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Privacy Sign How-To

  As promised the instructions for my door sign. It reminds me of a Maypole so I call it My Merry Maypole Keep Out Sign. Also, we can not forget my muse for this project Sage, hence the Sage hues of the ribbon. Please send me pictures of your keep out signs and take a [...]

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Made with Love

Wouldn’t it be nice to add that sentimental feel to your tree? Or perhaps give a personalized gift to a close friend or relative? Create a keepsake that is easy to make and will  adorn any tree. Heartwarming and delightful, these handmade ornaments will surely be hung for generations to come. Click picture for “how [...]

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Wonderful Words

There is a new trend out and about that we here at the workshop have taken note of… Literally! The trend is to embrace and spell out your sentiments in your interior design. Spotted on Etsy Spotted on Shelterness Spotted on Shelterness Spotted on Shelterness Spotted on Etsy Spotted on Shelterness Spotted on Stylissh

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October Doors

Dress up your Doors for the month of October. We have collected some of our favorite front door wreaths that have one foot in the upcoming Halloween holiday and another in the current fall season. Spotted on Eighteen 25  Spotted on Better Homes and Gardens Spotted on Shelterness Spotted on Better Homes and Gardens

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Weaving With Kids

We are always trying to find fun and entertaining things to do with kids. Something that can appeal to several age groups and differ from the usual school project. Maybe weaving could be the beginning of a life long hobby. Please take a look at some of the various ways to get kids weaving. Spotted [...]

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Framed Flowers

MATERIALS Mat cut-outs Photo clips Small vases Clear marbles Fresh flowers Garden pruners GET STARTED 1. Clip the mat onto your stand-up photo clip vertically. 2. Set the base of the clip inside a small vase, then fill the vase with glass marbles to secure the clip. 3. Place your stems among the marbles, fill [...]

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Eliminate Lost Laundry

“The dryer ate my socks.” I’ve heard my friends say this and I’ve said this, but for me it’s usually followed by “…my husband’s and my daughters socks, too.” And, most of the time I accept the fact that the dryer did indeed make my warm, wooly winter socks disappear. Really, where do they all go? [...]

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Cucumber Toner

My daughter is a seven-year-old make up artist. With a mom who barely manages with lip balm, it’s quite the mystery! While I’m not too keen on her being a painted lady of the second grade, a little fun in the beauty department won’t hurt anyone. Natural spa products are fun way to go: you [...]

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Snow Play

Children Make You Want to Start Life Over. – Muhammad Ali We were about two hours into our drive to our apple orchard in the Berkshires, when snow started falling. Despite the late date, it was the first sign of snow this season. I thought to myself, “UGHHHHHH! Now everything will be harder, grimmer and [...]

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Home Solutions: Holiday Help

Every year, I get stressed at Christmastime. Don’t get me wrong, I love the holiday season, but I get overwhelmed. This year, I decided–no more! These three tips will help keep you grounded and stress-free next Christmas. 1) Always store decorations in a safe, dry place. 2) Make the decorating process easy on yourself: get [...]

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