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Christmas tree with ornaments

Christmas at Ikea

During my recent visit at Ikea, I found inspiration and items for Christmas. I have a love affair.  My husband knows about it and accepts it.  It is Ikea.  You see, just when I was growing up in Germany, Ikea was expanding into the German market.  I still have Ikea cabinets that my family bought …

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DIY Reupholstering Dining Chairs

Find out in this tutorial how easy it is to DIY reupholster your dining chairs whenever you are ready to give your dining room a make-over.   I love adding simple updates and makeovers to our home.  Buying a new couch or dining set is a bigger decision that involves my husband’s cooporation and approval …

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How to make DIY Beeswax Wraps

Learn how to make your own reusable beeswax wraps with simple ingredients, using cotton, beeswax, pine resin, and jojoba oil. 2020 Update:  Click here to see how I made simple linen beeswax wraps. Why make beeswax wraps? I am always trying to find ways to cut down on plastic in my home.  According to some …

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zero-waste grocery shopping

Zero-waste grocery shopping

  Zero-waste has become a household word.  For good reason.  I am always amazed at how much food is wrapped in plastic when I go grocery shopping.  For a long time, I have been trying to cut down on plastic wrapping and grocery bags because they just end up in the landfill.  Normally, plastic items …

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