Crafts and Sewing, Random Thoughts

Kids Crafts: Pasta Angel Christmas Ornaments

Here's a fun little Christmas craft project you can do with the kids (or by yourself) with some pasta and paint: Pasta Angels. Plus, be sure to scroll towards the bottom of the page for the Cash for Christmas Giveaway with $350 in prizes. This is pretty straight forward and I'm guessing most of you… Continue reading Kids Crafts: Pasta Angel Christmas Ornaments

10 Stylish Non-Character Backpacks for under $25. Back to School. Frugal shopping guide. Cash giveaway.
Family Life, Random Thoughts

10 Non-Character Backpacks for Under $25 plus Back to School Giveaway

Elementary kids want to have the "cool" back pack, which usually means their favorite TV or movie characters. Some parents object to spending money for their kid to be a walking billboard. And by the time they are in middle and high school, princesses and super heroes are lame, childish, passe, or whatever term the… Continue reading 10 Non-Character Backpacks for Under $25 plus Back to School Giveaway

Why I don't Wish American Service Members and Veterans Happy Memorial Day - the history and traditions of Memorial Day.
Random Thoughts

Why I don’t wish American Service Members and Veterans “Happy Memorial Day”

More than a few U.S. active duty service members and veterans I know are offended by the words "Happy Memorial Day". Some may not be as vocal about it as others, but it is still insulting if you know the true meaning of the day. Confused? I understand. The holiday has become increasingly a day… Continue reading Why I don’t wish American Service Members and Veterans “Happy Memorial Day”

8 Life Lessons Learned from Stitchery - comparing life to cross stitch, embroidery, crewel and needlepoint.
Crafts and Sewing, Hobbies, Random Thoughts

8 Life Lessons Learned from Stitchery

As I was finishing up this project recently and stressing about all of the mistakes I realized there are quite a few life lessons to be gleaned from stitchery, whether it is cross stitch, needlepoint, crewel or embroidery. Truthfully my mind wanders when I am backstitching. But, I still thought it might make a nice… Continue reading 8 Life Lessons Learned from Stitchery