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Gardening #1
I'm going to start a new series sharing my gardening ups and downs. Basically, each week {or every couple weeks} I'll share how things are going and what I've been up to in the yard. All this is from a few weeks ago - I had a really busy spring break, but n...
I'm going to start a new series sharing my gardening ups and downs. Basically, each week {or every couple weeks} I'll share how things are going and what I've been up to in the yard. All this is from a few weeks ago - I had a really busy spring break, but now I finally have time to start this ...
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Turquoise and Copper Bracelet - Cousin Creative Circle Blog Hop
My fellow Cousin ambassador Dawn had this great idea to do a blog hop. We all started out with the same materials and were given over a month to come up with a jewelry piece. I'm super excited to see what everyone made.  Make sure to read through to the bot...
My fellow Cousin ambassador Dawn had this great idea to do a blog hop. We all started out with the same materials and were given over a month to come up with a jewelry piece. I'm super excited to see what everyone made. Make sure to read through to the bottom where I'll have links to the other ...
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DIY Pearl Cluster Earrings
Remember the twisted pearl bracelet I made? Well, I decided that I needed some earrings to go with it. I recently saw a tutorial from my fellow Cousin Ambassador Lisa Crone on how to make a 12 bead bauble . I knew it would be perfect for these pearl cluster...
Remember the twisted pearl bracelet I made? Well, I decided that I needed some earrings to go with it. I recently saw a tutorial from my fellow Cousin Ambassador Lisa Crone on how to make a 12 bead bauble. I knew it would be perfect for these pearl cluster earrings! Pearl Cluster Earrings ...
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DIY Penmanship Chalkboard for Kids
This cute little chalkboard is the perfect size for kids. Chalkboards are a fun way for kids to practice their letters and numbers and help them improve their penmanship. Next year my youngest will be going to Kindergarten and in preparation we've been work...
This cute little chalkboard is the perfect size for kids. Chalkboards are a fun way for kids to practice their letters and numbers and help them improve their penmanship. Next year my youngest will be going to Kindergarten and in preparation we've been working on her letters.
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Orange Rolls Recipe
One of my favorite treats in the wintertime is Orange Rolls. In this version I made them into a knot shape. I usually use Rhode's rolls to make them, but this year I decided to try making them all the way from scratch. I used the same dough recipe as my Gar...
One of my favorite treats in the wintertime is Orange Rolls. In this version I made them into a knot shape. I usually use Rhode's rolls to make them, but this year I decided to try making them all the way from scratch. I used the same dough recipe as my Garlic Knots, but of course used an orange ...
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Twisted Freshwater Pearl Bracelet - Guest Post at Cousin
You can find my latest jewelry tutorial over at the Cousin blog . Here's a sneak peak:  Head over to Cousin to see how I made it.
I'm a mother of 4 kids. Some of my interests include sewing, crafting, decorating, building and refinishing furniture, canning, gardening, cooking and reading. And the list keeps growing!! Even though sometimes it would be easier to buy something or pay someone to do something - I would rather ...
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I used 4-5 mm rice freshwater pearls. Beading wire does come in many sizes. I used .3mm 7-Strand Bead Wire. You could also use .45 mm. The .3mm is thinner and a bit more flexible, but either would work. Good luck with your bracelets!
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Daisy Braid Bread Recipe
 If you want the perfect make-ahead, but still enjoy a hot bread recipe: you must try this Daisy Braid Bread. This has become one of my go-to breads for Sunday dinner. It's perfect because you can make the dough ahead of time, either in the morning or even ...
If you want the perfect make-ahead, but still enjoy a hot bread recipe: you must try this Daisy Braid Bread. This has become one of my go-to breads for Sunday dinner. It's perfect because you can make the dough ahead of time, either in the morning or even the night before and refrigerate it.
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Cherry Berry Dessert Recipe
I have a new favorite dessert! Cherry Berry Dessert. The base is a cream puff crust, then comes a creamy, pillowy filling and it's topped off with a yummy fruit topping. It's indescribably delicious! I could not get enough of it. I originally found this rec...
I have a new favorite dessert! Cherry Berry Dessert. The base is a cream puff crust, then comes a creamy, pillowy filling and it's topped off with a yummy fruit topping. It's indescribably delicious! I could not get enough of it. Cherry Berry Dessert Recipe. I originally found this recipe over ...
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Twisted Freshwater Pearl Bracelet
I love pearls. When I was 12 or 13 my mom took a trip to Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii. This was a big deal. She saved for two years. When she came back she, of course, brought home souvenirs. One of the things she got for herself was a pearl bracelet. ...
I love pearls. When I was 12 or 13 my mom took a trip to Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii. This was a big deal. She saved for two years. When she came back she, of course, brought home souvenirs. One of the things she got for herself was a pearl bracelet. All the strands were twisted around ...
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Karate Board Breaking Display - How To
Today I'm going to show you how I decided to display the boards my son broke at his Karate class. This has been on my to-do list for well over a year. So when I was brainstorming homemade Christmas gift ideas for my kids to do for each other, I thought of t...
Today I'm going to show you how I decided to display the boards my son broke at his Karate class. This has been on my to-do list for well over a year. So when I was brainstorming homemade Christmas gift ideas for my kids to do for each other, I thought of this. My daughter did all the work.
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How to Make a Burlap and Twine Memo Board
One of the biggest sources of clutter on my kitchen counters are memo's to myself. I forever have sticky notes or papers from school taking over my space. So I set out to make a little memo board to help me keep track of important papers or appointments wit...
One of the biggest sources of clutter on my kitchen counters are memo's to myself. I forever have sticky notes or papers from school taking over my space. So I set out to make a little memo board to help me keep track of important papers or appointments without all the clutter.
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Valentines Day Crafts
Today I'm going to show you some of my favorite Valentines Crafts. Please click through to the post before pinning. Thanks! I love these Love Letters by Beyond the Picket Fence.   I even found a little heart shaped pan at a yard sale, but I haven't had a ch...
I love these Love Letters by Beyond the Picket Fence. I even found a little heart shaped pan at a yard sale, but I haven't had a chance to make my own version yet. Easy Valentine Heart Specimen by Shaken Together Life This is so cute and looks pretty easy. I also love the yarn wrapped trees.
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I'm a mother of 4 kids. Some of my interests include sewing, crafting, decorating, building and refinishing furniture, canning, gardening, cooking and reading. And the list keeps growing!! Even though sometimes it would be easier to buy something or pay someone to do something - I would rather do it myself!
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