Authentic or Faux — My Forsythia Struts Its Stuff

Igot so excited when I rounded the house this weekend to find my forsythia bush blooming! I immediately cut several stems to take the place of the faux flowers I wrote about only days before on my post “Five Tips for Displaying Faux Flowers.”

This cheery card is a perfect way to brighten someone's day. . . complete with a little shaker surprise!

Country Cuteness from Mom’s Garage

I took an old canning jar, a partial can of off-white spray paint, twine and twigs and quickly whipped up a cute little country-style home decor.

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“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

-Margaret Atwood

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    Inside & Out

    From Free to My Front Porch

    Here’s a quick little project I recently finished that cost me next to nothing, thanks to one of my favorite shopping spots — Mom’s house. I went to Oklahoma a few weeks ago to help Mom with a garage sale she had been threatening to hold for quite some time, and lucky for me two old green chairs were still standing at the end. Instead of donating them to a local charity, she donated them to me. Oh. When I put it like that I feel a little guilty (but they do look super cute on my front porch). I carted home these ugly green things in need of a little TLC and quickly…

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    Trash Bag Jellyfish

    In a quest to create something cheap and easy for this year’s “Submerged” Vacation Bible School theme,  I found this wonderful trash bag jellyfish project on, where else, Pinterest. These cute little sea creatures have been taking over my home for a week now and I simply love their ethereal presence all around our decorated church. Along the way I discovered that these fun little sea creatures have been assembled in many different ways by several different folks, but I wanted to share with you exactly what worked for me. Start with two trash bags. I used opaque ones, translucent ones, pink ones and blue ones. Any old bags will do, but…

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    From Floor to Table: Easy Drop Cloth Table Runner

    I have a larger-than-most dining room table in my home, coming in at just under eight feet long when both drop leaves are up and over three feet wide to boot. Needless to say, it can be difficult to find the right type and size of table runner for the dining room so I decided to whip up one of my own using a spare drop cloth and a few quick stitches. Let me start by clueing you in on my inspiration for this project, other than the fact that I had all the supplies and knew it wouldn’t get much quicker or easier than this. I follow a small…


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