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DIY CHAIN TASSEL OR WATERFALL NECKLACE

I just noticed that I seem to go on jewelry and accessory making kicks in January and February.  I think it’s because they are nice easy projects when it’s too cold for outside DIYs.  I dug out a pair of earrings I never ended up wearing and turned them into a stylish waterfall necklace. I bought these earrings in a fit of Kohl’s Cash panic.  Has that ever happened to you?  You have $10 of Kohl’s Cash to spend THAT DAY or it’s going to expire, but you don’t really want … [Read More...]

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GLITTERY INSTAGRAM FRAMES FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Target.  I was compensated for my work, but all opinions are 100% my own. Just in case you needed one more reason to visit Target, I have some news.  Keep your eyes open when you first walk through their doors because American Crafts has put together a special line of products to be sold for $1-$3 in the One Spot!  I adore American Crafts products.  I even made valentines using their papers this time last year.  Having AC’s … [Read More...]

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MAD SKILLS PARTY #243

  WELCOME TO THE 243rd 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 … [Read More...]

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FOOTBALL PARTY FRIENDLY RECIPES

Now that I have shared my tips for decorating a fun football party on a budget, it’s time to start thinking about the food!  I have gathered up my football party friendly recipes for everything from drinks to dessert in this post.  Make sure to pin it for future reference! SRIRACHA HUMMUS & SPICY FETA DIPS:  These dips are simple to make and will add a kick to your football game offereings. BEER MARGARITAS: Wash down those spicy dips with a cool beerita – made from … [Read More...]

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STAMPED FOOTBALL TABLE COVER

When I was making decorations for one of our past OktoberFEAST dinners, I discovered a handy trick.  Rolls of kraft paper make fantastic party table covers.  You can decorate them to match the theme of the party, use them for the night, and then toss them stains and all into the garbage when the party is done. I made a simple stamped cover for my Super Bowl party table using a football shaped stamp. If a guest is distracted by the game and drops a little barbeque sauce on the … [Read More...]

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FOOTBALL PARTY TABLE BACKDROP

This week I am sharing way to have a memorable football party without spending much money at all.  The backdrop for my football party food table can be made for roughly two dollars!  A wall of twisty streamers makes a colorful impact for next to nothing.  You can pick up a package of two rolls of streamers at the dollar store.  Just be sure to use painter’s tape or scotch tape to hang them, so you don’t have to scrub glue off of your walls after the party. When … [Read More...]

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DOLLAR STORE FOOTBALL PARTY DECORATIONS

Even if you don’t really care who wins the NFL championship on any given year, the big game is a great opportunity to have friends over for a party.  Add in some snacks, beer, and a few easy decorations from the dollar store for a really fun night!  I pulled this food table and backdrop together with materials from the dollar store, and you could easily replicate the look for less than $20 – including those giant mugs! The easy tutorial for this simple football food party … [Read More...]