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13 DIY Halloween Costumes for Dogs

13 DIY Halloween Costumes for Dogs

I love Halloween and Pug has a pretty sizable collection of store-bought Halloween costumes. But some of my favorites are homemade because you never want to show up to a doggy Halloween party in the same costume as the dog down the block! I’ve compiled 13 of my favorite DIY dog costumes (with instructions) from around(…)

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Canning Fresh Tomato Sauce

Canning Fresh Tomato Sauce

I’m not a total stranger to canning, since my mom and grandma used to can pickles and jams in the summer when I was a kid. So, when my mom needed to figure out something to do with the pounds upon pounds of tomatoes coming from her community garden I decided I would try my(…)

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DIY Makeup Brush Spot Cleanser

DIY Makeup Brush Spot Cleanser

In the past few years since I’ve really gotten into makeup, I’ve found several solutions for cheap, DIY makeup brush cleanser. However, I never had a good cheap solution for spot cleansing. After doing a bit of research for different “recipes” I concocted this spot cleanser based on mixture of the ingredients I saw show(…)

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DIY Bamboo Garden Trellis

DIY Bamboo Garden Trellis

Since I am square-foot gardening, I needed a way for my vining plants like cucumbers to grow upwards instead of out. And naturally, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money to do it. My solution was this DIY trellis made of bamboo stakes. 

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Insect Repelling Container Garden

Insect Repelling Container Garden

I don’t know about you, but mosquitoes love me. I have come to terms with smelling like bug spray during the summer. But, I wanted some way to reduce the amount of bugs without having to think about it. I knew there were several varieties of plants that acted as natural insect repellents, so I(…)

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DIY Garden Journal

DIY Garden Journal

When I started my garden this year I knew I wanted to create a garden journal to go with it. One that was not only functional but beautiful too. I wanted a place to record data like planting dates and products used as well as pictures and other updates that I could look back on(…)

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Starting a Square-Foot Garden

Starting a Square-Foot Garden

It’s been two years in the making, but I finally got my first square-foot garden up and running! I am by no means an expert, but I wanted to give you a first look at my setup.

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DIY Vintage Clutch Bride Emergency Kit

DIY Vintage Clutch Bride Emergency Kit

Today I’ll show you how to turn a beautiful vintage clutch into a miniature bridal emergency kit with all the little items your best friend might need on her big day. 

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DIY Paw Print Ornaments

DIY Paw Print Ornaments

At my pet store we sell Paw Print ornament kits. They were really cute and I thought it would be a great gift for my mom – except they were $15 per kit and my mom has four dogs. I figured it would probably be pretty easy to DIY with a salt dough recipe, so(…)

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Monthly Obsessions: September 2013

Monthly Obsessions: September 2013

I have a bit of an obsessive personality, so when I decide I like something, I get really enthusiastic about it. I also really like to talk, so I figured I’d give my family and friends a break and share it with the world instead. My monthly obsessions can come from just about any category(…)

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