Category Archives: DIY

Halloween Silhouette Lanterns

I have recently been inspired by some great Halloween projects out there and wanted to get the ball rolling before I start school at the end of this month (Senior year, ya’ll!  Woot!) I really liked the painted Halloween jars … Continue reading

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Laundry Soap Revisited

Here is my original laundry soap recipe post. However, I have been tinkering with it over the last few months and find this recipe works a little better for me.  Fels Naptha was a little harsh on my nose and … Continue reading

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More jamming done today. Strawberry-Rhubarb and Raspberry-Blackberry.  All were grown local at purchased at farmer’s market.  The blackberries in particular were picked by a local forager who went to some clear cuts in the Olympic Peninsula to pick native berries.  (Those big … Continue reading

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I Yarn For You!

Ok, enough with the puns.  It’s been awhile since my last blog, because I’ve been spring cleaning (a little late) and crafting my butt off, among other excuses.  I have been seeing some yarn wrapped art lately in some circles … Continue reading

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I like where this is going . . .

Do you ever look around at your life and you can see you’re heading somewhere good?  This month I decided I would try to hand make all the gifts I gave for birthdays in July (we have a lot in … Continue reading

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My Excuses

Dearest Blogging Community, Please accept my sincerest apology for my recent absence in our comforting cyber community.  I admit I was weak.  Sunlight filtered in through my windows and lured my away from my brightly lit screen.  It danced on my … Continue reading

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Easy DIY Clothesline

If you are interested in putting up a clothesline to save with laundry costs and help with environmental stewardship, then you should read Sarah Rae Trover’s blog on building one for $5! We used her diagram to install two outside and … Continue reading

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