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Realistic DIY Cotton Stems

Make your own Cotton Bowl Branch Arrangement As part of the Craft Destash challenge,  I was trying to think  about what I could make for fall with what I have on hand.  Last year I created some cotton bolls for a post.    There were a couple of requests for a diy tutorial so here  my tutorial for DIY cotton stems. a a Living in Canada you don’t see  cotton plants so when I first…

Ham and Cheese Muffins, Freeze ahead lunches, savory muffin recipes

Ham and Cheese Muffin Recipe – Make Ahead and Freeze for Lunches

  Ham and Cheese Muffins Make Lunches Easier Do I ever remember the start of the school year.   The crazy busy mornings getting everyone out the door was challenging, but take out lunches for three active boys was by far the hardest and most expensive part of the school week.    No microwaved leftovers or fridges at schools made it a whole different challenge.  Premade easy to grab meals like these Ham and Cheese…

We Are Pinnable End of Summer Party

We Are Pinnable End of Summer Party Thank you for joining us for this We are Pinnable End of Summer Party – in less than two weeks all the kids are back to school here and parents will be either rejoicing or sad. But we will still be pInning your posts and we are always delighted to see your new faces and old friends and we love checking out your posts and visiting your blogs.…

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DIY Fall Themed Centerpiece with Lights

Fall Floral Arrangement with Lights Apothecary jars are so versatile, I have several of them in various sizes and use them often.  There is still a jar filled with various dry goods in different fall colours  from a few years ago but as lights are my theme for this fall it wasn’t what I had in mind. Rummaging around in the storage room I choose a globe shaped apothecary jar because its reminds me of…

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Simple DIY Table Refinishing

Wood Kitchen Table Refinishing We love our current table and chairs its wood and about ten years old now.  Everyone in our family is big and heavy except for the children so we knew a strong set was necessary. Surprisingly this table stood up to its workload very well except for the finish.   In addition to these wear marks the set had several scratches but no dents of any kind. Unlike the solid farmhouse…

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Rustic Outdoor Decorating Idea for Fall

A Rustic Front Door Wreath Vingette Rustic decor rarely appeals to me except in the Fall.  The idea of harvest and fields full of ripened grains, gardens and apple baskets all brimming with the harvest bounty is very rustic to me.  Scarecrows, willow baskets, old wood crates all look amazing in the autumn months. Vignettes are easier to arrange when you start with something high as a background.  Last fall we made a tall welcome…

We Are Pinnable Party August

We Are Pinnable Party August Thank you for joining us for this We are Pinnable Party August, we are always delighted to see you new faces and old friends and we love check out your post and visiting you blogs.   Weekly we are trying to make We are Pinnable more inclusive and more of a community. Also, we are always delighted to see a few more of you have joined us at We are…

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Faye Meets Diamond – Fairy Story for Children

  A New Story in the Series and Free Printable Originally I was writing one fairy story a month and decided it was too much so its been a couple of month’s since I posted an installment. In this story Faye joins her mother visiting a seniors home  and learns how much her Mom appreciates her kindness and that everyone sometimes needs to feel special.    As always the story includes a new animal and…