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  • Repurposed Shutter Headboard
    How to make and save money with a repurposed headboard
    Your home is your sanctuary. The bedroom is the revitalizing spot in your sanctuary. It is where you relax, rejuvenate, and unwind. So, why not make this space unique to you? Start with a unique and custom headboard, which you can make on your own...
  • Adaline breezy slouch
    Crochet pattern: Adaline breezy slouch
    This slouchy hat is a breeze to make, hence the name in the title. It is made from the bottom up and is the perfect hat for spring.The yarn used is Stylecraft DK yarn and while it is sold mainly overseas, I have purchased mine from a wonderful...
  • Dress for the heat
    5 Tips for dressing professionally in summer
    When the mercury rises and you need to dress for work during the summer heat, you need a plan. Some tips to look professional but also dressed to acclimate to the heat outside and the air conditioning indoors. Here are some tips to follow.1....
  • Carroll Lewis: Alice's Adventures with doll artist Nancy Wiley
    Carroll Lewis: Alice's Adventures with doll artist Nancy Wiley
    Hello New York Doll Collectors,I wanted to share with you some of my earlier interviews with doll artists, particularly doll artists in New York. One of the many intriguing things about doll artists, is wondering what inspired them to create dolls...
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    May gardening
    Summer-like temperatures arrive in Central Florida by the end of the month, and your spring garden should be yielding an abundance of produce by now. Irrigation is critical for plants that are flowering or fruiting if sufficient rainfall doesn'...
  • Habitat for Humanity Restore Houses Great Deals and Those in Need
    Habitat for Humanity Restore Houses Great Deals and Those in Need
    A little over a year ago a habitat for Humanity Restore opened its doors at the Florida Mall. Being the thrifty shopper, I always am on the lookout for a new place to find great project ideas and the Restore didn’t fail to deliver.From home...
  • Do your own professional gel manicures with MelodySusie
    Do your own professional gel manicures with MelodySusie
    Hello all! TGIF, am I right?As the warm weather approaches, we see bright colors and trendy prints come out everywhere; on all clothing, sandals, and accessories. Nail color is especially popular during this time, including various styles. What is...
  • Modern Crohcet Throw
    Free crochet pattern: Modern color block throw
    This is my first blanket pattern. I have become quite obsessed with not only coming up with color combinations, but also excited to finally use up the huge amount of yarn I have.The beauty of this simple throw is that it works up quickly and...
  • Garden Tools - DIY Watering Drip system
    Garden Tools - DIY Watering Drip system
    Creating a irrigation system for your garden sounds intimidating, but conserving water, reducing weeds and give your plant plenty of water creates a wonderful harvest.In many place summer brings water restrictions to conserve our precious water...
  • Gummies
    How to make customized gummy candy
    Crafting gummy candy at home is surprisingly easy and, once mastered, the basic recipe can be modified for an endless variation of customized flavors. This recipe is gluten-free, and the variations include suggested methods to make healthier...
  • Honda pranks public with announcement of HR-V crossover Selfie Edition
    Honda pranks public with announcement of HR-V crossover Selfie Edition
    The mega Japanese automaker Honda has got jokes! In their latest April Fool's ruse, the company released a video today,"HR-V Selfie Edition" that touts how Honda is always on the cutting edge of automotive technology. The Selfie...
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    April gardening
    April is the month when temperatures really start to heat up in Central Florida, but the rainy season hasn't arrived yet. Keep an eye on your plants and irrigate when they show signs of water stress.Many native wildflowers are in bloom this...
  • Dolls: spring fashion to drive the cold winter away
    Dolls: spring fashion to drive the cold winter away
    Hello New York Doll Collectors,I was looking for fashionable dolls to bring the feeling of Spring into our hearts, and to toss the cold air, out of our joints. Tonner Dolls has some very gorgeous fashionable dolls that would definitely bring the...
  • Spring nail trends and DIY nails for prom
    Spring nail trends and DIY nails for prom
    Prom season is on its way. Most high school seniors have their prom dresses purchased and are heading to the salon for the hair and makeup trial. If you are skilled at polishing your own nails, the following DIY gold and black French manicure will...
  • vegetable varieties
    What is an heirloom?
    There is an increasing awareness these days about the value of heirloom vegetables, yet many people are unclear about what qualities classify a variety as “heirloom”. Even some seed vendors incorrectly label their products.The biggest...
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