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Ten Minute Tuesday: The Artist Trading Card

It has been a while since I have posted a ten minute Tuesday. With Fall here and kids back to school, your ten minute Tuesdays will resume once more. Today’s activity was inspired by the artist trading cards I have been seeing on Pinterest a lot lately. Normally done with mixed media techniques that include Read More

Ten Minute Tuesday

Ten Minute Tuesday: The Art Project Part 2

Here is Part 2 of The Art Project broken into ten-minute chunks of time. You can take almost any art project or writing project or crafting project and break them down into ten-minute bits of time to fit it into a busy schedule. This makes most projects possible even when you think you have no Read More

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Ten Minute Tuesday: Acrostic Poem

“An acrostic poem is a type of poetry where the first, last or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase. The most common and simple form of an acrostic poem is where the first letters of each line spell out the word or phrase.” Young Writers Free Glossary For example Read More

magnetic poetry

Ten Minute Tuesday: Magnetic

Welcome to April, National Poetry Month. It is also National Letter writing month but I will bring that up again in another post. I want you to play today. Have you ever seen the magnetic poetry kits for sale, usually  in gift shops or little off the wall places. I used to collect the kits. Read More

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Ten Minute Tuesday: 11 Awesome Tips to Make Your Day Pleasurable

Recently I was propose the question,” what can you do to make your day more pleasurable?” So I reflected over the things that I do that add pleasure to each day. These are not things I do all once but I attempt to do one to three of them a day. In doing so, and Read More

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Ten Minute Tuesday: DIY Canvas Signs

I just love the canvas signs I see for sale in JoAnn’s and Michaels, or even at Ross or other home decorating places. I think they are cute. But why am I going to pay to have someone else’s sign when this creative person can do it herself. Now, here is the disclaimer. It’s been Read More

Fika Tuesday

Ten Minute Tuesday: Introducing “Fika”

“Fika is Swedish for a coffee break that’s more about socializing than drinking coffee. And something sweet is also welcome.” “Fika is much more than having a coffee. It is a social phenomenon, a legitimate reason to set aside a moment for quality time. Fika can happen at any time, morning as well as evening. Read More


Ten Minute Tuesday: Paint with Spices

My favorite thing about this time of year is the smell of baking treats, vanilla and cinnamon, cloves and ginger. Often I will fill a pot on the stove with oranges, vanilla, cinnamon and cloves and let it simmer away. It makes the house smell like Christmas and all warm and cozy. For our ten Read More


Ten Minute Tuesday: Mood Jar

I love mood jars or relaxation jars, like the ones pictured here. I have made them for kids where I used to work using plastic water bottles as well but I think the mason jars are much prettier and a little more sturdy. They do not take long to make at all and only require Read More


Ten Minute Tuesday: Photos on Canvas

For your Ten Minute Tuesday pleasure I have a simple photo project for you. I did while drinking my cups of coffee this morning. I love sneaking bits of crafty fun into my morning. Today’s project requires a small, simple canvas, some kind of pauge, like Mod Pauge or Collage Page (which is what I Read More