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Sunday, November 22

Missionary Stockings

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 These missionary stockings are so cute & they only cost about $3-$4 to make . . . even less if you want to make the stockings & ties from scratch. But I'm all about time savers, so the couple of dollars extra is worth it to me.

Start with a Dollar Store stocking & remove the embellishments . . . 

Attach a felt shirt (or blouse) with glue or a fusible interfacing type product.

Attach a felt collar & a pretty button to the blouse. 
Or add felt pants to the men's stocking.

Cut a section off of a thrift store baby dress for the 
ladies' stocking.

For the men's stocking, add a thrift store baby or children's necktie.

Add felt collar pieces.

Monday, June 8

Patriotic Home Decor

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I love to decorate for holidays, don't you? I'm feeling especially patriotic this year & it was fun to put up some 4th of July decorations. Here in Utah we also celebrate the 24th of July, or "Pioneer Day" as well. 
I found this old flag at a shop that sells "funky junk". Why is it that old flags hold so much charm? And here's a little secret for you. If all else fails & I need something else to add to my decorations, I use candy. You can almost always find it in the wrapper colors you need. 
This entry area is where I usually put seasonal stuff. The red clock gets moved from room to room, but it also works for Valentine's Day & Christmas.
Another idea - use books in the colors you need to elevate accessories to various heights. 

Saturday, June 6

Home Made Ice Cream

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| HOME MADE ICE CREAM | It's been quite a while since we've made it & I had forgotten how delicious it is! Really easy to make too!

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  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 small package instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Whatever else you want to add - we've used strawberries or peaches & we love both!
We use an electric Rival ice cream machine. Layer ice & rock salt in the ice cream machine. When it stops turning, it is ready! Enjoy!

Sunday, April 26

Floating Shelves Storage Solution

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I love my home but it seems like it sure could use more storage space on the main floor! Especially in the tiny little powder room in my master bathroom. (Click the blue bar below to see more!)

Friday, April 3

This Isn't The End of the World

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“ When you see the empty streets, empty football fields, even the empty children’s parks, don’t say to yourself, ‘ It looks like the end of the world’. What you are seeing is love in action. What you are seeing in those empty spaces is how much we do care for each other . . . We care for people we will never meet . . . It isn’t the end of the world – it is the most remarkable act of global solidarity we may ever witness in our lifetime.” - from a video made by a Belfast community response team. 💕

Church Bulletin Board with a Young Women/Young Men Theme

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For the latest church bulletin board, we wanted to spotlight the youth program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.(Click the blue bar below to see much, much more!)

Friday, January 3

A Delicious Salad Recipe & A New Year Celebration Tradition

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This is my beautiful friend Carolee & she brought a delightful salad to our New Year's Eve party this year. With her permission, I'm sharing her recipe. It's so delicious & so easy to make. Click the blue bar below for the recipe . . . .

Wednesday, November 6

Thanksgiving Inspiration

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Thanksgiving is coming up soon! If you need a little inspiration, here's an overview of some of the decorations, tablescapes & even a "Friendsgiving" I've done in the past . . . {Please click the blue bar below for more}

Saturday, October 19

Fall Porch Decor

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What's green & white & orange all over? My fall porch! This is the kind of wreath that looks good from September through November. 
White pumpkins are really having a moment. One nice thing about them is that they transition beautifully from Halloween to Thanksgiving. I've also observed that their stems often fall off at the store before you buy them. Since I LOVE the stems, I fish them out of the bottom of the pumpkin box & hot glue them back on! 
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