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Monogram duvet tutorial

Monogrammed Duvet Tutorial Using Cricut Explore

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In a previous post, I discussed my love of monograms. I adore personalization in a home, and monogram bedding adds a nice touch. Customized bedding is very expensive, and I consider myself too frugal to pay the hitch prices. I have just under $50 in materials for the duvet and matching pillow shams. This Monogrammed Duvet Tutorial is very easy. You’ll just need a Cricut Explore, Duvet Set, Fabric, bonding agent, Design Space installed on your computer or other device, embroidery thread, embroidery needle, and basic embroidery skills.

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Essential oil scented beeswax candles

How to make your own essential oil scented Beeswax Candles

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StimulateTheSenses #CollectiveBias

When Jeremy harvested honey from the bee hives early in the summer, we had to process the hive frames. The honey is separated from the beeswax and I use it to make all sorts of tasty treats. I didn’t want the beeswax to go to waste, so I processed it into large beeswax blocks. There are lots of things that you can use beeswax to make, two of my favorites are lotion bars and homemade candles. Today I’m sharing how to make your own essential oil scented beeswax candles.

Essential oil scented beeswax candles

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free cat printables

Free Cat Printables & Tips For Caring For Multiple Cats #Unsmellable #FreshStepFebreze

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Before I met Jeremy I never imagined owning one cat, but now I own three. All three cats have a unique story and very different personalities. They’re bossy and demanding, but it would be hard to imagine our house without them. I enjoy taking random photos that capture their personalities and display them around our home, and occasionally I’ll throw in some whimsical cat decor. I created three free cat printables that can be easily printed and displayed. I think each represents a personality trait of one of our lovable cats, and maybe reminds you of one of your cats, too (I’m assuming if you’re reading this post, you have a cat or generally love cats).

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Metal Personalized Pumpkin Tutorial

It’s been a stressful few weeks. Jeremy is commuting to two universities to teach, one requires a weekly plane trip and the other an almost 2 hour drive. Gabe is back in school, and he now has sports and Cub Scouts. I’m the official schedule juggler, animal caregiver, and of course, I have to write a lot. This is compounded by the fact that my stepfather has been in and out of the hospital since we left for our honeymoon, and the hospital isn’t local. I feel like I can’t support my mom the way I should, but I can’t be everywhere and do everything. Currently my only stress relieving activity is crafting. I’ve made everything from wall decor, to customized bedding, and this metal personalized pumpkin for our yard. If you already have a Cricut, this project should be a breeze once you find your pumpkin. Yes, my pumpkin is store-bought and if you read on I’m sharing where I found it (on sale). I hope you enjoy this metal personalized pumpkin tutorial, and please share with me if you make your own.

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DIY String Light Posts

DIY String Light Posts For Weddings Or Parties

Shortly after getting engaged, Jeremy and I agreed that we wanted to get married here on the farm. We changed our mind 751+ times about the location, before deciding early in the spring that we would actually have it on the farm. I’m slowly learning to always go with my gut, because I change my mind way too much. I didn’t want to tent the reception area, and that was ultimately a mistake because of very unpredictable May weather in Kentucky (that’s just a friendly word of advice). I didn’t want to have spotlights in the yard, but I knew we would need some type of lighting since we were having an evening reception. We had an abundance of LED string lights that we purchased on clearance after Christmas, and we thought they would look lovely out in the yard. These DIY String Lamp Posts were the easiest solution to our lighting problem. The string lights added a festive touch of ambiance to our Derby Day reception. Honestly out of all the DIY projects I worked on for the wedding, these DIY String Light Posts were the simplest to make.

DIY String Light Posts

Photo Credit: Ginger Snaps Photography

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Monogram pillow sham tutorial

Monogram Pillow Sham Tutorial: Buy Versus DIY?

The last two years have been hard on me; I got engaged, and I couldn’t (well maybe didn’t) want to monogram anything. I’ve heard it’s bad luck to wear or use your married monogram before your wedding, and it kind of looks silly too. Jeremy and I got married in May, and of course, I wanted to monogram everything once we were actually hitched. What is it with southern women and our love of monograms? I actually designed a monogram for the t-shirts that the PTA sells as a fundraiser for the school, and those shirts sold out during our Open House. I had admired some monogrammed bedding, but nearly everything I found was $350+ in a King size. While we were at Haven Conference, I helped with a Cricut class. One of the projects that they made in the class was a monogrammed shadow box, and that was my inspiration for this Monogram Pillow Sham. I originally thought I would use layered HTV vinyl, but I challenged myself to create an iron-on fabric appliqué and hand stitch around the edge. I’m so pleased with how my monogram pillow sham turned out, and it wasn’t nearly as difficult as I imagined. I hope you enjoy my Monogram Pillow Sham Tutorial, and you’ll check back to see the rest of my bedding ensemble project.

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Back-to-school teacher gift basket

Back-To-School Teacher Gift Basket & Tag

This Back-to-school Teacher Gift Basket post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ZiplocBackToSchool #CollectiveBias

I don’t know how you feel, but I’m not ready to say the phrase back-to-school. My son is entering first grade and I’m cherishing all of our summer moments together, well if we’re being really honest, most of them. He has had a few summer camps, sleepovers, and many hours in the pool. We’re still waiting to hear who his teacher will be for the upcoming school year. In anticipation of our open house, I decided to create a free printable tag and inspire you to create your own Back-to-school Teacher Gift Basket with supplies for the upcoming school year.

Back-to-school teacher gift basket

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