Tips & Tricks


Sewing Craft to Make Candy Corn #TigerStrypesBlog 10

  This site contains affiliate links. Please see below for more information. Sewing Craft to Make Candy Corn #TigerStrypesBlog #Sewing #Craft With Fall already here, and the leaves changing color, I figured that it’s almost time for Halloween.  Since my son will be 20 this year, and left the house awhile ago, Halloween isn’t really the same anymore.  No more trick-or-treating, no more going through […]

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scarecrow

Create Some Scarecrow Bottle Decor #TigerStrypesBlog 28

This site contains affiliate links. Please see below for more information. Create Some Scarecrow Bottle Decor #TigerStrypesBlog #Harvest #Autumn It’s crazy that it’s already time for Autumn.  This year has gone by quickly.  Fall is my favorite time of year.  Living in the White Mountains of Arizona, we get to enjoy the cool weather, beautiful colors and the smell of the changing season.  I never […]


Create Artwork From Your Images With Akvis! 34

Thank you Akvis for partnering with me on this blog post & for the great giveaway!Create Artwork From Your Images With Akvis!#AKVIS #FXIf you have followed my blog for awhile, you know that I love to take photos. I’m planning on taking a photography class at the college, when it opens back up again, to learn even more. They let old people in class, right? […]

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Make a Beehive Out of Plastic Easter Eggs #TigerStrypesBlog 18

This site contains affiliate links. Please see below for more information. Make a Beehive Out of Plastic Easter Eggs #TigerStrypesBlog #Bee #Upcycle With Easter being over, and sales happening at the craft stores, I figured we could try and make something out of what we had, or could buy at a cheap price.  My son is 19 now, and doesn’t really partake in the old […]


Reverse Canvas Artwork – Bear Mandala #TigerStrypesBlog 24

This site contains affiliate links. Please see below for more information. Reverse Canvas Artwork – Bear Mandala #TigerStrypesBlog #HTV #Cricut I’ve seen so many mandala designs online, and have always wanted to make one.  I just didn’t know what to make, and how to make it.  I found this bear mandala just in a Google search, and thought it looked like fun to try.  If […]

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Make Your Own Face Mask from a Bandana 24

This site contains affiliate links. Please see below for more information.   Make a Face Mask from a Bandana #TigerStrypesBlog #COVID19 #CoronaVirus I’m sure you’ve seen the stories of the health crisis in America right now.  If not, tell me how you live, so I can be away from it, too! 🙂  With all of the shortages, and people needing certain equipment, I wanted to […]


Make Some Sesame Street Ornaments #TigerStrypesBlog 34

This site contains affiliate links. Please see below for more information. Make Some Sesame Street Ornaments #TigerStrypesBlog #Kids #Television I think almost everybody knows what “Sesame Street” is…do you?  I’m in my mid-40’s and grew up with it, then had my son watching it, when he was little.  We even called my Uncle Mike “Oscar,” since he could sometimes be a Grouch!! ha/ha  There are […]

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Make Some Retro VHS Lights #TigerStrypesBlog 26

This site contains affiliate links. Please see below for more information.   Make Some Retro VHS Lights #TigerStrypesBlog #Decor If you’re of my generation, you know all too well what a VHS is.  If not, I’m sorry! ha/ha  I have so many of these tapes lying around, and have already bought my favorites in DVD style, so they’re not even needed.  I wanted to make […]


Organize & Declutter Your Home with Wayfair! 6

ORGANIZE: Thank you Wayfair for partnering with me on this blog post #sponsored!Organize & Declutter Your Home with Wayfair!#Wayfair #Storage #Organization It’s hard to believe it’s already 2020! What better way to have a fresh start this new year than whipping your home into shape! Wayfair is my go-to when looking for tips and tricks to tidy up and declutter certain spaces. After all, there […]

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snowballs

Snowmen Selling Snowballs Craft #TigerStrypesBlog 2

This site contains affiliate links. Please see below for more information. Snowmen Selling Snowballs Craft #TigerStrypesBlog #Snow #Winter I know, I know…I haven’t done a craft post in months.  Last year was crazy, with learning how to be an empty nester, dealing with my husband getting hurt and having surgery…I just didn’t have time to do much other than wife tasks at home.  Now with […]


Make an America the Beautiful Sign #TigerStrypesBlog 6

4th of July – America the Beautiful Sign #TigerStrypesBlog #July4th #IndependenceDay So, it’s July 4th.  The day that we celebrate our Nation’s freedom.  I know that the Star-Spangled Banner is our national anthem, but I think America the Beautiful is one that could also hold that title. The definition by way of Wiki, is “America the Beautiful” is an American patriotic song. The lyrics were […]

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Make Some 4th of July Candy Rockets #TigerStrypesBlog 6

Make Some 4th of July Candy Rockets #TigerStrypesBlog #July4th #IndependenceDay I can’t believe that it’s already July.  We’ll be celebrating Independence Day in just a few days, and I figured that this would be a fun thing to make for friends and family.  I saw the original on SheKnows and loved it.  Being able to make something that isn’t too hard to do, and brings […]


Best Rail Trails in the Country 6

Best Rail Trails in the Country #Railroad #Trails #Outdoors  With our busy lifestyles in the 21st century, it can be hard to find time to exercise. It can be even harder to find an exercise that is fun. While yoga in the park is always an option, rail trails (re-purposed railway tracks) are guaranteed to provide you with both great exercise and entertaining sights.  From […]

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honey

Tips & Tricks – Measure Honey the Easy Way 10

I hope that you’ve been enjoying the “Tips & Tricks” blog posts here at #TigerStrypesBlog. Something that I figured is, that those of us who have had advice (on any topics), or knew things that could help others, it would be beneficial to start sharing those ideas. Here’s hoping that I can contribute many different kinds of “Tips & Tricks“, such as things to do with […]


Your Cricut Maker Can Write With Any Pen! 24

Write with Your Cricut – These ideas are my own, and I was not paid by any sponsor to share.Your Cricut Maker Can Write With Any Pen!#Cricut #Maker #DIY  If you’re like me, you saved up for a long time to get the new Cricut Maker. I had the Explore, and loved it, too, but wanted more. With the Cricut Maker, I can cut almost […]

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Find Your Perfect Outdoor Party Essentials 6

Thank you Wayfair for some great summer ideas to use in this blog post! Find Your Perfect Outdoor Party Essentials#Wayfair #Outdoor #PartyIf you’re like me, you love being outdoors! My family lives at around 6500 feet in the beautiful White Mountains of Arizona. Everyone always hears Arizona, and automatically thinks HOT…well, not here! Our forest has many opportunities for people to enjoy, with 6,300 miles […]


Is It Time for a Spring Mattress Refresh? 2

Is It Time for a Spring Mattress Refresh?#WayfairAtHome #WayfairMattressRefreshIt’s hard to believe that it’s already Spring! Where has the time gone? This year was a memorable one for weather here in the White Mountains of Arizona. We had struggled with moisture for the past few years, and finally were able to get a great snow season and snow pack in the mountains. We’re really hoping […]

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cleaning

Cleaning 101 – Tips You Need for a Clean Home 8

Cleaning 101 – Tips You Need for a Clean Home#Cleaning101 #Wayfair #TigerStrypesBlog The winter here in the Arizona mountains has been crazy. We just got a storm that left around 3 feet of snow on the ground…I know the East Coasters are laughing at me right now, but for us that’s a lot! It’s starting to warm up, but the temps have been in the […]


Make a Shadow Box Valentine Gift #TigerStrypesBlog 6

Make a Shadow Box Valentine Gift #TigerStrypesBlog #Valentine Shopping recently, I found a bunch of plain shadow boxes at a local store on clearance after Christmas, and figured they would be useful in making just about anything.  Seeing a post online of someone adding a sticker to the front, so I figured that I could make something like that for Valentine’s Day.  Visiting the Cricut […]

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Create Winter Style at Home with Wayfair! 2

Thank you Wayfair for partnering with me on this blog post!Create Winter Style at Home with Wayfair!#Wayfair #WinterStyle It’s hard to believe that January is almost over. Here in the White Mountains of Arizona, winter lasts a bit longer than some other places. The past few years we were praying for snow and tired of the warm days. Well, with the snow this year and […]