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Spray Painting Light Fixtures an Easy Outdoor Makeover

Easy Exterior Light Makeover The outside of our home is two-tone cream with sand coloured rocks.   Here an old picture of the front of our home, you can see how the lights just don’t fit in.   I think its funny the original builder choose black outside fixtures.   Maybe when they were shiny and brand new they looked good, but now they are these dull black things stuck on the front of the house. As…

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Decadent No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares These chocolate peanut butter squares are a simple alternative to the traditional Canadian Nanaimo bar.  Several years ago the custard powder they original recipe calls for added tartrazine (food colour) to their custard powder, so I came up with this peanut butter bars variation.  It’s darn good even if I do say so myself. s   Peanut Butter Bars Recipe This no-bake recipe includes three layers, but easy to do.  The…

Macrame planter hanging from a home made wood frame. Three macrame square knots as part of a macrame plant hanger design.

Macrame Plant Hanger Tutorial

  DIY Hanging Planter Macrame Design This DIY hanging planter is incredibly simple to make, using only 3 kinds of macrame knots.  I built a wood plant hanger to suspend a flower pot and discovered the hanger that came with the flowers was really ugly.  The black plastic really stuck out against the cream siding on our front porch, and the way the strings were twisted made it so conspicuous.   g This easy hanger…

Waste Not Wednesday – No 103

Thank you for stopping by to this week’s party, and a special thank you to the new party participants who commented to let me know.   It is much appreciated.   This week Spring arrived, the neighbours are planting flowers and everyone is happy to be outdoors.  I hope your week has been warm and full of fresh air and good times.  Love this time of year. Waste Not Wednesday-103 Sam @ Raggedy Bits | Facebook |…

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DIY Hanging Planter or Sign – Easy Woodworking Project

DIY Hanging Planter We have a very large wood stash taking up the rafters, and two corners of the garage. I have decided to use some of the wood for simple projects that I can do myself.   I let my outside projects be much more rustic than the indoor projects.  The outside projects don’t need to be as sanded, the cuts can be straight, and I am not nearly as fussy so outdoor projects are…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies – Perfect for Summer Picnics

Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pie Recipe Summer is coming, and with summer comes picnic season.  Picnics are so much fun and you can make them as simple or elaborate as your outing requires.    These strawberry rhubarb hand pies are designed with picnicking in mind.  Bundled in simple parchment paper and then placed in a towel wrapped container, they are so easy to serve.  Just share and eat. x   The individually wrapped hand pies start…

Waste Not Wednesday – 102

Thank you for stopping by to this week’s party, and a special thank you to the new party participants who commented to let me know.   It is much appreciated.   I hope your week has been wonderful.  I am currently in my hometown visiting a very much loved elderly family member.  It’s wonderful to have someone who shares loving memories, every minute visiting with him is a treasure. Enjoy this week’s party. Waste Not Wednesday-102 Sam…

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How to Make a DIY Floating Frame

An Old Frame becomes a Modern DIY Floating Frame- Farmhouse Hens Blog Hop The older a person gets the more they realize that home decor has very few new ideas. Most new decor takes a vintage idea and adds a new modern twist to it, crown mouldings are a great example. Thank goodness for that, because it gives us creatives an inexpensive way to update our homes. My personal taste has nothing to do with…