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How To Get Cute Gingham Cloth Napkins for $1

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I’ve used cloth napkins at our meals for decades. I mean, why not? They can even make a meager meal feel decadent! 

Recently I found myself wanting some red/white gingham napkins. But y’all know how much I hate to get rid of this whatsit to buy that whatsit. It just seems like an environmental waste to me.

But I REALLY wanted those cheery red & white napkins!

I wanted cute red & white gingham cloth napkins. A small tablecloth and a few minutes at my sewing machine was all it took. #TexasHomesteader

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How To Make A Cute Clothespin Apron

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

People have various methods of holding their clothespins when they’re hanging laundry. I’ve heard of clothespin aprons, sewing the bottom of a cute baby’s dress and using a hanger to keep it on the line, and more.

I love to hang our laundry on the line. There’s just nothing like that gorgeous Texas blue sky and sunshine to add the delightful aroma of pure sunshine to our clean clothes. 

My sis is like me – loving the smell of sunshine on her clean laundry. So she hangs her clothes out to dry as well.

When she had a birthday recently I put on my thinking cap. Y’all know we like to make homemade gifts whenever possible, but what would she like. Hummm… I KNOW! I’ll make her a clothespin apron!

I used some fabric from a thrift store and some cotton cording to make a cute clothespin apron. It was an awesome gift! #TexasHomesteader

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Homestead Hack: Cute Container For Herb Cuttings

by Texas Homesteader ~

The herbs are going well in my Edible Landscape so I thought I’d take a few cuttings & try to root them in my kitchen window. I have a repurposed short, squatty, wide-mouth glass jar that I can use. 

But I’ve always heard that when you’re rooting cuttings, a see-through jar can cause problems. It’s said that inside the jar should be dark. A dark jar keeps algae from growing in the water and also helps the roots do their thaaaang.

Some suggestions are to paint the jar or to wrap it in scrapbooking paper or something similar.  Hummm…

So what did I decide to do? Say it with me kids: “Use Whatcha Got!”  That’s right. đŸ™‚ Check out this Homestead Hack.

I took some herb cuttings to root in my kitchen window. But the jar needs to be kept dark. Check out this cute Homestead Hack idea! #TexasHomesteader

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