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Artist Dates and Not Getting Organized

It has taken a turn for the cold and rainy here in warm and sunny Los Angeles. When it's nice (which is pretty much all the time) you feel like you shouldn't waste "a beautiful sunny day" But when it’s rainy and cold your thoughts can turn, guilt-free to napping with the dog staying inside… Continue reading Artist Dates and Not Getting Organized

Houseware Crafts

It’s a New Year

People have often told me that I have trouble living in the moment; that I spend too much time looking backwards, stuck in nostalgia for yesterday. Well no more! Welcome to 2019! Where it is all about new and now and tomorrow  ..............still Christmas at my house. OK, not a promising start. But I have an… Continue reading It’s a New Year


Christmas Season Report: Less Ass Kicky than Before

Happy New Year to all of you! I just realized I forgot to do my annual Christmas Season Report. As long-time readers know, every year Christmas, well.... kicks my ass. From being overwhelmed by (and under prepared for) massive coaster orders - to bonking my head on some usually-inanimate-but-for-some-reason suddenly-kinetic object such as a wall… Continue reading Christmas Season Report: Less Ass Kicky than Before

House Tour, Houseware Crafts

Christmas Mantel Decorating. I May Have a Problem.

Is there a way to arrange that my Michaels coupons come with some sort of “parental control?” (Of course, my mom is 97, lives in Ohio and, at this point, is about 4 feet tall so I’m not sure how much “control” she could exert but it’s worth a shot.  Perhaps she could just deploy… Continue reading Christmas Mantel Decorating. I May Have a Problem.

Free Printables, Houseware Crafts, Tutorials

Hot Cocoa Sign with a Free Printable

With winter's chill blast upon's 55 degrees in Los Angeles - bring on the (decorative) scarves!..... it's time for a little hot cocoa. Actually it's time for the annual Dessert Party and the hot cocoa bar. The bar was a new idea and a big hit last year so it's definitely happening again but,… Continue reading Hot Cocoa Sign with a Free Printable

Craft and Handmade Shows, Craft Show Display, Craft Show Tips, Tutorials

The Perfect Craft Show Table

It has become pretty clear that my Cart and my Horse don't even run in the same social circles let alone work together in a coordinated, orderly fashion. So it should come as no surprise that I made this insanely useful, adaptable table and THEN thought: "this would be a great blog post subject!" Ah… Continue reading The Perfect Craft Show Table

Free Printables, Houseware Crafts, Plaid Ambassador, Tips and Resources, Tutorials, Uncategorized

It’s (already?) Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

I'm not a big fan of the whole "rushing the holidays" phenomenon. It somehow felt like Halloween was over around the 25th.  The displays were down, everything was on "huge reduction" sales etc. I had to keep reminding myself that Halloween hadn't actually happened yet. Having said that.... Please join me as I add to… Continue reading It’s (already?) Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!