Tag Archives: resourcefulness

#26 Becoming

I love a “before and after” and decided this arrangement would be for my studio home. I’m amazed by those yellow button flowers–each one has hundreds of tiny tubes that make up its bloom–such intricate beauty. 100MEDIA$IMAG3683















(The tulips and yellow flowers came from the market [$4 a bunch] and the beautiful lily embellishment came from the garden.)


The gift that keeps on giving–glitter!!

Special KI’m kind of excited about this post because it’s the first one in my blog category–Relationships: kg loving.

A few months back, WING Ministries had a prayer meeting and we made bookmarks with the Bird’s Eye View by Karin image for each attendee to take home. It was in creating these gifts that I discovered self-adhesive laminating sheets (Where had I been?! They can be bought from any office supply store).Bird's Eye View by Karin Bookmarks

As Auntie Karin to four nieces and three nephews, this newly discovered item became a perfect resource to have on hand.

Tip: In order to preserve (and somewhat contain) the one-dimensional glittery school projects, cards, gifts, holiday decorations, etc. which you make or receive from those you love, use self-adhesive laminating sheets (simple DIY project).

Glitter "K" So, this special valentine from my niece will not only continue to sparkle amidst my “K” collection, it will remind her and me (when she comes over and sees it on display) how much I treasure her.













Since the launch of Bird’s Eye View by Karin (July 31, 2013), the graphic for the blog has undergone seasonal changes and found its background in photos taken of a wall painted sunshine yellow and another one painted in shades of blue, a rusted tin roof, and a grey mantel shelf adorned with votive candle holders.




#12 Fine dining

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Who needs to use the dining table on wheels when you can just as easily provide a hospitable arrangement for your guests (nieces) with an indoor picnic.  I do believe this is now plan A for all future dinner parties of 4 or less (including a linen upgrade).

(Posted on Facebook- October 24, 2012)

And then there was a second post…

I don’t know about you, but over the years, wherever I have lived, there comes a time where I need to change up the place to keep it fresh. Well, now is the time. And since I live in a studio, the only thing I could really do with the furniture is turn my over-sized chair in the other direction. Believe it or not, there was a slight impact on the feel of the place. I’m pleased with the results.

(Posted on Facebook- June 12, 2011)