Gifts

Recycle Plain Bags into Beautiful Gift Bags

Crafts

Where I work, my co-workers are always ordering out for lunch. I save their bags and now have many (perfectly good) small to medium sized, brown shopping bags. One day I needed a gift bag – but did not have the right size.  So, I went into my sewing stash and found a piece of […]

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Valentine Ideas Under $5

Children

Hope you enjoy these fun Valentine ideas! This is a GROWING list; I’m adding to it as I find new ideas. Please share links for Valentine Ideas in the comment section below!  love you bookmark with a TUTORIAL I love these paint chip bookmarks!  So cute!   Pixie Stick Flowers A Valentine Mask  Cute Valentine’s […]

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Turkey Noodle Soup Mix

Food + Recipes

This is a great recipe for chicken or turkey. 1 cup uncooked fine egg noodles 1 1/2 tablespoon chicken bouillon 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon dried whole thyme 1/8 teaspoon celery seeds 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1 bay leaf Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Store in an airtight container. If you […]

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Potato Soup Mix

Food + Recipes

1 3/4 C instant mashed potatoes 1 1/2 C dry milk 2 T instant chicken bouillon 2 tsp dried minced onion 1 tsp dried parsley 1/4 tsp ground white pepper 1/4 tsp dried thyme 1/8 tsp turmeric 1 1/2 tsp seasoning salt Combine all ingredients. in a bowl and mix. Makes 6 servings. Store in […]

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Tortilla Soup Mix

Food + Recipes

Print Tortilla Soup Mix Rating: 51 Makes 3 quarts soup. Enjoy!Ingredients1 cup converted long grain rice 2 to 2 1/2 cups slightly crushed tortilla chips 5 oz can chicken 10 oz can Rotel tomatoes Seasoning Packet: Combine the following and place in a zip-close sandwich bag. 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules 2 teaspoons lemon-flavored sugar […]

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Holiday Bean Soup Mix

Food + Recipes
bean mix

1 pound dried black beans 1 pound dried red beans 1 pound dried kidney beans 1 pound dried navy beans 1 pound dried great northern beans 1 pound dried baby lima beans 1 pound dried large lima beans 1 pound dried pinto beans 1 pound dried green split peas 1 pound dried yellow split peas […]

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Tutorial: Cupcake Oven Mitt

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Are you a cupcake lover? These are so cute, I have to share them with you! Amy offers a great tutorial for these sweet and functional mitts. She offers a FREE downloadable pattern in this tutorial, so read on for the details!

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Layered Patchwork Soup Mix

Food + Recipes

A lovely gift of ready to be made soup mix in a jar; a very popular gift idea. Yield 4 servings May be doubled or tripled.   Ingredients 1/4 cup barley 1/4 cup dried split peas 1/4 cup uncooked white rice* 1/4 cup dry lentils 1-1/2 teaspoons dried parsley 1-1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic 1/2 teaspoon […]

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Pretty Pillowcases

Gifts
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Need a quick and lovely gift? Need new pillowcases for your home? These are easy to make even for a beginner! I hope you find these tutorials helpful!   pretty quick pillowcase tutorial (& bonus French seam instructions) The fastest, easiest pillowcase ever

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103 Quick and Easy Christmas Gift Ideas

Budget
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Hope you can find an idea that will be perfect! Add a cute gift tag to any one of these and it’s ready to give! 1. M&M’s – “Have a Merry and Most wonderful Holiday Season!!” 2. Soup or soup mix – Wishing you a “Souper” Holiday Season!! 3. Frozen or ready to bake pizza […]

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