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Cozy Scarf – A Quick and Easy Free Crochet Pattern

Cozy Scarf – A Quick and Easy Free Crochet Pattern

Winter is my least favorite time of year, it’s cold and snowy and miserable. However, winter isn’t all bad. You can often find good deals on yarn and the cold days are the perfect excuse to sit around and knit or crochet something warm. Last winter I […]

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Bird Seed Ornaments with Jell-o

Bird Seed Ornaments with Jell-o

In search of a post Christmas dinner activity, I perused Pinterest for ideas on an easy to make birdseed treat to hang outside. After finding a few projects, I headed over to the local hardware store and picked up a bag of wild bird seed. I choose […]

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Reclaimed Wood Shelf with DIY Shelf Brackets

Reclaimed Wood Shelf with DIY Shelf Brackets

Rummaging through this pile of old organ pipes, I was able to find many character-filled pieces or old wood. I’ve already repurposed an old board that had been labeled with organ stops into a DIY Craft Jar Herbs Kitchen Planter. Another board that I salvaged would make […]

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Homemade Insect Repellant

Homemade Insect Repellant

After a very wet spring here in the Northeast it is not surprising that there are a lot of biting insects around every time I step outside.  Even a short walk out to the garden to pick a few fresh tomatoes or cucumbers leaves me with a […]

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Merry Christmas in July!

Merry Christmas in July!

Every year my Church fills shoe boxes with toys and goodies for children in need. The boxes are collected by in organization called Samaritan’s Purse. This project, Operation Christmas Child, insures that children who would not otherwise receive anything for Christmas will receive a box filled with […]

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Repurpose an old computer into art

Repurpose an old computer into art

Have you ever wondered what to do with an old computer? If you’re like me, you’d rather see an item repurposed or recycled before it’s sent off to the landfill. Not only will your old computer and other electronics sit in a landfill beyond our lifetimes, any […]

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DIY Craft Jar Herbs Kitchen Planter

Today, we take for granted the abundance of materials and supplies available  in stores. Thriving on retail sales, our economy has molded today’s disposable society, emphasizing disposal of the old and replacing with new. But, new isn’t always better. Rummaging through a pile of old wood and organ […]

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Remove Labels from Craft Jars

Remove Labels from Craft Jars

I’ve been collecting various size Classico sauce jars to re-purpose. I love the character and old-world look of the Classico mason jar– once I remove labels these will make great craft jars. This is a great way to save money and be environmentally conscious by reusing something […]

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5-Minute No-Sew Curtain

5-Minute No-Sew Curtain

  Our early 20th century Victorian home has two original stained glass windows located  at the top and bottom landings of our staircase. The windows are gorgeous and let in a lot of light during the day. During the summer, the sun streaming through the stained glass […]

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Easy Pickles

Easy Pickles

The June 21, 2013 issue of All You magazine featured an article titled “Shave more than $100 off your grocery bills this month,” listing several creative DIY savings strategies. Always looking for ways to save money, I spotted a few I’d like to try. One tip that […]

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