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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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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! Pin It

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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

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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 Pin It

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103 Quick and Easy Christmas Gift Ideas

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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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No Bake Cinnamon Shapes

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Print No-Bake Cinnamon Shapes Rating: 51 Simple and fun to make! Decorate with them or attach them to a gift package!Ingredients1 cup ground cinnamon 1/2 cup applesauce 1/4 cup white school glue InstructionsCombine the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir until a stiff dough forms. Roll out dough to 1/4″ thickness. Cut into shapes with […]

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DIY Tin Stars

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I’m in love with the Tin Stars; what about you?

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Easy Crafts: Best Grandma – Hands Down!

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A decorated apron for Grandma could be a little bit messy, but will surely be fun! Help the your children put fabric paint on their hands, and carefully place their handprint on the apron. Follow paint manufacturer’s direction to set the paint so the apron will be washable. Use fabric markers to write “Best Grandma […]

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Decorated Spiral Notebooks

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Need a new gift idea! Try some “altered notebooks”?  Scrapbook paper is used to decorate the front and back covers of the notebook and then it is embellished with  die cuts, 3-D stickers, letters, ribbons…  

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Holiday Bean Soup Mix

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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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Potato Soup Mix

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1 3/4 C instant mashed potatoes 1 1/2 C dry milk 2 T instant chicken bullion 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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Turkey Noodle Soup Mix

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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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Tortilla Soup Mix

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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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Recycle Plain Bags into Beautiful Gift Bags

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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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