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Party In Your PJ's #256

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJs where your posts will be seen on three different blogs each week.  I hope you find something that inspires you and you share something to inspire others! 



Let's meet the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Lynda @ Review, Chews, & How-Tos Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter // Instagram
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram

This is what I've been up to: Click HERE to see how I made this.
Here are my features:
Spring Has Sprung M&M Chex Mix - Marilyns Treats I could just dive into that bowl!

Pallet Wood Bathroom Wall Decor - Across the Boulevard
I just love a good upcycle project!
Make sure you visit the other Co-hosts at their blogs.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

Rules: Link to your post, not your home page. Link to something YOU made, wrote, or thought. No Etsy or business pages. Link Parties, Roundups, and Giveaway…

Wine Bottle Wind Chime

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As promised, it's time to share my first project made with my new bottle cutter.  I loved the color of this bottle and immediately had a plan for it.  
The first thing you need to know about cutting bottles is that it is a learning curve and there's a LOT of trial and error, as illustrated by this photo: The first two bottles I tried to cut ended up like this.  They started to crack along the etched line and then they didn't.  I'm not sharing the brand of bottle cutter I have, since I'm not endorsing anything, but if you really want to know, send me a message.  By the third bottle, I had the hang of it and this was the result: After the bottle was cut, I sanded the edges until they were smooth.  Then it was time to make a windchime!
I wanted a nice soft sound, so I found this wooden egg.  Two holes were drilled into either side and metal eyes were screwed in. I thought about glass pieces, but we can get some pretty strong winds around here and I didn't want glass sh…

Party In Your PJ's #255

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJs where your posts will be seen on three different blogs each week.  I hope you find something that inspires you and you share something to inspire others! 



Let's meet the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Lynda @ Review, Chews, & How-Tos Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter // Instagram
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
I shared my Homemade Bagels:

Here are my features:
Budget Friendly Herb Garden - Ariana Dagan It's getting to be garden season! 
Rag Wreath - Tumbleweed Contessa
How sweet is this wreath?

Make sure you visit the other Co-hosts at their blogs.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

Rules: Link to your post, not your home page. Link to something YOU made, wrote, or thought. No Etsy or business pages. Link Parties, Roundups, and Giveaways are welcome. Don't link and run! Please visit other links, make friends…

Homemade Bagels

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We've taken a turn toward healthier eating around the Cottage and that means eating foods with less ingredients.  Have you ever looked at the ingredient list on a loaf of bread or a package of bagels?  It's a little scary.....since we have a bread machine, we decided to start making our own.  Today, I'd like to share our recipe for making bagels that taste so much better.  Let's get started....
The ingredients are quite simple: Start with the dry ingredients first: 3 C  all-purpose flour 2 tsp.  yeast 2 Tbsp. honey or sugar 1 & 1/2 tsp. salt 1 & 1/8 C warm water Add them to the bread machine and let it do its thing! When the dough is done, I let it rest for a minute on waxed paper. Then it is cut into 8 (kinda) even pieces: Each piece is rounded into a ball: With my thumb, a hole is made in the middle: And the bagels are placed on a floured baking sheet. They are covered with a towel and placed in a 200 degree oven for 20-25 minutes to rise. Here's how they look at this p…

Party In Your PJ's #254

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJs where your posts will be seen on three different blogs each week.  I hope you find something that inspires you and you share something to inspire others! 



Let's meet the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Lynda @ Review, Chews, & How-Tos Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter // Instagram
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
I shared my Easter Basket in a Jar along with lots of other projects for Ten on the 10th.  If you missed it, click HERE for lots of great ideas!


Here are my features:
A Tale of Two Boards - Debbie Dabble
This is just one of them...stop over to see them both!

Repurposed Vintage Dressmaker Tool - Fresh Vintage by Lisa S Be sure to see the other ways Lisa used this great find!

Make sure you visit the other Co-hosts at their blogs.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

Rules: Link to your post, not your home page…

Easter Basket In A Jar!

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Welcome back to Ten on the 10th where a group of bloggers get together and share their ideas for under $10. Our theme this month is Easter and I'd like to thank Barb @ French Ethereal for hosting this month.  
If you're looking for an Easter Basket Alternative, I've got the perfect solution.
Easter Basket in a Jar This idea is perfect for your grown children, spouse, or as an Easter dinner/party favor.  Here's how to make one: Start with a recycled jar.  I used this one: The jar was washed, label removed, and the lid sprayed with gold paint.  A chocolate bunny, jelly beans, and Easter grass were purchased, and we were ready to go! A handful of grass was pushed into the jar. The chocolate bunny was place on the grass. Jelly beans were sprinkled around the bunny. The lid was screwed back on and the jar was finished! Then I decided to add some ribbon! There are many variations for this idea.  Chocolate eggs, Peeps, a gift card, or cash could be added to the jar.  It all depends on h…