Browsing Category "DIY & Crafts"
Book-Page Chandelier…..What?
By     |    Jun 11, 2014
Posted in: Books, Busy Lady, DIY & Crafts, Romance     |    3 Comments

Book-Page Chandelier…..What?

Yes, that is right; you can make your very own Book-Page Chandelier like this one. It’s actually very simple and I will walk you through the 7 steps. This one cost me $1. That’s right ONE DOLLAR! What the What? Here’s how I did it. First – you will need a “working wreath”. These are commonly used for door wreaths, but turn it and it’s a chandler! You can purchase […]

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Writers Funk!
By     |    Mar 20, 2014
Posted in: Busy Lady, DIY & Crafts, Editing, Family, Health, Parenting, Uncategorized, Writing     |    4 Comments

Writers Funk!

It happens right? Well, I haven’t been in this depth of funk in a long time. I have a ton of ideas running around in my head, but still can’t arrange them into words. It’s so frustrating! I am sure many of you have been where I am now and possibly have some advice; I would love to hear it. I’m a writer, so maybe writing down why I’m in […]

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Swag..What is That?
By     |    Sep 20, 2013
Posted in: Busy Lady, DIY & Crafts     |    8 Comments

Swag..What is That?

First I will define Swag per Webster Dictionary: Noun “Stolen Property”. That is definitely not how I use the word Swag. Another definition “A slang term used to describe free stuff and giveaways offered by vendors at trade shows to encourage attendees to visit their booth.” This definition better describes what authors Swag is. My own definition – Free Stuff! Swag can come in many forms. A lot of authors […]

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A DIY Journal Gift for the Writer Who Has Everything
By     |    Sep 9, 2013
Posted in: DIY & Crafts, Writing     |    6 Comments

A DIY Journal Gift for the Writer Who Has Everything

Recently, I needed to give someone who I didn’t know a gift. I’d been invited to a double  high school/college graduation party. While I knew the oldest sister, I’d never officially met her younger sister. However, not wanting to be rude, I felt like I should still give them both a gift. The tricky part was figuring out a gift for the younger sister that wouldn’t come off as cheap, […]

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Awesome Chairs for Your Derrière
By     |    Aug 28, 2013
Posted in: Busy Lady, DIY & Crafts, Family     |    6 Comments

Awesome Chairs for Your Derrière

Hi there… I am super busy so this will be a short post. My entire family is coming in town for Labor Day and I am trying to decorate my house. Now – I am a total freak and need to have everything so super cute. I am a Martha Stewart want-to-be…I’ll admit it. So today I will show you how to change old (like 13 ys) chairs into new […]

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Barista Busy Lady
By     |    Aug 22, 2013
Posted in: Busy Lady, DIY & Crafts, Writing     |    6 Comments

Barista Busy Lady

I can pretty much do anything but write these days. What is it with procrastination and crafts! I can’t stop myself sometimes. But, cute things happen when I get crafty. Here is my latest project. I posted, Hiding My Dirty Laundry, using half of an old dining table. Well – I had the other half of that table and wanted to use it. Our new house has a very large […]

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DIM Wedding (and I don’t mean low lighting)
By     |    Aug 9, 2013
Posted in: Budget, Budget Lady, DIY & Crafts, Family, Wedding     |    17 Comments

DIM Wedding (and I don’t mean low lighting)

Wedding! The one word that strikes fear in fathers and their bank accounts. I can’t even count the number of times my daughter assured her father and me that she would not be getting married. Even when she found—the one—they both agreed that marriage was not in their future. I believed her—sort of. Mostly I just hoped they would change their minds. Be careful what you wish for. They did, […]

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