summer
How to create Fabric Hairbow

As much as I craft you would think I could make a decent ribbon hairbow.  But the thing is - I really stink at making ribbon hairbows.  I just can't seem to get it right - even when I follow really great tutorials.  So instead, I dug through my fabric stash and created this little bow. I love ...

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{Educate} Sew By Number

Hey!  Well, I've been changing things up a bit around here.  A new look and a new sense of organization.  Now all of my posts will fit into one of four categories - which you can browse using the tabs beneath my header.  Decorate.  Create.  Educate.  Nourish. We have decided to homeschool in the ...

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Classic Americana – a dress tutorial

It's that lovely time of year - fireworks, berry cobblers, cookouts, and family gatherings. Hooray for the red, white, and blue! Charlotte needed a new dress for the 4th of July. We had snagged a Tommy Hilfiger dress shirt at our local thrift store, and I decided it would make the perfect ...

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{DIY} 6 Piece Beach Ball Pillow

Well it finally feels like summer!  I don't know how it's been where you live, but we've had a pretty cool spring, and I am ready for warm days and balmy nights. Today I want to share my Beach Ball Pillow Tutorial with you. Where might you put a  beach ball pillow you ask?  Well, depending ...

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“Pallet-able” Home Decor

While browsing Pinterest the other day, I came across a gorgeous, eclectic coffee table that I just loved.  It was made from wooden pallets, and I thought, "Ryan could make that".  So I showed it to him. He had scooped up some free pallets a while back and was excited to have something to do ...

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DIY- Sea and Sand Throw Pillow

Happy Monday!  While browsing around on my new favorite place, Pintrest, I found this painting and fell in love. Isn't that lovely?  I want to be there, greeting the day.  Well, I don't really paint, but you know I love fabric and a challenge.  So I decided to create a pillow for my couch - a ...

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Simple and delicious

Blackberry cobbler! Mix 2 cups of blackberries with 1 cup of sugar. Melt 1/2 cup of butter in a deep baking dish. 1 cup of sugar 3/4 cup of flour 3/4 cup of milk 2 teaspoons of baking powder Pinch of salt Mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl to form a batter. Pour the batter ...

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How to slice a mango

Mmmmmmmmmangoes :) Another lovely summer treat. Not just delicious- so good for you too! Did you know they contain: phenols- antioxidants high levels of iron papain - a digestive aid magnesium potassium Yesterday we bought some at the store- 10 for $10. But, have you ever ...

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