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Tips for Visiting Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, TX

Have you been curious to visit Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, TX? By now you’ve probably heard that Fixer Upper is no longer going to film new seasons, and that announcement got me thinking about the super fun and relaxing Girl’s Weekend that my sisters and I took last fall to The Silos. …

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Meyer Lemon Waffles Recipe with Maple-Blackberry Compote – from YumUniverse’s Pantry to Plate Cookbook

Today I’m sharing the game-changing cookbook Pantry to Plate: Improvise Meals You Love―from What You Have! by Heather Crosby from YumUniverse. Keep reading to see why Heather’s mix-and-match recipes blew me away, preview a gluten-free lemon waffles recipe from the book, and enter to win your own Pantry to Plate cookbook below. AND IF YOU’RE …

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10 Best Watermelon DIYs and Summer Must Haves

Summer is in full swing and to me that means watermelon season!  ?☀️?  I’m loving all the watermelon DIYs, crafts, food and treats that I’ve been seeing for fresh summer entertaining. So get out your red, green and black craft paints and grab a watermelon or two at the farmer’s market: there’s plenty of watermelon …

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Toronto City Guide: The Best Things to Do and Eat in a Weekend

Today I’m sharing a Toronto city guide for people who (let’s say this gently) are not in their 20s anymore. When Shane and I travel nowadays, we try to experience a city like the locals do. You know, like eating at neighborhood restaurants with great food and drinks, exploring streets where people live and shop, …

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Simple Polymer Clay Tips & Tricks for Beginners

Earlier this week I shared my DIY wedding gift project that features handmade clay tags attached to wine bottles using VELCRO® Brand fasteners. A lot of DIY sites make working with polymer clay look as easy as baking sugar cookies. Well, working with polymer clay like FIMO and Scuply is pretty easy but I definitely …

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Color Inspiration: Summer Berry Picking

It’s July and everything is green and growing. We escaped the city for a bit to vacation in the country at a farm that we rent each summer for backyards and grilling and s’mores and sprinklers and county fairs. Today I’m sharing July color palette inspiration for your paper crafting projects and wedding colors. Last …

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Color Inspiration: School’s Out For The Summer

Today I’m bringing more color palette inspiration for your paper crafting projects. Last month I showed you an ocean of violets in bloom purple and green palette and April featured a cheery spring color palette inspired by a Nashville quilt. This month’s palette inspiration is yellow and bright red. School’s out for the summer — …

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Color Inspiration: An Ocean Of Violets In Bloom

Today I’m bringing you the second in our Color Inspiration series to give you color palette ideas for your paper crafting projects. Last month I showed you a cheery spring color palette inspired by a Nashville quilt. This month, purple reigns. Spring is coming slowly to downtown Chicago. Flowers are just starting to peek out …

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Color Inspiration: Spring Color Palette From a Vintage Nashville Quilt

Today I’m introducing a new series called Color Inspiration. Each month I’ll post seasonal color palettes that are inspired by everyday life yet anything but ordinary. Use these color palette inspirations for your paper crafts, scrapbooks, seasonal wreaths, handmade cards, weddings, birthday parties and more. I’m excited about this new series because color combinations can …

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See my Cross-Stitch Canvas in the “Washi Tape Crafts” Book – Plus a Giveaway!

Hey, I’m in the new book “Washi Tape Crafts: 110 Ways to Decorate Just About Anything” by Amy Anderson! Keep reading to see my Cross-Stitch Canvas and enter to win a copy of this book including 10 rolls of washi tape. Wahoo! This book is a super cute size and comes packaged with 10 rolls …

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The Best 30+ Halloween Songs for Kids Playlist (that parents will like too)

Here’s your Halloween treat, friends: The Best 30+ Halloween Songs for Kids playlist (that parents will like too) – and you can tune in now! While I usually post crafts, I thought you might like to listen to some Halloween music while carving your pumpkins and making Halloween costumes, yes? Plus creating this “G-Rated Halloween …

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Sew For Sandy: Crafts To Aid Pets Affected By Hurricanes

The Huffington Post Home contacted me about their Sew for Sandy initiative and I’m happy to pass it along. “As an initiative to collect as many warm blankets, clothing and gear for those in need, we are asking our readers to ‘Sew For Sandy’ and put their crafty skills to the test by making simple …

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