Join Me and Finish It UP!

A quick look around the house showed me how many incomplete projects were lying around. I had started them with a vengeance! I was on fire! Unstoppable! And then somewhere along the way, I became…much more stoppable. So. Unfinished projects. Let’s knock them out.   I’m starting the Finish It UP (Unfinished Project) campaign in order to get myself back … Read More

Miss Murder's Blanket Obsession

I think perhaps I have a problem. The most delicious, snuggly, joy-filled problem in the world. I could make blankets until the day I die.

The Best DIY Present For An Author!

This gift is so insanely thoughtful, I can’t even tell you. My Angry Ginger made these beautiful shadow boxes for my birthday. She took her favorite passages from each book, printed them out on gorgeous paper, and put them inside a shadow box she bought at a craft store. Then she put the corresponding book cover on top with a … Read More

Miss Murder's Easy DIY: Three Ingredient Aromatherapy Shower Tablets

This is an exceptionally easy, joyful little thing to whip up in the kitchen, and they make beautiful gifts. You will need 2 cups of baking soda 1/2 cup of water About 10 drops of your favorite essential oil Put the baking powder in a bowl, and stir in the water until it has a mostly dry consistency like Moon … Read More

Feed The Birds: A Quick Craft for Kids

I wanted a few activities for the kids to do besides watching Godzilla: The Original Animated Series, so we made bird feeders this evening. Cute. Sweet. Best of all? They were very, very easy. We took some small pine cones, birdseed, peanut butter, and yarn. Tiny Daughter spread peanut butter on the pine cones. I managed to pull her hair … Read More

Dehydrating Pineapple! An Easy Tutorial.

Okay, so maybe I went a little crazy when I bought 32 pounds of pineapple . I’m not sorry. Fresh pineapple. Frozen pineapple. Pineapple on homemade pizza. Finally, though, I knew I had to dehydrate it or lose it. Woman cannot live on pineapple alone, although she may try. Cutting and dehydrating it was incredibly easy! You can do it … Read More

Something Lovely. A Handmade Beaded Bracelet.

Something was missing. I wanted something lovely and wonderful in my day. So I went to my stash and pulled out some beads that I had previously purchased. They glistened in the sunlight. They filled me with whimsy. I took a few beads, strung them on a t-pin, and then bent the top into loops until I had a bunch … Read More

Easy Cheery Cinnamon Voodoo Ornaments! A Tutorial.

Christmas spirit is lacking this year. So I’ve been trying to do simple, stress-free things with the children to add joy and spice. Yesterday we made cinnamon salt dough ornaments, and it was just what the doctor prescribed! I found the original recipe here. This recipe has four ingredients and doesn’t require cooking. Easy, charming, and the cinnamon smelled so … Read More

Miss Murder’s Easy DIY: Lavender Soap

Simple. Beautiful. Charming.   It’s exceptionally quick and best of all, the kiddos can help. And it doesn’t heat up the house, which is important when it’s 110 degrees in Las Vegas. So let’s make some soap! You will need: A soap base. (I used this one,┬ábut there are plenty to choose from.) Lavender essential oil Dried lavender flowers Microwavable … Read More