Cooking Fail: The Worst Way to Make Homemade Juice

Homemade Apple Juice Fail | leave it to JoyI wanted to make homemade juice. I had been given some apples from my parent’s apple tree and I didn’t know what to do with them – there was so many!! That said, I don’t have a juicer. But the internet has information on everything, so I started to look for alternative methods. And wouldn’t you know it, I found one!

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DIY Upholstered Headboard

This is part 3 of a series of posts on creating my DIY bed. Find the home post here, the first post on the footboard creation here and the post on the headboard frame here. Now we start upholstering the headboard:

DIY Upolstered Headboard | leave it to Joy photo credit to Katie Marie at KMB Photography.

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DIY Headboard Frame

This is part 2 of a series of posts on creating my DIY bed. Find the home post here, and the first post on the footboard creation here. Now we start the headboard frame:
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DIY Solid Wood Footboard

This is part 1 of a series of posts on creating my DIY bed. Find the home post here with links to the other elements of the bed. The first post on the footboard creation starts now!

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Photo credit to the wonderful Katie Marie at KMB Photography.

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DIY Bed & Upholstered Headboard

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Photo credit to Katie Marie at KMB Photography.

I have always loved the look of an upholstered headboard, to me it looks and feels like an adult bed. This was a big project, the only furniture I built this summer. This post will link to to several others as it was quite a process and really breaks down into several steps. That way you can see take the whole process of each separate element of the bed.

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DIY Sew: Flannel Baby Bib with Pattern

DIY Sew: Flannel Baby Bib with Pattern | leave it to Joy

I love home-made gifts. It’s so much more personal and I’ve really been enjoying sewing again. I made these guys from remnants from a local fabric store. Which made them quite reasonable – but not really cheaper than buying them in the store.

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DIY Stuffed Animal: Ellie the Elephant

DIY Stuffed Animal: Ellie the Elephant | leave it to Joy

I have advanced my stuffed animal repertoire! I started with Mr Owl last winter who looks VERY VERY homemade, and this year I made Ellie the Elephant. I might even make a few other animals before the season is over, I have a few pinterest ideas floating around.

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