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DIY Wedding Favors: Everlasting Bouquet

March 20, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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By Virginia Bittinger One of the most treasured keepsakes from your wedding day is the bouquet. If you want to keep your bouquet forever and have it look just as it did on your wedding day, then make one out of paper! Origami flowers are simple to make and the paper choices available for patterns [...]

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DIY “Heart” Project: My Heart is Yours…

February 10, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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by Virginia Bittinger   This Valentine’s Day. show your love by making your sweetheart a thoughtful handmade gift. Create a one-of-a-kind Valentine that can be displayed year round. This fun, festive, and unique craft idea makes a great gift than be created by anyone of any age. Here’s what you’ll need to make this three [...]

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Wooden Bowls and Biscuits

December 4, 2012 by Maggie Zerkus  
Filed under Good Stories

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It was the Saturday after Thanksgiving and a day of college football. I sat around the kitchen counter with family and friends.  We drank coffee and chatted while Marcia set down her bag and unpacked her Tupperware container of flour, a large can of Crisco, a sifter and a beautiful wooden bowl.   She set a small [...]

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DIY Hostess Gifts: Tussie Mussie

December 1, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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by Virginia Bittinger   Tussie Mussie Supplies: Paper Doily Used, Damp Tea Bag Glue Dried Flowers Wire or Twist Tie Twine Button   Directions:   Use the damp tea bag and wipe over the doily to give it an aged appearance. Allow to dry. Form the doily into a cone shape and secure with glue. [...]

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DIY Hostess Gifts: Decorative Candle

November 30, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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By Virginia Bittinger   Decorative Candle Supplies: Dollar Store Candle Burlap Glue Brooch   Cut a piece of burlap or use burlap ribbon, as seen here, and wrap around the candle. Secure the burlap with E6000 or other strong glue.  It is only necessary to glue the burlap at the seam. Once the burlap is [...]

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DIY Hostess Gifts: Coaster Set

November 29, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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By Virginia Bittinger The holiday season is fast approaching, and holiday season means party season. A hostess gift is always a nice way to show how much you appreciate being invited to the party. As with so many things, it’s the thought that counts, and you don’t have to spend a lot of money on [...]

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Create Your Own Garden Art with Succulents

September 8, 2012 by Bonnie Helander  
Filed under Fall Home and Garden

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One of the hot trends in gardening features succulents—plants with thick, fleshy, water-storing leaves or stems—in containers to add interesting textures, colors and shapes. Popular succulents for pots include Euphorbia, Echeveria, Aloe, Agave, Haworthia and Semervivum. Mix them in with more traditional flowering plants for a professional look. A wonderful reference book on designing with [...]

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Painting Kids’ Rooms: Tips and Tricks

August 25, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
Filed under Decor

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(Family Features) Whether you need to set up a nursery for a new baby or update a room for a growing child, painting is an easy and cost-effective way to create just the right atmosphere. But knowing how to get started can feel overwhelming. These tips will help you choose the best type and color [...]

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The Art of Following Your Dreams

July 20, 2012 by Maggie Worth  
Filed under Good Stories

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Success is a slippery goal. It can be just out of reach one moment and a world away the next. You rarely see it clearly until it’s in your grasp. Often, close inspection brings disillusion and you realize you want something else entirely. Then what? Do you hold on to the product of your hard [...]

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DIY Garden Art – Cement Leaf Casting

May 17, 2012 by Bonnie Helander  
Filed under Garden Views

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If you are looking for an easy and inexpensive way to add some unique art pieces to your inside and outside space, then this project is for you! Local artist and master gardener Jan Fruit took me step-by-step through the process of making cement leaf castings. The finished pieces can be used as wall plaques, [...]

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Spring Cleaning Your Computer

April 25, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
Filed under Home Improvement

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By Lindsey Thompson As the winter comes to a close, you’ll find yourself getting ready for your yearly spring-cleaning marathon. While your list probably includes sweeping, mopping and vacuuming, one thing that it probably doesn’t include is cleaning up your computer. Your computer is like your car in that it needs regular maintenance to function [...]

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Natural Solutions for Spring Pests

April 24, 2012 by Jill Prouty  
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Warmer weather in Georgia brings the blooms we love, but it also brings back the bugs we hate. No matter how clean your home, no one is immune to household insect pests. And while you might consider hiring a professional exterminator to treat your home, there are natural, non-toxic ways to keep pests at bay [...]

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