Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide For Tweens

Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide For Tweens

Stumped on how to stuff your tween’s stocking? Here are some great picks (I’m personally excited about the Julia Rothman books)! Food Anatomy by Julia Rothman. What a gorgeous little book full of fun food facts and beautiful drawings! Looking forward to getting Farm Anatomy and Nature Anatomy for birthday presents. Kendama– Have you seen how these work? My 12 year old was fascinated by this video. Cat Coin Purse– My kids...

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How To Transform Flare Jeans Into Skinny Boyfriend Jeans

How To Transform Flare Jeans Into Skinny Boyfriend Jeans

Do you have out of style jeans or pants sitting in your closet taking up space?  If they still fit well in the butt and waist, don’t get rid of them!  With a few hours of your time, you can have yourself a new pair of pants for free!  You’ll need a sewing machine, jeans needle, straight-edge ruler, a marking pen, pins, iron, and measuring tape.  Okay, let’s get...

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Easy Tips For Stenciling Fabric

Easy Tips For Stenciling Fabric

Do you ever have projects that you don’t want to start because they seem so colossal in your head?  Stenciling this fabric for a curtain was that project for me.  And guess what?  It was really very easy, and I cannot believe I put if off for so long.  I made a few mistakes along the way, so I thought I’d share in case you plan on tackling a stencil project. Below is a list of the things that may make your life easier if...

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Quick and Easy Baby Blanket

Quick and Easy Baby Blanket

Has it really been over a week since I posted?  I’ll blame it on summer, technical computer issues, and a daughter with a bad case of strep throat.  The tonsils are coming out at the end of July, and as much as I am nervous about the surgery, I can’t wait for those monstrous things to be out of her throat.  Two weeks ago my friend had a baby, and I realized I had given her some gifts, but nothing homemade.  My first...

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Colorful Planters

Colorful Planters

Our backyard is in need of some serious sprucing up.  We don’t have much money to invest in a new yardscape project, so I am thinking some colorful planters are a good start.  Here are seven that would add some punch to any outdoor living area: 1.  Lees Pottery Wildwood 14 inch Fiberglass Pot- $34.98 at homedepot.com 2.  Cityscape Planter- $38.00 at shopterrain.com 3.  Smith and Hawken Round Copper Planter (15 inch)-...

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Flower Art

Flower Art

Sometimes I just throw some markers and paper out for the kids to color, but yesterday I traced flower designs out of Decorative Design by Fritzi Brod, dating back to 1946.  My mom often sends me boxes filled with old books she acquires at the transfer station (a.k.a. The Dump).  Aside from a musty smell, this book is great, and has lots of design ideas.  I traced some of the flower designs and scanned them.  If you are...

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