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A DIY Memory T-Shirt Quilt

Hi Sweet Friends,
I posted this up on my MFP site for an online friend and thought it may help some of you decide what to do with all those Band T-Shirts, College T's, Character T's you may have collected for years and they take up precious closet space or are hidden away in a box unseen.

"I made a quilt for my son years ago with T's of his favorite bands, schools, logos. It turned out great and I used fronts and backs (blank backs to fill in). 

Here is how I made the T-Shirt Quilt:

I took a brown grocery sack and made a square. 

I laid out each shirt flat and cut  the square from each one.

 I then laid them out in the pattern that looked good and pinned them together in strips across the bed for measurement. (pinned side edges together) I think I had like 6 squares per strip. 

Then I sewed the strips together., top & bottom.  

I put a solid piece of fabric on the back and sandwiched a piece of quilt batting in between. 

Then I added seam binding around the edge. 

After it …

New England Boiled Crabs Onions & Potatoes

Hi Sweet Friends,
Today we have that yummy recipe for you. New England Boiled Crabs Onions & Potatoes is one of my favorite dinners. The taste of the sea has been in my blood since I was a child and I love crab!
Boil your crab, potatoes,(corn on the cob, sausage) onions, bay leaf, & Old Bay Spices(1tbs.) in a pot of water that covers the vegetables. Place the crab on top of the vegetables.
Scrub the potatoes, remove eyes and bad spots. cut into halves. Peel onions and keep whole (add Corn on the cob & Smoked Sausage if you want) add the spices & bay leaf, Fill the pot to just covering the vegetables and place the crabs(if already cooked) on top to avoid over cooking the crabs.
Boil your crab, potatoes, onions, bay leaf, & Old Bay Spices in a pot of water that covers the vegetables. Place the crab on top of the vegetables.
Bring to boil and let boil for 20 minutes to steam the crab. Remove the crab and continue cooking the vegetables till fork tender. About 30 minutes …

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21 Things Frugal People Don't Do ~ Living On Fifty

Hi Sweet Friends!
You know how I love coming across those awesome blog posts from fellow bloggers? Well, this one from Gretchen Lindow of Living On Fifty, really blew me away. I really mean it! We are doing many of these things on her list, but there were even more that we weren't and now are! 

I love saving money! Who doesn't? 
So, what are you waiting for? Click her link HERE and find out what you can do to save EVEN More money! 

One of the items that Gretchen listed is Thrive Market.
An Organic Whole-sale Company that is cheaper than Cosco, Amazon, or the local Grocery!
Check it out HERE...WE are members and love the food and the savings!

Yes, this excites me and it will excite you too with all the savings you can sock away more for your Christmas or Travel Fund! Great incentive right?


The Clean and De-clutter Challenge from Simple Living Mama

Hi Sweet Friends!
I just have to share this great post from Simple Living Mama,   called "The Clean and De-clutter Challenge" LINK . I have to agree with Joanie Boeckman, I too get the suffocating feeling of clutter and it can make a gal crazy! Joanie has even created a face book group for support!)see the link on her page above link
Our Christmas Decorations are still up and will be till all the Grandchildren get to have their Christmas at Granpa and Gram's House.
And I am currently in a Branding class, so just as soon as these two events are done, I'll be tackling this challenge. I will post up photos as  soon as I have them and hope you will give me some feed back and join with us as we clean and de-clutter this New Year!
Here are some of the ideas I hope to put into effect in our home revamp!I want to refinish my library table like the one on the right. I hope to recover my wingback chair too!

 Don't forget to click the link above for ideas for your New Year…