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Handmade Christmas Ornaments: My New Favorite

December 12, 2013
How to make handmade Christmas ornaments from a shirt

I have quite a large collection of handmade Christmas ornaments that my mom made over the years.  I love opening the ornament boxes after we bring them down from the attic to find my favorites safely tucked away. Each one brings my Christmas tree to life each and every year. If you have ever read […]

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It’s a Pumpkin…It’s a Candy Jar

October 19, 2013
Pumpkin Carving Ideas - Candy Jar

A few weeks ago, I posted two foam pumpkin carving ideas.   Today, I have one more to share that you can complete before the first Trick or Treater rings your doorbell on Halloween. You may remember the other two foam pumpkins. For the tall pumpkin, I carved my street address.  Then, with the medium […]

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Map Covered Shelf Organizing Boxes

September 2, 2013
Pretty Shelf Organizing Ideas

I love maps!  They are one of my favorite things.   Why do I love them so much?  Two reasons: No.1  They are interactive works of art – filled with color and interest.  I love to travel – maps help me see where I am going in relationship to where I am and everything in between. […]

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Organizing Drawers and More With Baskets

July 12, 2013
Drawer organizing ideas

Happy Friday!  I have been in organizing mode lately – specifically organizing drawers. I tend to go into this mode, when I am not in the mood to tackle something larger.  As you can see from the photo below, I need to refinish my kitchen floor – it is worn in many spots.  It is […]

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DIY Father’s Day Gift Tag & Free Printable Gift Wrap

June 11, 2013
Gift tags for kids to make

Father’s Day is this Sunday – it snuck up on me.     When my daughters were little I use to help them make a DIY Father’s Day gift and goodies to give to Ed.   I don’t have them around anymore to remind me. My dad is 87.  Like my mom – he enjoys the simple things.  […]

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DIY: Dollar Store Wicker or Glass Cake Stand

May 28, 2013
Make your own cake stand ideas

Hi everyone – I hope you had an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.  As with most holidays, it went by way too fast.   My oldest was home and I wanted to make dinner feel a bit more special to help celebrate the holiday and the arrival of the outdoor entertaining season. I bought a Strawberry Shortcake […]

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Light Up The Night: Outdoor DIY Lighting Ideas

May 24, 2013
5 + Outdoor Lighting Ideas for your backyard

June 21st marks the official start of summer, but for most of us, Memorial Day is the launch of the season with backyard cookouts with family and friends.  Memorial Day is Monday! We have no plans, but I want to get my backyard in shape and plan on cleaning out the garage this weekend to […]

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Scrap Fabric Christmas Tree Photo Ornaments

December 7, 2012
Decorating with fabric scraps

It is beginning to look a little like Christmas around my house – the outside is all decorated and I have Ed and my youngest to thank for helping with that. Now I am trying to get the inside done.  I am not doing a lot this year – just enough to make the house […]

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Pottery Barn Knock-Off: Cucina Paper Towel Holder

December 3, 2012
Pottery Barn hack

I saw this Cucina Paper Towel Holder in the Pottery Barn catalog recently and immediately thought of my daughter – she is into kitchen stuff, loves to cook, and into green living– note the un-bleached paper towel roll.  I wanted to get one for her for Christmas, but with tax, shipping, and handling it would […]

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Metal Christmas Tree Skirt

November 30, 2012
Christmas Tree skirt ideas to make

Are you familiar with this scene? So much so that there has even been a book written about it… In our house, we live to tell the tale, but the perpetrator in our house is named Trax, not Benny, like the cat in the book.  Before Trax there were Hobie and Mittens – all kitties […]

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