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In a patriotic mood, but want to spend more money on food for the cookout than on decorations? Well, make a cute, easy $6 DIY patriotic flip flop wreath!

May 27, 2017
by Pam Hoepner
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Easy DIY patriotic flip flop wreath

In a patriotic mood, but want to spend more money on food for the cookout than on decorations? Well, make a cute, easy $6 DIY patriotic flip flop wreath!

In a patriotic mood, but want to spend more money on food for the cookout than on decorations? Well, make a cute, easy $6 DIY patriotic flip flop wreath!

I really wanted a new patriotic wreath for my front door, but it needed to be inexpensive and hold up to our daily Florida afternoon thunderstorms, too.

So, my daughter and I headed to the dollar store to see what patriotic decorations they had, and they actually had quite a lot. I grabbed 4 pairs of flip flops that had stars and stripes on them ($4), a red and blue shiny pinwheel ($1) and a burlap bow, stamped with blue stars and red stripes ($1).

And we ended up making a cute, weatherproof, patriotic wreath covered in stars and stripes for just $6.00! Continue Reading →

How to clean copper pans with just one ingredient you already have, in 1 hour with no scrubbing!

May 24, 2017
by Pam Hoepner
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How to clean copper pans with just one ingredient you already have!

How to clean copper pans with just one ingredient you already have, in 1 hour with no scrubbing!

Ever wonder how to clean copper pans?

I have one copper pan that I use all the time, and it certainly looks like it. It is very discolored, especially on the bottom, and I thought I could never get it back to its original coppery shine. I tried using an abrasive cleaner with added bleach (Soft Scrub), which works great on my stainless steel sink, but it didn’t touch the discoloration on the pan.  I was also afraid the Soft Scrub would scratch up the pan, by the way, but it didn’t. So, how to clean copper pans, you ask?  Continue Reading →

Looking for fun outdoor decorating ideas? Here are some great DIY outdoor decorating ideas, some practical and others just plain fun.

May 20, 2017
by Pam Hoepner
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Fun outdoor decorating ideas

 Looking for fun outdoor decorating ideas? Here are some great DIY outdoor decorating ideas, some practical and others just plain fun.

Looking for fun outdoor decorating ideas?

I love being outdoors and decorating my yard is one of my favorite things to do.  Because I live in Florida, I am lucky enough to be able to spend time outside year-round.  However, this time of year is just too hot for me most of the day.  And after several rounds of skin cancer, I stay out of the mid-day sun, but the mornings and evenings are wonderful.

So, in this post I have collected some of my favorite outdoor decorating ideas that I really want to share with you, some practical and others just plain fun. Because if you like decorating and gardening like me, you just want to share all the awesome ideas you’ve found!  I hope you find some inspiration among these. Continue Reading →

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