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Make It Work #3: Designing Decisions Poll (#indieauthor #writinglife)

Originally posted on Tara Lee Davis — A story begins one word at a time:
? Hey friends and scribes, come take a poll and choose a cover design for Mindful…

January 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Mad Craft #12: Holiday Edition – How Not to Build A Gingerbread House #holidaycraft

I thought I’d learned from my mistakes last year, but alas it seems there were new mistakes to make this year. Step 1:   Decide not to buy a namby pamby … Continue reading

December 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mad Craft #11: Holiday Edition – Cinnamon Applesauce Christmas Ornaments #holidaycraft

Happy Merry FestiHanuchristmakwanzyuleidays! I dug back in my Wayback manchine and pulled out a mad craft from 2008.    I still have the ornaments I kept and they look just as … Continue reading

December 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mad Craft #9: DIY Digit Manipulatives with Counting Angles

Are you cheap thrifty like moi?  Want math manipulatives, but can’t bring yourself to spend your bottle-return money on teaching cards you may only use for a few months?  Can’t … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mad Craft #8: An Angry Bird Fourth Birthday Party – DIY Hats, Banner, and Cake Topper

My son was adamant that he wanted an Angry Birds themed party.    Being a February baby means that a mid-winter birthday needs to be indoors so we normally don’t have … Continue reading

February 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #42: Arepas with Ground Beef and Broccoli Slaw #homecooking

I love bread and all of its cousins.   I am especially fond of fresh breads, pockets, quick breads, muffins, scones, fry bread, biscuits, and cakes that are fast and … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mad Craft #7: Halloween Edition – Basic Budget Disney’s Inside Out Costumes

Halloween is my favorite holiday!   In the last few years I haven’t had the energy to go all out with the decorations or have a party, but I have embraced … Continue reading

November 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mad Craft #6: A Frozen Sixth Birthday Party – DIY Frozen Trolls (Part 4 – Tin Can Troll Bowling)

I bet you are wondering what I was going to do with those tin cans I had paper mache’d from the scraps from the mentioned Epic Snowflake Project and the … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Mad Craft #6: A Frozen Sixth Birthday Party – DIY Olaf Pinata (Part 3- Do You Want to Build a Snowman?))

Welcome back friends!     Are you here hoping to hear a story of rainbows and puppies from a land where everything goes smoothly and exactly the way you want?     Sorry to … Continue reading

September 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mad Craft #6: A Frozen Sixth Birthday Party – DIY Olaf Pinata (Part 2 – Head and Face and Nose and Hook)

When we last left our craft (Part 1 – The Framework), we had the agony of waiting for things to dry in 200% humidity.   On Day 3 of the … Continue reading

September 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Mad Craft #6: A Frozen Sixth Birthday Party – DIY Olaf Pinata (Part 1- The Framework)

It is that time of year again.  My daughter’s upcoming sixth birthday, a wonderland of Frozen, begins with the production of a pinata.     I vowed last year that I would … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Mad Craft #5: A Super Why Third Birthday Party: Part 2 (Cardboard Why Flyers with Spinning Propeller)

I completely forgot to continue this three part party series from my son’s third birthday.   Technically, this isn’t a Mad Craft since it is super simple!        … Continue reading

August 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

Mad Craft #5: A Super Why Third Birthday Party (Why Flyer Face Cut-Out Photo Board)

My son’s belated party went off very well with a few mishaps here and there (the cake and I had words), and a few forgotten items (notably the chips, dip, … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mad Craft #5: A Super Why Third Birthday Party (Craft Project Teaser)

I have been crafting and fending off children all day.   I don’t yet have the projects complete, but I thought a sneak peek might be appreciated. Step 1:  Stop … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #32: Chicken And Vegetable Soup With Homemade Noodles

Today we are combining a “throw it in a pot and see what happens” with an actual recipe!  Exciting! A number of recipes for chicken soup exist out there in … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 11 Comments

Make It Not Buy It #1: Hassle Free Homemade Powder Detergent

I am lazy consider my time to be more precious than to waste it on working too hard on domestics.     Green is good.  Reduce, reuse, recycle is a motto I … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · 6 Comments

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