Love miniatures?  Want to make something amazing?  Create a miniature scene inside a real chicken egg shell!  This project is not as hard as it looks and the results are fabulous! My mother owns chickens; my sister owns ducks and geese.  Between the two of them, they are keeping me well supplied in eggs for […] Read the full article →

Ever thought about earning money by blogging?  As long as you are writing about things you love, sponsored content from folks like IZEA is a great way to earn money with your writing skills. Here are a few tips from this crazy-eyed craft blogger that might help you out!

how to get paid to write for top brands

1. I am not an expert...

And I am certainly not the best at trying to earn a living with my arts, crafts and blog.  I have a tendency to learn things the hard way.  Dealing with a computer and software does not utilize the arts and crafts side of my brain, and often results in me drinking gallons of Diet Coke after midnight while stumbling through my website with crazy eyes, just hoping that I didn't totally shut down my entire website while I was trying to insert that silly dog photo.

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9 Free Sewing Patterns!

9 free sewing patterns

As you probably already know, I love to sew.  Over the past few years, I've created some fun free sewing patterns for my lovely readers.  Recently, I created a Mug Warmer Gift Set for my other website, Daily Holiday Blog and wanted to share that with you, along with some other free sewing patterns from […] Read the full article →

14 tips for traveling with your pet

Oh yay!  Mom is busy working and she said I could write the next post!  She's busy making these weird looking chickens out of funny tasting vegetables.  I'm not sure why they are so popular. They really taste terrible. But anyway, mom and has asked me to talk to you about Feed The Friendship!  It is a […] Read the full article →

camping rules chalkboard

I have a problem.  I just love those little "Rules" signs that have all different fonts in them.  Since we live full time in our RV, I have absolutely no wall space. None. But I couldn't help myself.  I found a chalkboard, some chalk markers, and created a fun Camp Rules Pattern! Of course, I […] Read the full article →

8 tips for pairing wine

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MangiaTonight #CollectiveBias In my house, dinner has always been an event.  It is the one time of the day that the family gets together, sits down at the table and discusses their day.  I was brought up that way, and […] Read the full article →

goal without a plan

This post is sponsored by Nutrisystem, and all opinions are my own. #NSNation #Turbo10 #ad I'm always a bit behind when it comes to my goals.  And apparently a little organization is the key. With that in mind, I put together a list of 10 easy steps to work towards your goals.  No matter if your goals […] Read the full article →

easy zigzag crochet pattern

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WetSkinMoisturizer #CollectiveBias I've been getting my Etsy shop organized and have decided to add a few new things along with my Gossiping Paisley Chickens and Ukrainian eggs.  Handmade gifts are such a nice option when giving and I love […] Read the full article →

slow cooked pulled pork

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SweetNewYear #CollectiveBias Since arriving in Florida for the winter, our goal has been to eat a bit healthier.  It is a bit easier here since veggies are grown year round!  My current quest is “life with less sugar” and I found a way to cut […] Read the full article →

grandmas soft ginger cookies recipe

Yes, I cook now and then too!  Bet you thought this was a craft blog!  Well, the hubby would like me to put my craft project down now and then and whip something up in the kitchen.  And honestly, I love cooking if I put my mind to it.  So this past year I began […] Read the full article →