17 Short Inspirational Quotes

I really love a good quote and try to start each day with one.  A good quote in my opinion doesn’t have to be long in fact some of my favorites are really short and to the point!     I have listed a few of them here.  Each of these quotes are powerful and use only five or less words.   Continue reading

Recycled T-Shirt Scarf Free Tutorial

Hi Everyone!  Its Week Five of my Ten Week T-Shirt Challenge where I give you Free Tutorials on how to take old T-Shirts and transform them in amazing ways.

Have old T-shirts you just can't throw away? Get my free tutorial on this T-shirt Scarf


This week I am featuring my T-shirt scarf.  If you can cut and sew a straight line then this free tutorial project is for you.  These scarves are comfortable, warm and practically indestructible.  Why? Because they are made out of T-shirts!   Continue reading

Crocheted T-Shirt Rag Rug – Free Tutorial

Hi Everyone!  This is the third week of my “Ten Week T-shirt Challenge” in which I create cool new stuff from old T-shirts” and give you the Free Tutorial so you can make them yourself!

T-Shirt Rag Rug made from T-Shirts! Get my free tutorial and make one yourself!

Crocheted Rag Rug

This week I am showcasing a Crocheted Rag Rug made out of…You Guessed It………..T-shirts!  This rug is easy but is a statement piece for any room.

Rag Rug made from T-shirts! Make your own with my Free Tutorial!

Crocheted T-Shirt Rag Rug

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T-Shirt Flowers – Free Tutorial!

Hi Everyone!  This is the second week of my “Ten Week T-shirt Challenge” in which I create cool new stuff from old T-shirts”!  This week I am sharing the Free Tutorial for T-shirt Flowers!

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T-shirt Flowers

You can use these beautiful flowers for tons of things!  Headbands, pins, hair clips, decorative pillows, easter baskets, etc. etc.  The possibilities are  endless!     I attached clips on the back of mine and added them to my flip flops!

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Ten Week T-Shirt Challenge – FREE Tutorials!

In celebration of the “never go out of style fashion garment” the T-shirt.  I am holding a Ten Week T-Shirt Challenge.  Each week I will showcase a different way to deconstruct and reconstruct T-shirts into creative and cool projects.  Whether its to wear, carry, or use, I will provide step by step FREE instructions so you can make each project yourself!

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I Used to be a Goodwill Snob!

Yes, I admit it!  I used to be a real snob about shopping at Goodwill or any other thrift store for that matter!  Those places were for people who couldn’t afford to shop at TJ Maxx!  Even when Gayla and I started going to Goodwill to find our craft project supplies, I was embarrassed to go in and mortified when I saw someone I knew!   I would even dress in my crappiest sweats just to “fit in”.  But I started seeing all the great things you could get there for great prices and my viewpoint changed.   Not only did we get great craft supplies for really really cheap, I began to find clothes that were name brand, stylish and hardly or, if ever, worn.  Gayla is the real expert when it comes finding the best clothes deals at GW.   She has outfits that really turn heads and only cost a few dollars. Continue reading

It’s Never Too Late!

It’s never to late to follow your passion!  I have always known how to sew. It was one of the many things that my mother taught us four girls when we were growing up.  It is a skill that my own daughters have no desire to learn! My mother made all of our clothes and it wasn’t until the 6th grade did my sister and I own a store-bought dress! Which we thought was awesome! Throughout my adulthood, I have sewn clothes for myself and my children, but very seldom did my clothes turn out good enough to wear! They always looked homemade. But I continued to shop for fabric and patterns and some got made and some didn’t. Honestly, buying the fabric was the best part!  Continue reading

Sixteen Tips for Setting up a Home-Based Business

Hi All!  As you know I made the leap from Corporate America to working from home and as a result I learned some valuable lessons and gained some great insight from others who are further along in their Home-Based business than I am.  I have compiled sixteen (16) down to earth, common sense tips that I used to help me set up my home-based business.  Hope they might help others too!  Continue reading

85 Reasons Why I Love My Mom!

For my mom’s 80th birthday a couple of years ago, my sisters (Linda, Sandra and Gayla) and I put together a list of 80 things we love about our mom.  We ended up with 85!  It took us all back to when we were growing up together in Wichita, Kansas.   We were a typical middle class family.  My dad worked for a meat packing company and my mom stayed home with us.  We weren’t rich at all and my mom had to be pretty frugal to make ends meet.  This didn’t affect us at all, we grew up surrounded by love and that was all that mattered. Continue reading