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Taking Holiday Orders

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Nineteen!

Our 19th wedding anniversary was drawing near, and I was in a panic! It’s our tradition to make cards for each other, and I wanted to give Joe a special, classy gift – a portrait of us trapped in a … Continue reading

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Love is Lovelier…

…the second time around!Here are the two Hackintoshes or CustoMacs I’ve built. They are PCs I’ve put together, and on which I’ve installed Apple’s OS. For most all intents and purposes, they act and operate just like Macs. On top … Continue reading

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It’s ALIVE!

It was around Christmas time when Apple was rolling out their modern marvel of industrial design, the black and beautiful Mac Pro, and my good friend Dan was starting to get an itch for a new toy. He liked the … Continue reading

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Foaming Hand Soap

Every week, I make a grocery list – sometimes it gets left behind on the kitchen table. Such was the case last week when the hand soap was running low in the bathroom and the kitchen – and I forgot … Continue reading

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DIY Shaving Cream

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and I thought making homemade shaving cream would be a fun project for the kids in my son’s class. We split up the duties – they measured the ingredients, took turns with the … Continue reading

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Earrings For Summer

Summer is here. You know the drill – it’s hot, so you put your hair up – until September! And if you’re doing that, you may as well make yourself some pretty earrings that dangle. I used faceted beads for this … Continue reading

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Patterned Paper Gift Boxes

June will be here before you know it, and I have a cluster of friends celebrating birthdays. I thought it would be fun to make some decorative boxes put their gifts in. This is a simple wood hinged box – … Continue reading

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Patterned Paper Jewelry Box

On a recent trip to the art supply store, I discovered these beautiful little packets of patterned paper. I scooped up five packs, having no clue as to what I was going to make – I just wanted them, you … Continue reading

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More thoughts on the Hackintosh

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Taking it for a spin…

It could be argued that building a CustoMac mini represents a false economy in that time is money and a lot of time and frustration could have been saved by just going to the Apple store and buying one of … Continue reading

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More Retro Gift Tags

As our gift to you this holiday season, we’re offering a set of three free downloadable gift tags! Just download, save to your desktop, and print on sticker paper or card stock. Click on the Santa image above to start … Continue reading

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Endora’s Earrings

  It was Agnes Moorehead’s birthday yesterday. Most people associate her with her character on Bewitched, but she had a long career in radio, stage, and on film. She was one of the original members of The Mercury Theater founded … Continue reading

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DIY Pop-Tarts!

I was thinking I would make a pancake and bacon breakfast in honor of Joe’s birthday, but it felt all sorts of wrong. How could I make him a card that was a tribute to his love of Pop-Tarts and … Continue reading

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