Posts Tagged: how to

We’re Married!

Why have I been so silent lately?  I’ve been busy getting married!  As I mentioned in a previous post, we tried to do our entire wedding and honeymoon for $2000 or less.  We came extremely close, and had we not splurged on the honeymoon ($45 for breakfast?) we would have came in at slightly less than our budget.  Still,

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A Little Bit About…

Since I opened my Etsy shop on January 10, 2013, I am amazed at how much business it has created.  The things I make weren’t very interesting or Pinterest worthy, is what I believed other thought.  But suddenly, not only were people purchasing the pre-made baby one-pieces I had in my Etsy shop, they were asking

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Baby One-Piece Gallery

Below are the baby one-piece products I’ve sold in my Etsy shop.  Not only do I create custom banners, signs, and a variety of other paper products for your event, but I also offer very affordable templates for the DIY crowd.  If you like what you see, head on over and check it out! For FREE

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First Birthday: Happy Birthday Burlap Banner

For my son’s first birthday I knew I wanted to make a “Happy Birthday” banner that I could reuse for years to come.  I’ve seen a lot of burlap on Pinterest and, I have to admit, I’ve fallen in love.  I searched the internet for inspiration and found these on an Etsy shop called iwishedforyou.

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Dresser Painting Project

I recently acquired some 1980’s dressers from my fiancé’s aunt.  The outside looked like this… … a laminated-type blonde patterned mess. The drawers were filled with mismatched contact paper. But, structure of the dresser was perfect, and the inside wood looked brand-new as if it were right off the factory line.  I was super excited

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Learn to Play Piano With “Little Piano Book”

I can distinctly remember the moment I decided I wanted to learn piano.  I was sitting in my sixth grade music class and the teacher asked who wanted to come up to the piano to try playing “Chopsticks.”  I rose my hand high in the air, begging to touch that glorious instrument I had been

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How to Unzip a File

This is a tutorial on how to unzip a .zip file (also known as ZIP file) so you can use its contents.  Some very old versions of Windows and Mac cannot unzip files (Windows older than 1998 and Mac older than Mac OS X 10.3 will not work).  I am using Google Chrome as my browser and Windows 8,

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How To Baby Proof Your Family Room

When your little one starts crawling around, watch out!  Everything within reach becomes fair game to pull on, crawl over, slobber one, and be tossed around.  You’ll quickly realize that your home is not as baby safe as you thought!  BabyCenter.com has an amazing, detailed checklist that covers just about every area in your home: Childproofing

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How to Get Puke Stains Out of Carpet

If your baby is starting to crawl around, get ready for more messes!  I’m not just talking about toys everywhere, household items being pulled off the tables, and food flying everywhere.  I’m talking about the puke.  It won’t just be dribbling down baby’s bib and clothing.  It will be all over the floor.  And before

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Before & After: Coffee Table Refinishing Project

Using General Finishes’ Java Gel Stain and Satin Gel Topcoat, I turned this back-alley (literally, I found it in a back alley) beat up piece of furniture into a beautiful coffee table!  Three coats of stain, two coats of urethane.  Allow it to dry 24 hours between each coat.  Make sure to wipe off extra

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