Make Decor Stand out in Bread Dough Bowl

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How I did it. I just love the Bread Dough Bowl I purchased last autumn at The Country Living Fair. It's Huge I think it could be called a Bread Trough. I could bathe my Dachshund in it! It's Deep  When I decorated the Bread Dough Bowl with pumpkins in the autumn, that was easy - they were just the right size. I shopped for … [Read more...]

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Potted Faux Hydrangea

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I missed out on a deal on Potted Faux Hydrangeas - really loved the look! Most of the time, when I see something I first think, can I make this…. So I thought I'd dream up a knock-off Potted Faux Hydrangea. I had two glazed cup shaped vases - the perfect shape. I wanted an aged plaster look for the pot. The first thing I did was to … [Read more...]

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Farmhouse Kitchen Chair

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE farmhouse kitchen chair by desk

From a Goodwill Find This little chair has a lot of patience. I had found it quite a while back and knew it would eventually be made new and find a home in my kitchen.  It has the sweetest lines! When finding a chair at a thrift store or garage sale the most important thing is to note whether it is sturdy. This little chair is very … [Read more...]

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Book Page Rose Wreath

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE book page rose wreath with white pitcher and candle

This project has been on my wish list for quite a long while! I've seen the very many, beautiful wreaths created out there and knew this was something I really wanted to try. I do love books! I collect books, especially old books, whether in great shape or barely holding on. They all need some loving.  Making crafts with books not only … [Read more...]

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Rustic Valentine Wreath

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE Rustic Dried Rose Valentine Wreath

Dried Roses I am having fun creating Valentine wreaths this year. I shared with you earlier the Coffee Filter Paper Rose Heart-Shaped Wreath (mouthful!) and a tutorial on how I made it. I have a couple more in the works! Today, I'm sharing a super-easy wreath. Dried Roses on Rustic Grapevine Heart Wreath I just love roses in all forms - … [Read more...]

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Ginger-Lime-Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub

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 Homemade Beauty & Household Products Showcase Winter has its own beauty. There's a wondrous cast to the light and crispness in the air. Winter can, however, be quite harsh to our skin. Chilly winds can cause dryness to your complexion and chap your lips. The use of heaters to keep us warm also can dry your skin and your … [Read more...]

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Winter Mantel with Monogram Wreath

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Christmas Decor is down and now it is time to change over to a winter decor. I have been looking forward to this time of the year, because I've had this wreath project on the back burner for quite some time. I shared with you a while back that I found some wonderful burlap chargers at Hobby Lobby. I thought one would make a terrific background … [Read more...]

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Homemade Whipped Body Butter

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I love making homemade gifts. As part of our Christmas party, we play a 'Left - Right Game'. I prepare bagged gifts and we space them out between our guests who are standing in a somewhat circle.   Dearest reads the 'Left - Right Story'. Each time he reads the words left or right the guests pass the packages accordingly. There's lots of … [Read more...]

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Homemade Bath Salts

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An Easy Christmas Gift or Exchange Gift Each year at our Christmas party we do a 'Left ~ Right' game. My husband reads a Christmas story and every time he reads the word 'left' or the word 'right' our party guests pass the gifts I've prepared. At the end of the game whoever is holding the gift wins their prize. Each year the gift is … [Read more...]

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Christmas Burlap Wreath Tutorial

French Farmhouse Kitchen closeup burlap Christmas wreath

It began with an idea Inspiration for wreaths of all kinds abound every where. There's so many beautifully styled natural and creative wreaths to choose from. I wanted a burlap wreath. I've seen so many out there on Pinterest and Blogs with woven or ruffled burlap - the look enchants me. So I decided to take a couple of my burlap … [Read more...]

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