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I have to admit, these are super easy…
So I actually didn’t measure or trace anything? I “eye-balled” most of it. OOPS! I’ll give you instructions and then show you where you can find a pattern
We have a few “first guitars” hanging around our youngest son’s room. I’m currently working on a complete room makeover for this tween and decided to upcycle a couple of these tattered toys. My first victim of this particular DIY is this one…
Hello! Last week I started a series called Starting a Blog, to chronicle my experience from starting a blog so far. Last week focused on actually starting your blog and the technical aspects of beginning a website. It is a good idea to start from that page first. Today I will start the discussion about how to gain views. This post will focus on promoting your blog through link parties and how to optimize your photos for them.
Today I want to share with you a fabulous way to preserve memories, especially if you have a ton of t-shirts or jerseys just laying around taking up drawer or storage space: A Memory Quilt. This one is designed around the shape and design of Polaroid photos!
Easy Beer Bread: Savory Pesto-Flavored Variation
One of my favorite childhood memories is that of my grandmother’s zucchini bread. There was just something extra special about how she made it. You know how sometimes you close your eyes and go to your “happy” place? My grandpa’s kitchen, with a slice of her zucchini bread, has always been a “happy” place memory for me.
Reese’s Slam Dunk No Bake Cheesecake
When I asked my sister-in-law what I could bring to our Easter dinner, I was told all was covered off except a salad or vegetable. With a simple main course of pineapple ham and scalloped potatoes, I decided to make a classic layered salad. With so many crunchy vegetables in it, there would be no need for another vegetable dish! I love making (and eating!) layered salads. For this one, I added a cream dressing with avocado added.
Make Your Own Bug Repellent with Essential Oils
I’m not a fan of summer. Well, that might be a little harsh. Breaking it down a bit, I’m really not a fan of weather above 80°, and I’m not a fan of bugs. Wasps scare the bejeezus out of me. Gnats and mosquitoes annoy me to seemingly no end. Even if I try to enjoy the milder warmth of early morning or late evening, they are there to ruin it for me.
This is the project that I made in a few short hours with my old torn up pallet, a Kreg jig, drill, and some paint! The transformation was amazing, and if you have an old pallet around, I would whole heartedly tell you to give this project a try.
Pinterest has proven to be a powerful traffic driver for many bloggers including myself. In fact, it is my number one traffic source. Pinterest’s visual nature and the ease of bookmarking items of interest on this virtual bulletin board has yet to be matched.
One of the great things about making your own homemade Italian seasoning blend is that you can adjust the amounts of the spices to suit your taste. You could add more basil if that’s what you like or no red pepper flakes if that’s what you prefer. Play around with this recipe and customize it to your tastes! You probably already have everything you need to make it right in your spice cupboard or pantry.
I’m not in much of a writing mood. How about just pictures for today?
Ciondolo di primavera
One of my favorite desserts (actually there are many), is key lime pie.
A bite of key lime pie is like a little tropical taste of Florida.
So, I took my key lime pie recipe and jazzed it up a bit. Added some coconut and made that favorite pie into mini bites of tropical paradise!
1. Combing – How you detangle and style your hair can be a major factor to why you are not retaining length and ultimately leading to breakage. Make sure you start at the ends of your hair and work your way up. This insures less breakage and you are not tugging on the hair. Also take into account to use a wide tooth comb to do this process. My favorite comb to use is the Hecules Sageman. If you don’t want to use a comb try finger detangling. In my opinion this is the safest way to rid your hair of tangles because you can actually feel the knots in your hair.