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DIY Cinderella Carriage Diaper Cake Baby Shower Gift

Do you have a baby shower coming up and want to give a creative gift? If so, then this tutorial is perfect for you. Today I will show you how to make your own Cinderella Carriage Diaper Cake that any Disney or princess fan will ooh and ahh over. And nothing is more welcome than [...]

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10 Beautiful Flowers You Can Grow and Eat

Looking for flowers you can grow and eat? This article will introduce you to some of the best options. Have you ever thought of the possibility of sprinkling colorful flower petals in a salad or floating them in your soup? This is what edible flowers are all about. They are a fun way to add [...]

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13 Ways to Score Free Gardening Containers

Gardening can be expensive! From buying fertile soil to your favorite heirloom seeds, there’s a long list of gear you need to grow a bountiful, productive garden. Fortunately, you don’t have to break the bank in order to create the lush-looking oasis of your dreams. You just need to think outside the box. One of [...]

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Hall Bathroom Plan + Small Space Bathroom Vanities

Tomorrow is a big day at the flip property, the appliances and kitchen cabinets are getting delivered, and the electrician is doing all the prep for the new light fixtures and replacing the old sockets. I’m getting excited for the next phase, the installation of all the finishes and decorative elements! The space I’m working…
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Destination Design: Napa and Sonoma

I’ve spent a lot of days enjoying my own backyard here in the Northern California Wine Country. It’s always been a top travel destination, sometimes I forget how lucky I am to live here. Continuing the Destination Design series today with a trip to my side of the world: Napa and Sonoma. There’s definitely a…
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Beaded Wrap Bracelets – Online Sources

Hi all, how’s your summer so far? Mine is much better than last year! I’ve been doing a lot of exploring around Northern California and that’s been fun, I’ve enjoyed trips to the beach, the redwood forest, and of course lucky me, the wine country is all around me. I bought a few wrap bracelets…
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Trending: Stacked Pencil Mosaics

Stack bond tile layouts have been trending for a few years, mostly in the 2×8” to 2×12” ranges. I shared some examples of vertical stack bond installations in showers a few months ago. Recently I’ve noticed the shapes getting thinner, but still following the same stacked or straight joint style. We’ve seen staggered rectangular mosaics…
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Weekend Reading 7.10.21

Summer hellos from California! I’ve done all the laundry and recovered from vacation. This weekend I’ll be spending at home, attending a BBQ and taking a drive to the coast on Sunday to buy seafood from the local fishermen since it’s salmon season, one of the perks of living near the coast! Next week it’s…
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15 Perfect Plants for Companion Gardening With Squash

For many produce gardeners, squash is a must-have when planning a garden. Other gardeners may be intimidated by growing squash, but it’s easier to grow than you might think. What some gardeners may not know is that there are a few simple tricks to implement when planting squash that can make growing it easier and [...]

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Cute Upcycled CD Animal Decorations {Fish and Bird}

Don’t throw away those old CDs! Recycle them into these cute upcycled CD craft animal decorations!  So easy to make, with craft supplies you might have on hand already, these animals are sure to make kids and adults, alike, smile. You can so easily customize these and make them unique!  Have fun making those old [...]

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Upcycled CD Moon and Stars Baby Nursery Mobile Tutorial

Need a fun addition to your baby’s nursery? This simple upcycled CD craft is perfect! A moon and stars DIY nursery mobile is an excellent way to turn trash into treasure and create a fun addition to any baby or kids’ room. You only need a few supplies and about 30-minutes to make this adorable [...]

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Super Fun Upcycled Tin Can Ball Toss Game Tutorial

Do you love the ball toss games at the carnival? If so, you can recreate that same fun game at home using this easy upcycled tin can game tutorial. A fun way to use up cans after dinner, but also a fun game the whole family will enjoy playing. Grab some empty cans and paint [...]

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Adorably Precious Tricycle Diaper Cake Tutorial {With Video}

If you are looking for a cute idea for an upcoming baby shower or to give to expectant parents, this tricycle diaper cake is ideal. This is such an easy craft to make, but it is also a homemade baby gift making it super special for new parents! If you’ve always wanted to make something [...]

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12 Best Nitrogen Fixing Plants to Add to Your Garden

Read any gardening advice, and you’ll find no shortage of information on the benefits and absolute necessity of fertilizing your garden with nitrogen. While there’s plenty of argument about this nutrient and how it should be provided, the bottom line is that your plants absolutely need it in order to be healthy. But what is [...]

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30 Unique Garden Marker Ideas You Already Have on Hand

A big part of growing a healthy, successful garden is knowing how to keep it organized. From arranging your tools so you know where to find them to storing your seeds properly so they last between seasons, organization is key when it comes to having a truly green thumb! One thing that many growers overlook [...]

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Adorable Burlap Hedgehog Decoration DIY Tutorial

Are you obsessed with these adorable little woodland creatures?  We are so in love with how cute this burlap hedgehog decoration turned out.  A few simple supplies combine to create a little decor item that looks just like the real little critters you love!  Check out the step by step tutorial with pictures below! Burlap [...]

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10 Useful Tips for Planning a Survival Garden

For many gardeners, growing and producing plants is a fun hobby with some tasty benefits. A majority of us no longer have to rely on growing our own food to survive due to the modern convenience of commercial gardens and farmers who grow the crops we purchase for our meals. However, just as at-home or [...]

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8 Genius Hacks for Keeping Slugs Out of Your Garden

For many gardeners—particularly those in humid climates—slugs are common pests that cause harm to their gardens. Slugs can work quickly, especially when you have an infestation, so getting rid of them quickly may become a top priority. Keeping these pests out of your garden all together is ideal. Thankfully, there are many preventative measures to [...]

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New Art Prints + Flip Project Update

I had the best vacation! I met my siblings and cousins at the Colorado River, we shared houses and food and lots of laughs. I watched my son flip into the water from a rope swing, and my daughter learn how to jet ski. They both tried to wakeboard but it will take a few…
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Summer Vacation

This week I’m on vacation! I’m on a road trip to meet all of my extended family on the Colorado river and stay in houses we rented. I’ll be spending time with my family, cousins, and siblings. I’m excited to enjoy the best of summer with some of my favorite people so I will not…
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Virtually Wander the World (Part 2)

Last summer when we all needed to stay put in our towns because of the pandemic, I wrote an article about virtually wandering the world featuring video tours of places to visit around our beautiful earth. I’m sharing them again, but this time I’ve added to the list! How amazing that we live in a time…
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10 Genuis Borax Uses in the Garden That Will Surprise You

A natural mineral that has been used for centuries, borax is a common home cleaner that’s used as a laundry booster and in many other kinds of cleaning solutions. However, did you know that there are plenty of borax uses in the garden, too? Here are some of the best options for using borax in [...]

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Upcycled CD DIY Photo Ribbon to Display Family Photos

Love the look of the always-popular photo ribbons but don’t like the price? You are going to love this beautiful DIY photo ribbon made from old CDs or DVDs. It’s super easy to make, can be customized easily, and is truly beautiful. This is a fun way to create the perfect decoration or gift idea, [...]

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Chic Beach Umbrellas

Are you headed to the beach, river, or lake this summer? Chances are, you are! An essential supply is something for sun protection. How about one that’s super chic, one that will make people look twice and surely ask “where did you get that?” :) These beach umbrellas have fringed or scalloped edges which gives…
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Weekend Reading 6.20.21

I celebrated a friend’s 40th birthday last night with a group of our mutual friends and it was so nice to be out on a summer night having drinks and food and fun with no masks! How nice to be back enjoying good time in a group! I also started taking heated vinyasa yoga classes…
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DIY: Woven Basket Plant Stands

I’m a big fan of both textured accents and living plants in a space. I moved an indoor tree away from my ladder shelves in my studio, so to fill that corner I wanted large tiered planters. Instead of buying them, I decided to make my own, propping up woven baskets on wood table legs,…
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Weekend Reading 6.12.21

I spent a few hours hiking in Muir Woods on Friday, that was such a cool experience. There’s something about walking dirt paths and being surrounded by 1,000+ year old redwood trees that feels grounding and makes the little things we worry about seem…so little. I recommend the visit if you’re ever in the Bay…
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Beyond Storage: Four Uses for Closet Spaces

I was looking at the extra closet in my old home office, the one that’s filled with boxes of pictures and photo albums. If I digitize the photos and store the photo albums elsewhere, I could transform the closet into a beverage center or study spot which makes more sense since the space is used by…
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15 Shrubs to Grow From Cuttings + How to Do it

While it may seem easy enough to go out to a gardening nursery and get seeds or young plants, there are other ways to expand your garden or landscaping. The most effective way is to grow your own plants from some that you already have! In fact, growing from cuttings can be quite rewarding, offering [...]

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3 Tips to Propagate Blueberries from Cuttings + How to Do it

Have you ever wanted to grow your own blueberries? Berries can be expensive at the grocery store, and even buying a blueberry bush at the nursery can get pricey. However, if you have just one blueberry plant, you can easily establish a huge blueberry patch for a small fraction of the cost of just one [...]

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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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