My What Big Cheez-Its You Have


The better to have a Cheez-it bar with.

Step 1. Go to the store and buy many boxes of Cheez-It. If you don’t want to look like a crazy woman, (who me?) make several trips to the store during your lunch hour and buy a few boxes at a time. 

Step 2. Hide said Cheez-It boxes all over your house so your Cheez-It loving spouse doesn’t find them and ruin the surprise.

Step 3: Create labels for each variety of Cheez-It like a fancy cheese plate.

Step 4: Display each type of Cheez-It in it’s own bowl with fancy label.

Step 5: Watch the surprise and delight on your guest’s faces as they try to figure out which is their favorite.

Step 6: Have so much fun you forget to take a photo of the masterful Cheez-It display.

Happy Birthday, Husband! 


Berea, KY Part 3

After making soap and necklaces we journeyed to Bittersweet Studio for some woodworking.  Did I mention it was hot? And sawdust filled in the open air wood shop. And dirty. It was kind of great. We glued things and cut things and sanded things. By things I mean wood. 

We used all kinds of power tools and came a way with three whole cutting boards each and faces that hurt from laughing. If I have not stressed enough that you should head to Berea to take some class – get thee to Berea!!!

Berea, KY Part 2

After we made soap, we made necklaces. Stamped metal necklaces with long chains that jingle when we walk. 

We also saw the turning (Spinning? Turning? Turning.) of a pewter disk into a shot glass.

Seriously. This shot glass started as a 4″ diameter flat disk. It’s almost like magic, except that it’s physics. Cheers to the Gastineau Studio and their friendly metal working.

Berea, KY Part 1

Get thee to the Learnshops!!

Should you have the opportunity to head to Berea, Kentucky to take classes during their month long Festival of Learnshops, go.

We arrived on a hot, hot, hot weekend wherein I may have been the youngest person in town. We saw many beautiful artist studios and shops. I want to carve wood, I want to weave cloth, I want to make pots.
We made soap.



plus this


Equals this. And fun. It equals this box of shiny, shiny almost soap. And fun.
Get thee to the Learnshops!

Well, get thee next year because you already missed them. Slow poke.