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Becca Kays
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Easy Handmade Valentines
It's easy to send handmade Valentines. My son and I made a bunch of these this year for his class. Using a stiff paper, draw a simple heart, then paint the heart. After the paint is dry, using a dry paintbrush in a contrasting color, splatter the paint on t...

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Christmas Tree Trimmings Wreath
I started this blog with a very similar post on how to use left over Christmas Tree trimmings. Two years later I'm still trying to find new, creative ways to use them. This year I took the discarded Christmas tree branches and made my own wreath. Here's how...

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Eek a Mouse!!
Help, I have mice!! These guys are really cute and easy to make. I found mice silhouettes I liked online, sized it appropriately and cut them out in black poster board. I attached them to the moulding with double-sided tape. We have ours climbing up a stair...

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LEGO Halloween Costume
All little boys are crazy for  LEGOS. My son, is no exception. So, a LEGO brick was the obvious choice for this years Halloween costume. To make this costume I used white cardboard display boards from Staples, a glue gun, x-acto knife, masking tape, ribbon,...

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Spooky Owl Silhouette
Halloween is almost here. This owl is an easy do-it-yourself decoration. I found an owl silhouette I liked online, enlarged it to a realistic size, then cut it out in black poster board. I also cut out eyes and replaced them with neon orange construction pa...

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Summer Art for Your Front Door
I love brightening my front door with art I've made. This piece I created to match a pink flamingo outdoor flag.  The
art was easy
to make. I cut out a pink flamingo silhouette and lagoon from paper I marbled myself. Then I painted a canvas navy blue.  I ...

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Keep Bird Feeders Tidy with Patio Stone
I love having a bird feeder. Ours is placed just outside the living room. The entire family enjoys watching the wildlife it attracts. Acrobatic squirrels entertain our cat and dog for hours. However, the downside of having a bird feeder is the mess it makes...

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Scarf Wall Decor
My husband travels frequently for work and he recently returned from India. He brought me this beautiful silk scarf. But, I don't wear scarves and decided to display it in my home instead. So, I tied it around a simple straw hat, and hung it on my wall. Now...

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Upcycled Patchwork Jeans #2
Instead of throwing away your favorite pair of jeans when you get a hole in the knee, try patching them. A patch is not only functional, but can add character too. For my patch I used a swatch I took from a darker pair of jeans. I swiped a pair of my sons j...

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St. Patty's Day Pie
In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, here's an easy dessert to whip up for your family. My 3 year old had fun helping. We even made a lighter version with low fat milk and lite cool whip. Cool, Creamy St. Patty's Pie 1 1/2 cups cold milk 1 pkg Jell-o pistach...
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