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Christmas on a Budget

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 with Applique Center Ornament Tutorial – 2017 Ornament Exchange and Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! I can’t wait to share with you the Sawtooth Star with Applique Center Ornament 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

Tips & Tricks Tuesday – Halloween Treat to Christmas Party Favor

Do you have candy leftover from Halloween? Or perhaps your kids collected more candy than they could possibly consume before Easter! We had more candy than trick or treaters this year and having it sitting around the house could seriously sabotage the progress I’ve made towards my healthy living goals. Here’s a simple craft that will take that candy from…

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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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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Hexie Turtle Adventures, Recipes

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Drop Cookies

Welcome   It’s been a long time since Sue let us come visit with you! We’re the Hexie Turtles. I’m Lexie. Sue made me first, so that makes me the oldest. Lanie’s the next oldest. She’s my BFF! Rexie is the youngest. He’s my other BFF. Since I’m the oldest, I get to be the one to tell you about all…

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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget

Last Minute Christmas Decor – Part 1

I’ve had this candy cane vase pinned for ages and just got around to trying it this year.  (The pinned version can be found on Katie Brown Home Workshop.) Take a small cylindrical vase and place two rubber bands around it. (My vase is 3½” diameter X 4″ high.) Slip candy canes under the rubber bands all the way around…

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