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Front Door Can Change Everything

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We recently bought a new home. And although I’m not a big fan of the outside color, we wont be painting the outside of the house any time soon.

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I wanted to change the color scheme and did inside. But I still wanted the outside changed. After considering how I could do this I decided on painting both sides of the front door for that pop of color I wanted. I went with a vibrant teal.

This is the accent color in my kitchen and front room. I’m really happy with this fun change. It gives our new home more personality and really makes it ours. It’s such an easy and fun change that I had to share it with you.

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Easy, Pretty and Natural

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I wanted to make something easy, pretty and natural for the Bridal Shower favor. So it would match the whole theme I’ve been sharing with you.

My nice go to favor is a home made body scrub. I have a large grapefruit tree and I’m always trying to figure out more ways to use up the mass amount of white grapefruit that grows. Here’s my recipe.  This time I used raw sugar and had to add a bit more olive oil for the right consistency. That’s the fun part about these scrubs, you can mix and match. How about Epson salt and lemons? Play with it. As for this favor I had all these ingredients on hand which makes it much easier.

Now I needed jars to put the mixture in and I needed to decorate them. I asked a new mother for some glass baby food jars for this craft project. Next I grabbed some fabric scraps, lace scraps, and my trusty glue gun.

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After washing the jars, I measured, cut and glued the fabric to the jars. Next I let them dry and lastly I scooped the scrub in so they all pretty much measured about the same amount. I made an even dozen.

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I was given these old labels from a school which I thought would be perfect to list the ingredients on. And there you go, an easy, pretty and natural favor to give away at a shower, or even around the holidays.

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Enjoy

Labeling With Chalkboard Paint

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I have these 3 cute tins I’ve been meaning to paint with chalk board paint. My friend’s Bridal Shower was the perfect excuse to get it done.

So simple, I don’t even need to type instructions.

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I Just taped the tins where I wanted the label to be and painted. I needed a good 4 coats to be thick enough to write on. So just paint, let dry fully and paint again. Chalk board paint dries very quickly, especially outside during the summer.

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I used these tins to hold the cute utensils I tied up, for extra napkins, and straws for the lemonade.

One tip for this paint is: Once its all dried and ready to be written upon, scribble all over the paint and then wipe it down. This will keep the label from any permanent chalk marks.

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Garden Art

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I’m working on those finishing touches in my garden before it gets too cold.

I found the greatest frame from a thrift store years ago. We have used it for a photo booth before which was really cute, but now it was time to make it into Garden Art.

I saved the sticks I had trimmed off of our fruit trees and after painting some with the kids I thought framing them would be fun too.

So I grabbed the frame and painted in green.

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I then glued and nailed sticks to the back of the frame. A few times, since they didn’t always stick. When I finally got it to work I then spray painted them gold. I love the gold but it doesn’t stand out as much as maybe a hot pink would. Next time I’ll stock up on more pink paint.

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Now time to hang up in the Garden to sit next to and admire during the morning.

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Reusing Easter baskets

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This weekend I was able to enjoy a beautiful baby shower. I was also able to use one of my favorite re-purposing items, the Easter basket.

I’m always left with too many baskets after each Easter. Most of the time we use them again the following year but another fun way to reuse is to use it as a gift bag. You can paint them a different color if the pastels do not match your need.

I left the pink one alone since the shower was for a baby girl. But I did saw off the tall handle so it didn’t look so Easter. Then added my gifts. You can add the cellophane bag around it to secure your items or leave them out to be handled.

Either way, its always a pretty production.

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First Day of School Bouquet

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My two little ones are finally back to Preschool! I’m so excited for them. They both love their Teacher so I thought it would be fun to have them bring her a first day of school bouquet.

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I bought a bunch of number 2 pencils to decorate jars. I reused a Jam jar and bought another candy jar from the dollar store to use. Since both of these jars were shorter then the #2 pencils I had my husband saw them perfectly in half. This way I could cover the outer part of the jar all in pencils. If you could find a tall straight vase you could do the same with full pencils as well.

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I used a large thick rubber band around the jar and then positioned the pencils underneath. Once I had all the pencils on I added ribbon for decoration and to add some security to the pencils. Then I added school supplies to the larger one and flowers to the smaller one.

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Last I added a gift tag with the message, “Happy First Day of School.”

Hope everyone had a lovely summer!