The Puzzle Pod

The Puzzle Pod sticks to the back of puzzles and games to keep pieces in place. Credit: We all know how frustrating it is to find random puzzle and board game pieces, crayons and tiny toy parts strewn across the house....Keep those puzzle pieces from getting lost with this storage idea.

Nancy O'Dell on Landing Her Dream Job, Scrapbooking and Motherhood

Nancy O'Dell arrives for the launch of her new book "Full Of Love" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Credit: Jonathan Leibson,
As the host of "Access Hollywood" for 13 years before leaving the program in December 2009, Nancy O'Dell has sho...
Mom, stepmom, TV host, author. Nany O'Dell lets us in on her juggling act.

What Do You Do With Holiday Cards?

There's nothing I love more than getting holiday cards--they're like getting a surprise in the mail nearly every day of the two weeks preceding Christmas. I decorate my bookshelves with them and, frankly, use them to update my master mailing list a...

Why I love the dollar store

It's another lazy summer day and Ellie and her friends are bored again. Trying to keep a group of six-year-olds busy day after day is a challenge, but I have discovered an ally in my local dollar store. With a little imagination and even less cash, ...

Easy activity: Old scrapbook supplies

I was recently cleaning out my scrapbooking supplies, trying to get it down to a more usable amount. While I was putting my papers and stickers into piles to give away on Freecycle, my daughter, who is almost three, walked into the room and started g...

Do you know a scrapping dad?

When it comes to hobbies, my husband and I aren't exactly on the same page. He likes his zombie games and I like to scrapbook and make cards. When I have the time (which has become very rare) to scrap, I always ask if he wants to join in. "Nope," he ...

Telling your own story -- how do you do it?

When I was dating my husband Marcus, I remember him one day pulling out a beautiful old photo album that he had -- I believe it was created by one of his uncles.  In it, there were some fantastic black and white photos -- some of them personal s...

Family activity yearbook spices up your year together

Since we're on the topic of scrapbooking, how about a version that looks forward, rather than looking back? I've fallen in love with Angry Chicken's lovely 2006 Family Activity Book idea. As she describes her beautiful concept, it's kind of an anti-...

Scrapbooking 101, courtesy Martha Stewart

So I've been talking a lot about baby books and adoption life books lately, and I promised myself that on this trip to the United States, I was going to make a point to visit an art supply store to get started on my daughter Alex's life book.  W...


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