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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…

Succulents Renewed

Succulents Renewed

Hello friends, A few months back I shared how to create a succulent topped pumpkin centerpiece, and after several months of it surviving through the holidays, I finally decided to transfer the healthy-looking succulents into a more permanent space for them to grow and thrive.  …

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…

My $250 Powder Bath Renovation

My $250 Powder Bath Renovation

Hello Friends! Today I thought it would be fun to share with you my powder bathroom renovation.  I was able to complete this remodel in around $250.  I only paid for paint, drywall mud, and supplies.  I did all of the wallpaper removal, drywall repairs,…

5 Garden Soil Tips

5 Garden Soil Tips

This summer season I have spent so much of my time outside working in the vegetable garden, and we have truly benefited from all of our hard work. Last summer I was in such a hurry to plant my starters, I really didn’t focus too…

How to air dry herbs

How to air dry herbs

Being a person who loves to cook, I know using fresh herbs for cooking is the best for full flavor.  However, having an abundance of fresh herbs this year, I found myself not able to use them quickly enough before they started to flower. So,…

DIY Fabric Coasters

DIY Fabric Coasters

  Hi Friends! Today I’m sharing an easy beginner level sewing project that you can make from your left over scraps of fabric. Not only are these fabric coasters pretty, but they are extremely functional too! Because they are made from clothe they will absorb the…

One Man’s Trash Is This Woman’s Treasure

One Man’s Trash Is This Woman’s Treasure

  Today I want to share a quick DIY project that took little time, a small amount of effort and minimal cash!  A few days ago I was leaving my neighborhood and noticed a family had moved out and place several pieces of furniture on…