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I'm a Floridian born and raised, but living the last 35 years in upstate NY. If I can't make it myself, I can probably live without it. Love books, music, trees, gardening, cemeteries, genealogy, anything old, rusty, and beat up. Sing Southern Gospel music with my husband anywhere we're invited.

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Summer Fresh Tomato Pie for One

Summer Fresh Tomato Pie for OneThis is a very juicy pie. It's tomatoes after all, so be prepared for drippage! If you don't care for tomato skins like me, they pull right off with your fork.


Thimble Necklace - worn by crafter

Thimble NecklaceAn old thimble becomes the flower pot and brightly-colored straight pins become the tiny flowers. This would be a great gift for someone who sews.


Vegetarian Bacon Sandwich

Grilled Provolone Instead Of Bacon In BLTCraving a BLT and no bacon in the fridge? Doctor says, "cut the bacon from you diet?" Gone vegetarian? Tummy can't handle the additives in bacon?


Zippered Bottle Container

Zippered Plastic Bottle ContainerTurn two pop bottles into a zippered container.


Sleepy Robin (Western NY)

Sleepy Robin (Western NY)This fledgling robin is all tuckered out after hopping around my backyard. He perched on a fence rail and took a nap while I snapped away with my camera just inches from him.


Silverware for Butter Dish Handle

Silverware for Butter Dish HandleUpdate a simple glass butter dish by adding a bent piece of silverware. Glue to top using a good adhesive like E-6000.


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Red and white button flowers in salt shaker.

Button Flowers in Salt Shaker VaseUse your button collection to make these funky flowers. Add a vintage salt shaker to hold your bouquet.


Card made with garden photo of morning glory and rubeckia.

Photo: My Back DoorI liked this photo of my back door and garden so much, I use it for greeting cards. Sentiment inside reads "From our door to yours".


Animal Cracker Magnets

Animal Cracker CraftsWhy should the squirrels in your yard get all the stale animal crackers when you can wear them as jewelry instead?


Heirloom Shadowbox with an old wathc

Heirloom ShadowboxesHere's a way to get your family mementos out of old shoe boxes in the attic or jewelry boxes in your dresser drawers and into display boxes where they can be enjoyed every day.


Quick Cheesy Egg On Toast on a plate with bacon bits as a garnish.

Quick Cheesy Egg On ToastThis is an easy alternative to the frying pan and requires only a tiny bit of butter, cooking spray, or diet margarine. Older children and teens can make this, or younger kids with adult help.


Fresh Linen Drying On The Line outside.

Fresh Linen Drying On The LineLine-dried laundry!


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T-shirt Nightgown

Turn a T-shirt Into a NightgownI wanted a new nightgown, and figured there must be something in my wardrobe that I could fashion into one rather than buying one. A touristy tee shirt that someone had given me was just the thing.


A snow covered Christmas scene.

Miniature Christmas DisplayWhat is it about Christmas that makes us love things in miniature? I don't know, but I always have. Each year I make a miniature Christmas scene, mostly from found items and natural bits from my yard. This kind of display can be achieved with very little expense or effort.


Preserving Wild Flowers

No-Wilt WildflowersI always save the water spikes left over from florist arrangements. Whenever I go on a nature hike, I take a bunch along in my pack. I can get my wildflowers and other finds home without worrying about them wilting.


Falling Waters at Letchworth State Park (NY)

Falling Waters at Letchworth State Park (NY)Nick-named "The Grand Canyon of the East," Letchworth State Park can boast not just one amazing waterfall, but three major falls. The Seneca believed this falls was so powerful that it caused the sun to stand still at midday. We're proud here in western New York of our park.


Recycled jar gaden vase on its own.

Recycled Jar Garden VasesHere's an idea for bringing a splash of color to those bare spots in your yard and garden.


small green frog on leaf

Color Coordinated FrogPulling weeds is one way I like to relax, my moment of Zen, some would say. Every now and then I get a bonus. While reaching into a patch of day lilies, I discovered this little guy. Being so well-disguised by his coloring, I very nearly missed seeing him.


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