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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small mixing bowl, 1 cup Epsom salts, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup liquid dish soap. Put all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and blend them well. The result is your eco-friendly Epsom salt scrub that will remove hard water stains in seconds!

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As one of the most important parts, setting the basic tone for your big day, wedding invitations have never been more gorgeous. From luxury stationery to rustic styles, gold foil to custom monograms, we’ll see detaile…

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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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Adorable vintage, hand drawn doodle frames in chalkboard style with a bonus 12×12 chalkboard paper background! Perfect for photo albums and photography portfolios as well as blogs and websites. Easy to customize colors and sizes, with nice big .PNG files as well as vector versions! And even easier to apply to your creations with bonus Photoshop brushes! This pack inlcudes: ♥ 10 white doodle frames: .PNG + Photoshop and Illustrator Files ♥ 10 overlays for cropping: .PNG + Photoshop and Illustrator Files ♥ 1 Vector file: .EPS with all elements included (compatible with CS and above) ♥ 1 Layered Photoshop file: .PSD with all elements layered, labeled and organized ♥ 1 chalkboard paper: .JPEG file – high quality 300 dpi – great for digital and print projects These frames go perfectly with my chalkboard laurels! Check them out here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/160808149/chalkboard-laurels-wreaths-clip-art-hand?ref=shop_home_active INSTANT DOWNLOAD now available! You will receive a link as soon as your payment clears :) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Terms of Use Suitable for both commercial and personal use including: 1. Printed products (cards, invitations, gift tags, flyers, business cards etc.) 2. Digital products (websites, blogs, banners, logos, invitations, templates etc.) 3. Hand made products (scrapbooking, jewelry, other small business products etc.) It is NOT okay to… 1. Redistribute as is. 2. Give away as a freebie. 3. Resell to others for commercial use. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… *Please contact me if you have any questions!*

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