Let’s go fly a Kite.

Posted by Michelle on August 22nd, 2014

The kids go back to school on Monday and it’s so funny that I am so close to being done with the Christmas shopping but I haven’t taken the kids for haircuts or bought them new shoes and undies – LOL  We joined the YMCA and the 4 of us are going every day – workout in the gym for my husband and me, and pool or rock climbing for the kids.  It’s great fun, it’s healthy, all good.  But it’s knocked off about 1.5 hours off my free time PER DAY.  Yikes!  So I’m hoping to get to gym/haircuts/clothes tonight, paint my son’s bedroom tomorrow, and then Sunday craft endlessly!

Cheers to the weekend!

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Posted by Michelle on August 19th, 2014

My husband found some free wood on Craigslist and picked it up so that we could use it for camping.  But in all the wood scraps there were also some nice, well-shaped pieces that I thought could be used for something.  I asked my son to go find one for me and sand it up all pretty so that I could use it for something.

Here’s a little sneaky peeky of the project I made for this week’s Hazel & Ruby and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft product pairing week.
Click HERE to see the rest of my project, and tutorial.



Tissue paper garland.

Posted by Michelle on August 13th, 2014

I’ve got another lil’ project to share with you that I had up on the Hazel & Ruby blog recently. 

Ever since my kids were born, I’ve always done two things for their birthdays: made their birthday cakes, and made invitations or party favors or decor or place cards, some element of the birthday celebration. It’s a tradition that I love, and one that I know they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. My son still recalls “that one time when mom made me a black NASCAR cake.” There’s more to that story, but let’s focus on what’s important. I just love Hazel & Ruby’s tagline “live handmade” and I really try to do that and share that passion with so many people as often as I can. Maybe papercrafts aren’t your thing, maybe you sew, maybe you bake, or you can fruits & veggies, or you write poetry – all those things are what it’s about: living handmade.

Full details can be found HERE.



Happy Hump Day!


Glitter is my favorite color.

Posted by Michelle on August 12th, 2014

I’m back today to share a little composition that I had up on the Hazel & Ruby blog recently.  The full details can be found HERE.  But basically it’s a composition book covered with washi tape.  And I absolutely love this saying:  glitter is my favorite color.  That’s my response now when I get asked.
What’s your favorite color?
Yeah, I said that.




Live Brightly.

Posted by Michelle on August 11th, 2014

Live brightly.
What a great statement!
I kinda missed this little die cut sticker in Imaginisce’s Welcome Spring collection – don’t know how I did that – and came across it the other day.  It’s great because I’ve got the perfect person to send this card to.  She is someone who says the neatest things, has the best sense of humor, collects pretty things, and is a mama of bunches of babes.

As we start the new week, let’s do that:  live brightly.  I bet it’ll be glorious!