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Special Date Stenciled Sign

Because we do DIY projects all the time, sometimes I forget to post one. For years. No joke. This project was born out of necessity, as my projects often are. I needed something to fill the vertical space on this non-seasonal mantel back in 2011. So I grabbed a board, stained it and added a personal… 

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Merry Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS From our home to yours. May your day be filled with love and laughter and making memories while you celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior. In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took… 

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11 free Christmas printables

11 Free Christmas Printables

Merry Christmas, friends. If you’re looking for some last minute decorations for the Holidays, look no further! Here are 11 free Christmas printables all ready for you. So print ‘em off and add them to vignettes, gallery walls or table settings!   Just click on each image below to be taken to the post for that… 

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10 awesome holiday dessert recipes

10 Awesome Holiday Dessert Recipes

At this point it may seem like everything is a little last minute – the cleaning, the shopping, the wrapping and all that cooking! If you’re blessed like me, someone else does the cooking for the big Christmas meal. My sis rocks a turkey dinner like nobody’s business! But I’m still on the hook for… 

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Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar

I bought supplies for a Holiday hot chocolate bar weeks ago. (The chalkboard tree printable is from my friend Kristin at Yellow Bliss Road.) Since then, I’ve been waiting for inspiration to strike. And waiting…and waiting…and waiting. See I wanted to create a pretty hot chocolate bar. With a whole new chalkboard drawing to go… 

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Gluten Free Slow Cooker French Toast Recipe

The perfect brunch dish, this slow cooker French toast recipe is ready in just a few hours with a few basic ingredients. Gluten Free Slow Cooker French Toast Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 4 hours Total time 4 hours 10 mins   The perfect brunch dish, this slow cooker french toast… 

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Weekend Retreat Link Party #98

It is ONE WEEK until Christmas!!! Are you nearing the end of your to do list? Are you enjoying the season? Have anything to show us this week – decor, recipes, pretty wrapping? Creamy Coconut Rum Eggnog Mousse from The Gold Lining Girl | Easy Chocolate and Peppermint Marshmallows from A Mitten Full of Savings… 

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Homemade Gravy Recipe

It took me years to learn to make gravy. Which is funny because once you know how, it’s really not at all difficult! Gravy makes so many things taste better. Homemade gravy even more so. And with this recipe you can make chicken gravy, beef gravy or even veggie gravy! Homemade Gravy Recipe   Print… 

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16 Book Page and Sheet Music Christmas Craft Ideas

Book page and sheet music crafts are certainly not new. But with their great patina and history, old pages sure make for great crafting material. Especially at Christmas-time when tradition and familiarity just feel so darn good! This round up of book page and sheet music Christmas craft ideas will give you plenty of inspiration! (Please pin… 

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12 handmade gift ideas |

12 Handmade Gift Ideas

It can be great fun to go shopping for gifts. But sometimes handmade is the way to go. Here are twelve DIY crafts that make great handmade gift ideas for any occasion! Just click on the ideas below to be taken to an easy DIY tutorial! Polaroid Magnets are a great way to preserve memories all year… 

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Small Closet to Extra Pantry

Ever wonder where to store all the extra supplies that come with having company during the Holidays? Well, last month we made over one of our little hall closets with the help of our friends at Black+Decker. See the whole step by step over on the Black+Decker blog.


Chocolate Dipped Clementines

There are desserts that are really fussy to make – like cookies. Okay, so I’m the only one who can’t make cookies. But there are other desserts that are tricky and time consuming and expensive to make, I’m sure. This recipe for Chocolate Dipped Clementines isn’t one of them. It needs only three ingredients. One of… 

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6 holiday hoop art diy ideas

6 Holiday Hoop Art DIY Ideas

I think I’ve mentioned before that embroidery hoops aren’t just for embroidery anymore. Here are six holiday hoop art diy ideas you can make today!   Just click on the pics below to be taken to each holiday hoop art DIY! Snowflake Embroidery Hoop Ornaments – Using a simple backstitch these are simple to make. Chalkboard… 

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