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How to stencil jar candles with honey bee design | Stowandtellu.com

Sweet as Honey: DIY Stenciled Bee Jar Candle

Last weekend I made some stenciled bee jar candles. A honey bee stencil, black paint and several $5 jar candles from the dollar store. Pretty easy peasy for a Saturday afternoon project. I’m going to give them away as Mother’s Day gifts to a few of the special moms in my life. This post contains […]

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Our New Small Living Room Layout – In the Raw

Welcome to the start of our living room makeover where the objective is to create a better design flow; make the room more usable; and improve it all around with a fresh coat of paint, window treatments and some pretty art on the walls. We have an ongoing challenge in our home. There’s a leak […]

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Rt 66 Wandering #6 – Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket

I had the pleasure of meeting a few of my friends at Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket in Willowbrook, IL. While, I could say we went there to have some of their famous fried chicken, we actually went for the Friday fish fry. Which happens to include whole lobster, fried shrimp or all you can eat fried […]

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Sun Porch Furniture Rearrange. Unconventional, But it’s Working!

You know that feeling you get when you re-arrange your furniture, It’s like you’ve solved a puzzle or something. For me, in this small home, I kind of feel like I’ve almost solved the Rubix cube. Well maybe just a little anyway. In this particular instance, it’s because I’ve stared down my sun porch dining […]

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5 Curiously strange vintage Easter figurines

5 Curiously Strange Easter Figurines

Have you ever noticed that some of the older, vintage Easter figurines are not so happy-go-lucky as our more contemporary lamb and bunny molds?  Honestly, I never really gave it much thought until last year when I spotted a mixed media style Easter bunny at the thrift store. It’s a decoupaged deal with lots of […]

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Swarming Honey Bee Stencil Side Table

When you get your hands on a new stencil, do you feel like you want to go a little stencil crazy with it and pounce the pattern onto whatever you can find, just to get your money’s worth? Even if the stencil didn’t cost that much? I have several old windows that I’d like to […]

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5 Tips for open kitchen storage rack design | StowandTellU.com

5 Tips for Open Kitchen Rack Storage

We’ve only made a few changes to the kitchen since we moved in. And let me tell you, it needs a lot of changes as far as I’m concerned. One, we upcycled an IKEA rast into a vegetable bin. And last year, we moved the fridge to a new wall to create more counter space […]

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Start with a Seed (part 4): Organizing a Seed Planting Project

It truly amazes me that you can take a tiny seed (that might look like a piece of lint or dirt), lay it in soil, water it, nurture it, and then watch it grow into a beautiful thriving plant. I have sprouting seeds, my friends, and new ones coming up each day. If I can […]

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Fools Copper Paint Dipped Planters

This stuff could fool you… although, maybe not on plastic planters. But it sure fooled me. It fooled my husband, too. And he’s no fool! Or so he would tell you. But I digress. Trying to mimic real copper with paint, and have it look like real metal… not so easy. In my opinion anyway, […]

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7 Ways to Love Copper and Green

I’ve been intrigued for several years now with the copper and green color combo. Like a timeless compliment of color tones it works with well whether it’s rustic, vintage or modern. I wish I could blink and have a room or even a vignette inspired by these two colors. I haven’t managed that yet, but […]

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How to make easy pipe cleaner plant markers | Stowandtellu

Easy Pipe Cleaner Plant Markers

Cheap and easy diy plant markers was the goal with this project. And while there are quite a few super simple ideas, I wanted to use something I had on hand. I was looking through my craft stash for some popcicle sticks, but I ended up finding a few bags of colorful pipe cleaners.   […]

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Start with a Seed Series part3: buying seeds, understanding seed packets | stowandtellu.com

Start with a Seed Series (part 3): Buying Seeds and Understanding Seed Packets

I think it was just a week or two into the new year when I started seeing plant growing containers on the shelves. I got a little excited… of course anything non-Christmassy is exciting right after the holidays, for me at least. Welcome back to the Start with a Seed series.  This is part 3 […]

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How to make a faux woodgrain chalkboard surface | Stowandtellu.com

How to Make a Faux Woodgrain Chalkboard Surface

Chalkboard paint on anything and everything was all the rage a few years ago.  I still like how useful a chalkboard can be for everything from jotting down notes to expressing oneself in quotes. I tried a little chalkboard experiment with a faux woodgrain patterned surface for the $100 entryway makeover last month. Since it […]

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Start with a Seed Series (part 2): Garden Planning Printable

The plan is to grow my own plants from seed this season and you are welcome to join in or just follow along and see if I’ve got something to show come planting season. This is post #2 in the Start with a Seed Plant Growing Series and today I have a 2 page printable […]

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10 ideas for how to add song lyric wording to home decor | stowandtellu.com

10 Song Lyric Wording Decor Ideas

Songs have a way of making us remember a time, a place, a moment, a person… It gets etched on our brain and every time we hear that song… we remember. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it bad. Mostly it’s good. I like to think so anyway. Last year I painted a favorite passage from an […]

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