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how lovely are your branches: using the leftover trimmings from our christmas tree {part 2: Christmas Wreath}

Last time I showed you how I made a quick and easy Christmas swag for my front door.  I prefaced by saying this: Waste not, want not.  A penny saved is a penny earned.  Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.  A bird in the hand is worth two in the…… Continue reading how lovely are your branches: using the leftover trimmings from our christmas tree {part 2: Christmas Wreath}

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how lovely are your branches: using the leftover trimmings from our christmas tree {part 1: christmas swag}

Waste not, want not.  A penny saved is a penny earned.  Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.  A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.  Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. These wise sayings make a lot of sense when you…… Continue reading how lovely are your branches: using the leftover trimmings from our christmas tree {part 1: christmas swag}

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christmas crafting: painted pillow covers

When we purchased our Ektorp sofa and love seat from Ikea, I got some 20×20″ throw pillows, as well. They’re actually just the inserts, so I grabbed a few covers (a 16×26″ blue ticking stripe, a blue patterned/polka dot and these ones) while I was at it. Last year I bought several plain Gurli pillow covers…… Continue reading christmas crafting: painted pillow covers

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let’s be jolly: ladies’ christmas craft night, plus making christmas banners & assembling a charcuterie board

The Christmas fun has begun around here.  Though the decorating is only half done at our place, we’ve been busy with preparations for some church events:  the Christmas parade in town, a fun night out for the ladies, a Christmas concert and gift baskets. Days before our ladies’ evening, I began gathering supplies: card stock,…… Continue reading let’s be jolly: ladies’ christmas craft night, plus making christmas banners & assembling a charcuterie board

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simple fall decor & diy rustic pumpkins

This fall found us back on the road for several weeks, which found me rather negligent in terms of this blog. Before the Christmas decorations make their appearance, I thought I should take note of the fleeting fall decor.  It really doesn’t hang around long, does it?  Winter seems to last forever here; our spring…… Continue reading simple fall decor & diy rustic pumpkins

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point for me…finally painted that wardrobe

Do you have a project that has loomed over you for ages? I have had one. That’s right…I finally got around to painting my df girl’s wardrobe! I shouldn’t tell you we’ve had this hand-me-down dresser since 2013, but it’s the sad truth.  It is sturdy and practical; heavy as all get out and was dark…… Continue reading point for me…finally painted that wardrobe

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chaos control ~ jewelry organizer

I profess, I am not one to jump on the January bandwagon of goals and resolutions.  Not that I’m against getting organized–far from it.  I truly want to have an organized and efficient home.  I do like checklists and setting goals, though I’ve learned to do so in pencil, because I have trouble with the…… Continue reading chaos control ~ jewelry organizer