Book Print Origami Heart Bookmark

Book Print Origami Heart Bookmark

Do you love projects made with book print?  When I stumbled upon these origami hearts made of book print paper on-line, I was super excited.  I couldn’t resist including them in my Avid Reader Valentine Table post. While I do recommend using book pages for these heart bookmarks, I don’t recommend destroying special books. Either […]

What’s Blooming Wednesday #16

Sunflowers and Zinnias

THE BLOOMS OF FRIENDSHIP There’s not much of anything new blooming in The Land of Making Do.  Today’s What’s Blooming Wednesday is with a twist.  A beautiful twist. Do you have friends that do special things to cheer you up?  I hope you do.  Since I am blessed so, I wish that for you, too. While […]

Viking Cooking School After-Party: The Shopping!

Post Viking Cooking School Shopping

Cooking in the Viking cooking class put me in the mood for something new for the kitchen.  (Exactly as they’d hoped, I’m sure.)  The cookware we used in class was high quality and nice!  Too expensive, though – and I truly have no NEED for new cookware. The gadgets were a nice quality, too, but […]

DIY French Lavender Hearts + Printable Pattern

French Lavender Hearts + Printable Pattern

Happy February!  I’m happy heart month is finally here.  Are you? Annie Sloan has done it again.  She has inspired me.  I thought she was all about chalk paint – until I read her books.  One of my favorites is Creating the French Look. Each time I look through this book, I see something new.  […]

Your After-Christmas Shopping Plan

After Christmas Shopping Plan

Have you finished your Christmas shopping?  Are you sick of shopping – and thinking of shopping, even? Do you shop the sales after Christmas each year?  We are often out of town, so I seldom have the opportunity to scavenge the Christmas clearance shelves.  (Although, clearance shopping is one of my favorite things to do!) […]