Holidays and Occasions

After 8 years of marriage, Valentine’s Day has become more of a challenge.
Before kids, it was easy to take the whole day off and go do something fun, eat at a favourite restaurant, watch a movie. It's actually only in the past two years, that I've taken the time to do something meaningful for my husband. It's not all about me, right?

My husband is a typical man. He likes electronics and cars... Read more
6 natural, eco-friendly DIY Christmas decorations to spread the holiday cheer throughout your home.

One of the joys of Christmas decorations is the feeling they evoke. So even if it is a sunny holiday here in Florida, the inside of the house can still feel like a cozy winter wonderland with natural elements sprinkled throughout as the ultimate in “green,” DIY Christmas decorations .

1. Bring... Read more
While some of us haven’t set foot behind a sewing machine since home economics class in junior high (by some of us, I mean me), there are many people here on iCraft who create fabulous hand-knitted and hand-sewn work.

Put those skills to work for you and whip up some practical and personalized DIY Christmas decorations !

Home-Ec. for the Holidays

1. A tree skirt is one of the more underrated but... Read more
Every November, people seem to mention how quickly the year has gone by. In the blink of an eye, Halloween becomes Thanksgiving and holiday music serenades you from every store speaker.

The process of getting all the Christmas decorations out of storage takes the better part of a day for some (me), so it’s time to get started!

For Christmas decorations, 2011 could be the year you turn over a new leaf (or... Read more
With summer coming to a close, I thought it appropriate that we could look back and see what we will be missing, for example, ice cream cones.

Chocolate is my personal favorite.

Dragonflies... pretty sure they bite, so I won't miss those.

Lovely flowers... I try to grow them every year and all I end up with are weeds. But this year the neighbor across the street has a sunflower I can look at.

I like... Read more

DIY Gifts

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I recently had a chat with someone who came into my office, which I found rather depressing. She complained that her children "weren't going to have Christmas this year" unless she did her shopping at the local dollar store. I thought to myself.... "Seriously???"

Dollar stores. Have you ever taken note of the smell in most of those places? Take a whiff! It's the smell of "Hello I'm... Read more
Each year, we wonder what to get our significant other for one of the most romantic days of the year, Valentine’s Day. When old standbys like perfume and cologne just won’t do, we try to think outside the perennial box of chocolates for a much better Valentine’s Day gift. From clothes to movies to small electronics, sometimes nothing seems quite right. If you aren't sure what to get, don’t... Read more
Everyone knows the traditional way to spend Valentine’s Day: crying. Just kidding! Actually, the ideal way is to spend it with your loved one, but does it always have to be with flowers, chocolate, and lingerie? While I don’t think you should necessarily get rid of these things, it can be very romantic and fun to spend some time together creating something you will both enjoy for years to come.

A new... Read more
Valentine’s Day is a perfect opportunity to let your loved ones know how special they are to you. Whether you’ve been married for 20 years, dating for 2 months, or single and loving it, you can express your creativity on Valentine’s Day by reaching out to everyone in your heart. If you don’t have the traditional Valentine, you can let your friends and family know how much you mean to... Read more
The holiday season has begun, whether we’re ready for it or not. I’m not sure how official it is, but the radio stations have started playing Christmas carols, so it looks like the holidays start in November. Despite my personal belief that no one wants to hear Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer over a month before Christmas, I guess it’s always best to be prepared for the holidays rather than... Read more

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