Simple Rustic Coasters Made From Trash

Rustic coasters upcycled from tuna tin lids

I am trying to eat better and lose some weight but I have to make sure that I still get enough protein. Apparently tuna is one of the foods with the most protein per calorie ratio or something like that. I can only assume that the nutritional wizard who came up with this tuna rating did not calculate in the mayonnaise coefficient required to make tuna palatable.  I am just kidding I actually like tuna. Or do I? Have I ever had it without mayonnaise? Well I guess I will just keep working on a less mayonnaise plan. Continue reading “Simple Rustic Coasters Made From Trash”

Messy Desk Solution – Upcycled Vertical Day Planner System

Upcycled Vertical Day Planner System

Are you a planner or a list maker? Do you get excited by the prospect of a new and empty day planner? Well I do. I sometimes write things down on my list after I have done them, just so I can give myself another check mark of accomplishment. I never got enough gold stars by in grade school I guess. Or maybe we just never out grow the need for recognition even self recognition. Continue reading “Messy Desk Solution – Upcycled Vertical Day Planner System”

Happy Earth Day – Easy Upcycled Boot Tree Ideas

Floppy boots in need of boot trees

Happy Earth Day!

I do hope you have at least one little way to honor the earth today. I promise I am not really a big environmentalist. I don’t protest against the destruction of the rain forest (maybe I should) or wring my hands about the thinning ozone layer. I honestly don’t know enough about the melting polar ice caps to comment on them. Still, I do believe that I have a personal impact on the environment. Continue reading “Happy Earth Day – Easy Upcycled Boot Tree Ideas”

Save The Fruit – Plastic Fruit Makeover

Fake Plastic Fruit

I am fortunate to have what I generously refer to as a craft room, but in reality this space can only be called a junk room. Things collect there. Occasionally an item gets removed to be either donated or in the case of this weird collection of fruit, re-made. The remaking or crafting generally happening elsewhere in the house and rarely in the craft room itself. Continue reading “Save The Fruit – Plastic Fruit Makeover”

Upcycled Chair with Faux Wicker Finish – Dogs vs Cats Episode 9

Before picture of damaged chair

Have you missed the zany tales of my family members with tails?

Rest assured they are still up to their merciless destruction. I write with complete confidence that they will not rest, but will continue to labor without pause or concern for themselves or my sanity, to find new and previously un-imagined avenues to wreck my home.  Their efforts keeping me ever inspired to find new and ridiculous ways to repair the carnage. Continue reading “Upcycled Chair with Faux Wicker Finish – Dogs vs Cats Episode 9”

Simple Upcycled T-Shirt Yarn Bouquet with Wine Bottle Vase

How to make a bouquet from t-shirt yarn


A while back I cut up some t-shirts for some sort of escape from the black hole known as the internet. I needed an activity that would allow my brain to rest. An activity that would finish the same as it started and not take me on some hour long excursion through cyber space ending up with me watching the latest viral cat video when my intention had been to clean up my email in box. Continue reading “Simple Upcycled T-Shirt Yarn Bouquet with Wine Bottle Vase”

The Internet Is Ruining My Brain and Some Tee Shirt Yarn Therapy

multi colored t-shirt yarn balls

I swear I can’t hold a train of thought for 5 seconds anymore. Is it my addled brain, the constant stream of information and interruption. Why can’t I ignore the flashing light on my phone? Why does every news report or article you read on line have to link to other related and sometimes unrelated articles? You don’t know if they are related until you click and then you have fallen down an endless rabbit hole hours have gone by and you haven’t even tracked down that first little piece of information you were looking for. Or is that just me? Continue reading “The Internet Is Ruining My Brain and Some Tee Shirt Yarn Therapy”