Before & After Bathroom

Brilliant colors and bright textiles.


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Cool Tree Stump Ideas

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You can reuse a fallen trees and turn them into a cool flower planters for your garden or patio. Choose a thick branch or the trunk, hollow it out (made even easier if the wood is rotten) and create a flat bottom to it. Add some soil and a favourite plant or two and you'll have a lovely looking pot that will both stand out and blend into your garden. You can also make many useful things from them by yourself like chairs, trays, lamps, tables and many other cool things.


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Tree stump tables by Nicole Belanger of Nickadoo Tree Trunk Tables.

Check out the gallery below and you’ll see many great ideas made of tree stumps


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Broccoli and Cheese Twice Baked Potatoes

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Broccoli and Cheese Twice Baked Potatoes

These twice-baked potatoes are so cheesy, and guilt-free that you'll never have to think twice about making them!


Ingredients:

  • (18 oz) 4 medium russet potatoes
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • 2 cups chopped cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp minced chives (optional)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded low-fat sharp cheddar cheese


Read the full directions on Skinny Taste


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DIY spring dress bookmark tutorial

Beautiful spring dress bookmark that is easy to make.

See full tutorial here

Donegal Oatcakes

This recipe comes to us from Darina Allen's Irish Traditional Cooking: Over 300 Recipes from Ireland's Heritage (Kyle Books; 2012). Darina uses Macroom's fine stoneground oatmeal for this recipe.


SERVES 4

INGREDIENTS

1½ cups fine oatmeal
1–2 tbsp. butter or lard
Pinch of salt

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Put the oatmeal into a bowl. Put the butter or lard and salt into a measuring cup, pour ¾ cup boiling water onto it, and stir until melted and dissolved. Pour this into the oatmeal and mix to a pliable dough. You may need a little more liquid to obtain the right consistency.

2. Press the dough out with your fingers into a 10 × 9-inch pan. You may not manage to get it quite that thin on your first attempt, because the dough is rather difficult to handle.

3. Leave it to dry for another hour or two before you bake it. Bake at 250°F for 3–4 hours. The more slowly it cooks, the better the flavor will be. Oatcakes keep for ages in a tin and can be reheated. Eat with butter or butter and jam.



DIY Headband Holder

Article from betterbythebite.com

Headband Holder

Materials Needed

  • Empty oatmeal canister
  • 2 pieces of 12 x 12 card stock
  • Candlestick holder
  • Decorative flower for top
  • Tape/glue
  • Scissors

Directions

  • Wrap card stock around oatmeal can and secure with either tape or glue. I ended up needing two pieces so I cut the other card stock to size and glued it to the other piece.
  • To attach the candlestick holder I simply hot glued it to the bottom of the oatmeal canister and then hot glued the flower to the top of the canister
  • Voila! A cute and super cheap way to display your little one’s headbands!


DIY : Studded jeans

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Make your old jeans stand out by adding metal studs and spikes!

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