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Curried Chicken Salad Wrap Recipe // Super Quick and Delicious Meal

When you need a quick and delicious meal, this curried chicken salad wrap recipe will “wrap your dinner up” and leave you satisfied. The golden raisins and creamy curry sauce mixed with bright shredded carrots and grilled chicken is the perfect mix to stuff inside a steamy tortilla. What I love about this recipe is that it is super quick
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How To Make an Envelope Pillow Cover / Simple Sewing

Is it time to switch out some of your throw pillows? Making your own envelope pillow cover is a great way to add a new pop of color to your couch or bed. It’s a super simple sewing project and it only takes about a ½ yard of fabric. There are so many ways to embellish these envelope pillow covers.
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DIY VALENTINE'S DAY

10 Easy To Make DIY Valentine’s Day Decorations and Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. There is something about the bright cheery colors of red & pink, and all the fun things to make around this theme that makes my heart happy. In this post, I’m going to share with you 10 simple DIY Valentine’s projects I have made over the years that I think you may
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How To Sew a Knit Cuff to Pants and Sleeves the Easy Way

Adding a knit cuff to a pair of pants or sleeves is a very easy thing to do. You can transform a normal pair of pants or pajamas into a pair of jogger pants, and you can add a soft cuff to any sleeve. This is a good thing to know how to do because once you know how to
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Hash Brown Egg Bites Recipe // Quick & Delicious

Wondering what to eat for breakfast? These hash brown egg bites are delicious and easy to make. What’s even better is that you can make a batch up and freeze them for those mornings when you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. You can pop them in the toaster oven or microwave and you have
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Jan Howell

Jan Howell

Whether it’s a new recipe, a fun craft, or some handy tips for your garden and home, I hope to empower and inspire you with skills that you can use to create joy, improved health, and to do it in a simple way.

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Hello, I'm Jan

I help DIY crafters take back their creative passion by providing them with patterns and projects tutorials that are easy to follow and quick to make. Most projects utilize upcycled fabric and materials, making the projects inexpensive and environmentally compatible.

Upcycled Denim Patchwork Quilt

Have you ever slept under a denim patchwork quilt? There is nothing better! There is just something about the heaviness of the denim and the coziness of a soft flannel
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Cool Zipper Upcycling

As many of you know I’m really into upcycling and recycling items, and clothing is one of them. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to deconstruct an
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    How To Make an Envelope Pillow Cover / Simple Sewing

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    This DIY window cleaner is the best window cleaner recipe I’ve found. It’s inexpensive, gives
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    Non-Toxic Stainless Steel Cleaner | Make Your Own | 3 Simple Ingredients

    When it comes to stainless steel cleaners, there’s some pretty toxic stuff out there. No
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    New DIY 2023 Printable Calendars // A Minimalist Approach to Planning

    If you’re like me and still like to use a hard copy planner, these 2023
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    Simple Fitted Sheet Hack / How To Mark Which Direction It Goes

    When it comes to making your bed, it can be so frustrating, especially when making
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    Simple Meal Planning Tips – How To Take the Stress Out of Dinnertime

    Take the stress out of dinnertime by having a PLAN. Meal planning will not only
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    How To Make Your Own Chalkboard and Magnetic Board for Your Kitchen

    Several years ago I added a chalkboard and magnetic board to one of my kitchen
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    How To Fold a Fitted Sheet the Easy Way | Simple Hack

    Knowing how to fold a fitted sheet in a way that looks nice and is