Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Cool For School Or Anytime – Shoelacing!

Lace Your Shoes With Style… One morning last week Rory bopped into my room all excited about the cool new lacing she’d done on her shoes. I had to admit it was pretty darned cute. So we decided to share … Continue reading

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DIY – Pillow Covers

… A Little Pillow Talk … When we fixed up the living room after the flood repairs and renovations, we put neutral covers on our couch and loveseat. Rory and I found some really pretty pillows to brighten them. Since … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Carving – Carving & Lighting Tips & Tricks

… Create and Illuminate! … Here are some Tips & Tricks for carving your pumpkin that will take your design to another level. Differing depths give your carving light and shadows, and can create something almost life like when illuminated. … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Carving – Gutting & Preserving Your Pumpkin

… Gooey Guts and Preservation! … There is more to gutting your pumpkin than just getting the stringy goo and pumpkin seeds out of the pumpkin shell. Gutting your pumpkin is all about preparing the pumpkin for carving, and for … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Carving Design Tips & Tricks

… Pumpkin Carving Design Tips & Tricks … I draw my own designs and create my own patterns. I love the whole process; Pumpkin Carving is so much fun. But sometimes, trying to get your design or pattern onto the … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Carving – Tools of the Trade

The Proper Tools Make All the Difference … It is an old saying that the proper tools make a job easier, and it is no different in Pumpkin Carving. The tools do not need to be expensive, just the correct … Continue reading

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The Girl’s Got Power Tools! Pumpkin Gutter

The Pumpkin Gutter! A Power Tool for Pumpkin Carving … A couple of years ago, Rory and I went to the most amazing pumpkin carving demonstration at Roger’s Gardens in Newport Beach. The local nursery is a beautiful place to … Continue reading

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15 Tips & Tricks – Organize Your Home

You may have read on my blog before, here and here that I am still trying to recover from an upstairs bathroom flood, which caused a waterfall in my living room for over 5 1/2 hours, just 5-days before Christmas … Continue reading

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Avocado Tips & Tricks

Oh, Those Yummy Avocados! … I know some people think avocados are an acquired taste, but living in Southern California, where farmers produce 95% of the U.S. production, you grow up eating avocados. They are delicious! The avocado‚Äôs hard rough … Continue reading

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