Day at the Beach – Pale Girl Problems
My husband and I recently had a day off and decided to spend a day at the beach. Please understand, I do not "beach" with the comfort and ease of most. On the other hand, Tim's family spent their weekends frolicking at the beach until they had their own pool. Then every weekend was a pool party. He and his sisters morphed into little sun-bleached, berry-brown fish every summer.  While I will never be a suntanned beach bunny (thank you for the freckles and pallor, Irish ancestors), I will do my best to assimilate.…

Mirror Update – Shabby Chic Craft – Blame it on Target
This Mirror Update - Shabby Chic Craft came about when I bought some towels. Seriously, the domino effect in full force! Our half-bath needed new towels because the current ones were looking really sad. I found some gorgeous teal and coordinating gray hand-towels at Target. As will happen, it lead to a repainting of the bathroom and a facelift for the mirror.… (2 comments)

Alarm Clock Picture Frame Craft Project
This alarm clock picture frame craft project will have you looking at old broken clocks in a whole new light! There are so many beautiful and unique old alarm clocks that you can score super-cheap at thrift stores and rummage sales. The best part is that turning that clock into a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind frame is easy!… (2 comments)

Boom Knit Shawl (Premier Yarns Sweet Roll)
The Boom Knit Shawl (knit with Premier Yarns Sweet Roll) is the perfect, small project for a Netflix binge. It is all garter stitch, so don't even *think* about purling. It is basically a two-row pattern and the shaping is just using a KFB (knit front and back) increase and a k2tog decrease. Easy peasy! This is a free pattern on Ravelry.… (2 comments)

Several years ago, my husband and I went as Ralphie and the Leg Lamp for Halloween. As a costume, it wasn't all that hard to make. Truthfully, that hardest part was finding a lampshade to fit over my booty. I got more than a few odd looks in the thrift store as I divested lamps of their shades and proceeded to try to pull them up like a pair of pants. (If you are interested in learning how to make their own leg lamp costume, please comment below. If there is enough interest, I can make a tutorial. You have to provide your own Ralphie, though I can give you pointers on making his shirt ;-) )…