Category Archives: Tutorial

Genius Window Repurpose!

Redoing your windows? Don’t let the old ones go! I have 3 in my garage just waiting for a new purpose. Heres some ideas on how to make em new again…

Make yourself a new table via Marty’s Musings

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Create a potting bench via Homeroad

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Make a plant container via Micro Gardner (she also has ideas for other things lying around your house that need a new purpose)

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Frames! via Milk and Honey Design

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Organize your entryway via The Budget Decorator 

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Make a window cupboard via My Repurposed Life

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Love these ideas! Cant wait to get started on mine…

Taco Tuesday!

I love, love, love anything tortilla-goody stuffed and topped with a bag of cheese type contraption! check out these ideas…

Blackened Fish Tacos from  Host the Toast

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For those with a special relatioship with the crockpot like me From Valeries Kitchen offers this!

 

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Carnitas Tacos from Food is Luv

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Texas Tacos from The Girl Who Ate Everything

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Korean Fried Chicken Tacos from Half Baked Harvest

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Mexican Carne Asada Tacos from Home Cooking Diary

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Big Fat Greek Tacos from Good Dinner Mom

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Green Chile Turkey Tacos from The Girl Who Ate Everything

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Taco Pizza Rolls from Old El Paso

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Beer-battered Fish Tacos from My Recipes

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And…Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats from Skinny Taste

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Tuesdays will never be the same!

 

Mason Jar Weddings

My sister-in-law is having a mason jar wedding and naturally I had to chime in. After almost falling into the internet hole, I’ve come out with a start (just a start), on the endless possibilities that could be her big day, bachelorette part or his bachelor party. Oh my-goodness, maybe I should write a book instead. I feel like an expert now, and you can too. These lovely people I’ve found will surely put you at ease when creating your big day! Check em out…

To start, ya wanna make sure your colors are just right. Love the chalk/milk colors. Available in all sorts of colors and  a spray paint for even quicker results.

Something Turquoise offers an excellent tutorial on just how to achieve that.

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The wedding Chicks has and excellent idea on personalization

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Let us not forget lighting!

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Exclusively Weddings

All Things Heart and Home

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The walk down the isle…there’s a mason jar for that!

Bride Box

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Katie Nathey

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Don’t forget your potties!

Midnight Owl Candle Co.

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Or diy it…Ugly Duckling Transformations

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Center your tables

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Love Lenore

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Food Family Finds

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Wanna invite people to your event…there’s a mason jar for that!

The Newly Wed Pilgrimage

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Wedding favors galore!

Rustic Wedding Chick

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The Frugal Girls

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The Gunny Sack

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More inspiration!

Emmaline Bride 

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inspiration galore at Huffington Post

So much more, haven’t even tapped into the many, many ways I can get this bride down the isle with all her guest saying “That’s the rustic wedding to die for…oooo!” “Whos her planner”

Candy Dipped Pretzels & More!

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These Marshmallow Pops & Pretzels took under twenty minutes to make from start to finish and they turned out adorable! All you need is:

Medium Marshmallows

Pretzel Rods (work best) or Pretzel Minis

Sprinkles of your choice or Coconut Flakes

Candy Melts

Parchment Paper

Paper Straws or sticks

  1. First cut a small slit in the top of the marshmallows to allow you to insert your straw. If you skip this step you just might squish your marshmallows!
  1. Insert the straws or popsicle sticks and put them in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes. They do not take long to freeze and by doing this, the marshmallow is adhered more securely to the straw.  Oopsie
  1. Meanwhile, melt the candies in the microwave on medium heat and stir every 30 seconds. White chocolate seems to burn a lot easier than regular chocolate so watch it closely! Add your food coloring if desired. I used pre colored candy melts. They have so many colors to choose from you could whip these up for almost any occasion.
  1. Next up is the fun part: decorating! Dip the frozen marshmallows in the candy melts. You will want to tap the excess off. The frozen marshmallow will make the candy melt harden quickly so don’t wait too long before dipping them into the sprinkles. (I used cupcake holders for my sprinkles! They made clean up a breeze and made getting the sprinkles back in the container much easier.)
  2. Same steps (minus freezing) for your pretzel rods or minis. You can see below, one bag made quite a bit. “P” is one happy camper right now!2

6 Easy T-Shirt Makeovers

If your like me, you have alot of t-shirts that for whatever reason you just cant part with. Whether they even fit, look worn or just plain sentimental. Heres some great ideas to bring em back to life…

Front bow top via Boreable to Adorable @Craftster
Lacy tee via Cathie Filian
Brown tie shirt via Joy Folie
Summer dress tee via Diary of a Mad Crafter
Sexy top via Diana Cristea @ Instructables
30 Min re-fashion via Nic Howard. Typepad

Think I have some drawers to clean out!