Posts filed under: Create

Choosing my Word of the Year for 2017

I love this idea of picking a single word as a theme to the new year (thank you, Gretchen Rubin). It provides an opportunity to choose a path, whether it is a straight and narrow path with a clear goal or just a general direction, it’s a great place to start. But what word to......
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Just Do It – Set a Goal and see where it takes you

When I turned 50 in December 2015 I set a goal to write 50 blog posts over the coarse of the year. I had dabbled a bit with a blog but was inconsistent with my posts; setting a goal was my way of ensuring I would stay motivated and on track. Thinking I would write......
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DIY Medals – Easy Way to Commemorate an Event

What’s a 5K without a medal? It’s all about the bling at the end of the race, if you ask me. A friend of mine is fighting breast cancer and friends put together a 5k race in support of her. Unfortunately it was scheduled for a weekend when I already had a commitment and I......
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Sharpie Marker sneakers – Easy, Fun, and a Joy to Wear

Post labor day, no more white shoes. What is a girl to do? Sharpie Markers can solve that problem. Coloring on plain white sneakers (cheap ones, from Wally World) is a fun project you can do while sitting around with your crafty friends, yakking up a storm, and sipping wine. Well, at least that’s how......
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Bicycle riding and abandoning art on a Sunday afternoon

Could I be any luckier than to live in southwest Florida where a late September day can be spent in the sunshine on a bicycling adventure. It’s still hot here, but you can feel a tiny tinge of fall in the air, which mainly means that it doesn’t feel totally like an oven outside. This......
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A Face on a Bag is better than Bags on a Face

My friend, Calamity Kim, makes the most delicious raw edge applique bags. I know, “delicious” is a weird word to use to describe something other than food, but it works for her bags. After seeing her posts of the bags on Facebook when I found out she was teaching a workshop on the technique she......
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From Top to Bottom – upcycling a tunic

Don’t let the headline fool you…I’m not talking about cleaning anything from top to bottom. I’m talking about taking a thrifted 3/4 sleeve tunic top and turning it into a skirt. But it didn’t go a direct route, it went by way of a re-style failure and ended up as a super cute, super comfortable......
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Fun, party mimosas

First, I have to admit I stole adapted this idea from a picture I saw of friends on Facebook. While in NYC, they went to the Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar and were treated to popsicles in their Prosecco. As soon as I saw those frozen treats nestled in a big glass of sparkling wine, I......
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Tour de France – ride, eat, craft

I wish we had a bigger kitchen. I try not to make it a habit of wishing for material things, but in this case, I allow myself to wallow. If we had a larger kitchen, we’d have more room to entertain and every July we would be able to host a Tour de France party......
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Easy and simple way to upcycle a dress

Don’t you love it when a project turns out even better than you expected? If you’re like me, that doesn’t happen very often so when it does, it’s time to celebrate (crack open the champagne, please). I picked up this cute red cotton dress at a thrift store for 80 cents – you read that......
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