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Made in USA Star Shirts using Silhouette Interfacing

Around Memorial Day and the Fourth of July I love to make t-shirts for the boys showing our patriotic spirit. Last year the boys and I made these spray dyed star shirts: This year I decided it would be fun to brand my sons as "Made…
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How to Recover Outdoor Pillows and a Mini Patio Makeover #LowesCreator

When Lowe's challenged me to give an outdoor spot a mini-makeover, I knew exactly where to turn my attention. Our small paver patio is where we sit on warm spring days to eat lunch, take a break or sip wine after dark. The winter months…
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Recovering This End Up Style Kindergarten Chairs

As a parent of two elementary school students, I always ask my kids' teachers if they need anything for their room. Usually the answer is markers, wipes, or snacks. But, my kindergartner's teacher knows about my secret identity after having…
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Sewing a Bench Cushion with Piping

Yes, you can sew your custom bench cushions and add cute piping trim to it. It's not hard and I'll show you how easy Sewing a Bench Cushion with Piping can be. Sewing a Bench Cushion with Piping Before you run screaming, "I can't sew to save…
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Round Up of DIY Gift Ideas

It's the homestretch before Christmas. With less than a week away, those procrastinators amongst us (ahem, me) need to get crackin'. These were a few of my favorites from the DIY Gift Idea link party. DIY Instagram Necklace by Mod Podge…
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Tea Towel Calendar

2013 is right around the corner! Do you have your new calendar? I bet several people on your gift list don't either. That's why I think these tea towel calendars from Spoonflower would make a great gift. Have you heard of Spoonflower? It…
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Drawstring Gift Bag Tutorial

Welcome back to another 15 Minute DIY Gift Ideas! We're on Day 3 and the gifts just keep comin'! Sometimes the perfect present isn't actually the gift itself. It's how the gift is packaged. These quick and easy drawstring bags can be…
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Sewing a Dog Safety Reflective Bandana

I realized recently that I haven't given any updates on our adoption of Pretty Handy Dog (aka Buddy.) I'm happy to say that Buddy has been with us for a year and a half now, and he has adjusted to living with us (crazy boys and all) just…
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Dressing Up a Patio Table – A Lowe’s Creative Idea

Do you dream of sitting outside at a Parisian café sipping your caffé mocha and reading the paper? The sound of the birds twittering in the background and the screaming and whining sounds of your offspring are non-existent. And that's…
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No Sew Patio Tablecloth with Umbrella Hole

This is one of the easiest tutorials I've every written. As a bonus, it is a no sew table cloth perfect for updating your outdoor table that has an umbrella. While shopping at Target I stumbled across beautiful green link patterned…
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Making a Faux Roman Shade

Learn how to make these designer-looking Faux Roman Shades to elevate your window appearance. I'm honored to have Jenna from SAS Interiors on the blog today. She is an interior designer, blogger and Mom from upstate New York. This is…
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Dollar Tree Placemat Turned into a Snowman Flag with Tulip Shimmer

Brrrr! Anyone else experiencing the dipping temperatures? I really don't like the cold unless it is going to snow. If it snows, I'll put up with the sub-zero artic blast because I know we couldn't have snow without the cold. But, if it…
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Sewing Snowflake Box Bottom Gift Pouches

Gift pouches are super easy to make. You can use fabric, cloth napkins, or even a pair of pajama pants or boxers* (see bottom of this post)! I made pouches using fabric that I stenciled with Martha Stewart stencils and the roller top…
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The 10 Minute Tooth Fairy Pouch

Things happen fast in my family. So fast that I can barely keep up. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you probably saw that I spent Tuesday and Wednesday in the hospital with my youngest son. I looked away for an instant and he…
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Make Your Own Back Pillow

Okay, no over 40 jokes! Yes, I use a back pillow, and without it my neck hurts. Sadly I lost my way too expensive memory foam back pillow on the airplane trip to Ca. I couldn't bring myself to buy another one, so I decided to see if I could…

How to Make Your Own Piping

Back when I showed you my screen porch tour, I told you it really wasn't 100% finished. Why? Well, I really wanted to sew a cushion for the garden bench. As I was looking for piping for my cushion, I was getting VERY disappointed!…
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Dollar Store Flower Pot Makeover

Another project I completed before the birthday party was a quick makeover for a pair of ho-hum dollar store flower pots. My friend Heather helped me add some jute rope and fake flowers then set them out with utensils in them. Perfect for…
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Re-Sizing and Dressing Up a Goodwill Sweater

I owe a huge hug of gratitude to Kathleen at Grosgrain Fabulous. She posted 30 days of sweater embellishments on her blog. In those tutorials she took the most ho-hum sweaters from Goodwill and turned them into Cinderella-worthy tops. Because…
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Felted Wool Roses Tutorial

Y'all are so sweet to welcome Buddy onto my blog. I appreciate your kind comments and encouragement to include some of my personal life. There was not a single comment asking me to "stick to business." But, getting back to business, I have the…
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Goodwill Pants Make a Cute Bucket Liner

Hidey-ho my bloggios. I'm in a giddy mood this morning. The kiddos are at the in-laws to spend a day of fun. LOVE my in-laws! So Pretty Handsome Guy and I will have our own day of fun. Did you see that cute bucket of bath and body love…
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Mini Gift Pouches from Napkins

Oh the quandary of what to get my boy's teachers, the sitter, and all those other important people in our lives. Usually I take the easy way out and buy gift cards. Well – okay – I'm still going to give the gift cards, but this year I wanted…
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We have a WINNER!

Ahem, may I have the drumroll please? Rat-a-tat-a-tat-a-tata......and the winning number chosen by Random.org is:#59 (well, that is random isn't it!)Michelle! Wooohooo! Come on down and pick up your prize:And for everyone else, don't be…
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Slipcover for Bistro Table – Going Undercover

Our office renovation is nearing completion. We've been working on the room for two plus months now. The majority of the work is complete, but we are waiting for two desk cabinets to come in to the Office Depot warehouse so we can actually order…
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Pillow Talk – Making Red & Blue Star Pillows

If you read yesterday's post, you saw two star pillows on my son's reading nook bench. I promised you the tutorial, so here it is: These were super easy to make. I made two pillows in just over an hour on my Brother CS6000i sewing machine.…