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DIY Decor, Holidays

DIY Quarantine Idea – Paper Flowers

We’re all at home, well we should be….my sister and her husband are physicians in a hospital with COVID cases and they have a newborn at home. Please stay at home so they and other doctors around the world can stay safe. Baby M and I thank you! Ok, no more COVID talk for a minute – so here’s an…
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DIY Decor

DIY Paper Flowers ….Hyacinths!

Hyacinths are perfect for Easter and/or a great stuck at home project – and DIY Paper Flowers are a fun gift to give and make.  They’re an easy project for all ages and a low cost, creative option for a gift for mom.  Each flower costs roughly fifty cents and takes about five minutes to craft.  I used spray painted…
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DIY Decor

Easy Paper Roses

In honor of Easter, Mother’s Day and spring, today we’re making Easy Paper Roses.  These are quick to assemble and inexpensive.  They make a super creative take on flowers for mom and they’re super simple to DIY.  Each flower costs around 70 cents and the kids can get involved to help out with the crafting.  Let’s go! Materials: 5-6″ square…
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DIY Decor, Holidays

DIY Quarantine Ideas – Paper Wreaths!

You’re stuck at home, bored, frazzled, and probably eating too much…. aren’t we all?  Here’s an idea to keep you occupied that’s likely free because you already have the materials inside your home, which is nice since most of us can’t leave.  I saw a version of the paper wreath at a high-end home decorating boutique.  It was versatile both…
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DIY Projects

St. Patrick’s Snacks

Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up and green and gold rule the retail aisles – so it’s time to geared up for your green party! Holiday themed party treats are often sugary and fattening.  Now that swim suit preparation season is in full swing, it is important to be celebratory and a little healthy at the same time.  Chips are…
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DIY Decor, Holidays

DIY Cleaning Products

I hate chemicals.  Walking down the cleaning aisle in the supermarket or discount store makes me hold my breath.  Everything smells so strong and frankly gross.  The mix of hundreds of different chemicals down that one tiny aisle is dizzying (literally).  Are these chemicals really necessary to beat household grime?  Isn’t it ironic to introduce another chemical into your household…
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DIY Decor

DIY Dish Redo

Everyone has mismatched dishes.  Dishes guests leave at your house, leftovers from sets that have been broken, or maybe thrift store finds.  But often the dishes sit with no purpose.  Today we’re doing a DIY Dish Redo to repurpose some of the misfit dishes into really cool new ones.  The cost is minimial (maybe free) so Let’s Go! Materials: Old…
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DIY Decor, Holidays

DIY Valentine Hearts

It’s Valentine’s Day season.  Today’s project is easy and I’m not waxing poetic about the day….we’re making DIY Valentine Hearts with paint and pencil erasers.  I think it’s incredibly cool and needs almost no skill.  This technique is not just for Valentine’s Day either, you could use the pencil eraser dot method to paint lots and lots of things, it’s…
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DIY Decor

Valentine Hearts

Valentine’s Day is coming soon!  I love pink and red so Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday to celebrate.  Valentine Hearts are the signature symbol of the day.  Today we’re making super easy valentine hearts from crayons and waxed paper.  They are very inexpensive and kid-friendly and are a perfect craft to get everyone into the spirit of love! Click here for…
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Valentine’s Day Gifts under $5

It’s easy to get swept up in the hearts and chocolate frenzy of Valentine’s Day and spend too much money on love……..isn’t love supposed to be free?  Anyway, you don’t have to go bananas to tell someone special you appreciate them.  It’s actually silly.  Spending a few minutes of your time actually showing your love – handwriting a note, doing…
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