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Give Thanks Turkey Silhouette Printable and Labels

Turkey Day is quickly approaching here in the US.  I’ve seen so many cute turkey crafts for kids, but I was thinking some big-girl turkey decor might be nice. Here are several variations of a free turkey silhouette printable that can be used for place mats, place settings, artwork, craft projects, labels,  and more. Thanksgiving […]

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Front Yard Update and Halloween Porch {YardWorkation 5}

We started working on our yard early this summer, and I’m happy to say that our front yard finally passed my sniff test just in time to pull together a thrifty Halloween porch vignette for the trick-or-treaters. I’m probably stretching it by using the word porch, but I’m definitely not exaggerating about the thrifty part. […]

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White Painted Jack O Lantern and Back Porch Update {YardWorkation 4}

White pumpkins are steeling the show these days.  But how about white carved pumpkins or jack o lanterns? While I actually only have one white pumpkin this season  (a gift from my sister from the bonfire night) I didn’t want to carve it. I did however have three thrifted faux jack o lanterns in my […]

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Homemade Party Apple Bar

Caramel. Chopped nuts. Toppings you might put over ice cream, right? That’s what we were thinking when I put together a homemade party apple bar this past weekend for a Saturday night bonfire.  Fall is apple picking season. And while there’s many incredibly delicious ways to bake all these apples into a recipe, eating them […]

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Leftover Grilled Hamburger Chili

Next time you cook hamburgers on the grill, consider cooking extra.  This way you can make chili with the leftovers for one of your next meals. Back when I was a single mom, one of my moonlighting jobs was as a cook in a corner tavern. My friend was the owner and she had a […]

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Pumpkin Patch Musings

When my sister called me on Sunday, I was knee deep in a list of things that had to get done. She asked if I wanted to go with her to a pumpkin patch in DeKalb, and I answered, “Sure!” Of course I wanted to spend time with her, but I also knew what she […]

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Distress Painted Pumpkin Baking Tins

Pressed tin by itself is gorgeous for sure, but who isn’t tempted to paint it? Just to see all those grooves, nooks and crannies stand out. I know. The pressed tin purists would not agree. I came across some pumpkin baking tins last fall while thrifting.  They were the right price, so I bought them. […]

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Twig name art for kids room. Fun nature crafts idea that can be fancy or a primitive nature project made by a child - StowAndTellU.com

When you spell a child’s name with twigs, then art happens!

I spent some time with my three-year-old nephew last week with the objective of getting him out of the house and away from my sister-in-law. She is trying to rest and recover after breaking her leg in eight places. Ouch!!  I know, right? Fortunately, she is on the road to recovery, but every little chance […]

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The best part of Thanksgiving for the kids in our family is when we go around the table and get to say what we are thankful for. Here are 10 crafty ways to help kids say thank you on Thanksgiving

10 Ways to Help Kids Say Thank You on Thanksgiving

The best part of Thanksgiving for the kids in our family is when we go around the table and everyone gets a chance to say what they are thankful for.  Problem is, when you are vying for center stage at a Thanksgiving table of +30 people, holding everyone’s attention for the duration is a bit […]

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Salem witch museum and a visit to Salem Massachusetts on Halloween of 2014

Postcards from Salem Massachusetts on Halloween

Last fall at this time, my son and I were in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween.  I never imagined I’d visit this town, let alone on the one day of the year where the town’s claim to fame plays a primary role in the day’s celebrations.  Ken, my husband, didn’t get to go, so these are […]

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Apple Branch Wreath with Twig Shelf

Last fall I fell in L.O.V.E. with this branch and apple wreath from Karin at Your Cozy Home.  I knew it was something I wanted in my home for fall.  Yes, that’s a catch on words because Hometalk is hosting a Home for Fall Blog Hop which has inspired a whole bunch of diy bloggers, including […]

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Was a barrel of plastic bottles, now a barrel of pumpkins!

I spied a super cool large garden container tip most recently when I was helping my friend Judy move. Among her many talents, she’s quite the green thumb.  When she gave me the chore of emptying the dirt and summer blooms out one of her large plant containers, “but leave the plastic bottles in the […]

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Fall Inspired Sayings with Edible Marker on Apples

If I was going to the moon and could only take one dessert, it would be something with apples, cinnamon, brown sugar and butter.  Sorry chocolate! It’s apple pickin’ season around here again.  My siblings and I always try to make it out to one of the apple orchards to go apple picking. If we […]

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Soup

My mom always made turkey soup the day after Thanksgiving with the turkey carcass and all the Thanksgiving leftovers.  And I mean right down to adding cranberries and sweet potatoes to the soup, too.  What I always liked about her recipe was that it wasn’t based on exact ingredients, but rather what was left over […]

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Gloomy Fall Gallery Wall and Route 66 Talking Crow

As the season of Fall and our basement update having been rolling along together, I have literally, just one small section of our townhouse that isn’t stacked with stuff from the basement.  It’s a section of my living/ dining room wall, and I have been hanging up all of my recent Fall-ish projects (really, just […]

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