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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How to make Mod Podge BOO blocks

Halloween potion bottle “BOO” blocks

Do you have any leftover pieces of 2 x 4? If not, you can get them from your local home improvement store or dig for scraps at a construction site, because it’s time to make a cute Halloween project – these potion bottle “BOO” blocks! You can make them with any saying of your choice,… 

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Make Mod Podged Mary Janes

My WORD, y’all . . . this is one of those DIYs that turned out so much cuter than I could have imagined, and it was SO easy to boot. Simple canvas mary janes + glitter + Mod Podge is all you need for this darling DIY. Let’s get started, shall we? Materials: Mod Podge Gloss… 

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How to decoupage a dog house - make a fancy abode for your furry friend!

Fancy canine abode – aka, the decoupage dog house

Hi there – this is Justine from Sew Country Chick! I have four dogs here at the ranch. The tiniest is named Coco. She wandered in one day from the road after being abandoned most likely, and has been here ever since. One day, I was driving through a little town nearby called Ojai, and… 

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Sheer Lattice Ribbon Candle

Sheer lattice ribbon candle

This is the time of year where time starts to run on fast forward. It all starts with Halloween costumes, home decorating that feels like it needs updated every month, and don’t even get me started on handmade gift giving and holiday cooking! This simple candle DIY is a quick and easy way to add… 

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wicked Mod Podge Necklace Halloween Walmart

Wicked Dimensional Magic Halloween necklace

I’m absolutely positive you know who my friends Cathie and Steve are. They are Mod Podge (and lifestyle) experts and have several lines of Mod Podge products. Their most recent is Collage Clay . . . which if you haven’t played with it, is a blast! Another of their product lines features these pendant trays… 

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Mixed Media Masterpieces

Mixed Media Masterpieces book review and giveaway

I love reading and reviewing craft books. I’m sure some people wonder what the deal is with that, given that I run a blog. But the truth is, while I love craft blogs, there’s nothing like the feeling of a book in my hand. I have a HUGE craft book library and I value each and… 

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