Monthly Archives: July 2016

Olive Dip

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I haven’t met a person who doesn’t like this dip. It’s got the creamy deliciousness of cream cheese, the tang from the green olives, and a nice crunch from roasted pecans.  Served with pita chips, toasted baguette, or (my favorite) Wheat Thins, this is an easy recipe to make, and you probably have the ingredients in your pantry. Read the rest of this entry

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Marbled Mugs

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Like some girlfriends I’ve know along the way, the adjectives fast and cheap fit this craft.  Using dollar store white mugs, a dollar store bottle of lavender nail polish, and a bottle of pink polish I found in my bathroom cabinet, I tried to replicate the lovely marbled mugs found on a million Pinterest pages.  The photos on all these pins make the mugs look elegant. The pinners promise easy art.  My kinda craft, right? Read the rest of this entry

DIY Marbled Paper

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In the back of my dresser drawer, I found a pack of 60 notecards that I’d bought long ago.  The note cards are in ten muted colors with a little embossing on each.  They’re pretty, but I decided to glam them and package them in six sets of 10.  My first try was to use this marbling tutorial that I found at Honestly WTF: http://honestlywtf.com/diy/diy-paper-marbling/.  And all it cost was $1 for shaving cream at Dollar Tree. Read the rest of this entry