Homemade Cookbooks: How to Make Your Own Recipe Book

Having debated with my husband for the umpteenth time about whether to give a store-bought cake or a bouquet of flowers as gifts to both my mom and mother-in-law for their birthdays (we sent them flowers and a card last year) a few months ago, it dawned on me that I had been putting so little effort into my gifts year in and year out — so this year, I had to come up with more meaningful gift ideas for my mom and mother-in-law who love cooking.

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Preparing for the Holidays with the perfect Gallery Wall by Framebridge #DMHoliday16

The holidays are coming, and it’s time to start preparing. Gifts have to be bought, houses have to be cleaned; you want everything to be perfect down to the last detail. It is possible that you have stood in the center of your house looking around and thinking of all the nooks and crannies you thought you would have gotten around to decorating this year. Well, you are in luck. It is not too late, and it is actually almost as easy to orchestrate as it is to make your own pumpkin pie. For a lovely addition to your home or even the perfect and sentimental gift this special season, look no further than Framebridge.

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DIY – A Recipe for Budget-Friendly Bathroom Renovations

From simple updates like switching out hardware and paint, to more complex installations like a new vanity or floor – there are some go-to techniques and products from The Home Depot to help make any bathroom project easy.

Meet Kelly Edwards, lifestyle expert and HGTV and STYLE Network TV host, she’ll show you that adding a bit of vintage charm to a basic bathroom or turning a dated bathroom into a contemporary space is a breeze with the right equipment and know-how. It is possible to spend as little as $200 or as much as $2,400 transforming a bathroom. Here to help you cook up some tips for a simple and stunning bathroom makeover is lifestyle expert and host of “Design on a Dime” and “Tacky House”- Kelly Edwards. Grab a power tool, it just may be your new toy to your newfound hobby. 

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Fabulous Fall Frills to Warm Up Your Home

What better way to warm up on those cool fall days than with the addition of glowing golds, toasty reds and flushed oranges to your home decor? Keep the home as warm as those Pumpkin Spice Lattes with this easy DIY fall decoration. 

Fall decorating doesn’t have to be time consuming or complex. In a couple hours these simple frills will be ready to adorn the home.

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10 DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner and there are dozens of adorable options for dressing the crew [and yourself] for the celebration. Planning ahead will help you be prepared for any changes that might come up with your plans or the weather leading into the holiday. For store bought costumes, order online at least 3 weeks in advance or visit your local costume shop early in the month to ensure the best selection.

If you want to DIY a costume, make sure to plan plenty of time to ensure that you aren’t up at midnight on October 30th with a hot glue gun and a stack of felt.

We’ve collected a handful of our favorite costume ideas to give you some inspiration. Make sure to leave us a note in the comments about some of your favorite characters to dress up as!

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Becoming a WAHM: Using your talents to make money

It’s probably one of the most searched subjects in Pinterest, and that’s merely a guess based on the incredibly high number of posts advertising easy money from home. Bringing home the bacon while being able to also stay home with your children is a win-win in everyone’s eyes. Whether you took an income loss by leaving your full time job to stay home or your family could use a little extra income to play with, bringing in some money can add to your overall feeling of security when your current job is raising your children — which we all know is the hardest job, boasting no pay, but high rewards. But, what if you could spend your time at home with your kids doing something you love anyway, with the added bonus of making some money from it? There are so many sites and opportunities to showcase your hidden talents, your inherited skills, and your passionate hobbies that can make bringing in some money from home worth it from all aspects. 

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Not Your Grandma’s Squares – How to Teach Yourself Crochet

Thanks largely to Pinterest, the crafting renaissance of the last few years has begun to take on a life of its own. Handicrafts like knitting and crochet are considered social art forms, and were once passed down from one generation to the next by women who met in groups to work and chat. Your mother or grandmother may have tried to teach you one of these skills as a child, but at the time the interest didn’t sink in or the desire wasn’t strong enough to retain the information.

You may be familiar with the Granny Square Blanket. Most likely someone in your family had one when you were growing up, and if not, you definitely saw one across the Barr family couch on Roseanne. This iconic crochet pattern often included mismatched or 70’s era colors, low-cost scratchy yarn, and was just ugly.

Today’s crochet combines the spirit of the women who created the art (1700 lace makers) and the ingenuity of the 1970’s without any of the ugly out-of-date patterns and colors. Now that you are finally ready to learn, this quick guide will help you start the process of learning how to crochet with tools and resources available on the Internet.

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How to Make a Birthday Balloon Wreath

What’s the first thing party guests see when attending the big bash? Your front door. Instead of having a boring entrance, create an affordable, fun, and easy-to-make showstopper worthy of oos and ahhs to help celebrate each of your family members’ birthdays all year round.

This birthday balloon wreath is easy even for the crafty-challenged. Just set up shop in front of your favorite television show and start tying. Read on for simple instructions on how to make this birthday wreath.

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5 Ways to Better Organize Your Craft Storage

Many craft projects require purchasing items in bulk or tools that can be used for more than one project. After a few months of DIY projects, those small craft items can easily start to pile up in corners, closets and drawers.

If Pinterest project leftovers are cluttering your space, it is time to start spring cleaning early and organize your crafting stash before taking on your next home project. Here are 5 ways to better organize your craft storage space.

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How to Make a Ribbon Wreath for Less than $15

Springtime is right around the corner, and that gives us the itch to take down our dreary winter décor and replace it with all things pastel, floral and cheerful. This ribbon wreath fits all of those descriptions, plus it’s super affordable and simple to make with absolutely no sewing involved! 

Read on to discover how you can make this simple ribbon wreath for less than $15.

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Beer Batter Butterscotch Pancakes

If your family loves pancakes, and you’re looking for something extra special to serve this winter during Sunday brunch, our Beer Batter Butterscotch Pancakes are the perfect option. These pancakes are perfection on a plate, complete with the bold flavors of your favorite stout beer, rich Godiva chocolate liqueur and creamy butterscotch

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14 Boy-Approved DIY Valentines

While no busy mom and family has tons of time for yet another project to add to our lists, we’re here to prove that DIY Valentines don’t have to be a burdensome chore. We also wanted to keep in mind that boys don’t always like to give friends mushy love notes, so these Valentines will please both outgoing, social butterflies as well as your more reserved prince. You and your kids will love to get your creative juices flowing making these simple, from-the-heart Valentines for friends, family and teachers. 

To assist in skipping the store-bought variety, we’ve compiled our favorite DIY Valentines that will help your little Cupid share the love. 

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Meatless Monday: Simple Soups to Keep You Warm this Winter

With colder weather settling in, we welcome a warm, home cooked meal any time. But, with the busy-ness of everyday life, sometimes it’s just easier to throw a frozen pizza in the oven or pick up the phone for your favorite Chinese delivery. On meatless Monday, we try to keep it as simple, fresh, and delicious as possible so that more time is spent enjoying the food that our earth has to offer with our families rather than slaving away in the kitchen. 

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