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DIY Plant Stand Make-Over

I was doing my useful Thrift Store run on the weekend looking for new project ideas and I found this wonderful black metal plant stand for $3.99. I also found a beautiful, bright and colorful large bowl for $2.50 and for under $7.00 and in 1 minute I was able to transform an old plant stand into a beautiful new plant stand and a unique addition to my home décor. No glue, no tools, no fuss and no muss, the bowl just fit right in!

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Historical Fiction Book Review: The Queens Lover by Vanora Bennett

If you want to snuggle up with a good read, this is it. Journey along with Catherine from a shy, neglected teenage princess in turbulent France to a Queen of England and all the tribulations and sacrifices that come along with that only to end in a most unexpected love story from which the Tudor royal lineage begins. Beyond where this novel ends Owen will face the ultimate sacrifice for his love but that’s another story…….

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Framed Branches From the Lake

Last fall when we were closing things up at the lake, I dragged some branches home. I've always wanted to make framed branch art so what better than to use branches from a place you love! I already had a frame I'd found at a thrift store with an inside edge of about 1" so… Continue reading Framed Branches From the Lake

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6 Easy DIY Home Hacks Using Reusable Shopping Bags

Well the holiday season has come to an end. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas for those of you who celebrate it. I had a big gathering this year and that meant a lot of boots at the entrance. Even after I had moved all our personal boots and shoes out of the… Continue reading 6 Easy DIY Home Hacks Using Reusable Shopping Bags

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DIY Dollar Store Barbie-Doll Christmas Tree That Barbie Can Decorate!

If you have a Barbie enthusiast this would make a great Christmas present! I saw this Christmas tree decoration in the Dollar store and knew it was a perfect size for Barbie. That got me looking around for what could go with it for decorations and I was amazed at what I was able to… Continue reading DIY Dollar Store Barbie-Doll Christmas Tree That Barbie Can Decorate!

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My Repurposed Christmas Tree Stand Make Overs

Our son got us a new Christmas tree a few years back so it was time to retire the old tree stand and it's been stuck away in a box ever since. I decided there had to be another way to incorporate it in my Christmas decor so here are few ideas I came up with.

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What Your Christmas Poinsettia Wants You To Know

If your Poinsettia could talk, what would it tell you? It might go something like this! Dear Poinsettia Owner - Thanks for bringing me home! I'm glad you didn't stick me in the trunk or a cold vehicle - I'm a tropical plant, cold isn't my thing. Before  you scare off the children from coming… Continue reading What Your Christmas Poinsettia Wants You To Know

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8 Family Activities That Make a Difference at Christmas!

 What is better at Christmas time than the opportunity to gather your family together and spend time together doing something meaningful for others (people and pets!). Here are 8 helpful and feel-good activities that make a positive difference in your community. “What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps,… Continue reading 8 Family Activities That Make a Difference at Christmas!

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Easy Beautiful Crocheted Christmas Garland

Are you looking for an easy and festive Christmas crochet project? This  white eyelash/feather yarn garland is a beautiful, stylish addition to any tree and beginners can make this too! SUPPLIES3 -5 Skeins of Eyelash/Feather Yarn 1.75 oz. / 50 g - 64 yard / 58 m(I purchase mine at the Dollar Tree)6.0 or 6.5mm… Continue reading Easy Beautiful Crocheted Christmas Garland

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5 Ways Christmas Changed After My Stroke

When I was 47 I had the unfortunate experience of having a stroke that resulted in initial loss of my right side of my body and a discovery that I also have an inoperable brain aneurysm (well, they can but risks are very high)  It was shocking - I was in the best shape of… Continue reading 5 Ways Christmas Changed After My Stroke

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My Annual Christmas Tree Decorating Dilemma

One of these years I'm just going to do it. I'm going to resist my need for tradition and release myself from the habit of staying true to my box of handmade ornaments and meaningful old decoration I've collected from loved ones over the years. Yes, one Christmas I'm going to decorate my tree with… Continue reading My Annual Christmas Tree Decorating Dilemma

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DIY Christmas Appetizer Skewers

These  Christmas skewers are so festive, fun and easy to make! Add some holiday cheer to your appetizers! These are great for fruit kabobs, cheese, shrimp - the possibilities are endless! SuppliesPlastic SkewersStick on or glue on Christmas embellishmentsGlue if you aren't using sticky back embellishmentsFruit, Cubed Cheese or your choice of appetizer or snack… Continue reading DIY Christmas Appetizer Skewers

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Making and Baking Gingerbread: Tips & Tricks

I have to be honest, I haven't made gingerbread for years now. Sad but true. I decided maybe it's time to revisit my favorite gingerbread recipe except I ran into to one problem -  after all these years, it was no where to be found! That lead me to set off on a search of… Continue reading Making and Baking Gingerbread: Tips & Tricks