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7 Quick Spiritual Gardening Takes

Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden.  Robert Brault One is nearer God’s heart in a gardenthan anywhere else on earth. by Dorothy Frances Gurney...more

Desktop & Blogshop: Feeling Bloggy

 I’m feeling very bloggy today!  After taking the incredibly informative online Photoshop Blogshop over the weekend, I feel armed with just enough knowledge to be dangerous.I also made a Target stop which is never good news for the purse strings.  I did pick up a few fun things and to make my desk feel a little more “desky” [not a word I know].So let’s take a look at a few of my favorite things on my desk[top] today....more

Fashion DIY shoes inspired by Pierre Hardy!

Read more about my new #fashion #DIY on my blog www.themorasmoothi.com ...more

Photo Friday: Warmth

My choice for today's Photo Friday picture actually has a double meaning related to the "Warmth" prompt. The first is obvious - flaming saganaki! - but the second is the "warm" memories I have of the occasion. ...more

Force The Fall (DIY Burlap Wreath)

So it's official, Labor Day Weekend is upon us! Seems like everyone has plans to savior the last day's of summer. And while we probably should be joining them in their adventures we really are just craving Fall. With the never ending drought over here dust, heat and summer are honestly growing old. So in attempt to force cooler temps we seem to be dedicating our weekend to fall activities (I am sure we will throw in a lazy picnic or two). So in light of cleaning and prepping for Fall I pulled out this bad boy!...more

How to tuft/button your cushions

Hi guys! I wanted to share a super easy DIY project that I did on our Ikea Karlstad Sectional this past weekend. And by easy, I mean it took me about 20 minutes to complete the project, but it made a pretty big impact to our sofa....more

Foto Friday - Black and White, Round 2

I clearly love black and white photography. I love it so much that in the same month of the first post with black and white photos, I’m doing a second! Except this time, it’s not just a mish-mash of black and white; it’s all flowers.Enjoy!...more

A Collection of Crochet Necklaces

Originally Published On:  LifebloomingA couple of years ago I was inspired to create a range of crochet necklaces.My skills are pretty basic. I learned how to crochet at school when I was twelve.It sounds a strange thing to teach a bunch of pre-pubescent girls but it wasn’t as anachronistic as it seems. We weren’t being taught proper, womenly occupations. We were in fact innocents caught up in a well-planned blackmail exercise....more

UPcycling Rugs

This is all about UPcycling, NOT REcycling . Sheets  can be recreated into gorgeous crocheted  rugs. Crocheting rag rugs is so much fun to do because it is fast and satisfying.I crocheted each rag rug in  a few  hours, from one single sheet and half a queen sized duvet. No pattern needed;  just make a magic circle, squeeze in 8 to 11 half double crochets into the loop and start crocheting around. I varied the rows with  half double crochets and double crochet stitches using a size Q hook…fun, fast, frugal!...more