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Wren Smart
Smart Designs for Simple Living
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July 1st and time for another free printable calendar. Just click here to download your free calendar and print out on heavy card stock: July 2018 Calendar I’m excited about the coming month. Our workshops have grown by leaps and bounds and it looks like…
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Yay!! It’s free calendar time again! Sometimes it takes so little to make me happy. I really like the image on this months freebie. When I was younger, I thought that succulents were some of the ugliest plants around. Now I can’t get enough of them. God…
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I’ve been obsessed with having schoolhouse pendant lights in my kitchen for a few years now. There are always challenges that come with living in a 1928 farmhouse. Light over the kitchen sink was one of them. Gutting the kitchen and re-wiring would have…
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I’ve been trying to clean up my act and make use of things I’ve got sitting around before I go out and buy. Stash busting. Looking at what I have with new eyes. I’ve made a game out of it. One of my recent projects was a pair of kitchen stools. Solid wood…
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Happy May Day! Does anyone even celebrate it any more? It’s funny how things change. When I was a kid growing up in the small town of John Day Oregon, we would make little paper pockets, fill them with dandelions and bachelor buttons and hang them on the…
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Have you ever walked into a place, stated a conversation with someone like you were just picking up from a previous conversation, only to remember that you have never, ever met them in person? That’s how it was with Kassee from Blooming Rustic. The first…
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And suddenly it’s April! I spent a good part of the last few days trying to find my gardens. My grandma was a wonderful gardener and by this time of year would have had the gardens turned and peas and potatoes in the ground. According to her, if you…
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Do you have any idea how much more I got done before Pinterest came along? One morning I was doing a quick browse over coffee just to see what was new and 3 hours later I had a pinboard filled with felt flowers. I didn’t even know that I liked felt…
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Happy March Friends! I really thought that spring was here about mid-February. We had about a week of glorious sun and sweater weather. The birds were singing and we were all breathing a big sigh of relief that we had made it through winter. And then,…
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Years ago, my brother and sister-in-law came to visit. Bonnie made this quick and easy chili cheese dip and it’s become a staple at our house. It’s one of those guilty pleasure type things. I’m calling it an appetizer here on the blog, but if I’m going to…
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