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Monday, November 7, 2022

New Share the Memories Freebie Kits ~ 11/07/22


Use these freebies to create your own unique pages 
using My Memories Suite!


Autumn Days QP 7 by: Lins Creations

This digital kit incudes:
1 Quick Page


Autumn Allure-Quick Page by: Connie Prince

This digital kit includes:
1 Quick Page

Awesome freebies available for FREE until:
November 13th

Use this code for discount on 
My Memories Suite 9: STMMMS25918

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Sofia Home - Ruched Faux Fur Throw by Sofia Vergara, 50" X 60" - Review


''Add a touch of flair and elegance to your home space with the Sofia Vergara Classic Leopard Throw. This coordinates well with the Sofia Vergara Leopoard Comforter Set (sold separately). Whether you want to keep it as a fashionable accent to your home décor, or you want to take it with you to go-this fun design will keep you stylish and cozy!''


The Ruched Faux Fur Throw by Sofia Vergara is so soft and so warm. Lined with solid gray fabric on the underside makes this so throw stylish and upscale. Beautiful in any room you place it. Made well with secure stitching. You'll want to get a book and curl up with it!

I may have received one or more of the products mentioned above for free or a discounted price. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Large Lounger Pet Bed ~ Review



Vibrant Life's Large Lounger provides soft and cozy comfort for your pet. Bolstered walls provide maximum comfort and support while the baffled liner construction keeps the recycled fiber fill evenly distributed and in place. Perfect for big dogs and the removable cover is machine washable. 36''x27'' 

 Love this Pet Bed by Vibrant Life. Great size accommodates large or several small dogs. The inside is SO soft, well padded. Like how the bolstered walls stay up on their own, will even come back up after dogs have been laying on them..Nice neutral color and pattern blends with whatever your theme is. BIG disappointment – NO removable washable cover.

I may have received one or more of the products mentioned above for free or a discounted price. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Kids, Am I right? ~ WW 😖


A Mother's work is never done



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New Share the Memories Freebie Kits ~ 10/25/22


Use these freebies to create your own unique pages 
using My Memories Suite!


https://www.mymemories.com/store/share_the_memories_kit_1

Spiderweb Quick Page by: LLL Creations
This digital kit includes:
1 Quick Page



https://www.mymemories.com/store/share_the_memories_kit_2

Cruise Themed Frame by: Designs by Tincika
This digital kit includes:
1 Element

Awesome freebies available for FREE until:
October 30th

Use this code for discount on 
My Memories Suite 9: STMMMS25918

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Faux Vintage Leather Binder



I needed someplace to keep all my research papers, so I bought a huge binder.
Everything was perfect except for the cover, stark white.
Well, that just won't do!

I decided I wanted it to look like old vintage leather.
Grabbed some supplies and went to work.


Here we go!

I started by striping the white tissue paper,


then scrunching it all up to get a nice wrinkly effect.


I tore the tissue paper into smaller pieces, which made then easier to adhere.


Working a section at a time, I covered the outside of the plastic covered binder
with a coat of Mod Podge and added pieces of the tissue paper. There's no right
 or wrong way. You want it to look wrinkly so no worries about smoothing it out.


I applied another coat of Mod Podge over the tissue paper.

Here's what the front looks like when done.
I repeated the same process to the sides and back of the binder 
allowing for drying time in between coats.


Once the entire outside was covered with tissue it was time to paint.
I gave it a coat of Burnt Umber craft paint because it's what I had on hand. 


I wanted some dimension so I added a few drops of Black craft paint. 


While the Burnt Umber was still wet I swirled in the black randomly


I kept swirling until I reached the effect I wanted.


Here's what the front looks like when done with the painting.


I repeated the same treatment to each of the outside sections, 
allowing each to dry properly before moving on to the next section.


Once I was sure the outside was thoroughly dried, I started working on the inside.
I wanted the inside to look finished. It has 3 pockets on the inside front and back cover. 
I didn't want to lose the ability of using those.

I brought the tissue paper and paint combo inside to frame the binders edges for a 
framed look. Found an image I liked, printed it out and slid it into the top pocket.


Being able to see through the pockets gave me the advantage of cutting the
image where I needed to so I could apply the correct size to cover the top of the pockets.


After cutting the image (I used my craft knife), I removed each piece.
I adhered each image to the top of their correct pocket, making the pockets still useable 
with a finished look. 


After a thorough drying time I made sure the pockets worked as anticipated.
And they did.


I repeated the same process to the other side, 
continued the theme down the inside of the "binding" 
and added some small images to the narrow part of the "binding". 


I happened to find a small bit of black trim and 
decided to add along the inside bottom.
Thought it looked cute and I used that small piece of trim
 I had been hanging onto forever!


Once the inside was completely dry I moved on to embellish the cover.
The fun begins!

I mixed some Mod Podge with a little bit of  brown craft paint.
I used this tinted Mod Podge to adhere cheesecloth to the outside cover.
I stretched the cheesecloth until it kind of looked like netting.


I let it reach beyond the edge of the binder and once it was dry, 
I just trimmed it to fit with scissors.


I found a piece of black ribbon with gold stars and added it to the "binding".
A perfect fit, yay another remnant gone!
I took brads I found and cut off the prongs.
I adhered the tops along the ribbon to make them resemble
 rivets or something to that effect.


I added some swirly die cuts to look like "hinges"
and a few images that I had to the front.


I added clay trim, that I painted black, and a piece of burlap
at the bottom, then topped with old keys.


It took me about a month to finish this -
a lot of the time was in the drying, and I only was able to 
work on it when I had the time. Which was few and far between.

I'm sure it would go faster when a person had ample time to
work on it regularly.

Here is the finished product along with another I made.






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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Great Value Replacement Water Filter ~ Review

Great Value GE XWF replacement Refrigerator Water Filter  

Clean tasting fresh water! There's nothing like fresh clean tasting water. Great Value GE XWF replacement Refrigerator Water Filter gives you just that. Installment into my GE Refrigerator was a breeze. 

 

 I may have received one or more of the products mentioned above for free or a discounted price. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Japanese Harmony Coloring Book Anti-Stress Coloring Pages







Enlarge, print, color, enjoy!

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Saturday, October 15, 2022

Our New Fence Is UP!!

Our fence on the left side of the yard had become somewhat of a patchwork. With renters ( I have nothing against renters! I was one for 20 yrs!) moving in and out on a regular basis it's been a conglomeration of dogs. Lovely dogs, small dogs, and angry dogs. 
At one point there was a pair of pit bulls that would chew through the fence to come into my backyard. Chase and bite my Chihuahua and Bassett.
They even jumped in the pond and chased the fish.
Since the owner or renter weren't going to fix the fence, I went the way of patching board holes with whatever I could get my hands on. The kids decided they were going to remove their closet doors - so those doors went to work covering holes. Pieces of plywood, cupboard doors I found along the road worked pretty good too! LOL
When on a tight budget, you use what you can.

The rental house caught fire by someone falling asleep with a lit cigarette. The owner then sold it. The new owners took about a year to get the inside remodeled. Then we all put up a NEW fence! Miracles do happen!!

Prior to the new fence, a nasty storm came through one year and a whole section fell over. I managed to get it back upright, only to realize I was on the wrong side of the fence! Had to pull it down, climb back into my yard and hoist it up again!  The wind was howling, rain was hitting hard, I was out in it with baling wire tying what 4x4's were left together!

We pounded in fence stakes and out came the baling wire again to attach them to the fence.
I didn't have the funds to pay for a whole new fence by myself. 

Luckily the new owners and I shared the costs. 


The new owners put a new fence in all the way around their backyard.


Everyone's dogs had quite a large "backyard" to roam when just the 4x4's were in!


A nice sturdy fence at last!


Some of what I had found and used on those holes!


One Dove approved


Nope, 2 Doves approved!! LOL


Glad my Eurasian Doves are happy.
They have lived in my backyard for years and raised tons of babies!!
Love to wake up to their soft cooing ♥

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