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20 Plants You Can Grow From Cuttings – And How to Do It

If you want to fill your garden with gorgeous herbs, flowers, shrubs, and other plants, it can be a daunting task. Not only does creating a healthy, beautiful-looking garden takes a lot of work, but it can be quite expensive, too. One of the easiest ways to save some money when you’re first getting started [...]

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Beautiful DIY Folded Book Page Paper Wreath

As much as I love switching out my front door wreath, I often like the simple decor. This DIY folded book page paper wreath is a perfect example of something so simple but extraordinarily beautiful at the same time. By folding paper pages and then wrapping them around a wreath form, I was able to [...]

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Gorgeous Old Book Page Wrapped Wreath With Flowers

You may have noticed by now that my favorite things to make involve wreaths and old books. This old book page wrapped wreath is a gorgeous addition to any door or room. A few pages from an old book are folded, wrapped, rolled, and put together to form a fake grapevine wreath with stunning little [...]

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Ultimate Composting List: 100 Things You Can and Can’t Compost

New to composting? This ultimate composting list of the 100 things you can – and can’t! – compost will help you get started. Composting, after all, is a great way to add nutrients back to your soil and to reduce your household waste. If you’ve never tried it before, you might be confused over what [...]

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DIY Minnie Mouse Diaper Wreath Baby Gift

If you are looking for a great baby shower gift for a Disney fan, this super cute Minnie Mouse diaper wreath is a perfect choice. This wreath is an easy way to gift diapers while also adding something fun and unique to the gift table. Affordable, easy to make, and useful, this is one baby [...]

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Colorful Craft Stick Dragonfly Kids Crafts (Video)

Dragonflies are one of my favorite insects, and this little craft stick dragonfly kids craft is a new favorite idea. Craft sticks are always on hand, so why not use them for fun little projects like this one? There is just something fun about using only a few supplies to create a beautiful little dragonfly [...]

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DIY Paper Gnome House Garden Decor

If you have a garden then you need a gnome house made out of paper! This craft is one that is super easy to make and hang outside in trees or place on shrubbery in your garden or around your house. All you need are a few pieces of printed paper, scissors, glue, and something [...]

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Gorgeous DIY Birdcage Decoration with Flowers

Sometimes, inspiration hits and the result is something as adorable as this little DIY birdcage with flowers. No, this isn’t to actually house a live bird, but it is a cute home decor piece that screams spring and summer. This simple idea is made using wooden skewers, some styrofoam, cardboard, and a few colorful flowers [...]

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30 Most Profitable Crops for a High-Yielding Garden

If you’re short on space, time, or money, you might be wondering how you can get the most bang for your buck in your garden. It’s simple – you need to trim the fat away and only focus on the most profitable, high-yield crops. In this article, we’ll tell you about the 30 most profitable [...]

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10 Plants Mosquitoes Hate and Repel Them Naturally

There’s nothing quite as unpleasant as having to swat mosquitoes away from your face while you’re trying to enjoy a Friday night barbeque. But dousing yourself in chemicals like DEET isn’t exactly desirable, either – so how do you keep these pests away? It’s simple. You need to start growing some mosquito-repellent plants in your [...]

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Corner Solution: Colorful Arm Chairs

I had an empty corner in my studio where I had been storing old frames and art prints. I made it more interesting by displaying the art and adding a new arm chair. I was torn between the rose color (beautiful, feminine) and the green (richer, bolder) and settled on the green velvet. I’m happy
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Weekend Reading 5.16.20

My attention has been with my teens this week, I’ve been helping them with their schoolwork so they can finish strong this semester. No doubt fellow parents are experiencing the same “let’s just cross the finish line” feeling while we help educate our kids during a quarantine. My son was writing a speech about 8th
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Clustered Art Displays

I added new prints to my art shop this month and I’m always thinking about the various ways to display prints in a home. Earlier this year I featured some modern looks for art ledges, then took a closer look at different ways to display black and white art. Today’s focus is again on displaying
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Outdoor Pillows for Summer

What are your weekend plans? I’m picking up some vegetable starts from a local farm and transplanting them to larger pots and planters. Tomatoes, peppers, and beans! My home project this week was spending a few hours sprucing up the courtyard area with new cushions and pillows made with this outdoor fabric. The blue deep
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Lemon Basil Smash + Herb Infused Cocktails

I love herb infused cocktails. As I write this post the Thursday evening before Memorial Day Weekend, I am sipping this delicious Lemon Basil Smash cocktail concoction! A local restaurant in my town makes a rosemary infused grapefruit cocktail that I love, and I can’t turn down a mint julep! Any cocktail that mixes citrus
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DIY Royal Diaper Cake Castle Baby Shower Gift (Video)

When you are looking for something special to bring to a baby shower, you have to make this adorable diaper cake castle. This is more than the usual diaper cake. Instead, it’s a great way to celebrate the new “royalty” that will be joining their family! Not only is it pretty, but it is also [...]

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Upcycled Plastic Cup Owl Craft – With Video

This little plastic cup owl craft is so adorable! Truly, it’s just one of those cute ideas that I love. Perfect for kids to make, it’s a great choice for letting them get creative with paints, feathers, and personalizing their own owl. Plastic Owl Cup Painted cups are such a great tool in your craft [...]

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Elegant Low Braided Bun Hairstyle – With Video

I am in love with how simple and elegant this low braided bun hairstyle looks. With simple steps anyone can follow, this takes drab hair right to fab in minutes. If you have long hair, this is ideal for creating a new bun that is sleek, but feminine. This tutorial also works for medium lengths [...]

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Adorable Repurposed Egg Carton Toy Cars

Do you have a stack of egg cartons gathering dust in your craft closet? Now is the perfect time to create these adorable repurposed egg carton toy cars! A bit of paint turns an old egg carton into an adorable little toy that kids will love. You can even let your kids help make them [...]

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Cute Painted Bird Flower Pot Decoration

This painted bird flower pot decoration is too cute not to make. I love the idea of making these to add around the house and garden in the springtime. They are also such a simple craft that you can get the kids involved and make them as gifts. What a fun Easter gift idea or [...]

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Upcycled Old CD Pincushion Basket – With Video

This old CD pincushion basket is such a cute idea for a gift! Sure, I would use this myself, but I love the thought of making a few of these to gift to my friends who like to sew. I learned to sew as a child next to my grandma, and still use her handmade [...]

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Unique Upcycled CD Coffee Bean Coaster

Lately, I have really been into making unique coasters. They are just a fun simple little way to add decor to a room. This upcycled CD coffee bean coaster is one that is a rustic choice for your side table. You probably have these items in your home, and can make your unique set of [...]

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Gorgeous DIY Tissue Paper Flowers – With Video

Make these adorable tissue paper flowers in just a few minutes’ time! Add these cute little flowers to a vase for your table and create a unique and custom addition to your home decor. DIY Tissue Paper Flowers Tissue paper flowers in all types are some of my favorite crafts to make. In fact, my [...]

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Stunning Upcycled Book Page Scroll Wreath

Do you have a stack of old books that are torn up, written in, or otherwise not in good shape anymore? Turn them into this stunning upcycled book page scroll wreath! A few old book pages rolled, glued, tied, and added to a wreath frame go from trash to treasure in minutes! I am totally [...]

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The Easiest Rope Coaster Tutorial You’ve Ever Seen

For years, I have noticed these cute little rope coasters in stores. I never bought them because they just weren’t in the budget, but now I know I can make my own using this rope coaster tutorial. Seriously, if you want to make a shockingly easy craft – this is the one to begin your [...]

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Virtually Wandering the World

Remember when we used to take airplanes to far away places and stand next to hundreds of strangers all looking at famous sights? I miss that, and I bet you do too. My favorite thing is exploring a new city or country but like so many I’m unable to do it anytime soon. I’ve got
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Weekend Reading 5.3.20

I woke up in a good mood, but it shifted when I started reading the articles and posts coming from everywhere, all of them laden with the rising tension among people that is escalating with the ongoing quarantine. There are endless opinions and cautionary statistics stacked up against people’s desires to open businesses and exercise
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3 Piece Outdoor Conversation Sets

Thanks for the kind comments on my simple mini patio makeover. Continuing with the outdoor theme, I’ve gathered some modern three piece sets to tuck in a corner of your yard or arrange on a patio or balcony or porch, ones that will give you an instant conversation set on delivery. A few of you
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Mini Patio Makeover

Over the weekend I completed a project that’s been on my list for a month. I wanted a more attractive appearance to the entrance to my rental studio and also a little conversation spot where I could sit and look at the trees and visit with a friend for coffee, wine, etc. I ordered the
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Weekend Reading 4.26.20

Hello friends, happy Sunday to you all. It’s day 42 of quarantine for us here in the Bay Area. I feel as if there are people out there that are close to cracking. Many are feeling anxious about the uncertainty of the world and a little crazy being cooped up indoors so this is a
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Do it yourself, also known as DIY, is the method of building, modifying, or repairing something without the aid of experts or professionals. Academic research describes DIY as behaviors where "individuals engage raw and semi-raw materials and component parts to produce, transform, or reconstruct material possessions, including those drawn from the natural environment (e.g. landscaping)".[1] DIY behavior can be triggered by various motivations previously categorized as marketplace motivations (economic benefits, lack of product availability, lack of product quality, need for customization), and identity enhancement (craftsmanship, empowerment, community seeking, uniqueness)

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