Halloween Countertop Creations

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

Olivia spotted a very sparkly, very pricey “haunted house” in a catalog a while back. I pinned up the picture with promises of making one ourselves. After painting a milk carton, a cracker box, and a couple cake boards with not-so-full-coverage paint, the wind blew them off the deck and I ran out and bought […]

Is Thanksgiving Really Next Week?

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

I’m in denial.  I just put away my Halloween decorations this afternoon.  And since the trick’o’treat bags are still overflowing with sugar, I see no reason not to share just a few more tricks from this year’s festivities. The girls helped me make these CREEPY, but delicious spiders.  If only you could have seen mom’s […]

Quietly Playing

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

When I was a little girl, I spent hours playing with a quiet book that my mom made for us.  It had felt balloons that snapped on and off strings, tiny clothes that velcroed to a clothesline, and a string of trains with buttons for wheels.  I so wish I still had that quiet book.  […]

Everyday Life

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

This chair is my favorite thing in my kitchen.  It was my grandmother’s chair – the one that we all fought over  at Thanksgiving dinner.  The one that sat next to Granny’s kitchen counter for easy resting during phone conversations on her green rotary phone.  The one that mom brought home to me after “winning” the random drawing held between the sisters and […]

Inspired by Second Sister: April Meeker

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

, Last November, I had the opportunity to play at the best event ever for crafty girls such as myself.  Spark was so incredible – two full days surrounded by others who create!  And the ladies who put this event together – Lizzy, Rhonna, and Margie – just announced that there will be a Spark no. […]

Hot Glue and Doilies – my new BFFs

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

It’s no secret.  I’m a girly girl.  Bring out the pink, the ruffly, the doilies, the garland, I’m a sucker.  I saw Rhonna’s paper lolly tutorial back in December and finally got an afternoon to try them out.  While the little girls napped, Olivia and I tag-teamed the lolly craft.  I made the large lollies from […]

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Today I am inspired.

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

I woke up today and I *knew* it was going to be a great day. I’ve been smiling all day, smiling as the girls smear tuna and candy cane across the house. It was fine, because I knew today was a great day and I was so very thankful that they were happy and pleased […]

Spring Chores

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

My little fruit trees have been in the ground for three years now.  The first spring, I didn’t know I was supposed to prune them.  Last spring, I tried my hardest to digest all the “rules” of pruning – three branches…a foot apart each…surround the tree…not too low to the ground… I couldn’t imagine how […]

What to Stuff in this Goodybag!

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

I have been so busy soaking in all the delicious eye candy on the internet with my recent creative spark rather than sharing. But, alas, I have a project to show you. I made this “marlo bloom handbag” using the pattern and fabric from http://www.heatherbaileystore.com/ I just have to tell you that Heather’s fabric is […]