Author Archives: ashley @ the handmade home

windowsill herb garden

windowsill herb garden

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how to make your own windowsill herb gardenread more

changing your style

changing your style

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One reader wrote: The problem is, I don’t know what to keep, what to toss, or where to even begin without feeling just awful about it. Please help me?

A few practical tips and tricks for making the transition, when you’re ready to change your style.read more

valentines cookies {& a free printable}

valentines cookies {& a free printable}

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Are you running around like a headless banshee, attempting to prep for all those valentines parties yet? Me neither. We still have time.

But here’s one of our very fave go-tos for one of our very favorite festive holidays: Valentines Cookies! And stained glass at that.read more

purging the kitchen

purging the kitchen

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If your kitchen is anything like ours, it serves more than one purpose. In fact, it probably performs most of the jobs around your home: {Homework station, art projects, entertaining and feeding your family… to name a few} and you have to make it work for you, with what you have.read more

handmade savvy saturday

handmade savvy saturday

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Happy Handmade Savvy Saturday! Just a few of our very favorites from around the www this week.read more

the font snob club: 25 more free fonts {january 2015}

the font snob club: 25 more free fonts {january 2015}

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the font snob club: january 2015 – because we were way overdue!read more

make your own cake topper

make your own cake topper

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An easy peasy way to make your own cake topperread more

purging the playroom

purging the playroom

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Because sometimes, cleaning up all of the toys… needs a little camaraderie. And realism.read more

handmade savvy sunday

handmade savvy sunday

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cool rooms, fun projects and a few life hacksread more

{nearly naked} strawberry cake and buttercream icing

{nearly naked} strawberry cake and buttercream icing

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We’re celebrating a birthday today, with a nearly naked strawberry cake and buttercream frosting!

Oh so scandalous.read more

homeschool, block schedules + patience

homeschool, block schedules + patience

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Homeschool, block schedules, and patience: a few questions answeredread more

the peanut butter game

the peanut butter game

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Every year, I’m all about the auld lang syne. There’s something about the sparkle and the promise and the excitement of a fresh slate. The freeing awesomeness that is all things new. The disturbing {for a control freak like moi} excitement in the unknown.

But somewhere, between the formative years of teenage-hood and now… I stopped making strict lists of must-have accomplishments. Because that’s what it had become for me.read more

how to make your own bookends

how to make your own bookends

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While we’re all about simplifying, we also believe you should have books of all kinds. And unapologetically hoard them. The ones you love, of course.

All whilst displaying them oh-so-cleverly with these fun little diy projects.read more

purging children’s rooms

purging children’s rooms

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As much as I would love to live in an all white minimalist jump-on-the-tiny-house bandwagon with only two wooden handmade toys and a beautiful view of the windswept Alps in Switzerland, I’m being real here.

Kids spaces on The Lazy Gals guide today!read more

handmade savvy saturday

handmade savvy saturday

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Just a few of our faves!read more

paint colors in the home {2015}

paint colors in the home {2015}

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An updated sources list, and a few fun questions from fab readers!

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rigby & fitz

rigby & fitz

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I’m not sure any of this has an explanation, or that we can really give one. I mean, puppies. The end. Of all things sanity.

Because these fluffy gals are the cutest things we ever did see.

Meet Rigby + Fitz.read more

purging your living room

purging your living room

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Purging the living room. And a pretty picture (even though there’s actually a stroller in the bedroom) since you’re about to see a lot of shameful junk.read more

handmade savvy saturday

handmade savvy saturday

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a few of our faves from the www this week!read more