Make Your Own Carpet & Mattress Powder ~ Homemaking 101 Week #2

Housekeeping Powder ingredients

When I change my sheets and wash my bed linens I like to spray the mattress, sheets, blankets and pillows with a linen spray.  I also, twice a year ~ once in the spring and once in the fall ~ like to sprinkle a fragrant baking soda mixture on my mattresses and pillows, letting it sit for about an hour.  I then use my vacuum

Repurposed Hay Racks ~ Towel Holder

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I have been in the process for over a year now of updating my bathroom on a less than a shoe string budget.  Someday, I would love to show you ALL the pictures.  My problem is…I sometimes FORGET to take the before pictures.  I get started doing something on a whim and then remember that I have a blog {it’s only been 3 1/2 years

5-Minute T-Shirt Pillowcase

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My boys have so many t-shirts….most that have seen better days.  One of the boys had a shirt I was particularly fond of {I love the silly thing!} and couldn’t part with no matter how hard I tried.  It had a tear underneath one of the arm pits that could not be patched but the rest of it was in pretty good shape.  I had

Shabby Chic Christmas

Think out of the box and let the non-traditional side of you run wild.  Pick up a box of vintage ornaments, crepe paper, glitter, and create something that is one a kind!  Here are some ideas to inspire you. Crepe paper Christmas tree with tutorial!!!! via Creative Chaos via Velvet Strawberries Vintage Christmas In~the~Pink via BHG {three above} via Georgia Peachez Wreath Blog Papier mache

One Dozen {12} Quick, Easy and Cute Halloween Craft and Decorating Ideas

12 Quick, Easy and Cute Halloween Craft and Decorating Ideas

 12 Cute and Easy Halloween Ideas What to do with a box of marshmallow ghosts? Isn’t this adorable? A jar, some lovely rubber stamps, ribbon and some Marshmallow Peeps…}are they still peeps if they are ghosts?} This is from Disney Suits Me. Paper Bag Bowls Recycled paper bags from The Long Thread. Fabric Bags made from thick wool felt with a tutorial via Domesticali {you

Shabby Chic Decorating

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via Dreamy Whites Lovely chandelier ~old doors for the headboard /repurposed furniture at its best ~ all of the elements of this room come together so well. via Karla’s Cottage Such a lovely covering for this chair via French Larkspur Love the music sheets as a backdrop   via My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia Modern Shabby Chic – such clean lines. via Vintage Rose Collection

Photo Carousel from Old CD Cases

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I love Photojojo ~ I just  recently ‘found them’ and although I haven’t had much of a chance to snoop around their site I did subscribe to their posts and received this one today. Turn Old CD Cases into Wondrous Spinning Photo Carousels How cool is this??!!!?? and this is all you need to make one I would have made one to show you but

Pink, Lace, Glitter and a Candle

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 Create a Lace and Glitter Candle Using a Recycled Jar   I love pink.  I love lace.  I love glitter….and well, candles…I love those, too.  I guess it is obvious by now that it does not take much to make me happy.  The “take with you” craft for today is a candle holder.  I am thinking ahead to Christmas gift giving.  This is definitely something you

Pumpkin Can Buddies

Pumpkin Buddies

Today, I have the oh so simple instructions for making the pumpkin cans from Saturday’s post. The pumpkin cans were made over a few years ago and have withstood the test of time for Halloween decorating year after year. There will not be visuals other than the completed project for this but if anyone would like a template for the face {eyes, mouth, nose, etc.},