DIY On Vacation: 5 Great Crafts For Traveling

DIY On Vacation: 5 Great Crafts For Traveling

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The warmer months are right around the corner, which means that most of us have already begun preparations for our summer vacations. If you’re quite a crafty person, you may not like the idea of spending days or weeks without a craft. Thankfully, regardless of where you go or how you travel, there will always be downtime within which you can get creative. You just need to find a project that can survive the trip. With that in mind, here are five great craft ideas for travel.  

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Give Your Home A Refresh On A Budget

Give Your Home A Refresh On A Budget

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Whether you’re planning to sell your house, just want to add some value to it, or simply fancy a bit of a change, but don’t really have a huge budget to work with, you’ll probably be quite surprised by just how much you can achieve on a small budget.

Regardless if it’s something like giving your kitchen a whole new look, landscaping your garden or even just fixing appliances that aren’t performing their best and bringing them up to date with a service like All Pro Appliance Service, Inc. appliance service salt lake city, you really do have a lot more options than you think available to you.

In this post, we’re going to share with you just what things you can do to give your home a refresh on a tight budget. Continue reading

5 Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes To Avoid

5 Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes To Avoid

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Thinking of remodelling your kitchen? Everyone has a vision of the type of kitchen they’d love to have in their home. Unfortunately, many people can get so caught up following this vision that they forget about some of the practical elements. Here are just a few common mistakes to avoid when remodelling your kitchen.

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Dos And Don’ts: The Resources When You Have No Idea How To DIY

Dos And Don’ts: The Resources When You Have No Idea How To DIY

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It all starts out with the best of intentions. When you’re looking to restore your home from top to bottom, you feel that your passion for the project will see you through, but slowly, the realization dawns on you, “what have I let myself in for”? Don’t feel bad, we’ve all been there. When it comes to DIY, we all feel that we can do a little bit, some get a taste for it, and others continue to hobble along. But, for any person out there that’s looking to get started on the road to DIY, what are the best resources, and when should you not do it yourself?

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How to Make the Most Out of Your Renovation Budget

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How to Make the Most Out of Your Renovation Budget

So you have realized that your current home is no longer serving you, and there is time for a change. No matter if your circumstances have changed, or your preferences, maybe you have taken on a new craft hobby, or the kids left the house, it might be time for your home to work for you again. No matter how small your budget is, you will be able to make some small or big adjustments that will make a difference for the rest of your life. Below you will find a few ideas to help you plan your renovation and stay on your budget.

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DIY Hallway Reveal

DIY Hallway Reveal

I have been busting at the seems to finally show our finished hallway landing space. It has been raining for weeks in our small town Portage, PA. The project has been completed for a few weeks but lighting in this space was not cooperating. This has truly been one of the easiest and funnest DIY projects to date. This space needed a refresh and this was the perfect project to give it just that.

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Keep Your Home Under Control Throughout The Year

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Keep Your Home Under Control Throughout The Year

Our homes are our pride and joy, and because of that, we always want to ensure that it is looking it’s best as often as possible. The idea of making this happen though can be rather stressful because you immediately imagine having a deep clean from top to bottom that takes you at least four days to tackle without any sleep. But this really isn’t the case, and there’s no need to run around like a headless chicken to get to where you want to be.

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Vintage Book DIY Tutorial

 

I just love searching for old vintage books, but as a military wife, we are always on the move. I have such a hard time finding access to vintage items. So I decided to get creative and make my own. I have so many people ask me how I make them, so I decided It would be easier just to do a DIY tutorial to share.

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Erin @cottonstem IG Feature

 I have followed Erin since I started on Instagram a year ago. I feel in love with her feed, her decorating skills and OMG her “She Shed” as she calls it (Photo’s Below). I am so jelly about the little place she has to call her own to work out of. It is amazing and to put it simply just plain perfect. She has some mad skills in terms of decorating as my kids would put it. She has such a beautiful sense of style and grace about her its just mesmerizing. Check out her website and her capsule wardrobe guide she is so much fun to follow.

 

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Cameo Silhouette: The Secret Access To Fonts & Flourishes

cameoSo recently I figured out something about using my design studio that I was not aware of and it was such an awe this awesome moment. Well to put it simply there is a way to access additional characters and fonts within certain fonts. So without being super confusing I am just going to show you step by step what I figured out and how to access it from a Mac or Windows.

 

 

 

How to Access Additional Fonts and Characters

Ok so first things first go to your search menu on your computer and search Font Book. Down below is how I found it on my Mac.

 

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This is what my font book looks like. As you can see all the fonts are listed on the left. Now not all fonts will have additional goodies. Most of those I have purchased from https://thehungryjpeg.com have all had tons of additional options within each font.

 

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Once you have your Font Book opened you want to make sure you change the view. Go to the view tab and make sure it is set to Repertoire. This will show you all the additional add-ins that are possible to each font.

Now here is one of my favorite fonts “Beauty Love“shown just as is when typed out normally in my Silhouette Design Studio.

 

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Now don’t get me wrong the font is gorgeous and I was super satisfied with it but why not have more options. All the flourishes and options are readily available to you through your font book.

Step-By-Step Directions 

  1. Make sure you have installed the new fonts.
  2. Next open your application folder and search for your font book.
  3. Once open click on the view tab and change or set to Repertoire
  4. Once this is opened you will see your entire font library.
  5. Click on the font you wish to access.
  6. The select the character or letter you wish to use by clicking on it or highlighting it.
  7. Copy the letter by clicking Ctrl + C or click edit and copy.
  8. Go back to your silhouette program and paste that letter into the word.

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See how these letters have hooks coming off each individual letter. Now I copied and pasted the “C” and the “Y” to give my original phrase a little character.

 

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Now you will have to click on your phrase and delete the letter you wish to change like in the phrase I typed out I had to delete the C and the Y and copy and paste the letters with the hooks.

 

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I have been using my Silhouette software for years now and I never knew about all the additional hidden fonts within the fonts. Capital letters, flourishes, hooks so amazing. It will change how you design and give you access to so many more options. Hope this helped and if you have any questions or issues leave them in the comment section.