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March Magnolia Calendar Download

Spring is almost here and nothing reminds me more of spring than magnolia blossoms. As a young girl, my neighbor had a magnolia tree in her front yard. I would ride my bike over every spring and pick up magnolia petals from the ground, collecting them like jewels. I still remember the fragrance blowing through my bedroom window. Those fond spring memories inspired this months calendars — Magnolia Spring. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did creating them. Happy March! 🙂

March Magnolia Spring Desktop Calendar Download >

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March Magnolia Spring Tablet Download >

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March Magnolia Spring Mobile Download >

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Friday Favorite: L.A. Osborn

It’s Friday again, which means I have another maker to rave about! (Yay, my favorite!) This blog has given me such great opportunities to meet some of the most creative and talented makers around!

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This week’s Friday Fav is a jewelry maker from Lodi, California – L.A. Osborn. Owned and operated by Lani Osborn, L.A. Osborn specializes in handmade jewelry with a personal touch. Some of Lani’s most popular sellers are her personalized hand formed initial cuffs, earrings and necklaces. Her designs are perfect worn alone, layered, stacked and even great for collecting. 😍 Of course, I had her make a bar necklace with my favorite saying, “Lasso the Moon”.  The quality is excellent, her service was fantastic and it will definitely be a piece I will treasure for years to come. If you are looking for jewelry with a unique look or personal touch, definitely check out L.A. Osborn.

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Recipe: Essential Oil Veggie Wash

Essential Oil Veggie Wash

I’ve started introducing essential oils into my daily routine in hopes of not having to use toxic and/or unhealthy products, such as chemical cleaners and beauty products. Cause all of that man-made stuff just can’t be good for you, right? I’ve even substituted some of my common OTC medications with blends of essential oils, like peppermint and copaiba oil for headaches. (Love it and it works so great!)

I want to share with you a quick and easy recipe, essential oil veggie spray. I mix up this all-natural concoction in a glass spray bottle and spray down all my produce and rinse. It’s inexpensive to make, easy to keep on hand and will help protect you from all of those harmful pests and germs that make you sick.

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Ingredients

• 1 glass spray bottle
• 1 cup water
• 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
• 1 tbsp sea salt or baking soda
• 5 drops Young Living Lemon essential oil
(You can also use Citrus FreshLime, Purification or Thieves)

Directions

• Pour sea salt  or baking soda into glass spray bottle
• Add 5 drops of your choice of essential oil
• Add water and distilled white vinegar
• Tightly fasten nozzle onto glass bottle
• Shake
• Spray

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Friday Favorite: Whatever Is Lovely Hand-Painted Signs

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a #FridayFavorite. The holidays always throw me for a loop, but now hopefully, I’m back on track! I’m so excited to share this new favorite with you. I just received a custom wood sign from a brand new Etsy shop, Whatever Is Lovely. Owned by Jordyn Elliott, this Texas-based shop specializes in custom wood signs of all kinds. Every sign is made with love with each sign stained, painted and hand-lettered.

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“Lasso the Moon”, is mine and my husbands saying. It has always been special to us. The meaning is pretty simple, we’d do anything for each other, even if it meant we had to lasso the moon. Of course, one of our favorite movies of all time is “It’s A Wonderful Life”, which the saying originated. It was only fitting to have a sign made with this saying to hang above our bed. It is truly special and extra sentimental. I was so happy Jordyn could create it for me!

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Check out Whatever Is Lovely and Jordyn’s beautiful work. I love supporting small business and that’s why it is this week’s House Fenway #FridayFavorite!

 

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❤ Love Letter Garland ❤️

I’ve been on a huge crafting kick these past 6 weeks. I guess, it’s a good way to get through this harsh Wisconsin winter, right? My latest craft obsession — garland and bunting. It’s fun, decorative and the options are only limited by your own creativity! I wanted to share with you an easy and fun craft project that’s perfect for this upcoming Valentine’s Day: Love Letter Garland. Not only is this an adorable decoration for Valentine’s Day, you can insert little love letters into each envelope. It’s a fun way to spread some love during the month of February to a spouse, child or other special person.

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Supplies

Ten, 6″ x 6″ Pieces of Scrapbook Paper (to make the little envelopes)

Ten, 4″ x 4″ *or smaller* pieces of paper (to write your love notes)

Scissors

Glue Stick

6′ of ribbon, twine or string

Pencil

Stickers (optional)

Heart Template (download template >>)

 

Cut out the heart from the template. You will use this to trace its shape on the back of each piece of scrapbook paper.

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With scissors, cut out each heart. These hearts will become your little envelopes.

Fold each side of the heart inward. Lightly crease each fold.

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Turn the heart upside down and fold the curved part of the heart towards the point. Lightly crease the fold.

 

img_2296Fold the point of the heart down towards the middle to create an little envelope.

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To keep the envelope together, use a glue stick and rub a dab on each end inbetween the folds.

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Write little love letters and insert them in the envelopes. String the envelopes on a piece of twine or ribbon. Seal the envelopes with stickers or seals. The skies the limit on how you want to decorate these cute little envelopes. I strung some XOXO ribbon on each end to finish it off. Have fun with it! Enjoy. 😍

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