Make It Yourself // Embroidered Magnolia Apron

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When I teach my painting workshops, each of my students gets an apron embroidered with their name on it. I used to spend $12 on each apron to have them embroidered. Since I taught  12 – 14 workshops a year, I finally figured out that it would be much cheaper if I embroidered them myself.

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MAKE IT YOURSELF // The First Project in the Project Room

Now that the project room is finished (well, kind of), it is time for my first project. One thing I have been wanting to do for a long time is to figure out to use my Silhouette Cameo machine. The Silhouette was a wonderful Christmas present from my husband and I just hadn’t blocked out the time to figure out what to make and how to make it. The time is finally here.

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MAKE IT YOURSELF // Aging Terra Cotta Pots

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I decided the hanging shelves would look great with some small pots and plants. I found these terra cotta pots at Home Depot for $1.29 but knew they needed some TLC. I am not a fan of the bright orange color (as seen above on the left). I have also never “aged” terracotta pots before but knew I wanted them to actually  “look old”, not look like they were “painted to look old”.

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MAKE IT YOURSELF // How to Build Raised Vegetable Beds

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MAKE IT YOURSELF // Creating the Perfect Setting For A Rehearsal Dinner

When my older sister was planning her wedding a few summers ago, I told her I wanted to host her Rehearsal Dinner. I really wanted to make it special and I felt the best way to do that was to create the perfect setting. (Of course good food is important, but I wasn’t worried about that. Cooking for 50 is the easy part.)

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