Turn Patent Art into Gifts, Décor, and More!

Inspired by U.S. Patent Art

Are you looking for a unique gift idea or an interesting focal point for your home or office décor? Patent art – especially older patents – looks great as framed art, on a t-shirt, or on a tote bag! Inspired by art from United States issued patents, there are several sites on the internet that […]

How to Make Caramel Apple Spiced Cider

& Experiencing Autumn in San Diego, CA

Hello Fall! Are you ready for shorter days, cooler temperatures, and autumn colors? Living in southern California the change in seasons is often subtler than in other parts of the country. However, there are still ways to welcome autumn and celebrate the traditions of fall even in sunny San Diego. One of my favorite traditions […]

A Novice’s Guide to Making Cake Pops

What I Learned About Making These Delectable Treats

Cake Pops! A perfect portion of cake that can turn any day into a mini celebration! You’ve probably seen cake pops – at a party or at your local Starbucks – and you may have even eaten one or two (or more). But, have you ever made cake pops? I have been fascinated with cake […]

How to Send Some Very Disney Valentines

Roundup of Disney DIY Valentine’s Crafts

What is it about a homemade Valentine card or treat that makes it feel more special? Exchanging Valentines, especially handmade ones, is a simple a way to show others that we are thinking of them in a thoughtful and caring way. It’s February and Valentine’s Day is nearly here. A quick internet search, particularly on […]

Coffee + Pinterest = Gift Ideas

Have you finished your Christmas shopping? Are you looking for some last minute ideas for the coffee connoisseur in your life? With the help of a quick search on Pinterest and a visit to Starbucks, you’ll be able to check a few gifts off your list. Pinterest is a great place to collect and organize […]

5 Easy Steps to Add Whimsy to Travel Photos

“Every child is born blessed with a vivid imagination. But just as a muscle grows flabby with disuse, so the bright imagination of a child pales in later years if he ceases to exercise it.” – Walt Disney Are you looking for a fun way to add some whimsy and personality to your travel photos? […]

Getting Creative at the Gem Faire

Creative inspiration can be found in many places. However sometimes we can become so distracted by everyday life that we aren’t aware when our creativity is trying to inspire us. I know there are many people who claim they aren’t creative, but I believe that being creative is a combination of talent and skill — […]

How to Make a Photo Collage Using Phone Apps

If you are like many people these days, your smart phone is with you all the time and the camera in this phone is your main device for taking pictures and capturing your memories. But then what happens to those images? If you’re like me, you want to share some of these images with friends […]