom of this post for details.

Want to know how to make them?

I love fun new crochet patterns and just happened upon a vintage pattern for a spiral crochet using three colors.  Which of course filled my head with colorful ideas.  So I sat down this past weekend with some brightly colored yarn a plan, and a few yummy Jif® Bars (because sometimes a little peanut butter helps the creative process) and created my own spiral crochet pattern.

Yes, Jif® Bars are involved!  And if you love a quick and easy snack, be sure to check the bottom of this post for a fun giveaway!
spiral crochet pattern

These pretty spirals are going to be used in a future project, which I will feature later here on the Sitcom.  In the meantime, let me show you how to make them!

Begin by choosing three colors of yarn that you love.  Half the fun of this project is enjoying the colors! Any size crochet hook will do.  I used a G sized hook for the spirals in this tutorial.

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Ever live in a RV full time?  With two dogs?  Well I'm here to tell you that some days the place smells a little like (dare I say it?)...DOG.  Not that I'm against that entirely, but I did want to tell you about some very unique auto air fresheners called PERK Vent Wrap that freshen up the place (and our car) amazingly fast.

Oh, and I'm back with another fun giveaway too!  Check out the bottom of this post for the easy entry details!

crock pot jambalaya

We have two dogs.  There is Ralph, the young one, who is often found chewing unapproved random items such as flip flops, table legs and errant underwear.   Don't let those big eyes fool you.  He isn't as innocent as he looks!  Lately he has a thing for an old chess set that I have sitting in the bedroom.  One by one, the pieces have made their way into his bed. Each piece now has his signature toothmarks.

I like to think that he has his buddies over while we aren’t at home for a stimulating game of chess, a bowl of milk bones and a bit of manly dog-like companionship.  I guess that at least it keeps him out of the bars…

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savory chicken and bacon pockets

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faux quilted coasters

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velveted chicken and vegetable stir fry

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Do you feel old in your glasses?

gossiping chicken

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SimplySpecialMeals #CollectiveBias I'm always on the look out for simple meal ideas that I can put together without a whole lot of thought or extra preparation.  After all, I work at a campground!  Life should be simple, right? […] Read the full article →

wedding guestbook on canvas

My youngest daughter is getting married in November and she has asked me to create a few things for her wedding.  She showed me a photo of a Tree of Life on canvas- the purpose was to create a unique "guest book" for the guests to sign.  Could I make her something like that? Well sure! […] Read the full article →