Tag Archives: creativity

Christmas angst!


Christmas lights – why did I think I needed so many?

extension cords – why can’t I use them and hide the cords effectively?

clueless people – why can’t I tolerate them?

holiday when people with no taste choose to decorate – ditto

holiday inflatables – ditto

pocket knife – what I’d like to do to the inflatables

rose-colored glasses – what everyone’s wearing this season

glass half full – filled to the rim!

men – need I say more?


Creative Craftiness


Here is a collection of crafty ideas I found on some of the blogs I’ve been reading. Some really cool things I think!

Hand-lettered gift wrap – Make unusual gift wrap and boxes for one of a kind gifts

Handmade gift wrap

Handmade gift wrap

Decoupage sunglasses – tailor those cheap sunglasses to fit your personality

Modge Podge book at Amazon

Wind Up Paper Butterflies – as seen on Handmade Charlotte

DIY Paper Butterflies

DIY Paper Butterflies

Design your own custom fabric at Spoonflower

Ingenious use of old skateboard (and it’s not a backsplash or used as tiles)

Skateboard Wheeled Cubby

Skateboard Wheeled Cubby

Let me know if you try any of this stuff? Looks fun. I really like the old skateboard caddy (above).

Ponder this . . .


Some of life’s unanswered questions:

What type of bird is Woodstock?

Would it have been possible for Humpty Dumpty to be put back together again? Conspiracy?

Who shot JFK?

Was Little Red Riding Hood in cahoots with the Big Bad wolf?

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

What type of bird is a Peep?

Why do dogs roll in nasty smelling stuff?

Any fun answers?

word cloud

My heart

My heart

Have any of you heard of Tagxedo?  It’s a great site you can go to and create a “word cloud” from either the posts on your blog or just words you type (maybe a poem) or anything that you like.  I think it’s really innovative.  Above is my word cloud for this blog in the shape of a heart.  You can use different shapes such as a star, a dove, etc.

Tagxedo, in a nutshell, is a way to “turn words, such as famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.”

Try it out for yourself!  It’s super fun.  I can’t wait to try some of my poems on there.

Stop Yucking My Yum!


Don’t rain on my parade. If I think it’s great, then you think it’s great. If I ask you for a critique and want your criticism then I’ll ask for it. Otherwise be happy and encouraging to me.

Know it alls. I cant stand them. We all know someone who takes what we say and finds some type of problem or puts a wrench in it.

I find I will tend to not tell others about things because they are the type to “yuck my yum”. I will, instead, keep things inside.

I believe that’s why Pinterest is so popular and mood boards are a great way to express yourself and plan things.

So next time someone tells you their exciting idea they totally “yum”, don’t “yuck” it up.