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How to Clean Paint off Hinges Without Using Harsh Chemicals

Do you have hinges that look like this top photo and you want them to look like the bottom photo?  There’s a super easy way to clean that paint off without having to use harsh chemicals. For the past 15 years (!) I’ve been avoiding bathroom improvements because our hinges looked like this: We’re the […]

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Corral Loose Items on a Picture Frame Tray

Except for a very few items, I don’t really like keeping things out on our bathroom counter. I like to have a plant or flowers, lotion, and a candle and this is what it used to look like: This little corner didn’t look super badly but it wasn’t pulled together.  So one day I looked […]

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Bird Treats ~ A Fun Activity for Kids

Last spring my sister found these cute bird treats and we thought they would be fun to make while we were in McCall over the summer.  So we made them with our kids and then my sister made them a few times with the kids she works with at her job.  Everyone enjoyed making them and […]

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Winter Pom Pom Wreath

Have you jumped on the Pom Pom Wreath bandwagon yet? I did the other day and this is what I came up with. It’s thick, fluffy, wintery, and homey, and has a calico-cat look to it. The thing I love about these pom pom wreaths is that they can be made any color and using […]

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No-sew Burlap Table Runner

Are you wanting or needing a quick, simple table runner for your fall table? This burlap one just may be what you are looking for. I love it because it’s: 1} casual, rustic, and homey 2} it’s a no-sew project 3} the supplies are inexpensive 4} it’s easy to make 5} it can be made […]

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Celebrate Baby Sign

A couple of months ago my sister and I gave my daughter in-law a baby shower ~ all decked out in pink for the soon-to-be baby girl.  I had seen a cute chalkboard celebrate baby sign somewhere on the internet {but I don’t remember where and I’ve searched and searched but still can’t find it}. […]

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Patriotic Star Garland

Three cheers for the red, white, and blue… This July 4th Star Garland is the perfect little crafty project for kids {or adults} ~ it’s simple, inexpensive, and fun. It’s also perfect for hanging outside on a porch railing, above or below a window {inside or outside}, around a door, or anywhere else you might want to […]

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Rocket Party Favor

Whether you’re heading off to a park to celebrate the 4th of July or gathering in a backyard for a cookout these rocket party favors are a fun and festive way to bring some red, white, and blue to your celebration of our country’s independence.  They look really cute as table centerpieces or placed on […]

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Celebrating My Mom

This week one of my good blogging friends ~ Kim at Simply Domestic, did a round-up of great Mother’s Day gift ideas {here}.  She is also featuring some of her blogging friends {including me} and their ideas for celebrating the mothers in their lives.  Take a look ~ you will love her blog and her Mother’s […]

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Paper Gift Cup

A while back I was playing around with some paper trying to come up with some little candy gift cups for a few neighbors and these cute paper gift cups made with double-sided scrap paper are what I came up with. Filled with small candies or a small plant these paper cups are perfect for […]

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