Things to Make

Rich Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe

Rich Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe

My husband’s annual big cooking day in the kitchen is coming up soon – this is what he makes. HUGE amounts of rich beef veggie soup that we freeze for many meals to come.

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Retro Crochet Wrap Shawl Pattern in a Lacy Shell Stitch


A free crochet pattern of a early 1970s wrap shawl in a bubble/shell stitch with long fringe – very retro!

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Vintage Knitting Pattern for a Baby Wrap Sweater


A beautiful Vintage Baby Wrap Sweater Pattern for 6 months, 1 year, and 2 years from 1947.

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Good, Old Fashioned Summer Harvest Recipe: Crunchy Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles

Crunchy Garlic Dill Fridge Pickle Recipe

A simple, fast recipe to make homemade crunchy garlic dill pickles. No need to can them, they stay fresh and crisp by staying in your fridge!

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How to Make Your Own Hair Brilliantine For Shiny, Casually Tousled Locks

Make Your Own Hair Brilliantine That's Better Than Bumble & Bumble's

Here is an easy and fast way to make hair brilliantine at home. You need no special (weird) ingredients or equipment, and it costs less than $2.00 per jar!

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How to Make a Food Safe Aged Cutting Board


Here is a 100% natural, food safe, and non-toxic way to color & condition cutting board wood to make it look like it has been in your family for generations.

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Free Vintage Embroidery Pattern of Pretty Water Lilies and Dragonflies


Here’s a vintage embroidery design of water lilies that I had to hand-redraw and they turned out beautifully!

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Vintage Kitschy Animals Free Embroidery Pattern

Vintage Puppy and Kitten Free Embroidery Pattern - Click to print larger art

Here’s a sweet vintage embroidery pattern free to print and download.

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How to: Aged Paper Decoupage DIY Table Refinishing Project

How to Make a Rustic Aged Decoupaged Table

Here’s a fairly simple technique to use glaze over plain paper decoupage to make a table top look gorgeously rustic, almost like parchment or stained wood.

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Before and After Pinterest Inspired Garden Tour


Here’s a photo tour of my flower and vegetable garden, inspired by Pinterest, BHG, and my embarrassment of 6 years of yard neglect. :)

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