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Made some cute Christmas sweater mason jar crafts to go with new Hershey Kissmas Sweater Kisses! So cute! #ad #masonjarcrafts #masonjarchristmascrafts #christmassweater
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They're adorable! 
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Homemade holiday gift bags and tags. Easy. Affordable. Stylish. Created with +Duck Brand glitter tape. Click here for more: #ad #DuckTape
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Love it!

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Home selling tips: Sharing some must-fix home repairs to make before listing from
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Breakfast looks even more delicious with these mason jar sugar and cinnamon shakers ... 
Kitchen Storage Ideas: Mason jar storage shakers for sugar and cinnamon from +Jessica Kielman at Mom 4 Real ... #masonjarcrafts   #masonjarstorage   #kitchenstoragesolutions  
I may or may not have chosen to share these adorable Mason Jar Shakers created by Mom 4 Real because I’m craving what they’ve been shaken on … ;) Seriously, though. Don’t yo…
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Your neighbor's porch is so fun and colorful and graphic! For a moment there I thought you were going in a new and bold direction with the home reno!!! I just love it and your beautiful stories of summer nights on the porch! :) Linda
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A fun project I'm sharing on +Mason Jar Love today ...
Texas Flag Mason Jar Flag: Sharing a how to on how I made this fun red, white and blue flag mason jar set on the blog today:

#masonjarcrafts   #masonjar   #texasflag   #texasflagcraft  
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Helping to take the stress out of the holiday season with an easy-to-make pine cone place card holder ... #sponsored #WhenToWine
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Hello, Linda! i will love to get in touch with you, here is my email: or skype me on salterjohn1...Thanks
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Weight Watchers Recipe: Zero Point Spicy Tomato Cabbage Vegetable Soup recipe. #weightwatchers   #zeropointrecipes   #vegetablesoup   #cabbagesoup  
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This is a great soup even if you are not on a's especially yummy during these frigid Winter Months! Thanks for reminding me Linda...have to pick up a cabbage's a great snack for Vegetarians like me : ) Hugs...

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Giving away a $100 Ace Gift Card on the blog. Stop by to enter:

Okay. Give it to me straight.   I’m a big girl. I can handle it.   Are you so over the term “pop of color?” Should it be put to rest along with “man cave” (shudder) and “mom cave” (double shudder) and any and all things made with coffee filters?   Though, admittedly, I still …
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Texas Flag Mason Jar Flag: Sharing a how to on how I made this fun red, white and blue flag mason jar set on the blog today:

#masonjarcrafts   #masonjar   #texasflag   #texasflagcraft  
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Linda Braden
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It Takes Two: Meredith Vieira and Jon Harris

Dynamic duo (and real-life best friends) Meredith Vieira and Chicagoan Jon Harris take daytime TV by storm. ~ Meredith Vieira has a secret t

Jessica: How I Got Fired

What an intense episode for me to watch. I've been dreading this one for a while. I guess I'll start with the details on losing my job. Ever

Even More Mason Jars Over 75 creations

Mason Jars...they are EVERYWHERE!!! Every time I click (and believe me...I click a lot) another Mason Jar project is staring at me...calling

it all started with paint: cooler corn

There's a phenomenon that happens every summer along the Lakefront in Chicago … chicago_beach_lifeguard_stand_loyola … and I'm not talking a

Get Outta My Head Please: Show it Off Features party 11

Thank you to all of you , who did link up <3. It is so hard to Pick each Week on which should be Featured I wish I could do all of your l

Fox Hollow Cottage: All About La Craie Paint at Fox Hollow Cottage

La Craie has been carefully refined and perfected to the last drop. It has been specially formulated for painting furniture, cabinetry, and

Mason Jar Sewing Kit by It All Started with Paint

Mason Jar Sewing Kit ~:: It All Started with Paint ::~

teacher’s pet {it’s a cinch}

Do you think my “It's a Cinch” project this month has ulterior motives? pencil-vase-made-with-number-two-pencils-labeled. Ulterior motives t

and now a word from our sponsor … my husband mike

A few years ago Linda organized a block-wide yard sale. By 'block-wide,' I mean maybe three of the neighbors, Linda included. Linda's goals

ands only. no ifs or buts about it.

I like a good “and” … ampersand-pillow-made-of-drop-cloth … so much better than an “if” or a “but.” And is inclusive. Connecting a string of

8 pounds, 2 ounces

Twelve years ago this Saturday … hand-stamped-necklace-for-daughter. September 8, 2000. I woke at three-thirty in the morning. Well, it was

Fox Hollow Cottage: Glass Bottle and Tin Can Repurpose

Debbiedoo's said... oh Shannon I just LOVE this project! So pretty and so YOU!!~ Pineapple jasmine smells so good. My friend has some in her

Entry Before & After

My very sad little entry was in need of a major overhaul.  So after a lot of my blood, sweat and tears, the after is a dramatic transformati

I've always had a fondness for leaded glass windows, but the expense w…

Faux Leaded Glass Window - I've always had a fondness for leaded glass windows, but the expense was out of reach. That is until I found a pr

Socks for Sandy

As part of the community, I would like to share this opportunity to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Please click on the ab

a million miles an hour

That about sums up my life these days. That's what was going through my mind today as I beat the clock to the post office to get a custom or

it all started with paint: you painted what?

I followed the box and YouTube instructions to a tee … with extra special attention paid to surface prep. Apparently if you fail to prep pro

Sisters and Sewing...from Linda at It All Started With Paint

Carol, who I shared a room with growing up and who is closest in age, made a major life change and moved her family to Montana many years ag

After the feast

Linda I know what you mean that is why I did simple this year! And I LOVE it! I always enjoy all the decor of Christmas but after a few week

[Mr. Goodwill Hunting]: GIVEAWAY!!

so here is how the giveaway will go down. RULES: you must be a google follower of this blog. if you are not, you can do so on the left side