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About thedivaofdiy

There's a country song by Terri Clark called "I WANNA Do IT ALL"! Well that is me, folks! I am never content with just ONE project, I wanna try em ALL! I am a hairdresser by trade, a wife and mother of 8! Yes, I said 8! Birthed em all myself! I have a few creative bones in my body, am always thinking of what I can do next. If I see something I like, I won't buy it, I will, instead, try to duplicate it! I have made stained glass, reupholstered furniture, faux painted, sewed, do interior decorating, you name it, I wanna do it! I am an AVID couponer (HATE paying full price for anything!), teach a couponing class and appear on our local tv station's morning show on a MONEY SAVING segment, I am a BREAST CANCER SURVIVIOR, and embrace every minute of my wonderful life!

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Don’t waste money on a full pot, when all you want is one cup!

I love this little machine! About 4 years ago I bought each of my adult kids a keurig Single cup coffee pot for Christmas!  That was the BEST gift I have ever given! Not only can you use the k … Continue reading

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Homemade Golden Granola!

Mmmmm! Homemade granola! This is something I like to keep on hand all the time, so I usually make a fresh batch every week. We use it as a snack, to add to our yogurt, and eat it as cereal … Continue reading

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T-Shirt dresses for my little grandbabies: tutorial

I am always finding fabric that inspires me to sew these cute little dresses for my grandbabies. I use inexpensive t-shirts, and cut them to make the top of each dress, then I mix up co-ordinating fabrics that make these … Continue reading

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Updating frames with paint and glazes

I love refurbishing old things and making them work again! Someone asked if I could help salvage some frames that didn’t match her bedroom anymore and faux finishes are one of my favorite things to work with. Three of her … Continue reading

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Frugal Living: putting together an effective coupon binder

Money??? We always need it! As a mom of EIGHT kids, (yes I gave birth to all of them!)  I am always looking for ways to stretch a dollar. After  overextending  ourselves into nasty credit card debt, my oldest son … Continue reading

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Couponing info today!

Made my regular appearance on KATC this morning and talked about the convenience of Coupon Apps for your phone! So convenient for shopping when you FORGET your coupons! Coupon Phone apps, as mentioned on KATC: GeoQpons, Coupon Sherpa, Red Laser … Continue reading

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Ruffly Fleece Flower Scarf~

I spotted a scarf similar to this one on pinterest, so I decided to change it up a little and use fleece instead of felt. You can adapt this pattern for a child by making smaller circles and shortening the … Continue reading

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Pillowcase from recycled clothes

Here’s something you can do with those old clothes that no longer fit, but you are not willing to part with! I used an old pink t shirt, an old skirt and an old dress to make this cute little … Continue reading

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Fleur de “Brees!”

Seems only fitting, as I sit and watch the Saints play football, that I share my Fleur de “Bree’s” recipe! On any other day I call it Fleur de Brie, but today this recipe is a tribute to the Saint’s … Continue reading

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