Greeting Cards

I have found a couple of sites where greeting cards can be purchased and sent to your friends & family. Some of the sites will choose for you (with you getting final approval) and some you just go through their selections, pick your cards and tell them when to send them.  After you pay for them, […]

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April 2017

There are about 4 or 5 hand-lettering blogs that I follow that put out lists of prompts each month.  These are to give you material to get those creative juices flowing and keep your skills up.  I try to pick something every day from one of those lists – these are my April choices: ” […]

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March 2017

Reinventing Myself At the age of 62 (?!) I find myself with a lot of free time on my hands.  I was a practicing dental hygienist for over 40 years. Needed eye surgery has forced me to take time off for the procedures and recovery.  So, I thought this would be a good season of […]

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Get a (Better) Grip!

Gaining traction on a microwave plate cover with an emery board!   If you own a microwave, then you probably own something like this: (If you don’t – then you really should! – just sayin’!)😉 Anyway, when we first got this cover, I couldn’t pick it up. The handle was so slippery, that it just […]

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Bring the Outdoors In

We remodeled our kitchen a couple of years ago.  A few months before we started, we went to Colorado for the first time.  We fell in love with the magnificent beauty of the Rocky Mountains.  I knew we were going to have to bring some of that nature into our suburban Midwest kitchen. As we […]

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Did You Take Your Medicine?

I had some surgery on my left eye a couple of weeks ago. Recovering quite nicely – thanks for asking! But now that the discomfort is all-but-gone the only issue I am having is remembering if I took my medicine. See, even eye drops are considered medicine. And if you want to be a good patient […]

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The star of my Toolkit!

To get this party started, I thought I would share one of my favorite supplies in creating “inventions”.  Not a particularly glamorous item. but i have been able to use it in repairs as well as decorative items.  It is relatively inexpensive, but it’s a solid workhorse in my toolkit.  Whether i need to fill […]

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A minor Annoyance

Just “wrapping up” (pun intended!) the Christmas gift giving season.  This “invention” could have saved you a ton of aggravation!  Oh, well – as Cub fans “used to” say – “There is always next year!” This one is so simple, I bet you will say “I should have thought of THAT myself!” When using tape […]

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