How To’s Archive

How to Make a Sequined Gator Shirt

It’s no secret that I love sequins. I’m a lot like a fish because I’m attracted to anything shiny or sparkly, so the day I drove past a college girl wearing a Victoria’s Secret Florida Gator hoodie, my head about spun around 360 degrees. Since then I’ve been watching some of the Victoria’s Secret University

How to Make a Valentine’s Day Mobile

We started making these a couple of years ago to give to close family members instead of traditional Valentine’s Day cards. Ideally, we would send them out around the beginning of February so our family can hang them up and enjoy them. I started making these because I thought it would be cool to send

How to Groom a Sheltie { or Long Haired Dog } – Part 1

Grooming your dog can be a pleasant bonding experience for you and your pup, not to mention a great money saver for someone interested in going the DIY route. Having your long haired dog professionally groomed can run anywhere between $60 – $80 depending on the size of your dog, and over time that can

How to Groom a Sheltie { or Long Haired Dog } – Part 2

This is the second installment of “How to Groom a Sheltie.” If you missed Part 1 you can read it here for a rundown on everything you’ll need. Here’s an outline of everything I do when grooming my Sheltie, Lola. I am not a professional dog groomer and I’ve never worked with show dogs, so

How to Self-Publish a Children’s Book

Amazon announced last week that they’re launching a new method of self-publishing called the Kindle Kids’ Book Creator (KKBC), making it easier for children’s book authors to include illustrations and dynamic elements in their self-published books. (Amazon’s official announcement is here.) Personally, I think self-publishing is so empowering for people because it totally skips the

How to Move on After Losing a Friendship

If you’ve stumbled onto this post the odds are you’ve had a friend break-up with you and you’re not quite sure how to get over it.  I know this predicament quite well, as I too have lost a friend.  It will take you awhile to move on, but it can be done.  Here is a