Digital Layout | It’s a Great Big World

I’m on a flight to Paris today, headed for the Creativeworld show in Frankfurt. So I thought I would share the next page in my digital travel scrapbook – since it’s the page about taking this same flight last year! I love taking pictures of the airplanes I fly. It’s where the journey really begins!

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DIY A Simple Bag Makeover for Practical Style

Sometimes the simplest projects can turn out to be the ones that we love the most. That turned out to be the case with my most recent DIY fashion project, a simple bag makeover that took a canvas bag from boring to fabulous! I’m not what you’d call a fashionista in my day to day

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8 Reasons for Secular Homeschooling

A lot is written about religious homeschooling. But not so much is written about why families choose secular homeschooling. It would seem that secular homeschool families are as rare as snowflakes in Florida. But hey, did you notice it snowed in Tallahassee this week? It’s true – look closely and you’ll discover we aren’t as

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My New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time again. We all woke up bleary-eyed this morning from the late night last night. (Did anyone ever find Mariah’s tea?) And then we declared we wanted to make ourselves better by making a new year’s resolution. So in that spirit I’ll share my new year’s resolution. My new year’s resolution is…that I’m

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My Practical Laundry Room Makeover Reveal!

It’s taken weeks of work, and my original plan has been adjusted some, but it’s finally done! I can finally show you all my practical laundry room makeover reveal! If you haven’t already, you might want to take a moment first to look at the laundry room’s “before” in my Laundry Room Makeover Planning article.

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2017 Creativeworld & Paris Travel Album Digital Cover Page

Although I’ve been a paper scrapbooker for twenty years, I’ve occasionally dabbled in digital scrapbooking. Last year I went in January to Creativeworld in Frankfurt and to Paris. I decided for the first time to go all in on digital and create my Paris travel album as a digital photo book. [Disclosure: Creativeworld’s parent company,

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7 Must Have Travel Apps for Flying

Traveling is an entirely different experience now that we have a world of information at our fingertips via our smartphones. With the right apps, we can enhance our travel experience – or just stay a step ahead of travel disasters. One of the most stressful parts of most trips is getting there and back, especially

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How to Make An Easy DIY Vintage Recipe Card Box

I love playing with paint, and I love the distressed shabby and vintage look. When I saw Plaid Pickle Wash, I knew it would make projects like this DIY Vintage Recipe Card Box so much easier to make! (Disclosure: Some products used in this article were provided to me by Plaid Crafts. Some links in

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Pros & Cons of Visiting Paris in Winter

I’ve been to Paris in winter twice now. The first time – a few more decades ago than I’d like to admit – I was maybe 11 years old. My main impression of the Eiffel Tower from that trip was that I was cold and unimpressed by the view. (What can I say…I was just

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