Alcohol Ink Ideas + how it can be incorporated into business

How does alcohol ink and business tie into one another? I was recently asked to appear on a business talk show and do something artistic/crafty.  I thought to myself, how am I going to pull that off with it relating to business? I'm not much of a business person, I'm the typical ADD artist who is flighty and is always seeing color and art and ways to improve things with paint or whatever!  I have been working with a number of different art mediums and had to focus on one. Alcohol ink projects came to mind! How would alcohol ink art be incorporated into business? Well, a couple of ways.  One, alcohol ink is very fluid and hard to control at times. So, if a business person is … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Balls – YUMMY!

I make Peanut Butter Balls every year {would make it more, but my girlish figure would explode}.  Actually, I make them a couple times during the holidays now.  A certain little person loves to eat Peanut Butter Balls as much as I do apparently.  They just don't last in our house anymore. They are so delicious!! I got this Peanut Butter Ball recipe from one of the gals I worked with years ago when I was nursing in British Columbia.  And boy, I'm so glad I did!! These are wonderful treats to make for cookie exchanges or for teacher treats.  I mean, who doesn't like Peanut Butter Balls coated in fluffy coconut? (other than those who are allergic to PB of course) In saying that, this is … [Read more...]

DIY Con – Live DIY projects with Amazing Women

I'm excited to share this link and event with you, DIY CON and My Fix It Up Life and BLAB are teaming up to present this 4 hour JAM PACKED DIY WORKSHOP! You will need the BLAB APP to view this free DIY workshop. What is BLAB? Blab is an interactive video chat. So you will need a computer with a webcam or an iPhone. You sign up for blab through a twitter account and you can use the blab app or visit blab.im on Google Chrome browser. Join us online for a fully virtual craft summit on December 1st, and enjoy an epic day of FREE D.I.Y. workshops.  Click this link to get you to the DIY workshop on Blab Drop by from 3pm to 7pm EST (12-4pm PST) to hear creative experts share some amazing … [Read more...]

Great DIY Gift Idea + Giveaway Valued at $900

Today I’m over at Skip to My Lou as part of the Bake Craft Sew & Decorate series. I am sharing a Santa Gnome Tutorial, these are quick to whip up for holiday gift giving. In fact, you won’t want to miss all the handmade gift ideas! I have joined over 100 bloggers to share some amazing homemade gift ideas…….. Plus I get to be part of an amazing sewing giveaway too. See Below… This is one is sew AMAZING! She is a gem and her name is Rachel. One lucky winner will receive this beautiful… Baby Lock Sewing Machine ($799 Value) and $100 Worth of Fabric from Riley Blake Designs. Ready to take your sewing to the next level? The Baby Lock Rachel is the star of any sewing class, and … [Read more...]

DIY Hutch Makeover – Craigslist $25 find

Our 'formal dining room' needed some furniture to fill it, so I found this gem on Craigslist for $25!!!!!!!! DIY Hutch Makeover Commence! A personal goal I set for myself, well, for our home is to furnish the rest of it with Craigslist items or Goodwill purchases. We moved from a smaller home to a home over double its size, so we have had a few rooms to fill. You read right, TWENTY FIVE BIG ONES!!! It even has a light in it ... THAT WORKS!!!!! I love how it turned out.  Just waiting to find just the right hardware to finish the look ... What do you think? These 2 photos below is before it saw some Taradara action! HOW DID I DO IT? I removed the hardware and sanded the areas … [Read more...]

Don’t replace your ceiling fan – Paint it!

Save your money and paint the darn thing! Paint your ceiling fan! We moved in 5 years ago and I've wanted to change out my ceiling fans for new ones ever since we looked at it.  Every time I go to Lowes or Home Depot, I look at the fans.  I look the next time and the next.... Then I'd go home and think, I should paint mine.  Then I'd think of taking it down, taking it apart and painting it.  Then I'd cringe. Then I'd be at Lowes, I'd look at the ceiling fans again ... and, look at the price and think about taking the old one down and putting the new one up.  Then I think about painting them again. See, it's been a vicious cycle. Try being in my brain ... It's totally ADHD {no … [Read more...]

How to Start Hot Water Heater Pilot Light

No need to call a plumber or a handyman. You can start your own darn hot water heater pilot light and you know what? It's EASY! How do you know that this might be a problem?  You don't have any hot water in your house ... anywhere.  You look to see if your hot water heater has exploded and it hasn't.  You go back and turn on another hot water faucet thinking maybe it was that one faucet that is broken.  Nope, no hot water.  You return to the water heater and read the directions on how to get the pilot light on.  (Ahem, not that I did that or anything....) I'm here to show you that you will not blow up. You can do this. YOU can Fix it yourself! … [Read more...]