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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tutorial for Making a Quilled Heart

So I found an app on my IPad called Touchcast.  After playing around a little, I decided I would give it a try to see if I could do a tutorial.  I chose to make a simple heart out of two tear drops.  Here is the tutorial. I apologize for the little bit of trouble I had getting my pictures to disappear in the tutorial...
Let me know what you think!

Friday, June 6, 2014

A preview of Barbara Delinsky's "Sweet Salt Air"

I had the opportunity of participating in the latest chatterbox from  I received a copy of Barbara Delinsky's newest book "Sweet Salt Air" and it was a great summer read.  I enjoyed getting into the main characters Nicole and Charlotte.  The story is about two close friends who got to know each other on an island.  The story goes on to reunite them later in life and because of some drama that happened the last time they saw each other Charlotte is reluctant to go back but know she must to help her friend with an amazing cookbook that she is writing.  The story is easily relatable to anyone and you also learn about a few topics as you read.  A great summer read!  Check out her information and other books here...

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Desk Do-Over

I am blessed to live in a neighborhood with several neighbors around who have children close to the ages of my own.  The other day, one of my neighbors bought her daughter a new desk and was trying to give her old one away.  I didn't think we had room, but my daughter wanted it!  She had been doing her homework on her bed and the couch and although it was comfy, it's just not practical.  She begged for us to take it, so I relented.  The only problem?  The desk was white and her furniture is all black.  What to do?  I decided to paint it of course!
The desk consisted of a desk and small hutch with a cork board strip running across the back.  My friends daughter had written on it and so after thinking how to remedy it, I decided to cover it with fabric.  I will show you the before and after pictures.
The only problem I had with this project was the spray paint I initially started out with.  It was spraying like spatter paint and leaked out from the bottom of the nozzle.  All three cans, mind you! I then went back and bought three new cans of a different brand (that didn't quite match) to finish the job...

Before painting the desk.  I have already removed the corkboard, wrapped it with fabric and put it back into place. 
Close up of finished painted desk...
DONE!!! ��

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Frustrated with Google+

Okay, I've spent quite a bit of time now using Google+ with my blog and it has been horrible.  If you use Internet Explorer then you can't see comments, can't comment, much less read comments!  I have taken the Google+ association off!  DONE!  I loved having it all connected, but it's frustrating trying to keep up with comments...Anyone else have trouble with this?  Also, I found out that in order to comment, you have to have a Google+ account.  I do NOT want to force anyone to sign up on something they don't want!!!  Hopefully I can now get back to what I enjoy and sharing thoughts with you!  :)
On a side note, Hope that you had a blessed Thanksgiving and now we have to gear head first into Christmas!!  :)