DIY Table Runner Tutorial

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We don’t decorate too much for the holidays, but one thing we always like to do is switch out table runners. It’s not much, but it really adds a pop of color, and they’re simple enough that you can make one for every season! The finished product measures 39″ x 13″ so it’s a perfect size for most coffee tables or dining tables.

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Supplies:

  • 24 5” squares (this fabric
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How to Start a Library (or Three) in Africa — Spotlight on the African Library Project

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I spent my childhood with my nose in a book. Ask anyone who knows me; at this point, it’s kind of the defining feature of my personal history. If you were ever looking for me, you could often find me settled in the oddest of places—sometimes on the couch or my bed, but just as likely under the kitchen table, tucked between a cupboard and the wall, or on top of the slide on our swing set—lost in the world of whatever work of fiction had currently found its way into my hands. I devoured everything from Nancy Drew and … Continue reading

Lemongrass All-Purpose Cleaner

I would guess that there are tons of people out there who would argue that the world we currently live in is a safe one. The foods, the products, the clothing, the cleaners. Completely safe for the humans, for the animals and for the environment. In fact, why would anyone even suspect otherwise? Don’t we have government agencies created specifically to take care of these kinds of details so that we can focus on the more important tasks, like raising kids and following dreams? I’m thinking even scooping the litter box ranks higher than keeping tabs on the smorgasbord of … Continue reading