Month: July 2013

DIY Bunk Beds

Check it out: two major DIY projects in a row.  WHAT IS GOING ON?!?  I know, usually you stop by and all I have to share is a few little felt things I stitched up.  But, a few days ago I shared this crazy table my sister built, and today I am sharing the bunk beds my …

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DIY Table from the Re-Use Store

My industrious sister had been at it again.  If you remember, my older sister stops by once in awhile to share her major DIY accomplishments.  She is amazing.  Check out her other projects here and here. Despite the fact that she is pregnant (expecting around Halloween) and already has 4 children, and she works (seriously, …

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Satin Stitch Star

Hello!  I am excited to share another embroidery project with you today–one that is as colorful and fun as it is easy.  Really.  I know that I have shared about statin stitch a few times here on the blog.  Check out this post, and this and this.  If you can’t tell I really like satin …

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30 Grilling Recipes

Welcome!  Today’s post celebrates grilling–the only way to eat during the summer.  In my opinion, if my food doesn’t have a little char on it, then I’m really not interested.  But, you can do a lot more with a grill that just the usual burgers and dogs.  Just check out all of these creative ideas!  …

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25 Beachy Crafts

I had a ton of fun pulling together this week’s round up.  Not only were a ton of wonderful projects linked up at last week’s party, but I have been in a “beachy” frame of mind lately.  We just returned from two wonderful weeks on beautiful Lake Michigan, and mentally I have yet to leave …

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Felt Whale {with free template}

Alright, I have been doing a little series of felt ocean animals to get me through vacation.  I have just one more today, and it has another free template.  This is probably my favorite.  I think the bling-ed out whale turned out really cute and I have this pinned on my swim bag right now. …

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22 DIY Necklace Pendants

This post includes an affiliate link. Well, I have a pretty glamorous round-up for you: 22 diy necklace pendants!  A necklace pendant is an easy way to change up your jewelry and your look without a whole lot of effort, and some are pretty simple to make.  I am a novice jewelry maker, but after rounding up these …

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EASY Sea Shell Necklace

As I have shared, we are at the beach, and since we are here my niece and I whipped up an easy sea shell necklace.  I decided to post it right away because this next week we will be collecting and featuring BEACH inspired crafts.  So, in that spirit, here is a simple, flashy sea …

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Mexican Quinoa Pilaf

I hope you have enjoyed this week of Quinoa!  I certainly have.  I have one last dish to share with you, a Mexican Quinoa Pilaf.  This is a flavorful dish that even my toddler enjoys. This recipe will give you a look at how I cook.  I like good, nutritious food, but I don’t like …

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35 Homemade Frozen Treats

It was a DELICIOUS link party last week, and I have 35 wonderfully sweet and cool treats to share with you today.  Now, I have never really ventured into the world of frozen treat creation, but after putting together this list I feel like I don’t really have a choice–I need to make some of …

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Strawberry Mint Quinoa Salad

This little recipe may just be the best, best, best thing I have ever come up with in the kitchen–and I am quite proud of myself for thinking of it.  Strawberry and mint seem strange together to you?  Just try it.  This salad is oh so so good!  It is the perfect summer salad, and unlike …

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Greek Quinoa Salad

As a stay at home mom, I struggle to get motivated to eat more than just chicken nuggets and peas for lunch.  Often times I make myself a salad, but I really need some protein.  Humm…when two kids are hunger and ready for naps, I don’t have a ton of time to cook, so I …

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Quiona for Breakfast

Especially since having children, I have fallen into a breakfast funk.  Every morning I have cereal and yogurt.  I love both of these things, but every day?  It was time for a change, and time to get a little bit better fuel in the morning. Enter Quinoa. As a kid my dad had this thing …

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