House and Hearth

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Easter Egg Geodes | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

We originally made these Easter egg geodes a couple of years ago, following directions from Martha Stewart’s website. Unfortunately, since then, Martha has removed her directions! Fortunately, I had saved some of the notes I made when we made these geodes the first time. Unfortunately, the notes were not detailed enough, so it took four […]

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Free St. Patrick's Day Window Transparency Template | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

I have been continuing to experiment with window transparencies. With Saint Patrick’s Day coming up on March 17th, I thought I’d try my hand at a leprechaun transparency. So now I have this free St. Patrick’s day window transparency template to share with you. As always, it is free for your personal use only. Also, […]

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Free Valentines Day Window Transparency Template | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

I created another window transparency for Valentines Day that I thought I’d share with you. I chose this particular design because I noticed an odd trend with Valentines Day designs, they all seem to use spring or summer settings! That is really weird when you think of about it, since Valentines Day is in February. […]

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Valentines Felt Bookmarks | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Groundhog Day/Candlemas is over and Phil the groundhog declared that we have six more weeks of winter left. Meanwhile, it was overcast and rainy hear, so I am wondering if Phil’s predictions count for the West Coast or if we get our own prediction. Regardless of the weather, Valentine’s Day is only twelve days away! […]

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