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Flosstube – Finishes, Maynia plans, and snakes!

May 11, 2017
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Tips for a Vintage Kitchen Remodel

March 9, 2017

(Family Features) When you renovate an older home, the goal is not always to replace old with new. In fact, some renovations are all about preserving the past with a design that reflects and pays respect to the yesteryear features that make your home unique. Whether you’re planning a renovation for a 60-year-old home, or […]

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Top Articles of 2016

December 20, 2016
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These are the top articles from this blog for 2016 10. Pizza Rolls – Kid Friendly Recipe 9. Jamba Juice Orange Dream Machine Taste Alike Healthier Recipe 8. Rental Decorating – Home Office 7. Chili's Cinnamon Apples 6. Cooking with Campbell's – Stove Top Chicken Casserole 5. Rental Decorating Tips on a Budget 4. Rental […]

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Wall Organization DIY

March 8, 2016

Creative Ways to Add Order to Your Home   (Family Features) Although there are hundreds of options for organizing your home, the pieces you make yourself are the ones that truly reflect your personality. Adding your own flair to standard organizing materials adds instant character and functionality to any room. Making the most of your […]

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Handmade for the Holidays

November 17, 2015

(Family Features) A holiday-ready home is filled with small touches that celebrate the season. Welcome guests with these easy DIY projects that lend an extra special feel to your home. Extend a warm greeting with a faux fur wreath that dresses up the front door, such as this design from the crafting experts at Jo-Ann […]

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4 Creative Ideas to Repurpose Old Stuff

February 9, 2015
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4 Creative Ideas to Repurpose Old Stuff Guest Post By Millie Rainer Repurposing is a way of life for most of us DIY enthusiasts. And it’s a nice one at that. Repurposing allows you to reuse old stuff, refrain from unnecessary buying and find new uses for things. This translates into a more creative, clutter […]

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Revitalize Forgotten Furniture with a Simple DIY Transformation

January 22, 2015

(Family Features) Putting your own flair into an old piece of furniture or thrift store find is a creative and budget-friendly way to transform unused items into personal treasures. Refinishing old tables, chairs and other wooden items can instill new life, making these pieces functional and contemporary once more. Whether you’re repurposing a piece entirely, […]

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Create a Clutter-Free Crafting Zone

January 13, 2015

(Family Features) When creative inspiration strikes, you need to seize the moment and create. But if supplies are strewn from one end of the house to the other and clutter reigns, you may battle a real cramp in creativity. Even for the most free-thinking minds, a little organization can go a long way to let […]

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December 30, 2014
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This was a great year for Dishwater Dreams and I thank you for coming by as often as you do to check out what is going on in my little world! These are the top 10 reader favorites from the blog this year. #10 – Chili’s Cinnamon Apples recipe #9 Movie Review – The Lego […]

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Tree-ific Holiday Treats with Kids

December 2, 2014

Trim the Tree Cupcakes (Family Features) For many adults, the holidays are transformed by the chance to experience the wonders of the season through the eyes of children. There’s no better way to elicit a merry twinkle all around than by creating festive holiday treats together in the kitchen. Getting kids involved in holiday baking […]

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DIY Ideas for Every Room

July 31, 2014

Simple steps to update and organize (Family Features) From simple storage solutions that freshen up messy rooms to projects that enliven a space, do-it-yourself options are a popular choice among many homeowners. Try out some of these ideas to make every room in your home feel new again, without having to empty your pocketbook or […]

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Restoring Second Hand Furniture

March 4, 2014
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Men and women furnish their homes and apartments in various ways. For some, home furnishings are an extension of their personalities, while others prioritize budget over style when furnishing their domiciles. Secondhand furniture has long been used to furnish homes and apartments. While young people working with tight budgets and living in their first apartments […]

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Use embroidery to personalize gifts

January 29, 2014
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Celebrations take place throughout the year. Be it birthdays or anniversaries, these celebrations often entail giving gifts. But exchanging tokens of affection need not be exclusive to lavish affairs or special occasions. Sometimes gifts can be given to show thanks or as tokens of friendship. A heartfelt gift often requires an intimate knowledge of the […]

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Papercrafting for Valentine’s Day

January 15, 2014
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Millions of cards are exchanged each Valentine’s Day, which, according to the Greeting Card Association, is the second most popular holiday to exchange cards, trailing only Christmas. While thousands of greeting cards perfectly express personal sentiments, many individuals still prefer to craft their own personalized valentines. Papercrafting creates something unique and worthy of saving. An […]

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Frugal gift wrapping ideas

December 15, 2013
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* Children’s artwork: Over the course of a school year parents can accumulate dozens of original pieces of art from their children’s time in the classroom. Instead of relegating those pictures to a memory box or temporary glory on the refrigerator, turn them into unique gift wrap. Pair these pieces of art with colored ribbon, […]

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Make-your-own holiday ornaments

December 14, 2013
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Holiday decorating is a big part of the holiday season. Bins are taken out of the attic or garage, and decorations are once again given their opportunity to shine for several weeks before being packed away again. Among the many decorations families use to deck the halls are ornaments that were made by hand. This […]

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How to Update a Lamp

July 26, 2013

I had this lamp and it's taller floor lamp twin in my living room, but they were looking a little outdated and worn. I decided to give them a colorful lift. The original lamp shades were a light tan color. I found these black shades at Garden Ridge for $9.99 each. Here is the lamp […]

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DIY Menu Board

April 5, 2013

Last night I started working on decorating my new kitchen. It's a rental so I'm limited with what I can do in the space. The kitchen is a typical rental kitchen. Builder grade oak cabinets. Beige and white everything else. I can't make any kid of major changes like painting the cabinets or the walls […]

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