$5/5 min Bookmark Wreath DIY

Last time I made a clothes pin wreath it was to raise funds during my layoff. At a cost of a whooping $5 bucks, the delta between the shipping charges and the profit margin weren't enough to make this a viable handmade business venture. It was missing a wow factor. I set aside the rest... Continue Reading →

F@%k Cancer, Part 3

She can't cook. She can't read. She can't drive. I know she needs some type of neurological rehabilitation routine but the doctors haven't addressed this portion of her care. Because of the politics of the hospital, the culture of no worries in the Island and the hurricanes, we feel she would be better off with... Continue Reading →

$5 DIY Halloween Wreath

For those looking for easy to make inexpensive Halloween decor. 😉

Mrs. Enginerd - Nerd Whisperer

As I revisited the cork wreath, inspiration stuck again. Halloween is around the corner and it presented an opportunity to create something for my front door that was both original and economic. Walking through my local Dollar Tree store, I saw a few materials and decided to give it a try!

What you’ll need:
1. Wire wreath (12″ or 14″)
2. Orange metallic ribbon (or equivalent)
3. Felt Happy Halloween sign (or equivalent)
4. Hot glue gun

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Tightly wrap the orange ribbon around the wire frame and secure with a paper clip. Use the hot glue gun to secure the ribbon to itself or the frame. Next, glue the decorative art to the ribbon. Wait a few minutes and hang on a door or wall.

You can create your own centerpiece or use other traditional decorations to embellish the design. The Dollar Tree store stock has other designs as well…

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Marriage: Year Three

This year, 2018, marks the 10th anniversary of my wedding to W. As part of the celebration, I will be documenting our relationship from the proposal up to the wedding, and each year up to our 10th anniversary. The year was 2011...*sigh* It's hard to start this post knowing there is no redeeming quality for... Continue Reading →

F@%k Cancer, Part 2

"Lilo is coming?" She kept asking me about my sister as she stalled for time to remember my name. The gorgeous smile that came with that question had a hint of quiet apprehension, because I wasn't supposed to be there. My presence wasn't unwelcomed, nevertheless she must have realized something was awry. "Do you know... Continue Reading →

F@%k Cancer!

62 years. Is this all we get? She was supposed to grow old and gray. Maybe even die peacefully in her sleep at age 102, after reaping the rewards of the years she saved for retirement, for our colleges. Damn, she even saved for the grandkids that life never meant to deny her; the children... Continue Reading →

The Introvert Experience

After a while being out and about with friends, road tripping and the like, it dawned on me that folks don't really understand the introvert experience as it pertains to the human condition. Being able to engage live audiences and communicate eloquently and frequently with living "rational" beings, especially via online media, does not automatically signal... Continue Reading →

Up and Vanished: Season 2

It's baaaack! After the incredible breakthroughs in Payne Lindsey's inveatigation, and a tip that came in just as the podcast was airing, the GBI was able to make arrests and convictions on the Tara Grinstead case. Overjoyed listeners from all over the world waiting anxiously for the popular show to return, and sure enough the... Continue Reading →

Unprocrastination Weekend

Summer 2018. It all started with a need to clear out space in the garage for a DIY and it all spiralled from there. By the time we looked up, we were halfway through the never-ending to do list. W grabbed some of the low hanging fruit, like culling items from our Smart Fridge grocery... Continue Reading →

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