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Easy sew seat belt travel pillow

Sew Easy – Fat Quarter Seat Belt Travel Pillow

I was looking for a seat belt travel pillow (a travel pillow that folds around or fastens to the seat belt in some way) but wasn’t one of those long skinny ones. I wanted something with a little more poof to it for my teen. I quickly found a very cute idea that was basically […]

Eats & Treats

Easy Fruit, Cookies and Cream Parfait

Easy 4th of July Dessert Recipe

What’s red and white and blue all over? This dessert! It comes together in a snap and can be made in a sorbet glass or a clear plastic disposable “glass.” It’s such a fun dessert to put together because the variations are limitless. When you’re feeling patriotic, strawberries or raspberries and blueberries or blackberries can’t […]

Waffled Ham and Cheese Slider

Waffled Ham and Cheese Slider Recipe

The waffling craze has hit the Rolek household. Even though we have a panini press, I like the nooks and crannies created by a Belgian waffle maker. This is my riff on the King’s Hawaiian Bread Roll slider recipe that’s been making the rounds. Instead of using the petite dinner rolls for my sandwiches, I […]

Hobbies & Crafts

DIY Spool Pattern Weight

Make a Cute DIY Pattern Weight

Growing up, mom used her silverware as pattern weights when sewing. Newer tableware just doesn’t have the weight though and using canned goods from the pantry just just cumbersome. The solution? Make your own pattern weights. Washers from the hardware store are a cheap supply that is fairly heavy on their own. Stack a few […]

Easy Sew D&D Style Dice Bag

Easy Sew Dice Bag

Tabletop gamers, whether they be old school Dungeons and Dragons players or newer tabletop game aficionados, have a soft spot in their hearts for dice. Gamers collect dice and hold onto their dice with the ferociousness of a mother bear defending her cubs (I admit to still having the first two d10s I bought). As […]


Happy Father's Day

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2016

Photo Credit: © Artsybee This might be an over-generalization, but nearly every man I know loves to cook. Some of these fellows are of chef caliber while others are mad scientists in the kitchen. These Father’s Day gift ideas are sure to please any man who loves to eat, cook, grill or read about food! […]

Simple Revitalizing Eye Roll-On Review

Simple Revitalizing Eye Roll-On Review

Like most women in their mid-forties, I’m entering this stage of my life kicking and screaming. Wrinkles, sagging skin, dull skin, and eye bags are not on my agenda, no matter what my skin thinks. Oh how I hate eye bags more than all the rest. Nothing makes you look old faster than giant puffy […]

Photography & Technology

Golden Hour Photography Lesson

The golden hour is a name used to define two different times of day when the light has a distinctive look to it that is not found during any other time. The golden hour occurs very close to the blue hour and both lighting situations are heavily sought after by photographers. What is the Golden […]

White balance in photography

White balance in photography refers to the color tint of a photograph, is a color seems to overlay the subjects so that their true colors are changed. Film, and the sensors of digital cameras, are calibrated for certain types of light. Whenever an image is shot under different lighting conditions than this calibration (or color […]