For several months now, weve been receiving emails requesting a friendship bracelet DIY. Well, friends, ask and you shall receive! Today, well give you a step by step tutorial on the classic chevron pattern. If you used to whip up friendship bracelets like a champ in grade school and have since

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If you are lucky, you’ve already tried monkey butter and know what it is. If not, you are so in for a treat today as monkey butter is truly a food from the Gods! Monkey butter is made from bananas, canned pineapple, coconut, sugar and lemon juice, and it might just be the most delicious …

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The Beauty of Bias Tape Part 3: Summer Shorts. A few weeks ago, we had fun making our own bias tape. Last week, we freshened up some old towels with this cute sewing notion. Today, we’re going to use bias tape to get ready for summer and give some old jeans … Continue reading →

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SET OF TWO: Cotton stems in clear hanging jars on a handmade, distressed wood board. Gray stain for the ever popular look of today! Cream distressed iron hooks soften the look but are also available in black or red. Please note in the note to seller box when checking out if you prefer a different color. Otherwise, the cream, as pictured will be sent. *** All measurements are approximate *** Made on a 1×6 (5.5) board and is 18 in length. Please be sure to check your message/conversation notifications regularly until your order is received. I may have questions about specifics. Thank you so much for shopping with me! If you have any questions or special requests, feel free to message me and I will do my best to accommodate you.

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Small living spaces are a common problem today. With rising real estate prices, smaller homes are a practical solution to getting the best bang for your buck. Tiny living spaces can feel cramped, however, and fitting everything into a small space is not an easy task.

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It’s time to start cleaning up here at the Stonybrook House! Now that the kiddos are back to college, there will be less messes to clean, right? Less messes means a cleaner house, a cleaner house  means I can focus on getting more projects done! Yay! Am I boo hooing because my house is empty? No not really.  I love the time I have with my kids, but I also love the time I have with hubby  and just being by myself. It’s probably because when my kids are here, I focus on them.   They know I’m nosy and Im in their business quite a bit… Oh well.  I’m the mom, right?!   Isn’t that my job??  I thought so….  I’m sure I won’t have much time to miss them.   They seem to come home often and use the laundry room :) Okay, back to cleaning.  I’m not a neat freak, but I really do like it clean and organized. That doesn’t mean that it is clean and organized.  I’ll show you a few pics of what I mean. This is how my house is right now as I write! Its not horrid, its just that all of that gets to me and stunts my creative juices… :) Time to get rid of the dead flowers….  See the new topper for the gazebo! Ugh… dishes… Then, I’m going to do some cleaning and show you how I like it to look ALL the time.   Ta Da!! I know that’s a fantasy to think it will stay like this. But for some reason when the kitchen and the office is clean I feel like the whole house is practically clean! Cleaning is ALWAYS a work in progress. I found this Cleaning Calendar on Pinterest. (Yay!  I’m using something I pinned!!) {Source} I actually think it’s doable.  I’m going to tweak it some.  I’m an empty nester.  I don’t need to do a load of laundry everyday. (THANK the LORD!) And I’m much more productive in the morning so, I’m going to add a few more things there.  Plus I need a reminder to clean the kitty box (fun stuff!) So here it is! Ok… It only took me an hour or so to figure out how to turn a Word Doc into a jpeg/png! But I did it! I know that the first thing is to make my bed.   That will be a challenge, if you read in 25 Quirky Things About Me, 5 is that I dont make my bed. So, Im going to try! Ive done it a few times last week and it actually felt good.  Weird, I know. A reality check…. I know I’m probably not going to get everything done everyday, but I think it will get easier over time, right?! I have so much to do and of course, creating this new cleaning calendar took WAY longer than I thought! Oh well, isn’t that how it always goes?? I AM going to work on stenciling something for the office today! I’ve got to get off this computer and get moving! See ya! Hey, let me know if this would work for you?  Do you use some sort of calendar to clean?  Please share it with me!

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Hello you guys! Its Brynne from The Gathered Home! In October, I shared a quick and easy way to update a piece of furniture with patterned paper and in August I showed you my DIY Ikea hack accordion lamps. Im so happy to be back with you guys today sharing another awesome DIY project that would also make …

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Recently I made a Tipi tent for my cat. Originally I was thinking to make a real size one for myself as it was always one of my childhood dream, unfortunately I dont think there is any space left in the house, maybe in the future. Anyhow although this is a miniature version Tipi I still enjoyed the whole building process enormously and today I decided to drew an illustration tutorial for whoever would also like to give a try!

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