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How to dry flowers using silica gel crystals

How to dry flowers using silica gel crystals

Have you ever received a bouquet of flowers that you just wish you could preserve forever?  Perhaps your wedding bouquet, a corsage, or a boutonniere? How about those beautiful flowers that appear in your garden annually and you wish you could enjoy them longer? A…

DIY Holiday Napkin Rings

DIY Holiday Napkin Rings

Last week while I was walking through a home decor store, I spotted some adorable miniature Christmas tree ornaments and thought these would make really great napkin rings. With a bit of thought, I decided to combine the ornaments with the natural wooden beads and…

Succulent Topped Pumpkin Centerpiece

Succulent Topped Pumpkin Centerpiece

Hi Friends, This past weekend I went to our local farm stand, Patterson Fruit Farm who has the best varieties of pumpkins, squash, you pick apples, and of course their famous apple fritters, amazing! While we were strolling the fields searching for our perfect pumpkins,…

Homemade Simmering Potpourri

Homemade Simmering Potpourri

The end of summer is approaching us fast and we are getting ready for the cool crisp air, pumpkin spice, and warm toasty fires.  This is the time of year when I get inspired to start baking, decorating, and fill our home up with delicious…

DIY Recycled Bottle Tiki Torches

DIY Recycled Bottle Tiki Torches

This is a very simple and affordable craft that you can complete in less than an hour. For me, there is something extremely rewarding when I can take an item that once had a certain purpose, and re-purpose it into something else.  I absolutely adore…

DIY Christmas Gnome Bottle Toppers

DIY Christmas Gnome Bottle Toppers

  Hello Friends!  I am simply blown away by how fast the year has gone by, and here we are again working on our holiday baking, crafting, and gift-giving.  How did this happen? It seems like just yesterday the kids were heading back to school…

Dried Orange & Moss Topiaries

Dried Orange & Moss Topiaries

  It’s Fall Y’all! That’s right it’s officially that time of year when the leaves start to change color and there is a slight chill in the air. Everywhere you look it’s “pumpkin palooza” and my home is no exception. I look forward to the…

DIY Dried Orange Slices

DIY Dried Orange Slices

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing with you the simple craft of drying fruit.  This is a craft you can do any time of the year, easily in your kitchen, using citrus or apples. Dried fruit is wonderful for using in crafts, adorning packages, stringing as…

DIY Elastic Carry Pencil Pouch

DIY Elastic Carry Pencil Pouch

    Have you noticed lately everywhere you look you will find these beautiful and intricate coloring books made for adults?  I personally love these books, and I picked mine up two years ago when I was searching for something that would give me some peace…

A Handful of Guests Book

A Handful of Guests Book

      Hi everyone!  Sorry it’s been so long since my last post!  It was a busy month of May with dear friends visiting from California, end of year school projects, baseball games and parties!  Time has slipped away from me and I realize how…