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“Sew” Many Good Ideas for Christmas Gifts

Guest Blog by Lulu Spencer There is nothing quite as wonderful as receiving a home made gift and especially when it is beautiful and useful at the same time! Here are a few inspirations and ideas for machine sewn projects that make great Christmas gifts. #1 Pot Holders and Hot Pads Some fabric can get… Continue reading “Sew” Many Good Ideas for Christmas Gifts

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Decorate DIY Barbie Doll Christmas Tree Version #2

Some of you might remember my blog DIY Christmas Tree that Barbie Can Decorate Herself and now there is version #2! All of the supplies are available at the Dollar Tree and it's a fun, easy and interactive project that your Barbie enthusiast will love. I've been so exhausted after the heart attack that I'm… Continue reading Decorate DIY Barbie Doll Christmas Tree Version #2

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Mother Nature Approved Christmas Decorating Inspirations

As we learn more about the need to care for our planet eco-friendly Christmas decorating ideas are becoming more and more popular. Every year the stores seem to stock shelves stuffed with plastic or synthetic Christmas decorations and gift wraps. As beautiful as it all is and as tempting as it is to buy there… Continue reading Mother Nature Approved Christmas Decorating Inspirations

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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