Tuesday, June 30, 2020

DIY "No-Sew" Curtain


Have you ever said, "I don't sew! I can't make anything!" If so, this Blog Post is for you! Included are step-by-step directions and photos to create a curtain without a stitch! It's so easy!

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Our "Big Woods" Tree House DIY


"When are you going to build the Tree House?" was the question the grandkids repeatedly asked Papaw. Now, it's done! Check out how this novice carpenter did it!

Monday, June 15, 2020

Upcycle: Capris to Cargo Shorts!



There's a "goldmine" in that donate pile! Baggy Capris can easily be fashioned into Cargo Shorts using my "Sew Easy" directions and photos!

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Oh No! I TORE MY SHIRT!!!


Among the 4 word sentences that parents (or grandparents) hate to hear is, "I tore my shirt!"  So what do you do? Throw it out? Use it for a rag? Not this Mamaw! I fix it! Here's my DIY with Easy-sew directions and photos.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Take a Walk!


What is your favorite form of exercise? One of my favorites is walking. Whether it's walking along the seashore or in the woods, I love to walk! Enjoy the memories and photos.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Candy/Topping


Remember No-Bake Cookies? That recipe was a favorite of mine until the dreaded day when I had to give up chocolate. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Candy/Topping is my delicious adaptation of that chocolate dessert. It can be eaten as candy, or it is a special treat when poured over vanilla ice cream. Super easy and yummy delicious!

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

"Dual-Theme" Mario/Pokemon Birthday Party


With 2 siblings born about 2 weeks apart, it made sense to have one party, until the year that they wanted different themes! That's how the "Dual-Theme Party" came about! Read how we did it!

Thursday, May 21, 2020

DIY "Dual-Theme" Birthday Pinata


Here's the dilemma: 2 siblings born about 2 weeks apart, so it makes sense to have their birthday parties together, right? That worked until the year they couldn't decide on a theme. Is it possible to have a dual-theme party? Yes, it is! Here's how to make a "Dual-Theme" Mario and Pokemon Pinata from cereal boxes for the party!

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Estimation Jar





Estimation is a necessary life skill that can help us function successfully in today's world. The Estimation Jar can assist all ages in developing this skill in a fun-filled way, whether at school, homeschool, or just as a home activity. This activity is Justice Family tested  - and approved!

Friday, April 24, 2020

The "Drive-by" Birthday Party


A "Drive-by" Birthday Party? What is that? That's what I asked my son Jacob when I first heard about granddaughter Abby's forthcoming party. With COVID-19 and Social Distancing going on, a traditional birthday party was simply out of the question. Read how Abby's Daddy and Mommy turned what could have been a very disappointing event into the "best birthday ever"!

Thursday, April 16, 2020

First Planting Day!





It was finally planting day at my new home in the northeast "Big Woods"! Moving 1,200 miles from my South Louisiana home of 17 years was tough in many ways, one of which was leaving my flowers. That incident gave, "You can't take it with you!" a whole new meaning! Check out the photos of my first "Planting Day" after the big move!

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Recipes for Leftover Taco Meat



Do you love to make tacos at home? What do you do with that leftover taco meat? Here are some of my family's favorites with links to some of my recipes!

Karen's Cabbage Roll Casserole



Do you like Cabbage Rolls? It's a favorite in our family. Here's an easier version with less prep time and less mess. This recipe was adapted from my sister Karen's delicious recipe.

Friday, April 10, 2020

The Molly Moocher Hunt!


Whether you call them Molly Moochers or Morels, hunting for these mushrooms is lots of fun! We recently took a break from Home School to go on a "Field Trip" in the woods with 3 of our grandkids, and it was a great day. Enjoy our adventure and photos!

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Fabric Face Mask DIY


Are you looking for an easy-to-sew Fabric Face Mask? Try this DIY with step-by-step directions and photos. Post also includes tips for mailing. Stay safe and healthy!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Washing Machine - Repair or Buy?



When a major appliance breaks down or is not functioning properly, do you repair the appliance or buy a replacement? We faced this tough decision recently when the door on our front loader washing machine was broken. Here's our story...

Monday, March 23, 2020

Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C. - My Story


Have you seen the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C.? After years of having this on my unwritten "Bucket List", I finally experienced this great event! Enjoy reading about my experiences and also my photos, along with a little history! 

Friday, March 13, 2020

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

DIY: My "Torn Fabric" Rag Wreath


My "Torn Fabric" Rag Wreath is so much fun to make! It's an easy craft that you can "lay down" and "pick up" again without reading a pattern! My wreath is made mainly of lightweight denim and chambray, but any woven fabrics will do. Happy Crafting!

Saturday, February 29, 2020

DIY Corkscrew or "Korker" Basketball Bow


When granddaughters Aleyna and Abby needed special bows to wear with their t-shirts on TOT Days and to special activities, Mamaw made it happen! Use my easy-to-follow directions and photos to create a special corkscrew or "korker" bow for your rising "Sports Star"! Directions are given for a 2-layer and 3-layer bow.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Jeans to Cuffed Shorts: "Sew-Easy"!




It's often difficult to find that perfect pair of shorts, or maybe you find some that are just too expensive. Here's how to easily turn a pair of clearance rack jeans into very stylish cuffed shorts! It's quick and "sew-easy"!

Saturday, February 22, 2020

DIY - Vintage Ladder to Quilt Rack




Are you a quilt lover? If so, what is your favorite way to display your special quilts? Here's my DIY for how my husband and I created a Quilt Rack from a vintage ladder. Photos and easy-to-follow directions are included. 

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Mission: Repair the Shield!!





Crisis: Both Captain America Shields are broken! This is a job for..."Super Mamaw!" Can I rise to the challenge and save the day? Stay tuned and read on...


Thursday, February 6, 2020

Creamy Potato Vegetable Soup




Creamy Potato Soup - the ultimate comfort food! My low-sodium version combines creamy richness with a variety of nutritious vegetables that will leave you begging for more! Weight Watchers WW points: 1 cup = about 2 points.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Memory Pillow from a Shirt


Losing a friend or loved one is tough in so many ways. This Memory Pillow from a shirt can hopefully help you deal with those tough days when you just need to hug and think of a special memory. Directions for the "sew-easy" Memory Pillow are included along with a pattern, directions, and tips for the pillow form and t-shirt insert.