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Lemon Squares with Shortbread Crust and Blueberries

Lemon Squares This recipe is an updated version of a basic lemon square recipe I had for eons.  If you prefer you can skip the blueberries but I recommend trying it with the blueberries. The blueberries add a fresh taste, relax the tartness and make the lemon squares with shortbread crust so very pretty and appetizing. z g These lemon squares are all natural,  I prefer to make things from scratch whenever I can and this…

Waste Not Wednesday – 100 th Party Celebration

Welcome to this Week’s Waste Not Wednesday Party. Although I am a new host we are celebrating the 100th Party with a $50 Paypal Raffle.   Congratulations to all my other hosts, and thank you to everyone who has been joining in.   Enjoy this week’s party. Waste Not Wednesday-100 Sam @ Raggedy Bits | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram | Google + | Twitter Denise @ My Thrifty House | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram | Google…

Easy to Make Fabric Covered Window Valance Tutorial

How to Make a DIY Window Valance Our two bedroom windows are long and narrow. They have wood blinds for privacy and I like them because they work well and look clean a crisp. Our master room bedding is turquoise for the summer, I considered painting one wall in an ombre effect, but changed my mind deciding on these more formal appearing fabric upholstered DIY window valances instead. I reviewed several different styles and easy…

10 Painting Terra Cotta Pot Design Tutorials

Terra Cotta Clay Pot Painting Projects Terra cotta pots have been around as long as I can remember.  And no wonder, there are so many things you can do with them, and they are affordable.  I was surprised to learn that terra cotta has existed as a pottery material since 3000 B.C.   I bet those ancient civilizations enjoyed painting terra cotta pots, just as much as we do now. j   While researching terra cotta crafts I…

DIY floating shelves in white for bathroom organization and extra storage.

DIY Floating Shelves for Bathroom Organization

DIY Floating Bathroom Shelves  and Glass Boxes for Storage Our master bathroom is one of my favorite places in our home, it’s my first master bathroom and this one has a jacuzzi, yeah.  Unfortunately, like most newer bathrooms it doesn’t have a medicine cabinet, just a long cupboard.  We need more storage space so I found pretty glass boxes to hide things in, and Hubs built these great DIY floating shelves.   When we first…

Waste Not Wednesday – 99

Welcome to this Week’s Waste Not Wednesday Party.  Last week’s party was really enjoyable, there were so many good posts.  I am always inspired and encouraged by reading what other bloggers have been creating and sharing. Enjoy this week’s party. Waste Not Wednesday-98 Sam @ Raggedy Bits | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram | Google + | Twitter Denise @ My Thrifty House | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram | Google + | Twitter Deborah…

Rich and chewy chocolate fudge brownies made with a chocolate fudge brownie recipe.

Chocolate Fudge Brownie Recipe with a Crunchy Cookie Topping

Chocolate Fudge Brownie Recipe Did you know there are two kinds of chocolate brownies?    Your probably thinking who cares, pass me either kind. My brother was a professional baker and disliked fudge brownies.  To his trained eye, a brownie is more like a dense cake,  I, on the other hand, think of a brownie as fudge with just enough flour to call it a brownie.  So this chocolate fudge brownie recipe is rich and chewy…

DIY Fabric Liner for a Wire Laundry Hamper or Large Basket

How to Make a Wire Hamper Liner

DIY Wired Hamper Liner Wire hampers with wheels are gorgeous but expensive, so I came up with a  DIY Laundry Hamper.    Although wire hampers are beautiful, I doubt they look nice filled with dirty laundry.  So I created this wire hamper liner to use with my new large laundry hamper. e Supplies For this large hamper, I used: 3 1/2 meters of muslin 1/2 meter of interfacing 76 ” by 8″ strip of coordinating…