Dual Military: This is the resulting pile of gifts after months of alternating training events

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A whole pile of love.

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Dude bouquet 🙂

Sometimes it seems like my husband and I never see each other, but he’s coming home today! In honor of all the events we missed between my time away from home and his I present the mega man gift pile. Ta-da!


Kick Ass Halloween Idea

By far the most creative Halloween crafting I saw this year.  Click on the picture below to check out much more of this awesomeness.

Bling your TV

So what happens when you are desperate to avoid unpacking boxes after your SEVENTH move in 3 years…you start looking at an old TV you just hauled up three flights of stairs and think to yourself, “Self, you should throw that ugly thing out…OR!…wait for it, new idea…I bet you could waste HOURS making that billion-year-old TV look less boring…Why, yes indeed I could and I will! Thanks for the great suggestion, self. You’re so thoughtful!”

And thus I present to you, in shocking 2-D, the birth of a blinged-out TV:

Take one boring, free, mostly functional TV..

Add some thinned out acrylic paint,

Add a liberal amount of Mod Podge and paper,

And still more layers of acrylic paint and some gold swirly paint,

And you have successfully killed a potentially productive day of work and now have a TV that, while still not nearly as impressive in picture quality as everyone else you know…BUT…way more fun to have in your living room.

Total cost:
(Free TV + craft stuff just sitting around.) Booyah!


It’s Christmas Eve and I’m Googling artists…


A blessed day of doing nothing important except marveling at how talented people are. Here’s a very small sample of some fantastic illustrators that I found today.

(ps. I graduated Basic and OCS, but still have another 1/2 year of schooling ahead of me, so no crafting just yet. BUT I did make a baby blanket and a scarf while camping with the Army. Yup, this girl brought yarn and crochet needles to the woods. Making the military crafty one project at a time 🙂 )

Here are some sketches I made if you’re interested…I think I’m going to try to get back into drawing if I have any free time at school.

Merry Christmas. And God bless us, every one.

Handmade Climbing Chalk Bag…Made just for ME!

I cannot tell you how excited I am about this.  This is the FIRST time anyone other than my mother has made something for me by hand.  AND I HEART IT!

My climbing buddy was offered a job in Alaska and she made this for me before leaving town. Say it with me…”Awwwww…” Now for the amazing part, this is TOTALLY handmade. She did all of the stitching by hand – no sewing machine was used.  Wow.

Seriously, it even has a tiny, lined pocket!

THANK YOU DAX!!!!!!    Best of luck in your job and travels!

Irish Car Bomb Brownies: Guinness Brownies with Jameson and Bailey’s Cream Cheese Frosting.

Sorry, we were too excited about this to take pictures BEFORE we dug in 🙂

First let me thank my friend Jen for introducing this into my world…You rock!  This is already my new ‘go to” birthday gift for everyone.

Let this sink into your brain for a moment: Guinness, Bailey’s, Jameson, AND chocolate…all in one glorious concoction. Read the rest of this entry »

Sewing Kit Made from Wool Felt Scraps


One of my Monday night knitting buddy’s (The Knotty Professor) has a super-wicked-awesome-cool crafty mom who sends her neat-o stuff about every thirty seconds I think.  One of the things she received that I drooled over  intensely was a very functional sewing kit.  Now, I’m no great seamstress.  Even the thought of clearing a space out for my machine in the tiny place I call home makes my brain hurt…but who doesn’t constantly need a little bit or this or a little bit of that.  So remember the $3 of old man wool felt scraps I bought as part of my Mystery Projects…I present (drum roll please), my very OWN sewing kit.
outside I LOVE IT!!!!  I cannot stress enough how happy this has made me.  I have been using it for a few weeks now.  I just hadn’t bothered to finish the design on the front so I didn’t feel like posting it. ” Where is my needle?” RIGHT HERE!  “Where are my stitch markers?” RIGHT HERE! Oh the Joy…  I overstuffed the pocket for the pins, but whatev’s, I’m not tearing it apart to make it flatter.  Mine will just be puffy, thank you very much.
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Did I mention the full and total cost of this was THREE DOLLARS!!!! Yeah, and I still have tons of scraps left over.  Singing the screw you recession blues ♫

And on a “has nothing to do with sewing at all” note…eggs…I feel like talking about dying eggs. It’s almost Easter after all.  Check out Lolly Chops awesome post on how to leave really clean images behind…super idea, great website!  And I have my own humble little tutorial floating out there in the blog-o-verse.  Check out naturally dying eggs and making flower and leaf patterns.


We did it, we took the plunge. I now run a Female, Veteran owned Small Business.

From now on all posts will be uploaded at Go Places, Baby!

My family and I could not be more excited to start bringing you the very best products that we can.

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