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DIY Thanksgiving Buffet Table – Free Printables

The Thanksgiving table can get very crowded.  What with the turkey, side dishes, gravy, and sauces, there's no place for anyone to actually sit down and eat! I solved this problem long ago by setting up a Thanksgiving Buffet Table for all the food and having an adult table as well as a kids' table. Depending on the space you have and the number of guests you are expecting this could take some doing. You might consider setting up different stations or bars; appetizer, sides, desserts, and ...

Decorate With Pumpkins for Thanksgiving

Who says pumpkins are just for Halloween?  You can use pumpkins for Thanksgiving decor too! Now that Halloween is over it's a good time to buy Halloween decor at discount prices.  I grabbed a few foam craft pumpkins at Walmart for half price; scrounged up a few old cups in my kitchen cabinets, I used freebies we got from Bubba Gump, Spaghetti Factory, and Circus Circus; picked up metalic spray paint, ribbons, and dried foliage; and made centerpieces for my dining tables.  It's a great and ...

Awesome Halloween Decor from the Dollar Store

Halloween is fast approaching, decking out your home in ghostly glory is half the fun.  Who says you have to break your budget to have an awesome Halloween display.  With a little creativity, items you probably already have at home,  and a quick trip to the dollar store you too can have some ghoulish fun to fit any budget. Here are some awesome Halloween Decor made from dollar store finds! Take a trip to the Dollar Store for some witches hats and other gruesome stuff ...

DIY Baby Super Hero Costume

I saw this baby super hero costume on Pinterest and just had to have it for my newborn grandson, until I saw the price.  It's available by special order on etsy.com for at whopping cost of $46.  In my opinion it was too costly for a photo prop that he would really use only once, twice if it still fits on Halloween. I was determined to find a way to make this costume for fraction of the cost.  But I didn't want to haul out my sewing machine for such a tiny project so I ...

DIY Distressed Picture Frame Jars

I got this idea of Picture Frame Jars from a pin I saw on Pinterest. The difference between the pin and these jars is basically the frame around the photos, the one I saw had zig-zag edges. I read the directions to try to make it, I couldn't figure out how to attach the zig-zag stencil on to the glass so that you paint around it.  Stumped I looked around for an alternative and came up with these jars with the help of the Washi tape I found at Walmart.   I just love that the tape ...

DIY Photo Centerpiece

We hosted my mother's 80th. Birthday Party  in her Texas home the other year.  3 rows of retangular tables were set up in her driveway between the main house and the guest house.  We decided that the simplest and easiest way to decorate the tables was by placing groups of Mason Jars in 3 different sizes along the center of each row. Mason Jars are so versatile, they come in several sizes, can hold almost anything, and can be decorated to fit your theme and color scheme.  For our event ...

DIY Up-Cycled Wine Bottles

Recycled wine bottles have sure come a long way from the old Chianti bottles turned candle holders you see in Italian restaurants.  These days wine bottles aren't recycled, they're "Up-Cycled".  They can be painted, covered in yarn, etched, and glittered.  They can be turned into vases, candle holders, lights, and even chandeliers! Perhaps you'd like to spruce up your decor with an up-cycled wine bottle or two.  It's a great excuse to drink more wine! Don't have wine bottles, you can ...

12 Really Cool DIY Father’s Day Crafts – FREE Printables

Father's Day is June 18 this year.  Sometimes I think Dad's are under appreciated.  Everyone seems to make a big deal on Mother's Day, being a Mom that's just fine by me, but as far back as I can remember Father's Day wasn't such a big deal.  As I child I recall going to the store to buy my Dad a new tie every Father's Day, and perhaps we'd go out to lunch.  When my children were young they'd bring home a Father's Day project from school and buy their Dad a new mug, he doesn't wear ties. ...

17 DIY Fun & Inexpensive Teacher Gifts – FREE Printables

Hooray!  Summer's almost here!  I'm pretty sure the kids already have their plans for this year's summer vacation, and their teachers are looking forward to a well earned break. Our kids' teachers are probably the some of the most under-appreciated, underpaid, and overworked people in today's workforce.  Most of the teachers I know take on this challenging profession because teaching is their passion. They must be passionate and patient, after all they just spent a school year dealing ...

Mother’s Day Crafts Kids Can Make – FREE Printable

Mother's Day is fast approaching, this year it's Sunday, May 14th.  If you're planning to take mom out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner you should make reservations now if you haven't made them already; Mother's Day is one of the busiest days for restaurants and reservations fill up fast. Along with taking mom out for a meal the kids like to give her a gift as well, and what better gift to give mom than something made lovingly for her. Here are some really unique ideas that kids can make ...