A Christmas Gift of Flowers

Here is a fun Christmas flower arrangement I first shared on Honeybear Lane last year. It could make a fun centerpiece for your Christmas dinner, or a great gift to replicate and give to all of your neighbors–the nice ones, at least. You can skip the naughty ones if you like! A few years back […]

Adapting Artwork for the Seasons with Silhouette

Have you been Cyber Shopping till you drop today? Don’t forget that you can still get 40% off of Silhouette products through Friday using the code: INSANITY. You might want to grab some new vinyl so you can do a project like this simple one I’m going to show you today! This watercolor painting is […]

Happy Black Friday – Silhouette Studio Giveaway

How was your Thanksgiving! Mine was lovely and I will blog about it really soon, but right now Black Friday is upon us and there are some deals you need to know about! If you don’t have a Silhouette already, I can bet it is on your Christmas list. If you have a Silhouette, it’s […]

Paper Coterie–Christmas Cards in May–Offer expires TODAY!

Why on earth am I telling you about my Christmas Cards in May, when I have 3 parties and a blog conference to finish blogging about? Because I have an amazing deal for you from the company I used to print them…and is expires TONIGHT!! I know, I’m sorry. Nothing like the last minute. But […]

Christmas Collages 2011

We’ve had a wonderfully full Christmas and are very blessed–and still recovering! I wanted to share a few images with you from our holiday, but if you know me at all, you’ll know I’m rather indecisive, so instead of choosing the best couple of pictures, I’m sharing dozens with you! Above are images from our […]

Virtual Christmas Card 2011

Here is a virtual Christmas card for you! Thank you for reading and justifying the insanity! Hope you have a beautiful holiday full of new memories!

Flash Mobbing the Holidays

Last year (one year ago, yesterday) I tried to surprise my husband on his birthday by dragging him to the mall so I could participate in a flash mob singing of the Hallelujah Chorus. As it turns out, we spent the whole time trying to find a place to park, missed the singing, took forever […]

Handmade Personalized Ornaments

Guest post by my sister, Trina, who contributes a little insanity to the blog often. Thanks, sis! I have a tradition of giving each of my children an ornament every year. It started out as a way to add to our somewhat-sparse tree, but has become the kids’ favorite part of decorating our now very-full tree. […]

Cupcake Liner Christmas Tree, Elmer’s Holiday #GlueNGlitter

I have a couple of gaping holes on either side of my mantle that present some decorating challenges. Anything I put there ends up looking cluttery, unless it is the right scale.  I spent some time looking at ordering some smaller Christmas trees. I thought something like this fancy feather tree from Z Gallery would be […]

Chatting about Handmade Christmas Gifts

Have I told you that I grew up in a family with eight children? I am number 6, and as you might imagine with a family that large, finances were extremely limited. Our Christmases while I was a child were largely handmade. We all wanted to give presents to each sibling and our parents, so […]