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Looking Ahead to February (2016)

This year, I've made it my goal to plan a little bit more in advance for my posts, so that you have ideas in advance of holidays and seasons and so that I'm not running around like crazy trying to pull something together at the last minute.  Because as much as I hate to admit it, I was doing too much of that last year, and I don't really like it.  I really prefer to plan ahead. That being said, I've set aside time at the end of each month as a business day to work on my plan for…

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DIY Fall Wreath

Today I'm here to show off one the projects I've made that I'm the most proud of and to tell you how you can make one too!  It's my fall wreath (pictured above). Here's what you need: Grapevine wreath Several different types or colors of faux flowers Leaf garland (to match the colors of your flowers) Floral wire Wooden letter Black ribbon (or any other color that matches your flowers and leaves) Desired embellishments Scissors Here's what you do: Starting at the top of the wreath, wrap the leaf garland around the grapevine wreath multiple times as with Christmas lights, spacing each…

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DIY Homework Caddy

Let me just start by saying that this DIY Homework Caddy has been a lifesaver at our house. We don't really have room in our house for an extra desk for the kids to work at, so they have to do their schoolwork at the kitchen table. Before I put together these caddies, cleaning up the mess after the kids were done their work was just a nightmare. You know--glue sticks, crayons, pencils all over the table--and no where really to put them. And of course, having limited funds, we were looking for some very inexpensive items to make our…

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DIY Raised Garden Bed: Part 2

A few weeks ago, we took the plunge to start up our summer garden again. We booked a lawn care specialist from to come and take a look at what could be done to get the grass looking a little happier. Prince Charming built another planter box for us, and we took an entire morning to loosen the ground, spread soil, and plant our seeds. You can see how badly the garden looked before and after in the gallery shown below. It definitely looks so much better! This year, we planted sweet corn, carrots, watermelon, cucumber, zucchini, sunflowers, geraniums,…

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Tips and Tricks Tuesday: Miracle Wash your Pillows!

First of all, I have a confession to make. The bed in this picture is not mine. My room isn't nearly this fancy, and my bed surely doesn't look this nice. Ha! I chose this picture, because today I wanted to work on some cleaning and I was working on the bedrooms. I had some extra time that fell into my schedule, and I have started both a month-by-month cleaning list as well as a 31 Days to a Clean House list just this month. I'm a bit behind on the 31 Days to a Clean House, but a lot…

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