Author: Kayla K

DIY How to Make a Custom Wedding Map: Part 2

DIY How to Make a Custom Wedding Map: Part 2

After following the instructions from DIY How to Make a Custom Wedding Map: Part 1, you have the roads from your map copy/pasted into Adobe Photoshop. Let’s continue. Select “Layer Style.”  Add a stroke to outline the lines of the streets. Make text boxes with street labels. Rotate the boxes...

DIY How to Make a Custom Wedding Map: Part 1

DIY How to Make a Custom Wedding Map: Part 1

A custom map for your wedding or event adds something special to your invitations.  With basic skills in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop you can make your own map. I have already invested in these pricey programs to edit coloring pages for my free coloring page website, KDDoodle.  Before taking...

Clean-the-Refrigerator Soup

Clean-the-Refrigerator Soup

Yesterday Spencer asked me to clean the fridge while he was at work.  I hate to clean out the refrigerator because I end up throwing away food. I salvaged this produce: And made Clean-the-Refrigerator soup. Perhaps your fridge needs some work?  See what you can find, get out your slow...

How to Save Money on Shipping Invitations

How to Save Money on Shipping Invitations

As I plan my wedding and and attend events I am most excited about invitations.  There is such a variety from folded packages with ribbon to newsletter formats.  If your budget is tight be sure to consider shipping costs.  It is very easy to add up to 50 cents for...

Apartment Patio Garden Week #2

Apartment Patio Garden Week #2

My garden is now two weeks old! There is not much of a change from far away, but these close-ups are pretty impressive.  This week’s movers and shakers include my vine string beans. The beans are nearly tall enough to reach their trellis. My summer squash is also much taller...

Thrifty Threads Featuring Mom (Jo Kramer)

Thrifty Threads Featuring Mom (Jo Kramer)

From time to time I do a “Thrifty Threads” post where I feature a complete outfit made from secondhand items. Although I have quite a rockin’ selection in my own closet, I’m featuring my mom today. Mom (Jo Kramer) looked especially adorable on her way out this morning so I...

How to Remove Common Warts with Nail Polish

How to Remove Common Warts with Nail Polish

Good news bad news. Good news: Nail polish makes an excellent wart remover. Bad news: I had to have a wart on my finger in order to know that.  Gross. Good news: Wart is now gone. To elaborate: I noticed a small wart on my finger.  Warts totally gross me...

Meet My Newest Furry Friend

Meet My Newest Furry Friend

I don’t believe I’ve introduced the newest furry friend in our home: It’s worth mentioning that I don’t like cats.  This cat, however, made herself very likeable.  Being a friendly cat on a dairy farm is a problem.  When cats are close to humans they are also close to huge...

Apartment Patio Garden Week #1

Apartment Patio Garden Week #1

Thank you for your help identifying my mystery plant! Because many of you were first-time commenters, the comments were held in moderation.  That means several of you let me know that the plant is a Wandering Jew.  I am happy to find out that it transplants very easily.  I don’t...

My Pet Houseplants

My Pet Houseplants

I was pretty upset this morning.  I took my dog, Tony, in for his ACL surgery.  As I was signing the papers the vet assistant took him away.  I know they probably did it to make the separation easier, but I am really sad. My pet houseplants were a welcome...