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Quick and Easy Pickled Bell Peppers

Pickled Bell Peppers are my fav! This simple recipe is quick and easy so you can make these and enjoy them the same day or store them in the fridge for a several weeks. They taste amazing and make a great side dish, add to salads, pizza, enchiladas or your favorite recipes or just snack! No matter how you eat them, these pickled peppers are delicious. The rich vibrant colors are always a great addition to a dinner table or for plating.

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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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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 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

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How To Organize & Design A Multi-Purpose Craft Room

Organizing a multi-purpose craft room can have its challenges but with a bit of planning ahead you can make the best use of your available space.   Setting up a multi-project craft room has been a challenge and an ongoing project in itself. Some people have a designated purpose for their space, an art studio… Continue reading How To Organize & Design A Multi-Purpose Craft Room

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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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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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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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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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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.

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How To Create A “Naturally” Beautiful Space

The best way to create a "naturally" beautiful space is to incorporate natural elements. Here are 12 ways you can bring a bit of the outdoors in. Remember; nature's palette is diverse so natural decor does not have to be limited to neutral tones. #1 Rock - The opportunities to incorporate rock in your decor… Continue reading How To Create A “Naturally” Beautiful Space

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5 Tips For Hosting Mother’s Day Brunch

Are you hosting a Mother's Day brunch this year? If so, make it spectacular with these special touches and helpful suggestions. 1 -  Fresh Flowers for Your Centerpiece No matter what flowers you choose, they will be the centerpiece of your beautiful table setting so definitely a worthwhile investment. Also have an additional vase ready… Continue reading 5 Tips For Hosting Mother’s Day Brunch