We're trying out a new science book that just hit the market and having fun making slime!!

Recently I was contacted by Storey Publishing to ask if I would like to review their new book, Mason Jar Science. I love messy, fun science experiments, and I have racks of mason jars, so I said yes. They sent me a review copy and we got to work checking it out recently and are loving it! Of course, my son overlooked all the experiments except the slime. It HAD to be the slime that we did first. Other experiments I noticed and were excited about included making alum geodes, terrariums, cloud in a jar, play clay, and several more. If you have kids youRead More →

Picnics are the ultimate in family fun! Relax and enjoy one!

I want to start encouraging my readers to relax, enjoy themselves, and stress a little less. Try some hobbies you’ve always wanted. Experiment. Be free. So to do that I’m going to start a series of posts with fun things to do! The could be anything from interesting videos to crafts to art to fun challenges and everything in between. Just a way to encourage you to try fun things, relax and enjoy life more.  SO here is your list of fun things to try this week! Since the weekend is about the begin and school is almost out it’s a great time to getRead More →

A fun list of what's in my book basket for May 2018- From My Workbasket

I don’t tend to read as much as I used to. Truth be told like many aspects of my life I go through spurts. Sometimes for weeks or months on end, I will read a book a day, and then for months or even a year, I only flip through a few. I always HAVE a ton of books though and do like to create a little reading pile.  Recently I got this basket at the thrift store with the intention of using it when we go to the park but instead it ended up as being my reading stash. So, let me show youRead More →

I got a fun goody box and decided to recorded a box opening video to share the excitement!-- My Workbasket

Hey guys! So last week I contacted a great rep at Fiskars and asked if they would be interested in sending me some sample items to share with my followers, and they said yes! The package arrived today I decided to do a box opening to share the excitement. These items were sent to me free, however, I was not paid in any way, not to like them, or even forced to talk about them. All excitement is truly my own (and I am very excited!) Fiskars has always made a great product and I am delighted to show off some of their stuff. WantRead More →

Have fun and make this adorable chocolate house!

I’m going to go on the record and say that I pretty much eat my weight in gingerbread every December. It’s true. I have a family recipe that makes about 500 cookies (seriously, it uses almost 5 pounds of flour) and my family eats it day in and day out, constantly. Three cookies will constitute a breakfast or lunch. That said, I was over at The Chocolate Belles – cake decorating and candy making supplies website the other day, and saw a chocolate house mold and HAD to have it. I wrote them a quick note and they sent it right over. This chocolate cottage isRead More →

Showing off 5 lbs of sewing goodies and vintage crafty items!

I said that I wanted to show you my recent ebay purchase with all the sewing goodies. I kept putting it off because it would take SO many photos to show you everything, so instead I decided to make a video! I’d love to hear your thoughts (I know the video could be better) and what your favorite item from the box is! Sorry I talk a bit fast, I knew there was a LOT to show and didn’t want the video to be an hour long. It’s not truly a “box opening” because I have opened it already, but all the goodies are there,Read More →

When we go to visit with my parents it’s nice to see them and be part of their lives for awhile. It’s also nice to spend some time away from home, in the country, just mostly relaxing. I usually come home in a good mental place, and usually with something I have been struggling with all figured out. All of that is great, BUT the real reason I go, is for thrift shops! Here at home we have two Goodwill’s that are easy to get to and close, but I don’t like shopping there (expensive!!) There is a small independently run shop that we love,Read More →

My love of vintage doesn’t stop with just magazines, or textiles, or housewares, it really just goes on and on. I also love and tend to acquire vintage craft tools.I often  browse ebay for random lots of vintage supplies. Sometimes I get a real winner. Recently on ebay I won a lot of “vintage rugmaking tools,” but like most people they didn’t know what they had. This particular lot was about half craft, and half other.  Two of these items belong in a kitchen. Do you know which ones?!? Three would be near a closet, dresser, or shoe rack.  Two I feel certain are actuallyRead More →

Some of the very early Workbasket magazines have a section called “What Clubs are Doing.” I’ve long wondered if the clubs met specifically for Workbasket crafts, or if it meant clubs in general, or…? Any readers out there happen to know?  The December 1948 issue has this section. Usually the section has themed games, punch or party food, etc. This issue of course has stuff related to Christmas. One game is to use Western Union cards to spell a note that starts with Seasons Joy. So here’s a try at that: S- Sending  E- everyone A- always S- seasons  O- of N- nice  S- surprises. Read More →