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Expert-led Creative Classes

You guys, I have a great opportunity for you to check out. FREE!

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Have you guys checked out Bluprint yet?  No?  What are you waiting for, go now and explore Bluprint for FREE during their Get Started Event.

Ready to go from “I wish I could” to “look what I did!”? You have until the 12th of October, they’re unlocking thousands of expert-led creative classes, plus projects, recipes, patterns and more to help you do just that. Explore 20+ categories, from quilting and knitting to art and more, and dive into all sides of your creativity. Everything’s FREE during our Get Started Event, on now! 

Now is your chance to check out all their creative outlets and get your creative groove going.  Don't miss this opportunity friends.  

I know that I have visited and love what they offer, they have classes and amazing how to's.
Once you visit with them, come back here and let me know what you liked and if you signed up for anything.  Let me know what you wish to see as well that way I can share it with them.

Hope to see you there and let's get crafty together!  Cheers!



Set the Table with Faux Tin Place-mats


I have partnered with Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Magazine to bring you
some creative decorating ideas for your home.
Today we will show you how to enhance your dining table with the
delicate beauty of faux-vintage tin ceiling tiles, turned into placemats, as seen
in Farmhouse style -Autumn 2018.

But first, a little about Country Sampler's Farmhouse Style magazine, it is filled with 
step by step  DIY projects and creative decorating tips to create the farmhouse-style 
home of your dreams. Not only that, but each issue features tours into beautiful 
farmhouse-style homes, tips, and advice for simple homesteading such as raising 
backyard chickens or goats, features on innovative artists working with 
rustic materials, special articles for hosting backyard picnics, barn weddings and more!  
Farmhouse Style is available as a quarterly subscription
as well as being available in newsstands nationwide. 


Now let's get started with this fun project.  First, you will need some supplies.



Supplies:
  • 2'x4' vinyl ceiling panels
  • Off-white chalk finish paint
  • Paintbrush 
  • Sandpaper
  • Matte waterproof  spray sealer

Instructions

1. Cut a 2'x4' vinyl galvanized finish ceiling tile panel into approximately 
12"x18" placemats. (This panel design yielded four placemats vertically along the short side.)

2. Dry brush over each placemat with off-white chalk finish paint, leaving small areas of 
the metal tones underneath exposed. Let it dry.

3. Lightly dab the corners and outer edges of the placemat with brown or rust chalk finish paint.
Then, lightly brush over the entire placemat, using minimal paint. Let it dry.

4. Lightly sand random areas to expose the metal tones underneath.  Finish with a matte waterproof spray sealer.

*Alternatively, small decorative backsplash panels that replicate vintage tin ceiling tiles would also work for this project. 

This is certainly a creative and amazing way to bring texture and a fall feel to your table.
It is a great conversation starter and a lovely farmhouse look. I think that one of my
favorite things about this placemat is the easy cleaning, just wipe and done.

Farmhouse Style is such a fabulous magazine that you will want to treat yourself to every
issue filled with hundreds of gorgeous color photos and great ideas.
Charter subscribers can sign up for a subscription at www.FarmhouseStyleMag.com/charter.

I am looking forward to their many fabulous projects, are you?



NEW at the Dollar Tree, Expressions from Hallmark & Heartline a Hallmark Company

**I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you 
make a purchase after clicking on my links.

There are over 6,500 Dollar Tree stores nationwide and on August 30th every store will carry Expressions From Hallmark, $1 each and Heartline a Hallmark company, 2 for $1. With hundreds of new greeting cards to choose from, you can celebrate every moment with your friends and family and save. 
On August 30th, the following cards will also be available at select stores:
Mahogany: Mahogany enhances emotional connections among family, friends, and the community, and celebrates what is most beloved about Black culture.
Vida: VIDA expresses the voice of Latinos across generations, bringing them closer together to celebrate life’s special moments.
Tree Of Life: Tree of Life brings Jewish family and friends together to celebrate their faith and culture by honoring meaningful holidays and milestones.


I just love this great selection of cards.  Now I don't have to spend so much on one card, but buy several for all occasions and they are all at the Dollar Tree. 

One of my favorite collection is by Joyfully Yours and I believe they are affiliated with DaySpring company. I love the quality and also the messages that are written on the cards.
Joyfully Yours: Joyfully Yours lets family and friends express their faith in just the right way during holidays, special occasions, and moments big and small.
I have viewed a lot of their cards already and they have many varieties to choose from, there are birthday cards, congratulation cards, thank you cards and much more. The quality of the greeting cards is great so you will be saving big on these cards.  

If you are like me and like to be prepared for different events, this gives you the opportunity to buy several cards for different occasions and have them on hand at home, when it's needed. For more information, visit the DollarTree online as well at www.DollarTree.com

I hope that you enjoy the new cards as much as I have and stock up for the year.


Make a Raised Garden Bed

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On today's post, I will share our latest project, a "Raised
Garden Bed".  I will keep the post short and sweet.
There are several ways to construct a raised
garden bed, and it all depends on your budget, the size that you
want and the wood you will use.
Our garden bed is 18 inches in height, that gives me enough room to
plant vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, and onions. It is 3 x 6
feet. In order to get an idea for the type of garden bed that you
want to build, I will provide this link here
There, you will see several varieties; you may choose which one to make.

We planted some seeds this summer in biodegradable egg cartons,
so when they sprout, we may plant them in our vegetable garden.
You may view that in my Instagram account.

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We added chicken wire to the bottom as well as this dark weed
liner to prevent weeds from growing & critters from digging
from underneath the bed.

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My husband measured the width & length on the ground
in order to remove the grass to prepare the ground for the raised bed.

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We added the soil and mixed it with organic compost. 

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After the soil was mixed into the garden bed, we added the plants.

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I hope that this inspires you today to create your own garden bed.
Thank you for stopping by.


Cricut Savings on Materials & Machine Bundles

*This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.


Hey friends,  Today I want to share a sale with you from our friends over at Cricut.  
This week, Cricut is offering huge savings on Material & Machine Bundles

For my crafty friends out there, this is a must-have for all kinds of projects, especially with
Valentine's Day ahead!  

So if you are in the market to buy something like this to make crafting a whole lot easier, 
now it's the time to get it along with the supplies on sale.

There are many other products on sale right now on their site, so head on over to their site!

Cricut.com is offering Free Standard Shipping on orders $99+ 
with code CRICUTLOVELet me know what you get or what you have made with 
Cricut products. 




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