This printed tea towel idea originally started by me being way too eager to say, “Yes, I can do that too!” I was minding my own business on the school playground as I was handing out my bags of produce from Farmigo (which I do as a weekly fundraiser for my daughter’s school) and a parent I like very much approached me about coordinating a kindergarten class project to sell at the Spring Auction (which I am also on the committee for). She thought I’d be a logical choice since I’m one of three room mom’s for the class. See? I. CAN’T. SAY. NO. Sound familiar anyone? So yes, it was. I began thinking up a useful, but cute idea. The kids were studying apples. I know someone who makes tea towels. I put the two ideas together and we had a project! Apple stamped tea towels.Read More
Inspiration struck as we were decorating our tree while trying to fill one of those Hallmark ornament frames with a picture. I went looking for a photo to put in the frame to commemorate the year when I came across the perfect sized photo taken in a photo booth at a wedding we attended earlier in the year. By the time I came back with the photo, my oldest had taken it upon herself to draw our family for the photo frame. Okay. This is where inspiration hit. Homemade photo Christmas ornaments or gift tags.
I loved the fun photos we’d taken at the wedding. I wanted them on the tree! So, we made it happen.Read More
With Christmas fast approaching (I know by all the early birds putting out their Christmas decorations, though it’s not even Thanksgiving yet- thanks for that), I’m starting to get a bit panicky. Not because I’m behind on shopping, but because we don’t want any more “things”. Sometimes when I’m walking through the house, I feel like Mama Bear in the Berenstain Bears, “Think of Others in Need” where all of their abundance of stuff chases Mama Bear around in her dreams chanting “Too much stuff” at her. We've decided this year to gently request family experiences instead of material gifts.Read More