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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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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Coffee Filter Rose Heart-Shaped Wreath Tutorial

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  I just love making these roses! It's amazing to see the 'rose' develop with each step.  I first made these almost four years ago for my daughter's wedding. My! How time flies.  I have been wanting to make more - just for me. But I delayed…until now. Inspired to make a Valentine home decor post, I had so many ideas … [Read more...]

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Dollar Store Challenge

Dollar Store Challenge candle holder

    Barbara at The Everyday Home issued a wonderful challenge - to create something from an item from The Dollar Store!   The first challenge includes using a glass candle holder! I'm looking forward to seeing what others created. I racked my brain for ideas - trying to think of something unique and … [Read more...]

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Winter Mantel with Monogram Wreath

winter mantel

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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Our Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree 2013 glow

It started as some things tend to do…on a whim. About three years ago, Dearest and I decided to purchase a real tree for Christmas. We hadn't had a real tree for years (at the time, our youngest, now 20, couldn't remember us having a real tree!) We went by the woods (son's property) and couldn't find one…so we drove to a store to buy … [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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Glittered Bleached Pinecones

glittered pinecone ribbon and evergreen

Adding Rustic Sparkle I saw recently Miss Mustard Seed's glittered pinecone! She found these amazing, large ones at Hobby Lobby. Absolutely gorgeous. I have a few that I bleached that I could play with for our Christmas decor, as well as some that weren't bleached. I decided to add glitter to the Pinecones and to hang them fromour … [Read more...]

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