DIY

How to Save on Dry Cleaning

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There’s nothing quite like getting a crisp, freshly laundered outfit back from the dry-cleaners. It’s almost like getting new clothing: everything is pressed, clean and looks brand new. Being a fairly casual family, we don’t do a lot of dry cleaning in my house, but there are always those rare or special items—especially dresses, suits and coats—that require [...]

DIY Pottery Barn Knock-Off Pin Board

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This is a guest post from Tasha of DesignerTrapped.com Pottery Barn has gorgeous stuff, right?  But, the price tags generally tend to put Pottery Barn's drool-worthy merchandise out of my reach.  Can anyone else relate? The good news is that you can browse Pottery Barn and other designer stores for inspiration and then make less [...]

How to Create a Gallery Wall

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Several years ago I wrote this post about the big giant (12’ wide by 16’ tall in the center—in other words, HUGE) wall, the focal point of our great room.  For nearly eleven years now, this space has overwhelmed me with its sheer big-ness.  And so, for most of the time we’ve lived here, I have [...]

DIY Give Save & Spend Kids Wallet

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Today I am so excited to host a tutorial from the amazingly talented Sarah of Miss Money Bags.  I was introduced to Sarah last year when she graciously sent me one of her handmade Cash Envelope Wallets, as well as a "Save, Spend, Give" wallet for each one of my girls.  We absolutely LOVED them [...]

Handmade Fizzing Bath Bombs

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My girls love taking bubble baths and I have been wanting to make them some homemade bath bombs for years now, but quite honestly I was always a little scared that it would turn into a complete fiasco and they wouldn't work. I shouldn't have worried! Not only are they fun and easy to make, they work [...]

Handmade Honey Salt Scrub

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I first made this simple honey salt scrub about three years ago during our first ever 31 Days of Living Well & Spending Zero challenge.  I loved it so much that I ended up making a huge bath and giving it away to all my friends and family that year.  They have been asking for [...]

How to Give a Great Handmade Gift

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 This is a guest post from Kalyn Brooke of Creative Savings  DIY gifts are all the rage these days, no matter where you look -- Pinterest, Facebook, even the cover of a glossy magazine. All proclaim to have the perfect gift that can be made cuter, cheaper, and faster, and everyone, including myself, can't get their hands on [...]

10 Gifts You Can Make for $10 or Less

10 Gifts You Can Make for $10 or Less

November is here which means the holiday season is upon us, and if you are anything like me you are suddenly thinking, "well crapola, I better start thinking about gifts!"  (And if you are one of those annoyingly perfect proactive people who finished your shopping sometime in July, then I'm not quite sure to do with you. [...]

7 Ways to Decorate with Things You Already Have

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I am not a decorator.   Not even close.  While it is lovely, it will never be featured in House Beautiful or Better Homes & Gardens.  I am totally okay with that.   My goal is not to win any decorating awards, but to have a functional, cozy space that I love.  For me, that [...]

All About Me Kid Collage

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This is the last Week of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL!  Today we are welcoming Michelle & Kira from Sunshine and Hurricanes,  who are sharing a mixed-media all about me collage. For more summer fun, check out the overview page. *** Hey Friends! This is Michelle & Kira from Sunshine [...]

Easy DIY Bird Feeder

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This is Week 11 of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL!  Today we are welcoming Claire from A Little CLAIREification,  who is sharing her super cute and easy DIY Bird Feeder . For more summer fun, check out the overview page.  ***  How's your Summer been going, my LWSL friends?  It's [...]

Giant DIY Tic Tac Toe Board

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This is Week 10 of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL!  Today we are welcoming Nici from Posed Perfection,  who is sharing her DIY Tic Tac Toe Board . For more summer fun, check out the overview page. Hi there! I'm Nici from Posed Perfection and I am absolutely thrilled to [...]

DIY Cool-Off Kindness Fans

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This is Week 8 of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL!  Today we are welcoming Courtney from Lil Light O' Mine ,who is sharing an super cute fans for  your community . For more summer fun, check out the overview page. *   *   *  Happy Summer LWSL! I’m Courtney and [...]

DIY Tree Swing

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This is Week 7 of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL!  Today we are welcoming Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage,  who are sharing an easy and super fun way to make a tree swing . For more summer fun, check out the overview page. Hi! I'm Gina from The Shabby [...]

Easy Rolling Slushie Stand

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This is Week 6 of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL!  Today we are welcoming Heather & Angela from Sports Mom Survival Guide, who are sharing an easy and creative way to make a Rolling Slushie Stand to keep all the neighbors cool & refreshed. For more summer fun, check out [...]