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This is the time of year when I am inundated with political mailings. So the ballot is in the mail and now I have all of this junk mail to recycle. I decided to use some of it to make circular templates.

This is the time of year when I am inundated with political mailings. So the ballot is in the mail and now I have all of this junk mail to recycle. I decided to use some of it to make circular templates.

My husband got a Kuerig for his birthday. While the K-Cups are very convenient we wondered how they compared to using ground coffee in the My K-Cup basket. A box of K-Cups contains 18 cups and our bag of Tully's coffee weighed 12 ounces. We were able to get 25 cups of coffee from the ground coffee.

Kuerig K-Cups Vs. Ground Coffee

My husband got a Kuerig for his birthday. While the K-Cups are very convenient we wondered how they compared to using ground coffee in the My K-Cup basket. A box of K-Cups contains 18 cups and our bag of Tully's coffee weighed 12 ounces. We were able to get 25 cups of coffee from the ground coffee.

I have moved a number of times and have found through experience that when moving my many books it is best to use a smaller box, when possible.

Organizing Your Book Collection

I have moved a number of times and have found through experience that when moving my many books it is best to use a smaller box, when possible.

Just Add Ice Cream DIY Cookie Slider Kit just in time for summer! Order now from Elenis.com

Just Add Ice Cream DIY Cookie Slider Kit just in time for summer! Order now from Elenis.com

I love to by wrapping paper at Costco. Their wrapping paper is super heavy and there is a ton of paper on each roll. The other neat part about their paper, is that it's double sided! This year I decided to wrap each person's presents with a specific wrapping paper.

Assign Each Family Member a Wrapping Paper

I love to by wrapping paper at Costco. Their wrapping paper is super heavy and there is a ton of paper on each roll. The other neat part about their paper, is that it's double sided! This year I decided to wrap each person's presents with a specific wrapping paper.

Many times I have found that the book I am using won't stay open on its own. These colorful yo yo book weights can hold your book open while you read or prepare a recipe.

Yo Yo Book Weight

Many times I have found that the book I am using won't stay open on its own. These colorful yo yo book weights can hold your book open while you read or prepare a recipe.

Many years ago, I saw a project similar to this, done by Martha Stewart.  She used Mary Jane candy wrappers, decoupaged onto a box, I think.  For this project, I used Tootsie Roll wrappers.

Candy Wrapper Covered Can

Many years ago, I saw a project similar to this, done by Martha Stewart. She used Mary Jane candy wrappers, decoupaged onto a box, I think. For this project, I used Tootsie Roll wrappers.

I found some really pretty glass plates at a resale shop that I just had to have. A number of my houseplants were in need of saucers. I find the plastic ones or even the clay ones to be kind of ugly.

Using Antique Plates as Plant Saucers

I found some really pretty glass plates at a resale shop that I just had to have. A number of my houseplants were in need of saucers. I find the plastic ones or even the clay ones to be kind of ugly.

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