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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Crust Lovers Fruit Cobbler

If you are looking for a fruit dessert as delicious as pie, you have found it! Crust Lovers Fruit Cobbler is all about the crust! Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy the fruit, but if that crusty topping wasn't there, this would only be a pan of baked fruit...which would change the whole direction of the recipe! 


Monday, May 3, 2021

Shaved Brussels Sprout and Apple Salad with Pecans

Are you looking for more delicious non-lettuce salads to enjoy? While a lettuce-based salad is always enjoyable, other vegetables make great salads as well. Plus having a variety of non-lettuce salad recipes to enjoy means that a salad is just a few moments away!

Friday, April 30, 2021

How to Make Borscht!

Borscht is just one of those soups people don't think about. But they should! Because Borscht is the perfect soup for a chilly springtime. And this version is loaded with vegetables for good health. Don't let this delicious old-fashioned recipe pass you by, think of the sour cream you won't be able to eat!

Full of good for you vegetables, in How to Make Borscht.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Funtastic Friday # 330

DIY Rustic Wood Mini Signs, How to Attract Bees to Your Garden, Pretty Organization in the Laundry Room, Spring Lemon Tablescape for Mother's Day, and Flipping Thrift Store Items are this week's featured posts!

Encouraging Hearts and Home 04.29.2021

I Spy Photo Challange 15, A cereal box made into a Fabric Covered Gift Bag, The 20 Best Gardening Books for Kids, and Cake Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits are this week's featured posts!  

Thrift Store Challenge April 2021

 Hello and Welcome!

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There's no monthly theme.
  • There's no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Angela | Simply Beautiful By Angela - Melynda | Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household - Beverly | Across the Blvd - Marie | Craft Rocker - Marci | Stone Cottage Adventures - Lynne | My Family Thyme - Allyson | Southern Sunflowers

Our Thrift Store Upcycle group of bloggers is always looking to expand -- and we need your help! Why not consider joining in our thrift store upcycle challenge on the last Thursday of each month? Make some friends while having fun and share your love of DIY with the world. It’s a win-win! Sound like something you’d be interested in? Just leave a comment at the end of this post with your contact info and a link to your blog. Someone will get back to you right away. We can’t wait to meet you!

And here we go!


We are new to our home here in Montana, and with so much that needed to be done, we are just now getting to do a few things we wanted to do! Fun projects like decorating the entryways and the yard. So you might be asking yourself why we would be using our time to use a nest of tangled barbed wire and turn it into a wreath?

This Barbed Wire Wreath is part of the pathway to our little home, along with a chalkboard Welcome sign, some Shasta Daisies, Rosemary, and a little pot of Chives. 



How to Make a Barbed Wire Wreath. 

What interesting or off-beat material would you make a wreath out of? As it turns out, wreath-making in recent years has exploded with creativity and a fearless attitude! Resulting in some incredible decor to hang in your home or on the front door. True barbed wire might not be your chosen material for a wreath, but come see how it turned out...and why we used it! 


You can read all about it here, or click the link below!

And now for more thrifty goodness!

Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Toffee and Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Toffee and Walnut Oatmeal Cookies, fresh from the oven! Is this even possible on those busy days we all seem to have? Yes with homemade cookie dough in the freezer. Just mix, portion out, wrap and freeze. The easy way, homemade way to have cookies on demand! 

How to make Toffee and Walnut Oatmeal Cookie dough for the freezer.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Now is the time to get your salad dressing skills up to date! With spring flowers and gardens starting everywhere, salads will be on the table more often. This Honey Mustard Vinaigrette is one you will enjoy time and time again...