Category Archives: DIY

Reusable produce bags

I have been looking around for reusable bags intended to for fruits and vegetable to take to the grocery store/ farmers market.  I always feel bad using those cheapo plastic bags stores supply for produce, especially when they are then … Continue reading

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Thinking outside the Easter Basket

  I am in no shortage of handled baskets around here.  But I wanted to make something for each of my kids that could be used year after year.  I thought about decorating baskets that I had but just wasn’t … Continue reading

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Alphabet Curtains

Fabric Curtains…..too predictable!  Why not just use ribbon, scrapbook paper, and a wrapping paper roll.  Well, ok I think I will! You will also need:  Scissors, hot glue gun, fabric to cover wrapping paper roll, optional ( Exacto knife and … Continue reading

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Flea Market Side Table Revamped

We rearranged our bedroom furniture recently.  Our furniture had been in basically the same place since we moved in 3 years ago.  This is extremely unusual for me.  I have been rearranging my bedroom furniture on a regular basis (every few … Continue reading

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Spring Mantel and Sign Project

I was featured at .  Thank You:) Another $0.00 project!  Reuse what you have, It’s amazing what you can find when you shop at home! After Christmas time my mantel is usually simply decorated.  I have noticed this pattern forming … Continue reading

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How to make a Rain Barrel

 We (Bill) made a Rain Barrel today and I wanted to share the “how to” with you.  We were able to complete the project for just under $20.0o and only took about 20-25 minutes. What you need 55 Gallon food grade … Continue reading

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Letter Decor

I was featured at !  Many Thanks! I had these two pieces of fabric and really wanted to use them in some way.     This is what I came up with…….      I covered a plain bulletin board with one … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends Wednesday

This may become a regular post for me.  I often find that I have bits and pieces to share but they don’t always work together to form a cohesive theme.  So odds and ends it is! I just LOVE this hat … Continue reading

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Crafting a Spring Wreath

I have been so inspired by all the lovely wreaths sprouting here in blogland.  I was especially inspired by this beautiful creation by Wendy over at Ramblings from the Sunshine State.  Please check it out, you will find some wonderful … Continue reading

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Organizing the mail and making it pretty too!

After a brief trip and break from organizing the mood to continue struck me today.  I want to tackle paper issues.  Specifically mail that needs to be paid and replied to.  This is our corner unit.  I bought it at an … Continue reading

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