Saturday, August 31, 2013

Soda Bottles and Teacher Gifts

I couldn't post this idea from Pinterest until they were presented to teachers on the first day back!

The bottles were filled with glue sticks and dry erase markers.  There isn't a classroom anywhere that has enough of those!  The teachers seemed to really like them!  
Easy project:  Remove the label, cut an H in the center of the bottle, fill, tape & decorate!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wednesday Wisdom #13

Since this is the first week of school here, I wanted to share this very important quote.
Have a great school year, everyone!

Saturday, August 24, 2013


Now, there's something I post about a lot - NOT!  
All kidding aside, that is the new challenge at My Time To Craft.  I decided it was time to get another scrapbook page done, so I pulled out a picture of my son from when he was a little boy.  At this stage of his life, he told us he was going to grow up to be a soccer coach!  It didn't quite work out that way, but here's the page:

This page was created entirely from bits and pieces from my Craft Room.  It's amazing how many of them I have!  
I hope you'll stop over at My Time To Craft for more inspiration from the Design Team. We want to see what you create - maybe from some scraps YOU have!  
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wednesday Wisdom #12

Since today is the first "official" day back to school for teachers, I thought this quote was appropriate!  
"Welcome Back!" to teachers everywhere!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Christmas and Wine

I have been neglectful of my blog - my apologies!  Even though we are not "officially" back at school, I have 4 presentations during the opening days.  Needless to say, I've been a little busy preparing.

Here is a little Christmas project that uses those wine corks you've been saving:

This is one of those "quick and easy" projects - love those!  I used a knife to cut the corks into slices.  I recommend soaking them in hot water first so they don't crumble.  I used E-6000 to glue them together, wrapped some Baker's Twine around the triangle, added a small gold star, and had an instant ornament!
In case you were wondering, yes, this is a Pinterest project!
So, get those corks out of the drawer and make a few ornaments.  No corks in the drawer, time to have some wine!

Have a great week!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Thank You!

It's August already, which means I'll be going back to work soon.  I do want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for "hanging in there" with me through my Summer Bucket List.  I truly appreciate every visit and comment you make here.  Now, I still have some time left before I reveal how I did, so stay tuned for a few more posts to round out the list.

On that note, My Time To Craft's Challenge for this week is to create an aperture card.

Once again, this card was created entirely with things from my stash.  I cut this card using my Artiste Cricut Cartridge - made it SO easy to cut that opening in the middle - and it's pink frame!  Add the stamped sentiment and some rolled flowers and the card was done!

Don't forget to visit My Time To Craft to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  I hope you're inspired to create one of your own!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wednesday Wisdom #10

Now, you will do this every time you see ROFL.
You're welcome!  

Monday, August 5, 2013

Do NOT Read This Book!

That got your attention. didn't it?

I was SO disappointed in this book.  If you recall, I read another book by Lisa Scottoline and enjoyed it.  This one was difficult to read.  Here is the book description from Amazon:

Lisa Scottoline has delivered taut thrillers with a powerful emotional wallop in her New York Times bestsellers Save Me, Think Twice, and Look Again. Now, with her new novel, Come Home, she ratchets up the suspense with the riveting story of a mother who sacrifices her future for a child from her past.
Jill Farrow is a typical suburban mom who has finally gotten her and her daughter's lives back on track after a divorce. She is about to remarry, her job as a pediatrician fulfills her---though it is stressful---and her daughter, Megan, is a happily over-scheduled thirteen-year-old juggling homework and the swim team.
But Jill’s life is turned upside down when her ex-stepdaughter, Abby, shows up on her doorstep late one night and delivers shocking news: Jill’s ex-husband is dead. Abby insists that he was murdered and pleads with Jill to help find his killer. Jill reluctantly agrees to make a few inquiries and discovers that things don’t add up. As she digs deeper, her actions threaten to rip apart her new family, destroy their hard-earned happiness, and even endanger her own life. Yet Jill can’t turn her back on a child she loves and once called her own.

First of all, there was no suspense to "ratchet up", the story was anything but "riveting", and the main character just was not believable.  As I read it, I kept commenting to my husband, "OMG, I can't believe she did that!"  I forced myself to finish the book and  if it had been the first book I read by this author, I would not read another.  I kept hoping it would get better - it didn't!

I'm sure my next book will be better!