Zen Garden 

Have you had a stressful week? Do you need an easy way to decompress? I have made a coffee table zen garden and you can too.

Coffee Table Zen Garden


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Scrabble Ornaments

Scrabble Tile Ornaments

Scrabble Tiles OrnamentsTonight, I had a pile of Scrabble tiles and a hot glue gun. I have seen several cute ornaments on Pinterest made with Scrabble tiles. I thought I would jump right in and make some with the names of my family members. These where so fast and easy to make.

First, I laid out all the names to make sure I had all the letters. Then, I cut cording (for the loop hanger) and ribbon (to cover the tile backs).Ribbons and TilesOn the first tile of each name I glued cording into loop to make the hanger for the ornament.Scrabble tile ribbon hangerThen, I ran a bead of hot glue down the letters and attached a piece of ribbon to hold all the letters of the name together.Ribbon on Scrabble Tiles

So simple and fast, I had these made in just minutes.

Scrabble Ornaments

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Embellished Fresh-Cut Wreath

With the cold weather and a little more snow fall, I am staying indoors today. Yesterday when we picked up our fir Christmas tree, we also picked up a 22 inch fresh-cut fir wreath. So today, with a few embellishments, I made this pretty wreath to hang on the front door.

Fresh Cut Door WreathHere is how I made this wreath in about an hour.

Fresh Cut Fir WreathI started with a 22 inch fir wreath. Because of the extreme cold, it had some brown limbs that I cut off.

Floral PicksI found a few floral picks and silver bells to add to the wreath.

chenille stems First, I used mesh ribbon around the wreath. I tied the mesh in using chenille stems (pipe cleaners).

Silver BellsAs I was tying on the mesh into the wreath, I added the silver bells.

I ran the floral picks down through the wreath and using the chenille stems I tied the picks to the wire base of the wreath.

Fresh Cut Fir WreathThe wreath is finished. It is a great addition to my Christmas décor and looks great on the front door.

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Love Pendant

I recently went shopping with my family and they came up with this great idea for a necklace pendant. 
There are few supplies needed and it was very easy. 
 We choose a square bezel pendant by Lisa Pavelka and a red heart charm.

 Copy a page out of the dictionary. I choose the word love to go with the heart charm.
Cut the words out to fit in the pendant.

I positioned the heart charm.
With the Mod Podge dimensional magic, fill in the pendant. Word to the wise, use some Mod Podge to place the paper cut out first. I found that the paper began to float up and I had to get rid of a few bubbles.
Let the filled pendant dry for 24 hours.

Have fun!

Easy as Pie

Buttermilk Pie
I am not a baker nor do I enjoy cooking, but this is a pie even I can make. It is one of my favorite desserts especially during the holidays. A buttermilk pie is easy and is a real treat for the sweet tooth.

Just a few ingredients:
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
½ stick butter
½ cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla


Beat eggs and melted butter.


Beat in sugar,


and vanilla.

Pour mixture into pie shell.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes.

The pie is ready when the center of the pie has set up and the top is a golden brown.
Let pie cool for about an hour.
If you are not a buttermilk drinker, like me, you can make plenty of these pies with a quart of buttermilk. Make two pies for you, one for the neighbors, and one for work.
Happy Baking,