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AFC Championship Bingo: Ravens at Patriots

I received such a great response from my Ravens – Broncos Bingo cards so I decided to create a version for the Ravens at Patriots AFC Championship game. I thought that I had made the game too difficult last week and that some of the blocks wouldn’t be filled. I… Read more

Ravens Playoff Party Ideas

Ravens football party decorations. X and O Menu Play My favorite thing I made was this chalkboard X and O menu. Rather than use a real chalkboard, I just cut a piece of black card stock to fit into an inexpensive picture frame. I painted a band of purple around… Read more

Ravens at Broncos Bingo

Here is a fun way to watch the Ravens Broncos game…play football Bingo. This will add a little extra spice to the game and will help make your football time into more of of party environment. I used bottle caps painted purple and black as the markers. You can give… Read more

Ravens Playoffs Party

I love the playoff games especially when the home team is playing. I created some fun and easy decorations for throwing a Ravens football party. Most of the items I used you may already have around your house. Go Ravens!! I like to use food as decorations so I turned… Read more

Beautiful and Unique Gift Wrap

I stopped by NBC affiliate WBAL to show how to create some of my unique gift wrapping using household items and things you can find at your local craft store. I once was one of those people who would spend a fortune on fancy wrapping paper and ribbon so my… Read more

One Tough Little Daisy

One day about a month ago, I noticed one Gerber Daisy in my front garden in full bloom. I was surprised because the trees had already lost their leaves and autumn was quickly changing into winter. Why was a daisy in bloom?  I attributed it to the fact that… Read more

How to Ship a Beautifully Wrapped Gift

As most of you already know, I love to make beautifully wrapped gifts that are unique and wow the recipient. I feel that the presentation is part of the gift and makes people feel special when care is put into the decorating of the wrap. Shipping a beautifully wrapped gift… Read more
DIY Pillow Box

Pillow Boxes

I love to find interesting and inexpensive ways to wrap gifts. There are so many items that can be found around the house to use to create unique gift wrap.  Reused paper towel, wrapping paper tubes and even toilet paper rolls can be used to make pillow boxes accented… Read more

Dictionary Leaves (leevz) n.

I took a class at an amazing specialty craft store called Queens Ink at Historic Savage Mill and learned about Dylusions Ink Spray. As soon as started using it, I envisioned myself transforming old books into autumn leaves. I had some dictionaries laying around that I no longer had use… Read more

Turkey Print Dress

I stopped by to see my friends at Let’s Talk Live in Washington DC this morning to show them how to make beautiful Thanksgiving decorations using natural elements and on-hand items. In celebration of Thanksgiving, I wore a BCBG feather print dress. I thought a bird pattern would be appropriate… Read more