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Vegetable Garden – Planning Your Garden

Vegetable Garden – Planning Your Garden

Spring has arrived and summer is on its way, that means it’s time to start thinking about what plants to grow in the garden this year.  There is something very satisfying about going out to the garden on a summer afternoon and picking tomatoes to add to […]

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Easter Fun! Cat Grass + Easter Eggs = Easy Centerpiece

Easter Fun! Cat Grass + Easter Eggs = Easy Centerpiece

A few weeks ago, I thought it’d be really neat to create a living Easter basket. I “googled” living Easter Basket and found this neat photo.  So I thought I’d create my own project and have some Easter Fun! I headed out to the local Hardware Store […]

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Easy Wall Art on the cheap with Fabric Scraps & Box Lids

Easy Wall Art on the cheap with Fabric Scraps & Box Lids

In my craft room, I have a small sewing corner that houses my sewing machine and a plastic storage cabinet with fabric, notions, and other supplies. Above my sewing table is a handmade wooden spool holder, but the adjacent wall is barren. Perusing Pinterest, I stumbled upon […]

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Upcycle old shirts into a no-sew Tote Bag

Upcycle old shirts into a no-sew Tote Bag

I saw this no-sew project posted on Michael’s Facebook page. I thought it was a great idea, but better suited for repurposing Old shirts into something new. I have a few old shirts that I received for one reason or another that are just too big. I’ve […]

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Living Green in 2013: Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner & Green Cleaning Kit

Living Green in 2013: Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner & Green Cleaning Kit

Since we spend a lot of times in our homes, it is important to keep them clean and free of germs and bacteria. There are a plethora of commercial cleaning products available to help with this task. But, did you know that commercial cleaning products contain toxic […]

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Living Green in 2013: Simple Ways to Reduce Your Energy Usage

Living Green in 2013: Simple Ways to Reduce Your Energy Usage

As evidenced by the lovely Spring weather we experienced this week in the dead of Winter, we all need to make changes in our daily lives in order to preserve the environment for our future generations. OK, you want to make green choices, but you don’t want […]

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Mudroom Renovation: Old Dresser Re-purposed into a Stunning Vanity on the Cheap

Mudroom Renovation: Old Dresser Re-purposed into a Stunning Vanity on the Cheap

This is one of my most favorite projects ever. I love finding great furniture out by the curb waiting for someone to come by and give it a new home-many of the pieces in our house have been acquired this way. Even better then saving a perfectly good item […]

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Worn T-Shirt Transformed into Boutique-Worthy Creation

Worn T-Shirt Transformed into Boutique-Worthy Creation

A while back, I dressed-up several plain t-shirts using transfers and other embellishments. One of the transfers that I applied had worn away almost completely. Other than that, the shirt was in good shape. I decided I’d use some fabric scraps and fusible interfacing to refresh my […]

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Resolve to be Green in 2013: Your School could win a Green Makeover by Pureology

Resolve to be Green in 2013: Your School could win a Green Makeover by Pureology

Many adults have had to alter behaviors to become more environmentally friendly. It’s great that kids are taught to think green from an early age so that caring for the world around them becomes second nature. What better way to encourage children’s green efforts than by greening their […]

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Resolve to be Green in 2013: Unload an Unwanted Christmas Gift!

Resolve to be Green in 2013: Unload an Unwanted Christmas Gift!

Now that the holidays are over and we’ve begun a new year, it’s time to think about putting away the Christmas decorations and finding homes for all the great gifts you received. But you may have gotten something that you just don’t know what to do with. […]

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