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Easy, Custom “Hello” Banner!

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I love seasonal decor, but I also love creating decor that can stay up all year 'round! I’m at CHA right now (It’s the Craft and Hobby Association trade show) with Pebbles in my Pocket premiering my new Home + Made “Cottage Living” line of papers and embellishments for home decor! This fun idea spells out "hello" - something perfect for a door, entry, hallway, or even mantel. Like … [Read more...]

Wood Block Gift Idea!

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  I'm at CHA right now (It's the Craft and Hobby Association trade show) with Pebbles in my Pocket premiering my new Home + Made "Cottage Living" line of papers and embellishments for home decor! A photo posted by Tatertots & Jello (@tatertotsandjello) on Jan 11, 2015 at 12:39pm PST I've had such a great time! Today I wanted to share a fun project made using papers in my … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Healthy Recipes!

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Why does my cold-weather come at the same time as my resolution to eat better? So I LOVED these great ideas ... check out these 20 Healthy Recipes! Baked Honey Crisp Apple Chips @ This Silly Girl's Life Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad @ Hello Little Home    Feta, Chickpea, and Avocado Salad @ Butter & Jam  Curried Cashew Broccoli Salad @ Food Faith … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas!

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Even though the holidays are just behind us, we're only a little more than a month away from Valentine's Day! So it's a perfect time to get going on decor, gifts and more! So check out these great ideas ... 20 DIY Valentine's Day Ideas! Fabric Heart Ornaments @ Remodelando la Casa Big Hero 6 Valentines Tic-Tacs @ One Creative Mommy  Easy Map Heart Bunting @ The Happy … [Read more...]

Link Party Palooza — and “New You” Essential Oils Giveaway!

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It's Friday!! Welcome back to the ... We've combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil' Luna, Somewhat Simple, Tatertots & Jello and Today's Creative Blog to make a giant link party. You'll only have to link up once to to be listed on all five sites, and each of us will choose our own projects to feature posts -- just like we always have! So be sure to check with each site to … [Read more...]

How to Start Running When You Don’t Think You Like It [New Year, New You]

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It's not easy to start running - and get moving -- when you don't really like running. And it seems kind of hard to get started with any exercise program, but especially running, I think. A photo posted by Tatertots & Jello (@tatertotsandjello) on Aug 20, 2014 at 12:34pm PDT So, today, I'll share a few tips from when I started running, and maybe they'll help you or someone you … [Read more...]

Easy Valentine’s Day Pallet Rope Light Heart!

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While I'm a big fan of the big projects, like a permanent, wood-backed marquee heart, I also like fairly quick and easy proejcts. This Lowe's-sponsored #LowesCreator project goes pretty quickly and is fairly inexpensive ... and it looks great on the #1905Cottage porch! You'll love this Easy Valentine's Day Pallet Rope Light Heart, and you can easily customize it for your space. It's a … [Read more...]

Winter Decorating with Snowflakes at the 1905 Cottage!

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I always get a little sad as I take down the Christmas decorations. It seems so bare. And sometimes it seems a little early to put Valentine's decorations up. And my awesome neighbor Amy Dott and I have been working on some projects together. Here's one that we thought was fun -- January Winter Decorating with Snowflakes! I think the black and white with the yellow at the cottage is … [Read more...]

Recipe: Grandma’s Polish Pierogis!

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The older I get, the more family and traditions mean to me. One of my favorite memories growing up was watching my grandma make Polish Pierogi dumplings for important occasions. She was a tiny redhead with a huge personality. So it makes me happy to make Pierogis for my kids and tell them about their great-grandma. And I hope they pass the tradition down to their kids someday. I … [Read more...]

My 12 Favorite DIY Projects from 2014!

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One of my favorite things to do over the holidays is to look back at the fun projects from the past year! Today I wanted to share with you my favorite 12 projects I shared in 2014 ... so fun!   Guest Bedroom Redo - Reveal (And all the details are in this post)    1905 Cottage Kitchen Reveal!   Modern Typographic Family Rules Canvas (and Free Printables) and ... … [Read more...]

Paddington-Inspired Family “Gratefulness” Free Printables!

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Do your kids like Paddington Bear? Inspired by the new Paddington movie arriving in theaters this month, I've created something to help teach our families! Paddington Bear is one of our favorite story characters. I remember reading the stories when I was younger, and my kids have loved to read them, too. Of course Paddington is lovable, but one of our favorite qualities he shows is … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 16 Winter DIY Projects!

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You all know I love a good DIY project -- and there are great ideas for every season! So check out these 16 Winter DIY Projects and get inspired! Ikea Dresser to TV Stand @ The Crazy Craft Lady Paper Whites in Jars @ Homework  Frosty Twig Wreath @ Thistlewood Farm  Crate Storage Coffee Table @ Her Tool Belt  … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 16 New Year’s Organization Ideas!

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It's that time of year ... time to make an extra push to get organized! I loved these great ideas ...   16 New Year's Organization Ideas! Read on and get inspired! Command Central Station @ The Happy Housie   Anthro Inspired Gold Desk Organizer @ View from the Fridge  Organizational Printables (Daily & Weekly) @ Dawn Nicole Creating a Colorful Room @ Mabey … [Read more...]

Link Party Palooza — and “New You” Essential Oils Giveaway!

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It's Friday!! Welcome back to the ... We've combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil' Luna, Somewhat Simple, Tatertots & Jello and Today's Creative Blog to make a giant link party. You'll only have to link up once to to be listed on all five sites, and each of us will choose our own projects to feature posts -- just like we always have! So be sure to check with each site to … [Read more...]

New Year, New You: Being Happy & Healthy in 2015!

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I've been concentrating on being happier and healthier in 2014 -- and in 2015 I'm committed to be even better at it. I've been inspired by so many of you who have made the same resolutions for 2015! In 2015, it's time for a new year - and a new you! To help us all get inspired, I'm kicking off a weekly feature called "new year, new you!" It'll be a positive place for all of us to share ideas … [Read more...]