Oct 31, 2018
posted by: Allison West
Holiday Gift Ideas

Christmas shopping used to be fun and we looked forward to it. Matter of fact, we couldn’t wait. Holiday shopping meant dressing up, driving to a real downtown, and browsing happily through most of the local department stores and small shops. If you only needed a small gift, you could usually find one at the Woolworth’s Five-and-Dime store.

If it couldn’t be found downtown, the Sears Holiday Catalog was really the only other option.The day it came in the mailbox was a really big deal. As kids, my two sisters and I would sit on the sofa and mark the pages for the really special toys and clothes we liked (a “wish list” not an “I want this” list)...


Sep 24, 2018
posted by: Kathleen Driggers, guest blogger
Flair Button Storage

I get a lot of questions about “bling” storage. If you’re a crafter or collector of any type, you’ve more than likely collected lots of stuff over the years. Our “bling” is stored in boxes, bins, on shelves and in drawers.

When stuff is scattered and stuffed all over, it’s easy to forget what you have. My hobby is collecting flair pins. And I have lots. I recently changed the way I store them - using a case-style three-ring binder -- and I’m sharing it here. I took a few pictures the other day so I could show you what works for me, and maybe it can help someone else, too...