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Hi! I'm Sam. Thanks for stopping by. I'm a wife, mother & grandmother with a passion for crafting and diy projects.

Filing With Binders – Cards

Another project in my quest to get my life organized.

This entire project was started because I had the flu & couldn’t get out to get my best friend a birthday card.  We have been friends for 40 years so she understood, but I can’t tell you how badly I felt.  This will never happen again, thanks to this binder.  It was so easy to put together & everything is now right at my fingertips.

Filing With Binders - Cards

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Frosty Centerpiece

The temperature today is only 15 degrees & everything is frosty outside.  This centerpiece was inspired by all of the frosty days in the Winter.  It’s easy to make & only uses 5 items.  The hardest thing about this centerpiece is waiting for the paint to dry.

I hope you’ll give this one a try.

Frosty Centerpiece

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Bling Napkin Rings

I’ve really got to stop looking at sites on the Internet.  I see so many beautiful things that are way out of my budget.  This is what happened when I was looking at Pottery Barn’s site.  They had some ‘Crystal Bracelet Napkin Rings’, but they were $25.00.  That’s just a little more than I wanted to pay for a little bling on the table.

While shopping at the Dollar Tree, I got one of my bright ideas, and I really like how it turned out.  The project was unbelievably easy to make, and the results added just the right finishing touch to my Winter Tablescape!

Bling Napkin Rings

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Dollar Tree Fall Candle & Vignette

The corner of our dining area can be pretty sparse if it’s left alone.  The nice thing about it is that it’s an area that can be easily decorated to bring a pop of color to an otherwise dull place.  Creating a small vignette is easy to do & can become a focal point for the room.  Hope you like it!

Fall Vignette

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Keyboard Clock

To say that my mind doesn’t work like other people is putting it mildly.  I look at everyday things & see something totally different.  I see the possibilities.  This is what happened when I went through yet another computer keyboard.  (I manage to go through a lot of them)  I’ve had this idea in my mind for months.  I hope you enjoy.

Keyboard Clock

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Walmart Gem Haul

This is going to seem like a weird haul, but there is a method to my madness.  I’ve been spending way too much time on Pinterest & the project that I want to do needed this haul.  They are some of the gaudiest earrings that I’ve ever seen.  Please don’t judge until you’ve seen the project that I’ve got in mind.  (Coming soon)

Walmart Gem Haul

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Filing With Binders – Household

I don’t like filing.  There’s no other way to say it.  The file drawer looks wonderful at the beginning of the year, but by the middle of the year, the files get messy & when you’re in a hurry, it’s hard to find the things that you’re looking for.  When they become disorganized & you can’t find things, tempers become short & pressure builds.  I’ve been known to have more than one panic attack because of these disorganized files.  There had to be a better way.

I’ve always liked binders.  I think I got hooked on them when I was in college.  Each class had it’s own color coded binder with all of the relevant subcategories.  Because of these binders, I never had an assignment that I couldn’t find, I always found my notes for upcoming tests & I always knew where my reference material was.  It was organized & I felt comfortable with it.  This is how the ‘light bulb’ came on.  I would organize my household files into binders.

Filing With Binders - Household

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