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Thursday, August 17, 2017

6 fun & useful back-to-school ideas

Hello, and welcome to another edition of the You Can Do-It-Yourself series, this time to share some fun and useful back-to-school DIY ideas.

6 fun & useful back-to-school ideas

Some of them are as easy as clicking the print button on your computer, and all of them will provide you with some cute but inexpensive back-to-school projects. Check them out below:

Monday, August 14, 2017

Welcome to The Really Crafty Link Party #82!

Hello, and welcome! Did you enjoy your weekend? This is my last week before our summer vacations, so I'm running like crazy to finish everything I have ongoing right now.

But now it's time to share what we've been working on lately and browse around for what everyone else is sharing too. This is a party, so please try to visit at least a couple of other links and share the party on social media - the more, the merrier!

The really crafty link party, keeping it real, craft blog

As usual, the linkup will be open until next Thursday and I will be posting the features on Friday, August 18th.

Did you miss last week's amazing features? Click below to check them out!

The Really Crafty Link Party is focused on crafts, so the idea is for you to link up all your crafty posts: DIYs, printables, home decor, tutorials, recipes, whatever you want to share. Feel free to share as many links as you want, and old posts are welcome!

I have no problem if you want to add the same link in more than one week; it will still be eligible for a feature but please note that I will comment and add it to the Pinterest board only once.You can add posts on other subjects (family friendly please), but only craft related posts will have a chance to be featured and will be pinned to the party's Pinterest board.

If you host your own party, add it too - it may not be featured, but you'll be sharing it with all of us anyway, and everyone loves to discover new parties!

Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML

There are no thumbnails in the party, so in the "name" field of the linky make sure you add an interesting title/description to your post. If you follow me via any social media (icons in the side bar) let me know in the comments and I'll make sure to follow you back!

By linking up you give me permission to use your photos in features or round-ups, and to share your posts on social media (always with a link back to you for proper credit).

Thank you again for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

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Summer Fruit Garlands - free printable

We're still in the middle of August, so there's plenty of time to plan summer parties, especially outdoor parties. With those in mind, I created a set of summer fruit garlands.

Summer Fruit Garlands - free printable

The garlands come in three different fruits: pineapples, watermelon slices and kiwi slices.

Summer Fruit Garlands - free printableSummer Fruit Garlands - free printableSummer Fruit Garlands - free printable

Each set includes the letters for the word "summer" but also two pieces with no letters which you can use alone or together with the others.

Summer Fruit Garlands - free printable

Choose your favorite garland...

Summer Fruit Garlands - free printable

...or if you're bold enough, mix them all together. 

Summer Fruit Garlands - free printable

To download the set of summer fruit garlands click here. You will open a pdf file with several pages. Just decide which garland you want and run those pages through a color printer. Then cut out the shapes and glue them over a piece of thread or a ribbon and you're ready to hang your garland.

Summer Fruit Garlands - free printable

Use these summer fruit garlands in any way you want, but f you re-post or share on social media, please leave a link back to this page!

Happy Monday!

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Friday, August 11, 2017

The Really Crafty Link Party #81 featured posts!

Hello and welcome. It's Friday and as usual it's time to showcase the featured posts of the latest edition of the Really Crafty Link Party.

A big thank you to everyone who linked up, shared on social media and visited during the last few days.

The Really Crafty Link Party #81 featured posts

Check out this week's features below:

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

6 tips to save money on school supplies

If you have school age children, you are most likely by now looking at lists of school supplies. I know I am. Long lists, usually, which means a lot of money spending. 

6 tips to save money on school supplies

No matter how much you want to avoid it, you will always spend money on school supplies. But there are ways to spend a bit less, and I wanted to tell you about some of them today. I also included a few links to sites with amazing back to school ideas I have successfully used in the past.   
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