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DIY Up-Cycled Blue Jay Bird-Feeder or Bird-Bath

I found this wonderful platter at the Thrift Store and knew it would work perfectly for some type of bird bath or feeder. The colors are so vibrant and Blue Jays just happen to be my husbands favorite bird and they visit us often at the lake and stay late into the fall and some… Continue reading DIY Up-Cycled Blue Jay Bird-Feeder or Bird-Bath

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Trash to Treasure Barbie Doll Beach Chair

In under 3 minutes for under $2.00 Barbie is ready to relax in the sun! No sewing, no gluing and no time at all! I found this at the Thrift Store. I'm not sure if its a folder holder, a dish rack or something else but I do know it has the makings of a perfect… Continue reading Trash to Treasure Barbie Doll Beach Chair

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How To Prevent Your Silver From Tarnishing

When my mother down sized to senior living she gave me her silver set. When I opened the chest  I saw a piece of  chalk. I had no recollection of chalk being in the silverware chest and I know she wouldn't have it there for no reason, but why? MINIMIZE MOISTURE I set out to… Continue reading How To Prevent Your Silver From Tarnishing

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5 Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner: It’s More Than Just The Cooking

Well, it's that time of year again and Thanksgiving is fast approaching and perhaps you find yourself hosting a family gathering and maybe for the first time. There is a lot to consider after you've committed to inviting everyone over; what you'll serve and how long to cook the turkey. Well don't panic, these things… Continue reading 5 Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner: It’s More Than Just The Cooking

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DIY Bird Bath With A Whimsical Surprise

I love DIY bird baths! This one was designed with a very special friend in mind.  It reflects the "natural" essence and beauty of who she is and her love of nature and birds and best of all it has a whimsical surprise! The vision for this started when I found the platter. What was… Continue reading DIY Bird Bath With A Whimsical Surprise

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Fall Confessions of a Crafter

It's true, summer is over and the leaves are changing. Well at least here in Edmonton where we already have snow! And while spirits plummet all around me along with the temperature, I have to confess, I'm kinda of liking it! A busy summer visiting friends and family at the lake has come to an… Continue reading Fall Confessions of a Crafter

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What Your Fresh-Cut Flowers Want You To Know!

I can't be the only one who's been given a beautiful bouquet of flowers only to find them drooping two days later! It use to make me so frustrated until I finally  discovered how to extend their life and vibrancy. Before I knew it, my wilted cut flower disappointments were a thing of the past.… Continue reading What Your Fresh-Cut Flowers Want You To Know!

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Fabulous Fall D.I.Y Outdoor Decorating Inspirations

Fall brings with it a myriad of colors and textures that combined are the perfect decorative elements for your yard, porch, picnic or patio.  Get inspired and incorporate the beauty of nature and the vibrant essence of autumn in your outdoor decorating. Here's a few great ideas from some creative and talented folks who bring… Continue reading Fabulous Fall D.I.Y Outdoor Decorating Inspirations

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Dresser Restoration With DIY Crystal Drawer Pulls

Add self stick adhesive embellishments to drawer handle and knobs for a bit of texture and sparkle. I was amazed how well they stick. I was prepared to use clear glue but so far, no need. I have a dresser that I've been dragging around western Canada since 1975, yes..1975! It was  part of a… Continue reading Dresser Restoration With DIY Crystal Drawer Pulls

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10 Great Mother’s Day Gifts for Mom’s in Senior Living

When you have a mother in senior living, you know that space is typically a premium. After a life time of gathering belongings, senior's who have transitioned to a senior's living, lodge or nursing home have already faced the hurdle of down sizing. Gifts that involve your time, gifts that are useful, and gifts that… Continue reading 10 Great Mother’s Day Gifts for Mom’s in Senior Living

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The “Art” of Re-purposing A Vintage Sewing Pattern

Re-purposed vintage sewing pattern framed. Do you have a box of old pattern packages, or even newer ones? Framing them is a an easy, affordable and creative way to give your sewing or craft room walls a unique, colorful fashion make-ove

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DIY Barbie Patio Set From Re-purposed Dollar Store Finds

In under 30 minutes and for under $5.00 I was able to put together a great little one of a kind patio set that Barbie can use to enjoy those lazy summer days!

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How To Make A Baby Blanket With Adorable Appliques

Who doesn't appreciate receiving a hand made gift for their little one? With these easy to follow steps you can make a unique and beautiful baby blanket like this one by Lulu Spencer and it's sure to be a hit with mom and baby alike.