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Gaining Focus and Learning the Art of Promotion

Have you read the Real Living section of the Statesman Journal today? DIY Studio got its first shout out by a newspaper! And even cooler, Emily from Desperatly Seeking Salem wrote this very kind and flattering blog post about DIY Studio in October. And now 

Dreamers Into Doers

I stumbled upon a Dreamers Into Doers, a community made by the smarty pants people of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Apparently, this group has been together a while now (can’t find the launch date).¬† But since I’m typically a bit behind in the whole social 

First Day of School

Little Missy is now in second grade and is sporting her jack-o-lantern smile and sassy new haircut. She’s excited, but poor brother has to wait another week to start Kindergarten.

Make it Monday- End of the Year Teacher Gift

Make it Monday- End of the Year Teacher Gift

I always rack my brain for ideas to thank teachers. Nothing ever seems enough and so many years we have been blessed with stellar teachers. This year I decided to make this ‚Äúteacher‚ÄĚ necklace to thank my daughter‚Äôs first grade teacher. The teacher has been 

Tackle it Tuesday, Tales of a Clothing Huntress

Tackle it Tuesday, Tales of a Clothing Huntress

Spotting the clearance rack, my heart pounds, my palms sweat, and my feet move me swiftly to my target. I scan quickly for a tag which reveals my reward. I am ruthless and cunning, I am the Clothing Huntress! Okay, back to reality. One of 

Auction at the Vineyard

Auction at the Vineyard

I wanted to share with you some of the work I’ve been creating¬† lately. Creative Discoveries Preschool is happy to announce it’s annual spring auction. This year, the fund-raising committee found a beautiful location to hold the event, at Orchard Heights Winery right here in 

Work in Progress

Work in Progress

Here’s another necklace I’ve been working on. This is for a wife who’s hubby is serving our country overseas. May our thoughts and prayers be with all of these heroes as well as their families at home missing them so much! Note: This picture was 

Perfection

Perfection

I’m so excited for my friend Jen Haas of Bittersweet Baking. She will start selling her cupcakes from Jack Rabbit Cafe right here in Salem. If you’ve never been to Jack Rabbit, you’re truly missing out. Their coffee is really good, they have a friendly 

Custom Orders

Custom Orders

I’ve been so lucky to work with an amazing woman from Kentucky making custom Valentine’s Day presents. Beth wanted something special for her mom, sister as well as herself, and was kind enough to send the project my way. I’ve never met Beth, she found 

Error. Computer disassemble… Re-assemble!

Error. Computer disassemble… Re-assemble!

My computer died. Kaput, gone, kicked the bucket. I’m so very sad. I told hubby it was like the death of the family pet. The sad part was that it was only a year and a half old and the darn hard drive failed. Really? 

Why Buy Local?

Why Buy Local?

Published¬†from Sustainable Connections There are many well-documented benefits to our communities and to each of us to choosing local, independently owned businesses. We realize it is not always possible to buy what you need locally and so merely ask you to Think Local FIRST! Top 

Patio Table Makeover

Patio Table Makeover

One of the projects I’ve been working on is this small patio table. Before it had a plain glass top and the umbrella was a beige color. I’ve always wanted to paint on glass and thought this would be a good time to do so 

Poor Tom Cat

Poor Tom Cat

We took our large kitty to the Vet this week. He had what we thought was an abscess, but after surgery, the doctor pulled out five lipomas from under his chin. The doctor also sent some samples to the lab to see if it’s cancerous 

Easy Peasy Strawberry Jam Photo Instructions

Start by Picking the Best Strawberries! Little Man, Little Missy and I went to our favorite place to pick berries, Fordyce Farms. This family run farm is a fun place to go with little guys since they¬†offer a wide¬†varity of¬†produce to pick and they also