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Friday Favorites–DIY 4th of July

As July 4th approaches, you’ll find fireworks stands on every corner, shopping carts full of hamburgers and hot dogs and the a sea of red, white and blue in the crafty corner of the internet.  This Independence Day holds special significance for me because as you’re reading this, my son is signing his enlistment papers…

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Dutch Oven Mac and Cheese on the BBQ

A couple of weeks ago, it was hot here.  We not only live in northwestern Oregon, but also basically on the side of a hill over a river.  Hot is rare.  I should probably also add that hot is anything above 80.  When you’re done laughing at me, come back and I’ll tell you about…

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Talented Tuesday Link Party #34

Welcome to another week of Talented Tuesday!  How’s the weather where you are, now that it’s officially summer?  The forecast here is showing 100+ for the weekend, so I’m looking for ways to keep my cool.  Any great ideas out there? Baked Parmesan Pickle Dip Staci from Crafty Staci         Thrift Store Dresser Makeover…

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Friday Favorites–Get Outside!

I love this time of year in my part of Oregon.  While we are usually still getting a little rain, when it’s nice, it’s VERY nice.  Not too hot, not too cold, and often there’s just a little bit of a breeze.  I love to sit outside on our deck, listen to the river go…

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Talented Tuesday Link Party #33

Did you know that every time you click on a project that someone has shared in our Talented Tuesday party, you’re voting for the most popular link of the week?  That link gets prominently featured here, and at all FIVE of the other hostesses’ blogs, the next week.  If there’s something you really like, show…

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Friday Favorites–Father’s Day

It’s funny, when you think about making stuff for guys, it seems really difficult.  Things like flowers and much of the jewelry are generally out.  Good luck getting them to be happy about anything that could be described as pretty.  But every time I sit down to write about Father’s Day or gift ideas for…

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Hot Pad of the Month–June Bear Paw

I wanted to get this month’s hot pad to you before Father’s Day, because I made this one with the guys in mind.  They might not be the obvious recipients of something like this, but it’s definitely something they can use.  It can sit on a desk for their coffee mug – if they’re anything…