Creative Domestication

Wandering through domestic life with creative flair

Yearly Archive: 2016

Velvet Pumpkins DIY

Have I mentioned that I love pumpkins? I loooove pumpkins. Come on, pumpkins are arguably the poster vegetable of Autumn, right? They can easily decorate your home from September all the way through Thanksgiving. Since they can hang around so long, I like a variety of styles and colors to…
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Coffee Filter Wreath DIY

Now that I have dyed a whole mess of coffee filters, it is time to make my wreath. I really loved the color variations I achieved when dying the filters in different mediums and decided to use all the differently dyed filters in my wreath. To find out how, see…
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How to Dye Coffee Filters for Crafts

I am dying to make a coffee filter wreath…..get it? “Dying” to make it…..and dying the coffee filters? HEHE…..Well, I thought it was funny! Anyway, I wanted to make a fall wreath for my home. I have been seeing several on Pinterest and Facebook and each one was prettier than…
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Shabby Lace Pumpkin

Who said pumpkins have to be orange? Or jack-o-lanterns? Or even rustic? What about a romantic shabby chic pumpkin? I’m still cleaning out my crafting supplies and found a bag of left over lace. Who keeps leftover lace? Me, that’s who. Some of the pieces were just a few inches…
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Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup

Rainy days are perfect for soup. It was supposed to rain today so I planned on soup for dinner. Of course, the rain skirted around us but it was overcast and, therefore, still soup weather. Besides, I had my heart set on it. It being Saturday, I was feeling a…
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Halloween Rag Wreath

I was trying to clean out some of my craft areas and get a feel for what I wanted to make for the fall holidays. I had a bit of fabric that was Halloween themed but I didn’t have enough to make a large project. With a few more pieces…
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Pumpkin Spice Monkey Bread 

My mouth is watering right now. I mean it.  I’m literally drooling.  Could be my age but I think it is the heavenly smell of the Pumpkin Spice Monkey Bread that is baking in my oven right now.  I’m trying to keep my mind off of it but the smell…
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DIY Pumpkin Spice – Nice! 

Do you yearn for Fall just for the pumpkiin spice? Doesn’t everyone?  I know I do.  I had a hankering (don’t you just love that word?) for something pumpkin spice today but, as luck would have it, I am all out.  What’s a girl to do?  Make my own, that’s what!…
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Pumpkin Spice Krispy Treats

Krispy Treats are an old favorite. I make them quite often in the summer because they are a sweet treat I can quickly mix up and don’t have to turn on the oven. Everyone likes them and they are good in packed lunches or just a snack. And, it’s no…
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Freezing Ground Beef for Quick Meal Prep

In years past, I have usually purchased ground beef in bulk when it was on sale, take it home and freeze the raw meat in 1-2 pound chunks until I was ready to prepare it. This was an economical way to feed my family. But, it takes planning ahead to…
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