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Could you go without shopping for a month?? What about 2 months? I challenge you to a shopping fast. Guess how much time women spend shopping each year? a. 500 hours b. 199 hours c. 600 hours d. 399 hours (answer to come) Let me first explain myself.  About 10 years ago I was noticing I was spending a lot of money on a lot of items I...
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family costumes
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 The time is coming!  Halloween is right around the corner.  Here's a list of 28+ costumes that will make you giggle.  AND...if you don't' have kids this list will make you want to go borrow the neighbors. For a list of all 28+ you can see them on our pinterest page. Despicable Me, Sharks, Carebears-Here., Rapunzel , Alice, Ghost...
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Home maintenance
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Sometimes the men in our lives are busy, or the handyman is booked until next April...sometimes we ladies must take matters into our own hands! Here are 16 life-changing secrets to help you maintain a better home.  1. How to paint super straight lines. 2. Get ink stains out of leather. I haven't tried Amodex yet, but I have two WHITE...
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Is there anything more comforting than the smell of homemade bread baking on a crisp fall day? I don't think so! I absolutely love it when the air turns chilly and I feel like I can justify turning on my oven. So, to celebrate the leaves turning colors and the autumn season, here are some of our favorite bread recipes from...
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72-hour-kit-show
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My husband was a boy scout. He's a little embarrassed to admit it, but I don't know why! He learned some important things, one among them being "Be Prepared". The guy can do a LOT of useful things and he always seems to have just the preparation for whatever situation arises. Then there's me. I like to be prepared in my own way - like with...
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My sweetest cousin sent me an email a few weeks ago showing me her latest creative project. {She is always doing something jaw dropping}.  I said, "That's it.  You're in." Lucky for us, I've recruited her fabulous talent to the HowDoesShe blog. Lara will be posting every now and then, so make sure to give her a warm welcome for her very first...
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by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating, Do It Yourself, Sewing
If you're like me, you have baskets and bins galore that are overflowing with scrap fabric. In an effort to calm the craziness down in my craft room, I decide to take action and do something with all these scraps. So, without further ado....I give you - 3 EASY mini banners that will take just minutes to make! They're scrappy and oh so...
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decor hacks1
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1.  Hide your ugly modem.  Here.   2.  Or if you have a smaller router.  Go this style.  Here. 3.  Glue a magnet to the bottom of your hammer so you don't have to hold the nails in your mouth.  Here.  4.  Use a sharpie and draw a design on a light bulb to cast a neat shadow when the light is turned on....
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by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating, Sewing, Uncategorized
I'm going to let you in on a little secret - I buy cloth napkins like they're going out of style - and not once has our family used cloth napkins at the dinner table (I've got young kids, cloth napkins are definitely not gracing our table anytime soon!) Instead I turn those napkins into the easiest pillows ever. I buy napkins that are...
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by  |  posted under Baby Gifts, Crafting, Decorating, Do It Yourself, Gift Wrapping, Organizing
By now you've probably seen a lot of washi tape floating around stores, blogs, and crafting circles. There are so many amazing ways you can use it, but sometimes you need a simple DIY project to get your washi tape feet wet. Here are five easy ways to use washi that will get your creative juices flowing. 1. Party Decor   This may seem like...
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