Customized Scrabble Zipper Pulls

I’ve always wanted to make something with scrabble tiles!  They are the perfect size for creating your own personalized anything.  I’ve seen adorable initial pendants and really cool frames using them, so when Back-to-School mayhem started up, I thought these would make a great addition to the backpacks.  I ended up buying 100 pieces on Ebay for $8.51 shipped straight to my house.  Not too shabby!

Customized Scrabble Zipper Pulls

Customized Scrabble Zipper Pulls

I knew it had to be sturdy and stand up to some abuse of two tween boys, so I brainstormed and checked out what I had laying around the house…

Customized Scrabble Zipper Pulls

Come see how I did it over HERE



Fabric Giveaway!

Is she crazy? Giveaway of 7.5 yards of PREMIUM fabric from Living with Punks!

Have you ever looked at your stash, and thought "Man, I need to get rid of some of that!" No?    Well, me neither! But, today is your lucky day, because I've lost my mind!  I'm giving away a nice part of my stash to ONE … Continue Reading

Pyrogriphied Wine Cork Plant Markers

Wine cork plant markers using wine corks and a woodburing tool! Cool!

I meandered back to my childhood with this one!  I remember using woodburning tools along with my siblings while growing up.  We all made our own plaque for mom on a particular Mother's Day.  They were quite the … Continue Reading

Tutorial: Easy Bandana Shorts

Easy Bandana Shorts by Living with Punks

I have an addiction to bandanas.  Not only can you find them in awesome prints and varying styles, but they also come in different sizes.  It's like cheap, pre-hemmed fabric all waiting for you to use your imagination as to … Continue Reading

Nestlé Girl Scout CANDY?!

Nestle Girl Scout Cookie Candy bars

Who remembers their younger years and all the fun they had at summer camp? Boy, I'd have some stories to tell if we were sitting around a campfire playing True Stories of Summer Camp ;)  Wouldn't you?  I had my first … Continue Reading

Bandana Apron

Bandana Apron Tutorial

Did you know you can take an ordinary bandana and make an apron? With a working pocket even?   It's great fun and super easy! Get the tutorial over HERE   Have more bandanas?  Try this … Continue Reading

Skyline Skirt Tutorial

Skyline Skirt  ||  Living with Punks

We just got back from an East Coast trip.  Kids and all!  It was a wonderful vacation that I highly recommend taking it if you can.  The kids were all pretty well behaved, (except for those moments when we had a few … Continue Reading

Recipe: Chimichurri Rojo

Chimichurri Rojo - a traditional green sauce, this red version is a savory sauce for red meat.

  Hubs and I developed this chimichurri rojo recipe to top all our barbecued meats this summer.  Hubs - he's a culinary whiz!  I'm so glad he discovered his true talents in life and that I get to benefit from it … Continue Reading

T-Shirt Produce Bag

Turn an old T-shirt into a reusable produce bag.  Use for fruit or veggies.  Make a ton and take to the store or Farmer's markets to buy your produce

I made these washable and reusable produce bags from an old T-Shirt!  This is a super easy and sturdy method so you can make 5 or 6 in an hour! Just in time for all the Farmer's Markets! Get the full picture tutorial … Continue Reading

Glow in the Dark Lampshade

Great solution to a nightlight!  Use glow in the dark paint and write sweet sentiments to your tired toddler so they can fall asleep in the soft glow

Got a tired toddler that struggles to get to sleep without a little glowing light in the room?  Use this creative idea to lull him to sleep with your own sweet sentiments. Let your imagination and creativity go wild. … Continue Reading