Kelly Ferrigan

Kelly Ferrigan

How to Make Bottle Cap Magnets and Pins

bottle cap magnets and pins
Bottle cap magnets and pins are so much fun to make, and I love that they make use of the bottle caps I already have around my home. If you already have a stash of bottle caps that you don’t know what to do with, I highly suggest this craft. Not only is it fun, but it’s a great and inexpensive craft to give to your friends and family for holidays. I hope you’ll give it a try!

How to Make Paper Pendants

1-inch circles, school glue, embroidery floss, jump rings
I like this paper pendant project because it’s easy, inexpensive, and helpful for the environment. They are fun to make and the choices for the top decoration are limited only by your imagination. While these instructions cover only using a circle of cardstock for the top visual, you could punch a circle out of anything you like, including your own art. Have fun and get creative with it!

My Favorite Paper Crafts

cardstock papers
I greatly enjoy working with paper crafts. My favorite paper crafts include paper beads, paper pendants, paper bottlecap magnets and pins, and bookbinding. What I like most about these crafts is that they are inexpensive and can be done from the comfort of my own home with supplies I can find at the craft store. I also like that I can reuse food packaging for most of these crafts, so I know I’m helping the environment as I craft too.

How to Make Paper Beads

bead roller, paper triangles, rolled beads
Making paper beads is one of my favorite paper crafts. I enjoy the calming effect of rolling the beads around the bead roller and the satisfaction of seeing how patterned paper I chose turns out in bead form. I often roll beads while watching television. It is a satisfying craft that I would recommend to anyone.

My Website’s Best Feature

There is nothing more important these days than Internet security. From hackers to brute force attacks to identity theft, it’s never been more important to keep your Internet presence and assets safe from attacks. For that reason, I install and activate Wordfence as my first line of defense against Internet attacks.

The Best Plugins

Plugins add so much functionality to WordPress websites that make them even more appealing to your visitors and to you as the website owner. From security features to visual elements, there is at least one plugin for every website (probably even more!). For my purposes, I reactivated 14 plugins for that make it safer and easier to use for my visitors and that make it easier for me present my content in safe and appealing ways.

Is a CMS Right for You?

Using a CMS like WordPress can help anyone, tech-savvy or not, get a website up quickly with no need to code anything. They are powerful website building tools that offer a lot of functionality in an easy-to-use package. However, as with anything, they come with both pros and cons. For instance, while they are easy for anyone to use, they are often limited in how much you can customize to your liking.

What is Quilling?

quilled paper attached to a cylinder
Quilling is a fun, simple, and affordable craft and art form that most anyone can pick up and try out. With tools and supplies available in craft stores and on Amazon, it’s also accessible. In this blog post, I discuss the origins of quilling.

My New Website Theme has a plethora of themes to choose from with a variety of customizations. Given that, it is important to know what you might need from a theme and to be aware of what features that theme offers you for free and at a premium cost. Blocksy is a very robust theme with an incredible amount of customization and flexibility provided for free. It lends itself to many kinds of websites. I would recommend it to anyone using WordPress.

New Plugins on My Website

From survey creators to maintenance pages to WooCommerce export tools, there are literally tens of thousands of plugins available just on alone! For this updated version of, I activated three new plugins that I believe will improve the visitor experience on my WordPress site both directly and indirectly. So, explore the new site, and I hope you enjoy it!
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