About MrsEnginerd

When I started writing under the Mrsenginerd pseudonym I was in the middle of a career shift. My employer had done a reduction in workforce exercise that had left me jobless a month after my 10th anniversary with the company (The Layoff). As a married woman with no kids, there was a lot of free... Continue Reading →

$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 →

DIY Gift Card Bouquet 

When I give my family gift cards I usually put them inside greeting cards or dollar store gift card boxes. So boring! By chance, during my sister's birthday, I stumbled across a cheap and beautiful way to hand them out instead. It is surprisingly easy to make: Go to your local discount or dollar store... Continue Reading →

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