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July 3, 2019

My neighbor, who has been divorced for years, is finally getting married. She said she didn't want a big fuss about it, not to mention not having the funds. With her family in Canada, there would only be just us neighbors and a few friends. So, as a small gesture to let them know how happy I am for them, I went shopping in and outdoors of my house.

A wedding cake decorated with hydrangea blooms.

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July 13, 2019

I purchased this iron heart chicken wire wall decor at my local Michael's Arts & Crafts for 70% off. I will show you all how to create this heart shaped succulent wreath to use as outdoor decor.

Heart Succulent Wreath - a variety of colors and shapes fill the heart planter

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August 27, 2019

Do not hesitate to stock up on corn when there is a sale. Corn can be frozen, in the husks, in a pillowcase. Load up the pillowcase, fold the top over so it is closed, and place in the freezer. It will stay as fresh as the day it was picked.

A pillowcase full of corn in the freezer.

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July 24, 2019

Not only will this keep all materials used to clean any area together, but it's easy to spot what needs replacing at quick glance; fluid levels, bristles on brushes, number of clean rags yet unused plus extra bags for wastebaskets. Sneak a look at that Magic eraser. Dilapidated enough yet to replace?

The Chem Caddy - Cleaning Supply Kit - plush frog Easter basket with painting supplies

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July 21, 2019

With sewing and doing a lot of crafts, I needed to come up with a easy, efficient, and organized fabric display. Make it simple and easy looking for that perfect amount for upcoming projects, by simply measuring your fabric, folding it around cardboard, and pinning it together. Use leftover cardstock, with hand written measured amount, pinned into your fabric, card catalog style.

Getting You Fabric Organized - tagged fabric pieces in a drawer

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July 31, 2019

I have many household plants throughout my home. I used indoor soil for these plants and didn't think there would be any flying insects. My friend introduced me to these yellow sticky traps (she actually gave me a handful). They are rather large double sided sticky traps so I cut them down in smaller pieces and placed them into my potted plants. A few hours later, the traps are already working!

Yellow Sticky Traps for Flying Insects - insects stuck to yellow sticky paper

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July 11, 2019

We don't have much area to plant flowers in our yard as it's mostly concrete everywhere and an in-ground pool, so we had an idea for our backyard hummingbirds. That was to give them some real nectar, from real flowers.

Floating Flower Bed for the Hummingbirds - hummingbird and hanging flower basket

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August 12, 2019

This is a simple way to recycle magnetic keys from past hotel stays into shirt stays. One key makes 6 stays.

DIY Shirt Collar Stays from Magnetic Hotel Keys  - sample stay and 6 new ones for keycard

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July 26, 2019

I am planning my daughter's baby shower - twins no less!! I wanted to make a special handmade invitation and saw this adorable design. It's a nappy - a modern day version of a diaper! There are many ways to personalize it and I'll show you a few as we go together, step by step!

Nappy Baby Shower Invitations

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August 5, 2019

There was an internet meme going around recently that read: "See that clutter in your home? It used to be money." That simple statement was a wow moment for me. OUCH!

A garage sale in a front yard.

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August 9, 2019

I've been getting a bit tired of spaghetti squash in the usual form I prepare it; with spaghetti sauce or as a layered lasagna. I tried turning them into crisp fritters and they were delightful. You can add whatever bits you like in them, I went with onions, bacon and Parmesan cheese.

Spaghetti Squash Fritters on plate

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July 17, 2019

I'm sure many of you have had sweet potato pie. This pie is very similar but uses purple sweet potatoes. Baking the sweet potatoes in the oven (in lieu of boiling them) gives this a beautiful creamy consistency and not at all watered down. Baking them also retains their beautiful purple colour. Purple sweet potatoes can be found in grocery stores labeled as Okinawan, Hawaiian, or purple sweet potatoes. They are packed full of potassium, B6, vitamin C, and fiber.

whipped cream on piece of Purple Sweet Potato Pie

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August 13, 2019

I adopted him 9 years ago. My landlady found him on Adopt-a-Pet.com, but realized it wasnt a good fit. I was helping find a new home for him and realized that I wanted him!

Pickles (German Shepherd Mix)  - black and brown mixed breed dog

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August 19, 2019

One day while painting a room with latex paint, I noticed that larger drops of paint, when left to dry, became pliable like a putty. I hit on the idea that this half dried paint could be rolled into a a tiny ball and smashed into a hole left by a picture hanger. It worked. Even if you need to lightly sand smooth, the color is through and through.

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