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Party In Your PJ's #293

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's. I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces.


Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared Valentine's Day Coasters:
These were easy to make and I shared a couple of tips for dealing with decoupage.
Let's take a look at the features:
Picassiette Mosaic Birds - Selep Imaging
These beautiful birds are made from vintage china.  


Altered Book, Blackout, or Found Poetry - Sum of Their Stories
I have never heard of this before, but I'm fascinated by it!
Here's a button for you, Ladies:
Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  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 someth…

Valentine's Day Coasters

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Valentine's Day will be here before you know it and even though I don't do a lot of decorating for the holiday, this year I thought I'd make some coasters. Why, you ask?  Mostly because I found some old Valentine's Day-themed napkins in the back of the cabinet and thought, why not?  
Let's get started...
These are the main ingredients.  Be sure to peel the layers of your napkins apart so you have only one layer.  The cardboard coasters were in my stash of goodies, and the Mod Podge is the Outdoor formula.  
Begin by brushing a layer of Mod Podge on the cardboard coaster.
Be warned.  This formula is very thick! After coating the coaster, lay your napkin on it and gently smooth it down.   Because paper napkins are so thin, I use plastic wrap to smooth out the wrinkles, lumps, and bumps.   Trim the napkin around the coaster, leaving about a quarter inch of napkin all the way around. Apply some more Mod Podge around the back edge of the coaster and smooth down the napkin.   Fol…

Party In Your PJ's #292

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's. I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces.


Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared my herb rack:
It came from very humble beginnings - a junk pile exposed to all the elements!


Let's take a look at the features:
Little Vintage Cottage Craft Studio Makeover - Little Vintage Cottage
I love all the 'vintage' and all of the collections.  There is SO much to see...I wonder if Tania will invite me over?

Elegant Vintage Table - Wise Little Owl Furniture
Stop by to see this end table in it's original finish.  You won't recognize it!
Here's a button for you, Ladies:
Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share,…

Spoon Rack to Herb Rack

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If you grow your own herbs, you know the need for a place to dry them.  Last summer, mine were draped over every surface I could find, so when I found a spoon rack at a little shop last fall, I knew exactly what to do with it.  
Let me begin by saying it wasn't nearly as nice as this.  When I found it, it was outside in a pile of junk, exposed to all the elements.  I started to clean it but stopped myself for a picture. Pretty gross, huh?  I used Murphy's Oil Soap and a blue scrub pad to get the layers of dirt off of it. I left it in the sun to dry and it was looking better already! Next came a little sanding and filling.  The cracks and gaps were filled with wood putty but those cut-outs for the spoons were pretty rough. I do have a Dremel with some of those handy little sanding attachments, but I was working outside and that meant I'd have to go to the basement to get it.  So I went 'old-school' with some sandpaper wrapped around a pencil. I even used my fancy pencil …

Party In Your PJ's #291

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's. I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces.


Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared my Essential Oils Organizer:
They're a perfect fit and you can't beat the price!

Let's take a look at the features:
How to Upcycle a Frame Into a Headboard - The DIY Dreamer
Such a creative way to repurpose an old frame!

Irish Pub Style Potato Nachos - Chasing My Life
My Irish heritage is telling me I must make these!


Here's a button for you, Ladies:
Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  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 o…

Organizing Your Essential Oils

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Welcome to the first Ten on the 10th post for 2020.  Our theme is Organization/Home Hacks and I am thrilled to be hosting this month. We have lots of ideas for you,  so let's get started!

Have you been bitten by the essential oils bug?  I wasn't exactly bitten, but my daughter uses them and gifted my husband and me a set of oils and a diffuser, which we both love.  The problem was keeping those little bottles of oils organized.  The oils are kept in a cabinet and every time I went looking for a new oil to diffuse, I ended up pushing them around, knocking some over, until it looked something like this:
Since I like to keep things tidy, I needed a way to keep my oils organized.  While walking through the dollar store one day, I spied this little organizer and had an epiphany! It was the perfect size for those little bottles and each row was 'stepped'.  
As soon as I got home, I peeled off the plastic and put the oils into the organizer.  I purposely place the 0.5 oz. bottle o…

Party In Your PJ's #290

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Happy New Year and welcome back to Party In Your PJ's. The holidays went by in a flash and I'm ready for Spring.  How about you?  I'm excited to see what you have to share, so link up your ideas and don't forget to share the party with others.


Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared Hello 2020, a post about who I am and what this blog is all about.  I hope you'll take the time to read it.

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