Liquid Pouring Tutorial Series Part 2: Tips for Acrylic Liquid Pour

July 1, 2019

If you caught the first part of the Liquid Pouring Tutorial Series, welcome back. If you missed it, check out Liquid Pouring Tutorial Series Part 1: Getting Started. Whether you are just getting started with Acrylic…

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Plastic Free July Eco Challenge

June 29, 2019

Last summer I participated in a challenge to go Plastic Free for the month of July. In reality, I didn’t really go plastic¬†free but I did spend the month using far fewer single use plastics. This…

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Sick Day Survival Crafts: Painting

June 27, 2019

Sick Day Survivors Log: Day 5 After four consecutive days of excess screen time and couch naps thanks to a 102 to 104 fever, a new fever has set in. I’m thrilled my little guy is…

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Liquid Pouring Tutorial Series Part 1: Getting Started

June 17, 2019

I’ve had many questions and a lot of great feedback on my post about Dirty Pour acrylic painting. While I have quite a bit of experience with acrylic paint and I’ve played with the dirty pour…

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Cash Envelope Prototype

February 13, 2019

This post was almost titled the Ugly as Sin Cash Envelope Prototype. Seriously, so ugly. With some tweaks and fine tuning, I have no doubt this will turn out to be a cute and useful project.…

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Veterans Day at Home Depot Part 2

November 27, 2018

After my last post, I got a lot of feedback, support and questions. We waited until the day after to call the corporate offices to notify them about what happened and I wanted to give Home…

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Veterans Day at Home Depot

November 13, 2018

I’ve read many stories over the years of deplorable treatment of active duty military, veterans and spouses, but none of that prepared me for a first hand experience. Let’s talk about Home Depot and how one…

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DIY Treasure Chest Bank

September 10, 2018

The day started with a bit of tragedy. I was lying in bed, still half-asleep when I heard crash, shatter, scream. I jumped out of bed and bolted to living room to find a distraught little…

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Dealing with Prescription Mistakes at the MTF

July 31, 2018

TL;DR: the base pharmacy almost dosed my 4 year old wrong and didn’t even care. It all started with a fever… This morning, Dustin and I spent 3 1/2 hours at the base hospital. The whole…

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Will You Accept the Plastic Free July Challenge?

July 5, 2018

It’s Plastic Free July. Don’t know what that is? I didn’t either until a few weeks ago. But I’m taking part this year and I hope you will too! Plastic Free July Eco Challenge I had…

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Nurses, Teachers, Military Spouses… Thank You!

May 11, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Week, Nurse Appreciation, Military Spouse Appreciation and Sunday brings Mother’s Day. Seriously. All rolled up in one week. Pretty sure teachers and nurses deserve their own week all to themselves. If not an entire…

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Batten Road Market

May 9, 2018

At the end of a dirt road, down by a riverbank, a collection of local artisans, small businesses and vendors are gathering to share their goods, services, crafts and passions at the Batten Road Market. You’re…

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