DIY Barbie Projects, Valentines Day, View All

Barbie’s DIY Valentines Day Adventure: An Up-cycled Love Story

I was going through some older DIY Barbie-Doll posts and thought given that I have a majority of new followers since my return to blogging, this might be the ideal way to share with you some of my previous Barbie Doll up-cycled projects that fit in with the Valentines Day theme and highlight some of… Continue reading Barbie’s DIY Valentines Day Adventure: An Up-cycled Love Story

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Easy DIY Valentine’s Cupcake Toppers

It's almost the big day! This project is great for any age or skill level. The cute, easy to make cupcake toppers are a great addition to your cupcake display and best of all - they're re-usable! I previously did a Christmas Cupcake Topper blog and I decided every holiday deserves its own recognition. Valentines… Continue reading Easy DIY Valentine’s Cupcake Toppers

Awards & Challenges, Sewing Projects, View All

The Great Ladybug Challenge/Exhibition!

This is such a great idea and a fun challenge and anyone can join in! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to get authors, potters, photographers, artists, song writers, bakers, poets, knitters, sewers and all sorts of other creative WordPress bloggers together to see what everyone’s personal expression of a Ladybug would be! I’d like to thank… Continue reading The Great Ladybug Challenge/Exhibition!

Food, Valentines Day, View All

Valentines Cookies Your Sweetheart Will Love!

If you have to bake cookies for a school party or you want to bake something special for the ones you love this Valentines Day, these cookies are quick and easy to make and taste delicious. I've been using this recipe for at least twenty-five years and it never fails me. The cookies are always… Continue reading Valentines Cookies Your Sweetheart Will Love!

DIY Home Decor Ideas, House & Home, Repurposed and Upcycled, View All

DIY Upcycled Sweater Projects

These easy, no-sew projects made with an old sweater and free finds from the Reuse Center are a great way to decorate containers that you can use for all sorts of things! I cut the end of the sleeves off and flipped the cuff over the top rim. If you just cut the length leaving… Continue reading DIY Upcycled Sweater Projects

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Easy DIY Valentines Chocolates & Drink Dippers

What goes better at Valentines than chocolates! These easy to make chocolates are perfect to put out on a dessert plate or transform them into drink dippers for your coffee, hot chocolate or add to your Baileys and Kahlua

Repurposed and Upcycled, Valentines Day, View All

DIY Up-Cycled Valentines Decorating Ideas

I was at the Eco-Station onsite Reuse Center a while back and discovered they now have a Reuse building on-site where you can take what you want for free. I found a great selection of glass containers that were ideal to decorate for Valentines Day. Here are a few ideas to inspire you to try… Continue reading DIY Up-Cycled Valentines Decorating Ideas

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How I Met My Sweet Heart: What’s Your Story?

With Valentines day fast approaching I got to reminiscing with a friend about how my husband and I first met so it got me to thinking that this Valentines Day it might be fun to share my "How I Met My Sweet Heart" story and maybe hear from some of you how you first met… Continue reading How I Met My Sweet Heart: What’s Your Story?

Food, View All

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.

DIY Home Decor Ideas, House & Home, Repurposed and Upcycled, View All

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