In an unexpected series of a events, I went from a being a stay-at-home mom who enjoys DIY projects to doing a few segments as a “DIY Expert” on a local news’ morning show. (You can watch the first segment HERE.) The whole thing is still quite surreal – I watch the segments and think, “Is that really ME on TV???” I find the title of “DIY Expert” to be especially hilarious. (I guess “stay-at-home-mom-DIYer” doesn’t quite have the same ring to it in the news industry.) But, I’m enjoying the unexpected change of direction my path has taken. Probably not ironically, it all began with a Pinterest project. Read more
It all started when I made an L-shaped table to go behind my sectional sofa. The table was inspired by a Pinterest project that my friend M had pinned, so I had shared my progress with her and our friend P. P worked for a local parents’ magazine, and asked me if I’d be willing to write a monthly how-to craft article. While I’ve loved making crafts since I was a kid, I had never thought about being the one to actually write the directions. The pressure!!!
So, I took on the magazine “gig.” It’s fun, it doesn’t add too much on to my plate, and the monthly check pays for my supplies (with a little leftover.) My third project that I did for the magazine was the Christmas Wishes Ornament. This project is near and dear to my heart, as it is inspired by a gift my two younger boys made for me in first grade, with one of our family’s very favorite teachers.
If your child is too young to answer the three wishes above, try one of the following variations: