Make Your Own Rock Painting Kit

Pile of colorful painted rocks

DIY Rock Painting Kits This past year, my 9-year-old granddaughter wanted a rock painting kit for Christmas. I bought her a 4+ star rock painting kit online. She was very excited when she received it. In April, another granddaughter was celebrating her 11th birthday. She also loves arts & crafts, especially painting. I started my … Read more

Easter Egg Decoupage

Seven Easter eggs laying on pink Easter grass in a white porcelain bowl

How to Decoupage Easter Eggs Are you looking for a fun, easy way to decorate Easter eggs? You can make beautiful, colorful Easter eggs, with leftover materials you have around the house, such as napkins, tissue paper, or stickers. Decoupage eggs can be made with plastic, paper mâché, styrofoam, wooden or real eggs.   I … Read more

15 Fun Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

Green Shamrock with Green Glitter

Fun Ideas to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Let’s Have a St. Patrick’s Day Party! St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. We have all been limited by challenging circumstances this past year. But you do not have limit family fun, making memories and celebrations! If you want a party, I have fun ideas for … Read more

DIY Woven Heart Crafts for All Occasions

Pink and white woven heart with pink ribbon hanger & bow

DIY Hearts for Valentine’s Day and Special Celebrations Share Your Love with Woven Hearts Are you looking for an inexpensive, creative, easy, and fun craft to make Valentine’s Day special, instead of using store-bought Valentines? You will love making the woven heart crafts! Kids love making homemade gifts and will want to join in the … Read more

Thanksgiving Gratitude Pumpkin

Thanksgiving Gratitude Pumpkin You can make a fall pumpkin using the same technique that was used for the Pretty Paper Globes by just changing the colors and adding a stem! For this pumpkin, I chose the patterns & colors from various paper pads that I had, including one with seasonal papers. I used the 2 … Read more


Patience Life.  It can be described as so many things, but right now, imperfect and a mess comes to mind. With so many challenges that we all face each day, then add to that a pandemic, life can be overwhelming at times. This year, our entire lives seemed to change overnight! The past several years … Read more

Easy Baked Potatoes with a Twist

Baked red potatoes sliced in half and golden brown with a sprig of parsley in the middle

Easy Baked Potatoes with a Twist Do you need an easy recipe for Father’s Day celebration that will impress all of the best dads? Are you looking for a way to make dinner extra special without all of the work? With only three ingredients and less than 5 minutes prep time, this simple twist on … Read more

Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Cake

Rhubarb Cake

Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Cake This is another recipe from my grandmother, Rose Ragan. My grandmother was the typical grandmother, curly white hair, always wearing an apron in the kitchen. She always made the best food! It was simple, no-nonsense, hearty, delicious food…nothing fancy, gourmet, or complicated. This recipe and her butter cookie recipe are a … Read more