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Gift Basket a.k.a Mystery Sister

5 May

The other night I had the opportunity to make this gift basket. I’am apart of a SAHM group where once a month we gift one another. This was my first time participating and I must admit, I had a blast shopping and making this Cross Canvas for the lady. 18199013_1160690540720136_5190579871568564710_n

Regrow scallions

14 May

Re-growing Scallions.

Fridas Peach

I tried regrowing scallions/spring onions a little while ago and it works 🙂
Perfect!

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All you have to do is put the white part of the scallions in water (roots + a little ekstra should be covered), set aside in a sunny window and wait for about 10 days 🙂

  • The more ‘white’ you cut away when using the storebought scallions, the (little) longer it takes to regrow to a usefull length.
  • I’ve seen good results using soil instead of water, but haven’t tried it myself.
  • Refreshen water every  3rd day, wash away the slimy stuff on the roots and make sure that the scallions are ‘standing’ – don’t use too big a container.
    A mason jar, regular glass or small vase will do just fine 🙂

Enjoy!

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food, homemade, regrow, scallions, spring onions, vegetables

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DIY: Gazebo Chandelier

18 Feb

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Last summer I made this chandelier to add a little sparkle and summer charm under my Gazebo. There’s nothing like sitting out on a nice warm sunny day in the evening and being able to have candles lit up in the night sky with a drink in hand and relax. This chandelier gives a cozy feel inside the Gazebo and turns the outdoor living space into a whole other extended room.

Materials:

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Step 1: Prime Paint Wood

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Step 2: I drilled holes into the wood. Then Painted the wood Dark Brown. After the Paint was dried I inserted the nuts and bolts to hold the chain.

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Step 3: Next I inserted 10 hook rings into the wood piece to hang the mason jars and then I prepared the mason Jars with twine to hang from the hooks.

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Step 4: I added the D-ring to the chain and hoisted the chandelier up and placed it on the hook. Afterward I added the Mason Jars to the hooks and set the candles inside and finished this project in an afternoon.

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Very Inspiring Blog Award

7 Feb
Thank you to Inspiring blogger thesensiblescrap for nominating my blog last night for Very Inspiring Blogger. This is exciting and I truly appreciate the nomination and look forward to continuing to inspire inspiration and connecting with other inspiring bloggers. Thank you!

“It is not about the nomination, but it is about somebody acknowledge that my blog is inspiring” –RealityDreamer24

 

15 Nominated Inspiring Bloggers Congratulations!

1. becausewecan-“An Architectural firm with Amazing designs by leading designers and  husband and wife team Jeffrey McGrew and Jillian Northrup.”

2. gardensunshine -“This blog is so beautiful is filled with gorgeous gardening photography and has design, diy and before and after makeover projects.”

3. eclecticlamb-”Has the best Bento box lunch ideas. Great ideas for making kids school lunch meals or pack n go food while on the go or traveling.”

4. mamasgottabake-”Beautiful pastry desserts and food recipes including wonderful photographs.”

5. frugalfeeding.com -”He’s handsome, from the UK and knows how to cook great foods on a budget.”

6. lovethesecretingredient -”Recipes for every meal from breakfast to desert all made with love by Mary.”

7. thelemursarehungry -”Blog about traveling and food.  Has a variety of recipes from all over the world.”

8. checkoutNutsandBolts -“Beautiful! All DIY projects and interior design. Must See!”

9. MakeSomethingMondays -“Every Monday there’s something new being created. Awesome fun creative blog with links to other bloggers and photography.”

10. irisinteriors-“Interior Designer with many interior photographs of furniture and homes. Beautiful and very inspirational.”

11. communidiy-“Beautiful Blog with many diy arts & crafts tutorials. Also has the cuttest Owl Baby shower diy: Invitations and other beautiful diy crafts.”

12. sugar-coat-it-“Beautiful food recipes from sweets to dinner.”

13. southerndisposition -“Wonderful DIY: Dollhouse tutorial made of binders.”

14. brooklynlimestone -“Beautiful do it yourself cat bed ideas made of suitcase and lots of DIY Projects.”

15. chaoticallycreative-“Mom and Daughter create home decor designs, diy projects, find bargain deals, do makeovers, cooking, cleaning and everything else.”

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SEVEN THINGS ABOUT ME 

1. I Love my family 🙂

2. I Like thrift shopping and love a bargain.

3.I Like do-it-yourself projects. I am always re-creating, designing or creating something new or again with a makeover.

4. I Love , love, love Thai food!!!!

5. I Love to travel and have visited over 10 countries outside of the United States.

6.  I Love to cook all kinds of food and watching others cook and learning how to make the recipes myself. “Cooking is like Art.”

7. I Love learning to learn and doing.

See! 🙂

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Copy and paste the Award graphic in a post.
Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
Share 7 things about yourself.
Nominate 15 bloggers, and tell them by posting a comment on their blog.

DIY: Birthday Ideas

5 Feb

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By Kathleen Heady

For my twins Birthday Party I had twice the fun decorating and wanted to share some do-it-yourself Birthday Ideas. For their party I decided I did not want to spend that much and saved instead by making the decorations and party favors myself. Here are three birthday decorations and ideas that are easy and fun to do and oh so colorful.

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DIY: Icecream Bar: The kids wanted an ice cream bar so I made them one and set-out a variety of toppings i.e. gummie bears, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, hershey syrup, honey, sprinkles and granola bars crunched up.  All the kids liked the ice cream bar and everyone had seconds 🙂

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My daughters icecream in a “monkey pod” that she decorated.

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DIY: Mason Jar Party Favors

For the mason jars. I decorated them with stickers, mustaches, critters, beads, and headbands. I made boy/girl ones. I used a hot glue gun for the outside decorations and filled the jars with candy and mini toys and erasers. It was fun and the kids put on the mustaches with the funny glasses and masquerade mask and had a great time.  It was simple yet very cute and the kids liked the jars and the wearable mustaches.

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