June 2013

Kitchen Sink Wind Chimes

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I love wind chimes. Not the noisy kind that sound like Big Ben but wind chimes with some personality and pleasant, soft, interesting, unusual sounds.   I have seen wind chimes made from painted tin cans but I wanted something with a little more variety for my grandchildren to make. I made this wind chime […]

Juice Box Water Bottles

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  A quick post about juice-box-sized plastic bottles.  Getting ready for the grandchildren. Found these little bottles with straws built in 2 for $1.  I am going to make fish-shaped ice cubes out of juice and put them in the bottles. Then, I am going to plop them back into the freezer. When it is […]

LIFE IS GOOD Magnet Easel

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Just a quick post to say LIFE IS GOOD !       This is a magnet board which stands up like an easel. I cut the vinyl letters with Silhouette but my favorite part quickly became the magnets. Cute little flower things. They are just little paper scrapbook flowers glued to magnets. Cute, I […]

Chalk Board for the Kitchen

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  Chalk Boards and Magnet Boards. They are everywhere. I found this “distressed” chalk board at TJ Maxx. There was only one and it had a clearance sticker. I bought it and brought it home and leaned it against the wall and held it against the wall and turned it this way and that way […]

Ribbon Flag T-Shirts

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  Ribbon today is more than ribbon.  This is gross grain ribbon which has already been pleated. How nice.  This is what I needed: Hanes cap-sleeve t-shirts from WalMart @ $3.47. Pleated ribbon on the roll @ Hobby Lobby at 50% off.  $1.50 per roll. ( One roll of white and one of red will […]

Tiered Dishes Using Pottery

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  I LOVE the Asian Market. ( West Jordan, Utah ) It is a HUGE store filled with imports from China with everything from restaurant supplies to high-heeled shoes. I have bought beautiful scarves there and a large yellow leather bag which I use as a camera bag. It is a wonderful place to prowl […]

Unnecessary Plastic Items

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  When I was younger I used to enjoy the folk songs of Nancy Griffith. She had an odd little voice but somehow she pulled it off. I certainly never made a record. (For those under 30 a record has music on it. You need a record player with a diamond needle to hear the […]