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Make Halloween jack-o-lanterns from old glass jars

Hi guys! It’s Meg from GreenWith Decor. I’m happy to be back at The Kim Six Fix today!

Fall is popping up everywhere lately, and I am loving it. It’s one of my favorite seasons to decorate for, and I love when the air starts to get a bit cooler so I can break out my boots and scarves.

To get ready for fall, I have an easy, low-cost fall DIY to share today: make jack-o-lanterns from old glass jars!

Make these cute jack-o-lanterns from old pickle jars with some orange spray paint. What a fun Halloween craft!

A Child's Jewelry Box Grows Up

Jewelry Box Makeover
I’m so excited for this month’s power tool challenge.  The theme this month was “MODIFY” and we were supposed to take an existing piece and change it.   That is right up my alley.

125+ Painting and Stenciling Project Ideas

125 Different painted and stenciled project ideas 
If you have read this blog for more than 5 minutes, you already know that I am sorta a sucker for painting and stenciling projects.  Furniture, rooms, fabrics, crafts.. If it isn't nailed to floor or has a pulse, chances are I want to paint it.

5th Anniversary (Gift of Wood) Gift Ideas

5th anniversary gift of wood ideas

If you are a follower of anniversary etiquette, you probably know there are traditional gift idea for every year you celebrate of marriage.  And while some years gift ideas are obvious (gold, ruby, pearls and flowers) other years it may be more difficult to find the perfect gift.

A fifth anniversary is one of those occasions.  While silverware is suggested as the modern annual gift, I personally don't think that is the most romantic gift idea, and not very meaningful.  On the other hand, the traditional 5th year anniversary gift suggestion is "wood" which allows for much more creative and personal gift ideas. 

10 Tips to Create a Child Safe Laundry Room

Childproofing laundry room tipsFor the month of September, which is also Baby Safety Month, I am partnering with the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) to help spread the word about laundry room safety.
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Because they are not as regularly used as say bathrooms or kitchens, parents often overlook things that could be unsafe to children in the laundry room.  Luckily it doesn’t take much to childproof your laundry space and prevent accidents from happening.

 10 Ways to Ensure Your Laundry Room is Safe


Why the locals love San Francisco's Pier 39

Why the locals love San Francisco Pier 39
Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, you become familiar with all the local tourist destinations. Every time my family has visitors in town, they want to see what the city has to offer, and one of our favorite ‘must-do’ sites is the famous PIER 39 and have #FunAtPier39. A hub of shopping, dining, sightseeing, and other family-friendly activities, it offers something for everyone!

How to Customize A Lampshade with Paint

Customize a Lamp Shade with Paint
I recently found this black lamp at a thrift store for $3.  I had originally thought of spray painting it a bright and funky color but decided against it.  Instead I thought I would leave the base alone and add the personality to the lamp in the shade itself.

20 Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeovers

20 Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeovers
It is no secret I have a small obsession with Dollar Store (Dollar Tree Specifically) Pumpkins.  In fact, last year I did a week of nothing but dollar store pumpkin makeovers.  And i am not the only one who LOVES dollar store pumpkins.  I have gathered up a bunch of my favorites.. and I can’t wait to share them with you!

Harry Potter Hogwarts Bewitched Ceiling Halloween Porch

Hello again from Steph @ The Silly Pearl! If you've read my blog lately, you know I'm in the process of creating a Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone-themed porch for Halloween. Here's one part of it that I'm really excited about - my Hogwarts Bewitched Ceiling Halloween Porch, complete with a spooky yet sparkly ceiling and smiling pumpkins hanging overhead. Here's how I put it together!

Harry Potter Hogwarts Bewitched Ceiling Halloween Porch


Parmesan Orzo with Broccoli Pine Nut Pesto: Ultimate Recipe Challenge

Parmesen Orzo with Broccoli Pesto

It is that time again!  Another Ultimate Recipe Challenge, where I host a group of fabulous food bloggers and challenge them to come up with a recipe based upon a challenge item.  This month the mystery ingredient was BROCCOLI!  This was a tough one!
At the bottom of this post you will find the recipes (all using Broccoli) from the other bloggers.
Top Broccoli recipes from todays top bloggers

Black and Gold Thrift Store Chair Makeover

Black and gold thrift store chair makeover
I’ve been hanging out at the thrift store again, and so today’s project is another inexpensive furniture makeover.  This time, was this reddish desk chair with a nasty microfiber seat.  It isn’t an old piece, in fact, it probably came from a big box store, but it was solid wood and I liked the lines.  Especially the cutout in the back.Thrift store desk chair before makeoverPlus, you couldn’t beat the three dollar price tag! 3 dollar thrift store chair makeoverIt was an ugly fake reddish color and the seat was a MESS!  But i knew it could be easily salvaged!Dirty uphsoltered chair seat

Beef and Bean Goulash Recipe

If you've been a reader of my blog The Kitchen Wife you'll know that I've been working really hard at trying to clean up my eating.  HOWEVER, I'm married to the King of Carnivores who feels that there should be nothing but meat and potatoes on the table at every meal.  So I've been trying to take many of our family favorites and make them a little healthier.  Take my Beef and Bean Goulash for Example.

A plate of the Beef and Bean Goulash with the pan sitting beside it.

By making few tweaks, I will still have all of the great beef flavor without all of the excess fat.  It was delicious and I can't wait to share it with you so....

Let's Get Started!

Wine Bottle Gift Bag Tutorial

Hi everyone! It's Pam from Clever Little Mouse (formerly Leaves & Stitches - I'm halfway through a rebrand and have been up to my eyeballs in Wordpress edits for the past few weeks) with a quick tutorial for a wine bottle gift bag. 

Drawstring Wine Bottle Gift Bag Tutorial

I'd love to say this project was inspired by a housewarming gift or some fancy occasion, but to be honest, the idea came to me while my son and I were struggling our way through his geometry homework recently. One of the problems dealt with the formula for finding the circumference of a circle when you already know the diameter, and a lightbulb went off. So THAT'S how you do that! I felt a little dumb. And then I had all kinds of ideas for projects now that I know how easy it is to figure out the dimensions, so off I went to test the formula.

Honey Balsamic Apple Pecan Grilled Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

Honey Balsamic Apple Pecan Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken.

I recently attended a fabulous luncheon in the city hosted by Foster Farms.  The event revolved around wonderful food and great people and lively discussion.  The space itself was lovely. Foster Farms Blogger Event
 
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