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Your ‘To-Do’ List for Gardening in July

The fruits of our gardening labors are literally in our hands this month. Harvests of early tomatoes, corn, squash, herbs to enjoy along with bouquets of flowers for the house and garden… Be car…

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How to Make Wine Cork Mulch 2 Ways

Are you a wine cork hoarder like I am? Here’s how to make mulch using your stash of wine corks and which sort works best. Before I walk you through how to make mulch, it’s important that you choos…

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DIY Mason Jar Lantern in 3 Steps (No Power Tools Needed!)

This 3-step DIY mason jar lantern is perfect for lighting up your outdoor parties! Warm weather is here, and that means lots of backyard parties. Illuminate your next warm summer evening with an up…

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12 Wood Pallet Projects We Love

Who could have predicted the wild success of pallets in the household décor field? These humble wooden shipping leftovers are being repurposed for all kinds of DIY projects inside the home, on the por…

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How to Break Down Jeans for Crafting and Storage

About once in a blue moon, someone will give me just a giant amount of blue jeans, like an entire Rubbermaid bin's worth. Now, I craft with old denim pretty often, but I can't store a giant Rubberm…

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13 Clever Camping Hacks to Make the Outdoors More Fun

Camping is a fun way to step out of social media and get back in touch with the Great Outdoors. Unfortunately, some equate camping with incredibly heavy packs, hoards of bloodthirsty mosquitos, and di…

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Weekend DIY Project: Kitchen Chalkboard for Less Than $25

I love the look of a framed chalkboard, but those suckers are expensive! Here's how to make your own for under $25! This is actually a refresh of a project that I did many years ago. The before pi…

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Why Buy Organic Cotton?

Cotton has really great marketing behind it, but conventional cotton has some dirty secrets. I'm sure you guys have all seen those "Fabric of Our Lives" ad campaigns, featuring happy people snugglin…

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How To: Upcycled Activity Box for Toddlers

This homemade toddler activity box took minutes to put together, was totally free, and entertains my son Darrol to no end! What is it about toddlers and the changing table? My baby boy refuses to sta…

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Watch Hoot & Annie On This Live Owl Cam

About five years ago, Cathy Howell, staff attorney for The Nature Conservancy in Texas, decided she needed a new project. This nature enthusiast and amateur woodworker wanted to get her hands dirty—an…

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A great dish to put parsley in is tuna pasta. All you need is some Angel Hair pasta, tuna, and olive…