Share Memories with a DIY Photo Book

The following post is from Janel of Life with Lucie and Ella.: Summer is filled with wonderful photo opportunities, from family reunions and weddings to cookouts, baseball games and sightseeing. In this digital age, it's too easy to leave our photos on the camera or the computer's hard drive. What's the point of capturing family…

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Screenprinting Labels on My Fabric Boxes
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Screenprinting Labels on My Fabric Boxes

When Silhouette offered me a chance to try their new Fabric Ink Starter Kit, I immediately knew what my first project would be: stenciling letters onto our homeschool-in-a-box boxes (we started with one box but decided to get a second one as we prepare for fall so that I can keep current items in the…

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8 Simple Ways to Create a Gallery Wall

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life: Decorating an expansive wall space can be intimidating. It is hard to decide if one large piece of artwork or a collection of smaller pieces would be a better choice. My favorite way to decorate a large empty wall is with a gallery - a…

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DIY: Fun & Festive Felt Cup Identifiers

The following post is from Janel of Life with Lucie and Ella.: You've heard of wine glass identifiers, right? They're used frequently at parties to help distinguish guests' wineglasses from one another. However, why don't we use cup identifiers? I suppose a black Sharpie marker solves the problem when you use disposable cups. But, what…

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DIY Photo Mobile for a Party

A couple of weeks ago I helped host a graduation party for my baby sister. She recently completed both her associates degree and cosmetology school and is now working at an Aveda salon, an amazing start to her career. She didn't get a graduation party when she finished high school, and she's worked so hard…

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DIY: Simple, Yet Spectacular, Satin Flowers

The following post is from Janel of Life with Lucie and Ella.: With two little girls at my house, we love pretty things…especially flowers. We routinely enjoy wearing faux flowers on hair clips. Rather than buy the flowers, I prefer to make my own. DIY satin flowers look luxurious but are really quite inexpensive. I…

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DIY Raffia Covered Vases

The following post is from Janel of Life with Lucie and Ella.: Since I left citrus-rich California for Virginia ten months ago, I’ve discovered something about myself. Citrus makes me happy!  The scent, the taste and the colors just make me feel good. So, when I pulled my June issue of Better Homes and Gardens…

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Balancing Style with Your Family’s Needs

In our home, my husband is the stylish, creative one, while I'm the practical one who just wants things to be accessible and organized. Thankfully, his minimalist style blends well with my minimalist lifestyle so that our home reflects both of our needs and wants. Despite the difference in our priorities, we've been able to…

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Getting Creative with Chalkboard Vinyl Labels

I first started seeing chalkboard labels on Etsy a couple of years ago, and even more since the explosion of Pinterest, and I've often thought about picking up a quart of chalkboard paint to make my own chalkboard labels -- for the jars in my pantry, party glasses, storage boxes, toy bins and more. Unfortunately,…

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Easy DIY Paper Hearts

I started making these hearts last weekend, and my seven-year-old quickly joined in, making them as quickly as I had been and hanging them from the second window in our kitchen. These are so fun and easy, and you could use them for window decor, garlands, mobiles and more! Supplies: construction paper scissors paper cutter,…

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