Making Fridge Magnets in Two Minutes

Making Fridge Magnets in Two Minutes:Crafty Art Project


If your fridge needs a pick-me-up, how about trying this easy craft project and I didn’t even use glue.



I bought some pretty scrapbook buttons at Michaels.  I wanted to use them as magnets  for the cabinet I have at work to dress up an otherwise plain space.



I have old magnets on the fridge from random business in town. Cut portions from these, open the button package, and apply to the back. The buttons I used, had double side stick tape so attaching the magnets was easy, just press on.

10555279_10152305606886909_1971335646_oHere is how it looks with the magnet on the back.

I made the love buttons for home and the special saying buttons for work.

And done, in 2 minutes.

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enjoy  Chris


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St Paul Mn Harriet Island Historic Flooding Photos 2014

Flooding 2014 St Paul MN Harriet Island.

Flooding 2014 St Paul MN Harriet Island.

On Saturday June 28, 2014 we stopped downtown St Paul so I could get a few pictures of the flooded Harriet Island.  Its amazing considering I have walked the dog here, and now its under water.

Flooding 2014 St Paul MN Harriet Island.

Flooding 2014 St Paul MN Harriet Island.

Flooding 2014 St Paul MN Harriet Island.

Flooding 2014 St Paul MN Harriet Island.

Flooding 2014 St Paul MN Harriet Island.

Flooding 2014 St Paul MN Harriet Island.

Flooding 2014 St Paul MN Harriet Island.

Flooding 2014 St Paul MN Harriet Island.

Flooding 2014 St Paul MN Harriet Island.

Flooding 2014 St Paul MN Harriet Island.

Flooding 2014 St Paul MN Harriet Island.

Flooding 2014 St Paul MN Harriet Island.

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Contrasted to

Harriet Island without flooding

Harriet Island without flooding


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Simple Pleasures

What are your simple pleasures?  Here are some of mine…

The beach

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Sound of Birds


Warm Blanket

Clean Sheets

A closet (I’d love a walk in closet)




Cat Purring




Boating (and my Dog of course) (boating with my dog)





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Drive In Movie

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Can you think of more?

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Frog Coat Hook Turned into Painted Garden Art

I found a lovely old metal Frog clothes hook at the thrift and knew it could be reused, but how?  You can hardly tell they are frogs? They need something, they need color, I know they need clothes!

  True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.

Albert Einstein 
Here is the before frogs

Plain coat hook

I thought I would paint outfits on the frogs and hang it outside in the yard.  Here are the pictures.


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What do you think?  I love unexpected Garden Art.

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If you were a blog post?

If you were a blog post what would you have too say?  I am in need of something to write about. I probably could write about my dog and her new toy or if the cat as a in house cat should or shouldn’t go out, or work, or dating and living with someone after being married 20 years, or why my divorce isn’t final or what I am doing for the holidays (take your pick on which holiday) or why I would like to camp next year or which craft I will be working on or what really is involved with having a Facebook page and blog or what I will be baking this holiday season or… well you get the idea.

What would you write about and what topic would you like me to post about?

Loves to see and go outside


PS: the dog loves her new work toy.

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The Big Deer Hunt

Its been a long year, and lots of talk about the deer hunt by Countryman. Now, mostly I don’t know anything about deer hunting and simply say “That’s nice” when he talks about it. He goes with his  family up North.

This time when I asked about the upcoming weekend plans, he said he wasn’t going deer hunting and that he needed some new boots instead.  I think that sounds like an even trade deal- deer hunting to boots. Yup, I’d go with the boots too. It was very windy for beer  deer hunting this weekend in Minnesota anyway. The boots he got and heavy duty ones for working outside.

I would like to think he decided not to go deer hunting, not only because he needed new boots ,but because if he didn’t come home, he wouldn’t have seen me in such a long time.  He would have been away working all week, out with the truck and then straight deer hunting, not seeing me the whole weekend, and then back to work Monday, gone for another week.

Here is the only deer he got:


Enjoy your day Chris

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Scarecrow Little Miss Muffett

It’s that time again, decorating for fall.  I love the cool weather,signalling the time to put out fall flowers, pumpkins and gourds.   I wanted something different, something more, so I came up with the annual scarecrow and that would be a theme scarecrow.  Last year was the tumbling boy and girl scarecrows.

 For months I toyed with what theme this year should be.  I came up with the 2013  theme ….drumroll…..Little Miss Muffett. 

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Once I knew the theme I was going for, i went to Goodwill to find the perfect outfit.  I had teased my facebook friends by showing off the nice hat. Here is the cost breakdown.

  • scarecrow face 3.00 (menards)
  • Hat. 2.99
  • Black Velvet Dress. 3.99
  • Peasant top .99
  • spider  2.00
  • wood, duct tape-free
  • bowl, yellow ceramic. 0.49 cent but too nice to use for the scarecrow. I have it inside.
  • curds of whey container- free

Total 13.00$

Wow, that’s a deal for a creative unique scarecrow.  How does it look?   I’m already thinking about next year theme

~enjoy chris

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