Cheer Bows

Photo credit: Angela Ambroffi

Photo credit: Angela Ambroffi

If you know anything about youth sports, you know it’s a family affair. Doesn’t matter if it’s baseball, soccer or hockey, everyone loves to go watch the kids play. Recently, my nephew’s hockey team made it to the championship game. Sam was trying to think of something to give the sisters of the players, as a thank you for all of the time they spend at hockey games supporting their brothers. I thought of cheer bows!! I mean, what says team spirit better?? And, since I only have boys, the chance to make something for a bunch of girls made me giddy! Continue reading

Holiday Wreaths

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Nothing says the holidays like an awesome wreath. I love them! It’s one of the first crafts I remember ever doing on my own. I’ve admired all of the fluffy wreaths I’ve seen on Pinterest, and thought they were too hard or time consuming to do. Well, I’m here to tell you they’re not! Well, a bit time consuming, but not hard at all! Continue reading

Repurposed Candles

I hate to throw away stuff! I recently took down 2 antique bronze candle holders in my dining room. I didn’t want to throw them away, so I repainted them with some silver spray paint my husband had, leftover from painting a model car. The two battery operated candles were worn & had red finger prints on them from Christmas, last year. I recovered them with bling! Continue reading

Cricut Explore: Cutting Multiple Colors on 1 Mat


Sam and I each got the Cricut Explore for Christmas! Exciting stuff. Mom and Jill have had theirs practically since they came out. The funny thing is that we all use ours differently for totally different purposes. With a busy work schedule, my new Cricut barely got out of the box before New Year’s Eve, and I’ll admit I got frustrated quickly. So after appetizers & a good amount of wine, but before Raclette on New Year’s Eve, Mom gave me a quick tutorial that made me much more comfortable with my new machine.  The wine did not hurt! Continue reading