DIY Insulin Pump Band

As many of our long time readers know, my 12 year old, Jaci has type 1 diabetes. She started using an insulin pump about 5 months ago. An insulin pump is fantastic because instead of giving herself 6 injections a day, she only has to get one injection every 3 days. Because she doesn't make her own insulin, this pump gives her a constant drip of insulin. more

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Vintage Pique’ Rib Hat

  This is the first pattern of a matching hat and sock set for newborns in a classic design. Pique' rib creates a texture that adds interest to solid yarns. The intersecting purl bumps also break up variegated yarns into interesting little dashes of color.  Happily, the nubby outside texture gives way to a smooth rib inside the hat to more

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Protect Your Peepers!

My husband and I bought some pricey sunglasses before we left for our honeymoon two years ago. I was hoping that a higher price would equal quality and I've found that to be true. However, since my over-sized sunglasses do not fit into the protective cases sold in stores, my sunglasses are often tossed into my purse without protection, resulting in more

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Perfect Piña Coladas!

Did you know July 10th is National Piña Colada day in Puerto Rico?  If I had my vote I would have a Piña Colada day every week in my household!  Piña colada literally means "strained pineapple".  There are several recipes for this famous cocktail and I happen to think this one tops all the rest. You will need: a blender, ice, rum, pineapple more

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Simply Basics: Winding a Center Pull Ball

Ever wonder how people hand wind such neat looking center pull balls? I wanted to learn to make those perfect little parcels myself and tried doing it around my fingers, but just made a mess.  I recently learned how to wind a center pull ball on a nostepinne - a tool originated in Sweden that makes the process a snap. Nostepinne's can be as more

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Inspiralize Me!

  Have you ever heard of a vegetable spiralizer?  Me either, until today when Mom introduced us. I'm normally not a huge fan of kitchen gadgets. They pile up so easily, falling into disuse and crowding my cabinets. But the Spirooli, (the brand I got to play with today), has now made my list of must have's. This tool slices effortlessly more

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Pencil Pouch Tutorial

One good thing about my son being in year round schooling is that I have more time than most parents to think about what I can do for a teacher appreciation gift. Connor’s year of Kindergarten is coming to an end this week so it was time for me to get the gears turning. I wanted to make his teacher something that she could actually use, and something more

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Earl’s Mouthwatering Beef Brisket

There are just 3 things you need to know about Earl. 1- He is my best friend's Dad 2- He makes hands down the best brisket 3- He shared his recipe with me and now I'm going to share it with you. Why be selfish with a recipe which can only be described as love on a plate? Brisket is a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest of a cow. more

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Bedazzle your Spinning!

Spinning with beads is such jazzy, dazzling fun. All those pretty glass baubles catching the light and making your handspun extra special! I get that you can string beads onto thread or yarn and ply it with handspun to get the effect, but always wondered how you'd accomplish it with singles. I recently investigated and gave it a trial run. It was more

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Distressed Chevron Wooden Growth Chart

  The weather is getting so nice here in Northern Utah, it only makes sense for Emily and I to put away the sewing machines and play out in the garage for a bit. Emily was inspired by the recent cute growth charts she'd spotted on pinterest, and came up with a modern twist on them to go with her decor. I admired her finished chevron wooden more

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