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YOU GUYS AREN’T GOING TO BELIEVE MY GENIUS IDEA

This is a sponsored post.  I was compensated for my work, but my opinions are 100% my own. This story is called “There and Back Again” or “I Have a Laundry Problem.” It’s laundry day.  I put a load of clothes in the washer and then transfer them to the dryer.  After emptying the dryer, I fill it up with another load of dirty clothes.  When it’s finished running, I try to move that load over to the dryer and… the dryer is still working. No problem, I think to myself.  I … [Read More...]

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MAD SKILLS PARTY #217

WELCOME TO THE 217th MAD SKILLS PARTY!   For the Mad Skills party, you can link up a post, old or new, to share with other readers. The only rule for the party is that the post MUST BE A TUTORIAL. The tutorial can be written, pictorial, or a combination of the two, but it should be a project or a process that another crafter would be able to replicate. Any Mad Skill level, from novice to advanced, is welcome!   I like to be able to thank all of you for participating in the party.  … [Read More...]

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DIY THROW PILLOWS ON HOMETALK

Hometalk recently asked me to gather up some of my favorite pillow tutorials that have been shared on their site.  Hometalk is the largest home and garden forum on the web.  On Hometalk, you can find advice about gardening, home improvement, or decor projects or you can share your own work.  You can even ask questions of the knowledgable community.  Because it’s such a great resource, it was not hard for me to find more than 20 fantastic DIY throw pillow projects.  Check … [Read More...]

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STAMPED KRAFT PAPER TREAT BAGS (& A GIVEAWAY)

This is a sponsored post.  I was compensated and received free product in exchange for this post, but all opinions are 100% my own. Instead of serving a fancy dessert at my Beer Swap Party, I thought it would be a fun idea to send a sweet treat home with my guests as a party favor.  I baked up a batch of Chocolate Stout Chocolate Chip Cookies and packed them up in stamped kraft paper bags. The kraft paper bags matched perfectly with the kraft paper labels I used for the beer … [Read More...]

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CHOCOLATE STOUT CHOCOLATE CHIP PRETZEL COOKIES

Instead of having an elaborate dessert for my Beer Swap Party, I decided to make the sweet treat part of the party favors.  I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies with two tasty twists on the original:  crushed pretzels and chocolate stout beer. The texture of this cookie batter might freak you out as you are baking, but trust me that it will out work out in the end.  The beer makes the cookies soft and cakey, with just a hint of deep stout favor, while the pretzels add … [Read More...]

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FIREFLY IN A MASON JAR KEYCHAINS (THAT REALLY GLOW!)

  I don’t remember having many fireflies in our yard growing up.  We’ve always lived in a city, so that might explain it.  When we would go to visit my grandma and grandpa in Wisconsin though, they always had fireflies in their backyard at night.  I honestly don’t remember if I was brave enough to try catching any in a jar myself, but I do love watching them glow on summer night.  We have spotted some fireflies in our neighborhood this summer, and my kids have been … [Read More...]

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BEER TASTING PARTY PRINTABLES

  You can find all the graphics from my Beer Swap Party here!  Feel free to use any of them for your party signs, labels, or invitations.  Just please do not sell the graphics or use them for commercial purposes.  Thanks! To use: 1.  Click the links below to open the files in Google Drive 2.  Click “File” and a dropdown menu will appear 3.  Hover your mouse over “Download As” and a sub menu will drop down 4.  Choose to download the file … [Read More...]