Things That Keep Me From Going INSANE

Its summer time. The kids are home.

I know there is not a lot of time for you.

But I have come to the realization that if I  do not do things that I enjoy, I start to feel like a crazy woman.

Here are some things I that I turn to when I am feeling insane.


Get Your Craft On. 

What do you like to make?

Is there a project that you have really been dying to try out?

Jump online, find a fun, easy, creative project and just do it.

Go to the pool.

This was by far my best yet garage sale find so far this summer.

Take the kids and go to the local pool or the beach, or set up a sprinkler in the front yard.

Trust me, water in the summer is awesome.

Read a book.

Yes, I am reading The Hunger Games book 2.

I am aware its for young adults, but its really good.

I picked up some other books at the goodwill & plan to finish at least one of them this summer. :)


I love knitting.

The easier the project the better. I am the queen of scarves, Owls, dish clothes.

No sweaters, blankets, or anything “in the round” for this girl.

Find something calming to keep your hands busy & your mind at ease.


Go shopping!

I am a HUGE fan of retail therapy.

Go discover the local thrift stores, vintage shops, or check out the clearance at Target.

What do you like to do when you feel like you are going insane?

Please leave a comment and tell me all about it.

I would love to hear your ideas.

Happy Wednesday!

Pinterest Inspired Class Pictures

We hosted our 2nd Pinterest Inspired Class last night at Simply Bungalow.

We taught everyone how to make the fun fabric flowers that you are seeing out there everywhere.

Why buy them, when you can make them?

This was a lot of fun.

Thanks to everyone that came out to make flowers.

Our next Pinterest Inspired class is scheduled for March 22nd at 6pm

We will show you how to make your own Spring monogram.

The cost is only $15 per person & you go home with a new monogrammed letter to display.

How cool is that?
Contact Simply Bungalow or email me at  today to reserve your spot.

Pinterest Inspired Class

I am a Pinterest Addict.

Are you one to?

My friend Andrea & I decided that we needed to start making some of the things that we have been pinning.

How about a night out, have a few snacks, craft, hang out with friends, &  go home with a fun pinterest inspired project that you made?



First Class is Thursday, January 26th at 6pm

Simply Bungalow  2295 S. 48th st here in Lincoln NE


The cost of this class is $15.00 & includes a tutorial on 3 different scarf styles.

One T-shirt will be provided for you.

You are welcome to bring additional shirts to make all 3 designs.

Bring some friends & join in the fun!

And check back monthly to see what’s planned for the following month.

My Fall Market Display

This weekend I set up a jewelry display at a local event here in town.

It was a gorgeous day to be out in the park.

I love setting up displays, I am kind of a dork like that.

If you didn’t get a chance to drop by this weekend.

You can stop by Simply Bungalow‘s Fall Market

Saturday October 1st from 12-4

I can’t wait to show you all the new fun jewelry that I have been making.



Wine Cork Monograms

I have accumulated alot of wine corks.

I found this project via Pinterest and had to give it a try.

I went to our local Hobby Lobby craft store and picked up the letter W on sale for only $1.00.

Our last name is Ward, so I thought the W would be perfect.

I used my trusty hot glue gun. About 40 minutes later…..I came up with this.


The fireplace mantel is one of my favorite spots in the house.

I think my W will fit in perfectly, don’t you?