Plastic Storage “Plastic Surgery” Part 1

“The time has come,” the husband said, “to pack up all your things. Your dictionaries, grammar games, flowers, ribbon, & strings.” No, he’s not kicking me out, exactly. He’s kicking out my nest of teaching & crafting supplies that has grown like a tumor & is ready for removal from our overtaken dining room. But this wouldn’t be a crafting post without a little spray … Continue reading Plastic Storage “Plastic Surgery” Part 1

Craft House Resuscitation

There are a hundred other things I could, & should, be doing right about now. But we’re both in the same boat if you’re reading this, so at least one of us should get started on something. One looming task I’ve been keeping at arm’s length has been cleaning up my craft house. What can I say? I’m a master procrastinator. Much to my husband’s … Continue reading Craft House Resuscitation

Cold Weather & Comfort Food

One thing most people can always count on after a long or wearisome day is a meal they can make to feel better, otherwise known as comfort food. It may just be me, but I indulge in comfort food year-round, no matter if it’s the “season” for the dish. For my May birthday, I would always ask my paternal grandmother to make me her Thanksgiving … Continue reading Cold Weather & Comfort Food

Farmhouse Style Frames

About 11 years ago, I took a few art-for-non-Art-majors courses, & ever since have been shopping for & hoarding craft supplies with a fever like never before. I’ve always been a strong believer in retail therapy & have always done my part to stimulate the economy, but these classes are truly what has kept my wallet empty & my (craft) closet full. Even before that, … Continue reading Farmhouse Style Frames

Should I try that?… I’ll let you know!

In all honesty, how did the internet function without Pinterest for so long? I can remember life without it, of course, like I can remember life without cell phones, Facebook, & every other social media platform ever. But, really, it is a life-saver, & also, a time-sucker; I swear, if I deleted the Pinterest app, I would get so much done… But let’s not make … Continue reading Should I try that?… I’ll let you know!

#MzRikeTries

If my sophomore English class from three years ago told me I’d end up embracing the #hashtag in my own classroom, let alone my day-to-day life, I would’ve laughed at them loudly and uncontrollably. Oh wait, that DID happen…  They have since gone on, grown, & graduated, & one could say I’ve done the same. No longer do I call that ubiquitous symbol from my … Continue reading #MzRikeTries