Link Love: Easy Shawl Patterns

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Calling this season “summer” would not suffice. Monsoon season is a lot more accurate. After the intense downpour this morning, the wet mornings, and wet nights for the past two months, I’m ready for some sun. But in the meantime, sweatshirts, coats, and homemade shawls are a must for those summer nights. It’s cool enough […]

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Last Chance to Win! Stencil Ease Home Decor Grand Prize Giveaway

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I’ve recently just unpacked the last box after moving into my first home.  Once everything was settled, I immediately set to work decorating.  I quickly learned that decorating can be very expensive, but it doesn’t have to be.  By taking inexpensive items from a home store like Ikea, you can quickly embellish them to create […]

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DIY Pet Toys

DIY Pet Toys

I have two puppies. Well, technically not puppies. One is a 13-year old yellow Labrador, Lilo, and the other is a 7-year old half black lab, possibly border collie mix, Maggie. So they’re old, but Lilo still thinks she is the little pup we got so many years ago, even though her body can’t keep […]

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HOO Will Love These DIY Owl Crafts and Recipes?

Owl Crafts, Recipes, and More

When I was a kid, there was an owl’s nest outside my window in the tree. Owls are nocturnal. They hoot incredibly loud at night, and they’re territorial. Those things would screech with so much hostility that I ended up keeping my blinds and windows closed for nearly two years. When Dad finally knocked down […]

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Last Minute Father’s Day Crafts

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Father’s Day is almost here. Ohmygooodness I completely blanked. Between a new job, working out, wedding crafts, and, you know, eating I completely spaced. Guys, Dad’s do so much for us. I don’t even have to get on a pedestal for everyone to know how much your dad or father-figure do for their families. This […]

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Bottoms Up! 11 Wine Bottle Craft Ideas

So…there are a “few” empty wine bottles lying around your kitchen counters…and MAYBE even a couple on the end tables in your living room. PERFECT! The better to craft with, my dear. Do you know how many amazing things you can make with empty wine bottles? You can create plant holders, pretty tabletop decor, candlesticks, […]

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18 Fabric Flower Crafts To Brighten Winter Days

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When the weather is just barely above freezing, it’s hard to think about flowers. In fact, it’s during this time of year that  you begin to forget what warm weather feels like and pretty flowers look like. It’s easy to let the cold and dreary temperatures bring you down, but what you might not know […]

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16 Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns You’ll Want To Keep For Yourself

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I can speak from personal experience that handmade afghans turn into lifelong keepsake. In fact, I have two homemade blankets that I absolutely adore and consider to be my most treasured items. To me, nothing is more special than knowing someone put so much time and care into the creation of my blankets. When I […]

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Need a Knit Dishcloth Pattern? You’re In Luck

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Now that I live on my own and have my very own kitchen, I know one thing for sure: everything costs money. When I was a kid, items would just magically appear, I would use them and that would be that. But now, I have so many responsibilities, including keeping my kitchen clean and stocked […]

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