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Christmas on a Budget

Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget, Recipes

Quick and Easy Refrigerator Pickles

Do you love homemade pickles but maybe don’t have the time or canning equipment to make pickles the traditional way? Then this recipe for Quick and Easy Refrigerator Pickles is just the one you’ve been needing. The recipe below is the one my mother used to make when we were kids. The only difference is that she made hers in an…

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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Sewing

Fabric Snow Globe Ornaments Using Iron-On Vinyl

Are you one of those people like me who find themselves using patterns or tutorials as more of a guideline for inspiration when making something? That’s what happened with these Fabric Snow Globe Ornaments Using Iron-on Vinyl. Back on the last Monday in July, Dione over at Clever Chameleon Quilting shared her Snow Globe Coaster Tutorial as the final tutorial for the Sew…

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Christmas on a Budget

10 Elegant Ways to Bring the Beach Into Your Christmas Decor

  Do you love adding beach or coastal touches to your home decor? Now that the holidays are upon us, would you like some simple, yet elegant ways to bring the beach into your Christmas decor? In my post 20 Beautiful DIY Sea Shell Home Decor and Gift Ideas, I shared several different ways to incorporate sea shells into our…

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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Sewing

Christmas Charm Square Soup Bowl Cozies – Stacks of Them!

These Charm Square Soup Bowl Cozies really are such a great way to use up all those charm square packs you’ve been collecting! Over the years while I was travelling from contract to contract with Dave, I managed to collect quite a few. My reasoning was that they were small so didn’t take up much room in the suitcase. And sometimes…

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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Sawtooth Star Ornament with Applique Center Tutorial

Welcome to the 2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! I can’t wait to share with you the Sawtooth Star Ornament with Applique Center that I made for my partner.  This year, there are 47 amazing bloggers participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple: be partnered with a fellow blogger, create a handmade ornament for $15 or…

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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget

Turn Halloween Treats into Christmas Party Favors

Do you have candy leftover from Halloween? Or perhaps your kids collected more candy than they could possibly consume before Easter! Turn Halloween treats into Christmas party favors with craft supplies you probably already have on hand. This year we had way more candy than trick or treaters. Having it sitting around the house could seriously sabotage the progress I’ve…

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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

One Hour Table Runner Tutorial

We all have our pet peeves, don’t we? Well… one of my biggest pet peeves are sewing tutorials that claim you can sew something in 10 minutes. Now there may be superpeople out there who are speed demons that can actually complete those projects in 10 minutes. I’m here to tell you that I’m not one of them! If you’ve…

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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Charm Square Soup Bowl Cozy Tutorial

As we move into the cooler weather of fall and then winter, we’ll all be making more soups and stews. Because, let’s face it, there’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of good hearty soup or stew to warm you up on a cold day. And as much as I’d like to say that Dave and I eat every meal…

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