Monthly Archives: August 2011

World Wednesday: Coffee Break French


I’m hoping that I’ll start doing a regular “World Wednesday.”
Here’s the first one!

I really like this French-teaching podcast from Scotland. It’s FREE (although you can purchase extra)!!! You should check it out!


Tips for Productive Crafting


Found this post privately published onย my blog….so here it is ๐Ÿ™‚

People talk about the journey, the process, etc. I’m generally anxious for the end result. In this post I’m gonna throw out some ideas that might or might not work…I guess kinda blog brainstorming ๐Ÿ™‚

Some ideas about crafting:
-If you get hungry, EAT! I often get grouchy when I’m hungry. Do you?
-If you’re stumped on a project, take a break or move to a different project. You can go back to it later-gator.
-Sketch out your idea first.
-Don’t sketch out your idea first and just wing it!
-Know where yout supplies are.

Here are some cool tips abd the blog post that inspired this post! Now, if I’ll only follow the advice from myself and from the linked post…

Let me know what works for you! These are just some ideas thayt I thought of but haven’t necessarily (did I spell that right?) tried.

Have a lovely day!

A Beautiful Mess


The cat eye instructions (4. and 5.)ย in this post are soo cool! I wanted to put them in this post with a link, but it wouldn’t work. But that’s ok, because now you can go check out the rest of A Beautiful Mess too! I really like this blog by Elsie (her sister Emma has a great food blog too!).

I feel so cool adding in all those links! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a lovely day!


Guy vs Gal


Remember how I said I lost a blog post? Well, here’s the new version. ๐Ÿ™‚

Products marketed toward women tend to be more expensive than those marketed toward men…even if it’s the same thing. Have you ever noticed that?

Check out these ideas (as usual, use at your own risk).
If you use acerone to remove nail polish, compare prices of acetone from the nail polish aisle and prices of the acetone with the regular paint (it’s somewhere over in the “guy” section…lol).
Craft store tools vs tools from the hardware store
Paintbrushes from craft aisle vs from the hardware store.

And here’s a cool idea from A Pair and a Spare. She’s got some other nifty ideas using hardware-ish things too!

I enjoy browsing craft stores (especially with coupons and/or great sales), but it’s really cool to discover that you cqn get the same or similar things for a smaller price if you’re willing to research a little and shop at “manly” stores. ๐Ÿ™‚

What kind of products or tools have you used that were marketed with a different use in mind or to a different “type” of person?

Aw man!


I just typed an entry regarding craft stores vs hardware stores and lost it. Fiddley-dee!
Oh well. If that’s the biggest trial in my life then things aren’t too bad. ๐Ÿ™‚
Hopefully I’ll redo that entry soon and maybe it will end up a better post tahn it would’ve been.
Have you ever lost something you were working on? On the computer or a hard copy?
Have a lovely day, even if you lost a project.