2016


How To Make a Teacher Survival Kit 19

Make a Teacher Survival Kit With school starting here in the mountains of Arizona next week, I thought it would be fun to come up with some ideas for teacher or classroom gifts. The next three (3) of my craft posts, including this one, will be things that you can make for your favorite teacher or classroom.  This one is kind of like a fun gift […]

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Home Matters Linky Party #97 1

Welcome to #HomeMattersParty for this week.  It’s a great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. I so love being able to be a co-host for this amazing party, and I hope that you enjoy it, as much as I have in the past! 🙂 Let me know in the comments what you love, what you wish was here, and if you’ve […]


Create a Photo Book Craft #DIY #Memories 23

Create a Photo Book Craft Who doesn’t love having photos from past events or family vacations that you can enjoy later on?  I always share my photos from trips online, but love to have some that are special sitting around, or even for sharing with family.  I saw this available on a photo sale site and figured, “why not just make my own?”  It was really […]

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Home Matters Linky Party #96

Welcome to #HomeMattersParty for this week.  It’s a great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. I so love being able to be a co-host for this amazing party, and I hope that you enjoy it, as much as I have in the past! 🙂 Let me know in the comments what you love, what you wish was here, and if you’ve […]


Home Matters Linky Party #95 2

Welcome to #HomeMattersParty for this week.  It’s a great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. I so love being able to be a co-host for this amazing party, and I hope that you enjoy it, as much as I have in the past! 🙂 Let me know in the comments what you love, what you wish was here, and if you’ve […]

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How to Make a Recycled Tire Planter 15

How to Make a Recycled Tire Planter When it was time to get new tires for my truck, I wanted to use the old ones for something around home.  I don’t like paying the recycling fee to the shop to get rid of them, and figured that they would look pretty good in my yard.  There are so many other things that you can do with […]


Home Matters Linky Party #94

Welcome to #HomeMattersParty for this week.  It’s a great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. I so love being able to be a co-host for this amazing party, and I hope that you enjoy it, as much as I have in the past! 🙂 Let me know in the comments what you love, what you wish was here, and if you’ve […]

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Home Matters Linky Party #93 8

Welcome to #HomeMattersParty for this week.  It’s a great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. I so love being able to be a co-host for this amazing party, and I hope that you enjoy it, as much as I have in the past! 🙂 Let me know in the comments what you love, what you wish was here, and if you’ve […]


Redneck Edition Racing – Star Valley June 2016

Star Valley, AZ (June 18, 2016) – So this week’s race was supposed to be in Show Low, which is just down the street from us, but I guess due to calendar issues with the race track, AZOP had to move it to Star Valley.  That is still only about 2 hours from home, but we were hoping to be able to entertain our local sponsors.  Oh […]

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Home Matters Linky Party #92

Welcome to #HomeMattersParty for this week.  It’s a great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. I so love being able to be a co-host for this amazing party, and I hope that you enjoy it, as much as I have in the past! 🙂 Let me know in the comments what you love, what you wish was here, and if you’ve […]


Make a Bandana Flag Wreath #DIY #Craft 42

Make a Bandana Flag Wreath #DIY #Craft With the celebration of Independence Day coming up soon, I always love to feature a craft that goes along with that holiday, like this Bandana Flag Wreath.  I always love anything that are the colors of the flag, or things that make people stop for a minute and give thanks for our freedom and those that fight to keep […]

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Home Matters Linky Party #91

Welcome to #HomeMattersParty for this week.  It’s a great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. I so love being able to be a co-host for this amazing party, and I hope that you enjoy it, as much as I have in the past! 🙂 Let me know in the comments what you love, what you wish was here, and if you’ve […]


Home Matters Linky Party #90

Welcome to #HomeMattersParty for this week.  It’s a great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. I so love being able to be a co-host for this amazing party, and I hope that you enjoy it, as much as I have in the past! 🙂 Let me know in the comments what you love, what you wish was here, and if you’ve […]

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Make Some Upcycled Denim Planters #DIY #Craft 25

Make Some Upcycled Denim Planters #DIY #Craft I have a bunch of old pants laying around, hoping to some day become something else.  I remember years ago, my Mom making my brother a blanket with squares of old jeans, but figured I don’t have the time (or the patience) to do that, so wanted to figure out something a bit easier.  I figured that it would […]


Redneck Edition Racing – Prescott Valley May 2016 1

Prescott Valley, AZ (May 28 & 29, 2016) – Still being excited from the Lake Havasu race, we headed out to Prescott Valley.  We remember visiting there years ago, and man – what a change in just that short time.  The town has grown so much and there seems to be a lot more people in town.  With the track not being on the main highway, […]

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Home Matters Linky Party #89

Welcome to #HomeMattersParty for this week.  It’s a great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. I so love being able to be a co-host for this amazing party, and I hope that you enjoy it, as much as I have in the past! 🙂 Let me know in the comments what you love, what you wish was here, and if you’ve […]


Home Matters Linky Party #88 2

Welcome to #HomeMattersParty for this week.  It’s a great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. I so love being able to be a co-host for this amazing party, and I hope that you enjoy it, as much as I have in the past! 🙂 Let me know in the comments what you love, what you wish was here, and if you’ve […]

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Redneck Edition Racing – Lake Havasu May 2016

    Lake Havasu, AZ (May 14, 2016) – Our first AZOP race was in Lake Havasu, AZ.  This was about a 6 hour drive from home and one that seemed to take a long time.  We had to leave after David got off of work, and ended up not pulling in about 1:00 in the morning.  It was still about 105 degrees, even at […]


Home Matters Linky Party #87

Welcome to #HomeMattersParty for this week.  It’s a great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. I so love being able to be a co-host for this amazing party, and I hope that you enjoy it, as much as I have in the past! 🙂 Let me know in the comments what you love, what you wish was here, and if you’ve […]

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Make an Upcycled Seed Starter #DIY #Garden 22

How To Make an Upcycled Seed Starter #DIY #Garden I saw this seed starter project on Made Everyday awhile back, and thought it would be great to make, now that Spring is finally here in the White Mountains.  The oak trees just sprouted leaves, so that tells us that it’s time to start gardening.  Using these will make it fun to plant flowers and help them […]