Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2015 New Year's Eve Stemmed Glass Tags

Here are 12 different circular tags for your stemmed glassware. Print on card stock and cut as shown below. You may need to cut the center circle a bit bigger than I have drawn depending on your particular stems. Write the owner's name in the blank space if you have more than 12 guests - or so no one has to remember their color after a few glasses of bubbly ;)

Labels for wine glasses or champagne glasses 

Cut the wine glass tag like this to leave space for writing a name. 
You may need to cut the inner circle a bit bigger. 

(there are 2 different pages of the same style label/tag, I just named them that way to aid in internet searches - SEO is not my strong suit LOL!)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


I'm not a very demonstrative person, which has its pros and cons, but I do try to live by this statement. To look for the good, to find the silver lining. I am always thankful for the big things in life: my family, friends, the good roof over my head, the conveniences that we are afforded due to effort & circumstance and the beauty of nature. But to get specific, at this moment I'm thankful for hot cocoa to warm cold snow-drenched babies, the snow holding out long enough for us to clear the garage of our "nice weather" projects so we can park in it, and the new windows that hold the heat so much better than the old. 
Being far away from my parents and siblings is hardest during my mother's favorite holiday.
Therefore, I am also thankful for the generosity of new friends who have invited us into their home for Thanksgiving dinner. Words fail me, as they so often do, but I'm very touched to be included with their family. Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

4th of July Layered Drinks

I found a similar composite image on Pinterest, but it was not linked to the the original source. In this case it's not to hard to find. Katrina of In Katrina's Kitchen is the source for this fun drink, but for my own purposes I still wanted the images put together. Be sure to check her blog for tips to get it to come out looking just right.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Chicken recipe

I think my husband believes me to be the only person who does this: I have bunches of tabs open at any given time, some for days on end and then I finally get around to them. I did that with this recipe I'm showing today. I right clicked it open in a new tab and left it for... more than a week. In the meantime the original pin window was closed and, in the nature of Pinterest, it's long gone from my home screen. Tineye isn't helping, maybe I need to find a new way of searching images?
But this recipe seems very do-able to a person who is becoming increasingly burnt out on cooking

 Chicken breast, fresh beans & potatoes, butter, seasonings 350deg 1hr 

Let me know if you know the source for this, I bet they have more like it!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Built-in-seat sand box

Even though I didn't find the source of the image in my last post, I did come across this post on Pinterest today and it's pretty similar. A member of the Ana White community made this sandbox
This is only a half sandbox and apparently there are instructions somewhere for a full size one, but this is plenty of info to get started on this project.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Bad Pinners

We've all experienced the Pinterest links that go nowhere, right? So, when an original image/post cannot be found, but I really want to save something, I will try to take a moment to write my own post for it LOL!

This neat idea for a sandbox was listed on Pinterest by a well known DIY host, but when you followed the link to his website, the information was for a different sandbox. TinEye found no instance of the photo except on Pinterest so... Here it is. 
It looks like the sandbox has hinges and wood block stops to create a lid that opens up into a bench. It wouldn't keep the rain out, but it would keep cats out!

If you know where this awesome idea came from, please let me know.

I just don't have time

Or rather, I don't have the drive to blog. I like it in theory, but I'd rather spend my computer time reading other people's blogs, hunting on pinterest, or keeping up on facebook. I haven't posted any of the things I actually made in YEARS. LOL! But it can be useful to have a blog for various things and occasional random postings.