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Simple Ideas for a Thanksgiving Table

How is it possible that November is next week? Thanksgiving planning is beginning to ramp up and lead us into the holiday season. There is nothing I like more than decorating our home for the holidays and welcoming in our friends and family. All that said, this momma is busy and I am always trying to figure out ways to keep things simple. For the tablescape I am sharing with you today, I did not go to the store or buy anything. I started with a roll of brown kraft paper that I generally keep around. If you don't have...

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Love: Twine Embroidered Art Canvas Tutorial

Love: Twine Embroidered Art Canvas Tutorial

Sharing an oldie, but a goodie.... When I met my husband, we were babies. Okay, maybe not babies - but I met him at 18, started dating at 19 and married him at 23. I have always said the best decision I have ever made was to marry him. I remember the exact moment I realized. I was on an Amtrak train in Connecticut going through the Naval shipyard. And I instantly realized - "I want to spend the rest of my life with him." And that was it - we both just knew. So we finished college - okay,...

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A Family Tradition

Organic Maple Farmers - Generations Strong at Finding Home Farms Did you know that it takes thirty to forty years for a maple tree to develop enough to tap? Just like the seeds of the trees that we tap now were planted long ago, the foundation of our story started long ago as well. Our owner Dana, is at least a fourth generation maple farmer, on both sides of his family.  These previous generations have provided the foundation to build what is now Finding Home Farms.   Finding Home Farms is a maple farm located in the beautiful Hudson Valley...

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Bathroom Storage Solutions - DIY Door Shelf

Today I am sharing an idea for bathroom storage solutions. This is the shared bathroom for my 11 and 12 year old daughters. There is no natural light (which is also why the pictures are a little wonky!), there is no room for a piece of actual furniture, there are no drawers in the double sink vanity and the plumbing takes up so much room there is very little storage underneath. Add to the equation that we really do not have a linen closet to speak of.  Tween girls come with a lot of hair items, potions and lotions –...

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DIY Mason Jar Solar Light

DIY Mason Jar Solar Light

I have a long standing love affair with vintage blue mason jars. So it only made sense that I would use mason jars to make simple DIY solar lights. I simply used some ground hooks to hang them around the pool, but they work just as well on a tabletop. I used some basic wire to wrap around the top to hang it and then I purchased these tops that screw right on (affiliate link included). Colonial Tin Mason Jar "2 Solar Lid Lights - Brown" Weddings Outdoor Then you just need to wait for the sun to do down...

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