Crossword Puzzle Helper

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I love crossword puzzles. And I do them in pen. Not because I’m that confident–it’s just that I like the way pen writes on newsprint much better than pencil.

Sometimes I want to check to see if a word I’m guessing is correct before I enter it. And sometimes, dang it, I just don’t know the answer.

Here’s a nifty website that I’ve been using to give me a hand.

Check it out HERE

Iris Folding Craft


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Iris Folding is an easy and pretty way to use up all those scraps of colored paper. You start with a pattern and end up with a nice picture worthy of framing or giving as a nice gift in card form. Google ‘Iris Folding’ or click here for free patterns and instructions.


DIY Weekly Menu Board

End the ‘What’s for dinner?’ hassle with this project – love it!



  • 2×3 Canvas
  • 10 empty and rinsed juice boxes
  • Scrapbook paper
  • 7 clothespins
  • Washi tape
  • Colored index cards
  • Colored vinyl
  • Paint and paintbrush (if you don’t want a white canvas)
  • Sharpie Stainless Steel Pen
  • Sharpie Pens Assorted Colors
  • Hot glue gun and gluesticks
  • Permanent double-sided tape
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Small notepad


Click HERE for the instructions