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The Flowergirl Dress

I actually made three of them, but I don’t feel comfortable posting other people’s kids’ ¬†pictures on my website, so I only have pictures of the one that my daughter wore. As with any sewing project, there is more to the story. My niece asked my daughter to be a flowergirl and also asked if I would sew the dresses. I love sewing pretty little girl dresses- especially matching ones- so I was excited about…

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Rustic Chicken Wire Photo Display

I think my 17yo son inherited some of my crafty genes. When I took him school shopping he asked to go to craft stores to get inspiration for his girlfriend’s birthday gift. I didn’t mind. ūüėČ They are renovating her bedroom, so he wanted to make something for her new room. He combined inspiration from a few different pieces that we saw, made a small tray for a practice run, then built the final product.…

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Zucchini Carrot Casserole

Our summer vegetable garden is pretty much an overgrown weed patch. Seriously. It is the weediest it has ever been and the little that was planted got out late. It is so bad that we just got our first zucchini of the year last night. Most people I know have been drowning in zucchini for weeks, so this is embarrassing. Usually by this time of year, the kids are all sick of the many zucchini…

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Homemade pizza sauce recipe and some ideas for summer pizza without heating up the oven! Continue reading...

Pizza Sauce Recipe & Summer Pizza Alternatives

I love having my homemade pizza sauce on hand. The weather lately has been HOT! I really don’t feel like cooking. Making “pizza” doesn’t always mean I have to heat up the oven. Here are some options to keep your kitchen cool: ~toasted cheese sandwiches with mozzarella and a little garlic salt- dip it in the sauce ~pizza quesadillas ~pizza mountain pies over a campfire ~english muffin pizzas ~pizza lunchables ~grilled pizza Keeping sauce and…

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Women’s Dress to Girls’ Skirt Refashion Tutorial

I love living in the country. Except for my kids, it is nice and quiet. We have a little farmette with lots of animals and the kids have plenty of space to play outside. We are pretty much in the middle of nowhere. The downside to this is that there aren’t very many places to shop for fabric, especially apparel fabrics. We do, however, have a really big thrift store nearby, so I¬†often get creative…

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