Taking a weekend vacation

So one thing that is important to know about me: I’m a HUGE outdoor junkie! I started camping when I was 16. As soon as I was old enough to drive, I borrowed my parents’ Volvo and headed out to the Smoky Mountains. I actually went to high school in Louisville, KY, so it was a pretty close drive. I’ll never forget that first camping trip. It was a blast, but after two nights in the woods I somehow lost both of the back hubcaps on the Volvo wagon. My mom wasn’t pleased (it was her car) and I ended up having to go to the junkyard and spend my valuable babysitting money to purchase two new hubcaps. But I didn’t mind – the camping trip was totally worth it!

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Halloween decor – make fake barbed wire!

We’re deep into Halloween DIY over here  at Hammer Like A Girl – the latest favorite is making fake barbed wire – so realistic it makes you wince! Super easy and so many ways to use it. Don’t believe us? Well. Here are a few ideas to get you started: Decorate your children for Halloween…. 

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How to make glass cabochons

How to make glass cabochons

We get about five minutes into October when I realize I’m going to be in a time crunch to make gifts for the holiday season. It’s like a tornado or Godzilla – I can just see it coming! So what I try to do is tackle something that is going to be reasonable . …. 

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Win a crafty momma prize package worth $1,400!!

The holiday season is fast approaching and I want the celebrations to start TODAY!!!! I’ve partnered with 11 of my favorite blogging friends on Google+ to bring you an AMAZING giveaway – take a look at this: One LUCKY Reader Will Win the ULTIMATE creative package of craft goodies! If you don’t have your hands on… 

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How to decoupage charger plates

How to decoupage charger plates

This project is perfect my friends, perfect! Why? Because we’re so close to the holiday season, and this is such an easy way to upgrade paper plates to make them look fancy enough for your party table. I’m serious! Before you judge, visit the post at Whimseybox and take a peek at all of the pictures…. 

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Last minute Halloween decor - spooky luminaries

Last minute Halloween decor – spooky luminaries

Somehow an unexpected Halloween party is going to occur at my house this coming weekend. It was one of those conversations with friends that went from “yeah, that sounds like fun” to “ack! now I have to actually do it!” really fast. Although I make some (I think) fun Halloween decor items (Candles, coasters, signs)… 

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Fabric covered jewelry DIY gift boxes made with Mod Podge

Fabric Covered Jewelry DIY Gift Boxes

Hello lovely Mod Podgers! It’ Rachel again from Lines Across. I really love coming up with creative ways to wrap gifts. So much so, in fact, that I just launched a new website dedicated to all things gift wrap related called Let’s Wrap Stuff. Stop by and check it out. You can even submit your… 

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