Author Archive for: ‘Stephanie’

Holiday Photo Card 2

5 Tips for Taking Awesome Photos of Kids or Pets for Holiday Cards

As soon as I took this photo of my two-year-old’s chubby, little hands holding on to this miniature tree I knew that the image was going to be our Christmas cards. Want to make your own personalized card this year? These five tips will get you off to a great start at taking your own Christmas card photos using kids and/or …

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How To Make This Adorable Gnome Minaiture Tree

This Miniature Mushroom Tree is for the Gnomes

Forget the birds, this sweet little mushroom tree is for the gnomes! I made this miniature tree with glass mushrooms, an outdoor conifer, and a plant pot made out of a tiny bucket. It is meant to be kept outdoors in the garden with the garden gnomes. Materials* *Some of the following links may be affiliates while others are not. Either way, …

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Homemade Gifts From Nature

Simply Stunning Homemade Gifts Inspired by Nature

Do you dread the thought of fighting your way through busy malls and shopping centers in order to pick out the perfect gift? You are not alone. It’s not that I dislike purchasing gifts, I just do not like shopping for them. Gasp, I know, I know…who doesn’t like shopping? Me! (But I LOVE crafting.) I appreciate when someone takes the …

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What A Christmas Cactus Needs To Bloom

How to Get Your Christmas Cactus to Bloom!

A Christmas cactus is one of my very favorite holiday plants. Pops of unexpected color bloom from alien-like tendrils that creep and drape over the plant. These are attractive plants to have all year, but the real magic comes from when they bloom. There are a few specific steps you can take to ensure that you get the best show …

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Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce Recipe

I have never had canned, processed cranberry sauce. I’ve seen it slide in a can-shaped lump into a serving bowl, get mushed around, and presented beside the holiday bird, but I’ve never tried it. Hmmm, I wonder why? For many years I thought I just didn’t like cranberry sauce. The idea of that bright red, weird-looking jelly on turkey just …

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Creative Wood Slice Project Ideas

Creative Wood Slice Projects

Slices of branches or tree trunks are all the rage! It’s no wonder why there are so many uses for these rustic yet beautiful cross-sections of wood. I can’t think of a better way to bring the outdoors in than with a unique wood slice project. I created a guide over on my eBay blog with tips to make something creative with …

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