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How to naturally dye Easter eggs

March 10, 2014
How to naturally dye Easter eggs

Joe’s birthday falls on Easter this year, and he is thrilled. “I am going to have SO MUCH FUN that day!” Here’s hoping BirthdayEaster 2014 lives up to his expectations. As a prelude to ALL THE FUN, we will first be dying some eggs. This is something we like to do each year, making it […]

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20 DIY Fall Wreath Tutorials

September 18, 2013
20 DIY Fall Wreath Tutorials from InspiredRD.com #crafting #diy

It’s mid-September and approximately one bazillion degrees in Phoenix.  Ok, so I’m exaggerating.  A little.  Yesterday I thought I might melt walking across the parking lot to the grocery store. This is easily my least favorite time of the year.  In July, the heat is bearable because it’s summer.  It’s supposed to be hot in […]

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Indoor Boredom Buster Idea – Make Your Own Mini Golf Course

August 4, 2013
Make your own Mini Golf Course - Rainy day (or snow day or heat day) activity from InspiredRD.com

I was tempted to call this a “rainy day activity” but when it rains at our house, we don’t stay inside.  We do this: While most of you have to come up with boredom busters in the rainy and snowy months, our indoor activities take place in the summer when it’s one hundred million degrees […]

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5 Minute Spring Wreath Tutorial for Underachieving Crafters

February 25, 2013
5 minute spring wreath tutorial (for crafting underachievers) via InspiredRD.com

Last week my mom pointed out that the wreath on my front door was a little fall-ish and that I might want to get a spring wreath.  I thought that was a great idea, so Leila and I headed to the craft store.  I quickly realized that I wouldn’t get out of there for under […]

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10 of my favorite free fonts & a Valentine printable

January 24, 2013
10 Free Fonts from InspiredRD.com

Since learning how to use Photoshop, one of my favorite things to do is find and use free fonts.  There are tons to choose from and new ones popping up each day, so I thought I would share 10 of my favorite fonts with you.  Use these in Photoshop, Word, wherever.  When you download them […]

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Halloween memories on a string

October 4, 2012

For ten years now, my Halloween decor has looked like this. These two guys, a potholder, and our bubbly witch light were the extent of my Halloween decor. Last year I wanted to improve our Halloween situation, so I got fancy and made a fall wreath.  I also spray painted the letters B-O-O in a […]

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Ugly Mirror Makeover Tutorial

February 6, 2012
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Have I mentioned that I love a good thrift store?  It’s like a treasure hunt, except that most of the time I am hunting for ugly things that I can turn into treasures.  It’s kind of exciting, the thrill of the hunt.  I even snuck away to Goodwill the other day while my entire family […]

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How to make holiday simmering spices

December 11, 2011
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Christmas brings with it some wonderful smells.  The aromas of cookies baking, gingerbread cooling, hot cider simmering.  They bring with them a warm and cozy feeling that you just can’t get any other time of year. One simple way to fill your house with the scent of the holidays is to make a pot of […]

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How to make a simple fall wreath

October 7, 2011
how to make a fall wreath

Have you discovered Pinterest yet? It’s like an online bulletin board where you can find and share inspiration. I had been looking at some fun fall wreaths and went to JoAnn with the intentions of making this Halloween wreath, but then I found these pretty pom-pom flowers. Are they dahlias? Someone help me out here. […]

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How to turn vintage fabric into art

June 16, 2011
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I have a closet full of vintage fabric that I have collected over the years.  For the most part, I have used it to make and sell things in my Etsy shop.  Pillows, bags, cuffs, and other odds and ends. I love these fabrics so much for their texture, color and character.  I don’t want […]

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