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CRAFT TUTORIALS​

How to Make Shattered Marble Necklaces Christmas Bulb Bath Salts - DIY Christmas Gift
Photo Scrabble Necklaces - Use a photo on your pendant to make cute, personalized gifts for family and friends. Make Crazy Crayons - It is what you do with old, broken crayons.
One Pair of Socks is One Cupcakes - Learn How! Record Bowls - Turn that old record into a useful bowl
Pendants from a can Heads or Tails Handstamped Penny Tutorial
Smores in a Jar - Recipe and Printable Tags Too! Want to learn how to dry flowers from your garden? Learn how!
Christmas Bulbs Even Kids Can Make DIY Jewelry Holders From Recycled Materials
Make Your Own Smelly Jelly Jars
Ideas to Make Your Own Gift Baskets Body Sugar Cube Scrub Recipe
Plenty of Childrens Craft Recipes To Keep Your Child Busy
 Quikrete Cement Walkways Bathroom Printables

GARDENING

Birdseed Ornament Recipe - Great Wedding Favors Too! Rhubarb Stepping Stones - DYI - Learn Here
 Make Fruit Bowl Bird Feeders to Treat Your Feathered Friends Display and dry hydrangeas
 Grow Basil From Cutting DIY Bird Feeder Suet
 Grilled Corn and Flavored Butter Recipes Birds that will eat oranges
Overwintering Geraniums How to get hummingbirds to nest in your yard
diy stepping stones Digging up canna plants for winter


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EXPLORE THE MIDWEST 

Wequiock Falls Green Bay Winter Grand Island Ice Caves Upper Michigan
Lake Michigan Lighthouses Wisconsin Wildflowers
 Wisconsin ATV & UTV Trails We Explored Devils Punchbowl Wisconsin
 10 Days in South Dakota Trip

 

PRINTABLE PATTERNS

Two Styles of FREE Printable Christmas Tags FREE Printable Garden Salsa Labels
Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar Instructions and FREE PRINTABLE Lids and Labels Humorous Bathroom Reading Here! FREE PRINTABLE Bathroom Wall Art

SWEET TREATS

DIY Funnel Cakes - Fun and Easy Red Velvet Whoope Pies
Rainbow Cupcake in a Jar Copycat Tootsie Roll Recipe
Brownie Mix Recipe Tailgating Sugar Popcorn
Frosting recipes Peanut Putter Fudge
Bonus - One Recipe - Two Cookies Raspberry Tortepic
Carmelpic Hotfudgepic
Smores on a stick Pineapple Upside Down Muffin recipe
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SIDES & ADD ONS

Broccaulpic Peppered Corn Relish - Brat, Hot Dog and Polish Sausage Summer Slaw
Applesaucepic Onionsouppic
Creamy Ham Salad bluecheesepic
creamedcornpic chickengravypic
hamandpicklepic ranchdippic
beetpic Nutella
Ranch Dressing Beer Cheese Dip

 

LET’S PARTY

Skittlesvodkapic drunkbearspic
grasshopperpic Brandy Slush
Pina Colada Slush Mexican Fiesta Party
 Survivor Birthday Serving Wine
 Baby Shower Games Bake Sale Cupcakes

BREADS

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MEATS & MAIN DISHES

Lasangapic Meatballspic
Rueben Sandwiches Deep Fried Turkey
Terriyaki Grilled Shrimp Copycat Egg Beaters

CANNING & PRESERVING

What you need to can food jampic
pickled eggs

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Dried Fruit Medley Bird Food Recipe

Dried Fruit Medley Bird Food Recipe

Dried Fruit Medley Bird Food Recipe

Want to feed some picky eaters that normally don’t always come to the feeder? Make up this dried fruit medley bird food recipe.  Provide a separate tray of this speciality mix away from your main feeders to tempt some new guests.

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Copper Culture State Park

Copper Culture State Park in Oconto County Wisconsin

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This weekend my husband and I took a Saturday fall drive through Oconto and Marinette Counties, visiting new sites and revisiting a few old ones that I had been to. Copper Culture State Park was one of our stops.

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Corn Roast & Flavored Butter

Corn Roast & Flavored Butter

Corn Roast & Flavored Butter

Right now fresh ears of corn on the cob are plentiful in the grocery store and along roadside produce stands. The price is right, too. Under 25 cents a serving.  Can’t beat that.  Normally, that means we would be up for hosting a corn roast & flavored butter with drinks at our house.  Due to scheduling this year, that might not happen.
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Coopers Hawk in My Garden

The coopers hawk is often found in backyards. The bird feeder birds are an easy target for hawks, they will stand back and watch the songbirds and strike.  

Coopers Hawk in My Garden

The coopers hawk in my garden, he enjoys parking himself on my deck rail or the neighbor’s fence and watching over the yard.  The backyard feeder birds are an easy target for hawks, they will stand back and watch the songbirds eat their fill and then strike them in flight as they leave.

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