I am really excited to share this post with you since I think this idea can really be useful for a lot of people.

I never used to lay my shirts out flat to dry, but after becoming completely frustrated with my shirts shrinking (that I had specifically bought for their long length), I started laying all of my shirts flat to dry.  This has been great for solving the shrinking problem, but then I had a new problem of trying to dry a lot of shirts all of  the time.

So, I did what most people do –  I would try to arrange them in a single layer on top of my washer and dryer.  That is great for one or two shirts, but more than that and they overlap and take forever to dry! Read More →

titleI have this really fantastic antique telephone table that I inherited from my grandmother.  It was stained a dark color, and it seems to have a lot of wax on it as well.

I had tried spray painting it in the past with terrible results.  The finish on the wood made it so that the spray paint would bead up or not adhere properly.  It was completely frustrating, so the table stayed half-painted for years.

Since then, I have learned a really great tip through my own trial and error.

This tip works for spray painting difficult pieces.  By that, I mean pieces that have coatings on them that make the paint not want to adhere. Finished wood is one that often creates a problem. Read More →



I remember when we got our first computer.   I didn’t totally understand what a computer was, but I knew that it took 15 minutes to boot up, and that was just enough time to eat breakfast.   The computer games never really enthralled me, but when I discovered Print Shop, it was a different story!

Do you remember Print Shop?  You could print your own cards on perforated tractor-feed paper and then fold them up.  A whole new world opened up for me.

Well, that is how I feel about my new miter saw.  I have borrowed my dad’s on several occasions, but I bought my own recently.  Suddenly, there are so many possibilities simply because I have the right tool!   Read More →