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Melted Wax Gourds For the Holidays

Taking some basic crayons and using a simple melting technique used for ages, you can take your holiday gourds or pumpkins to a whole new level. We created this video using crayon art showing you how we made our holiday gourd creations. It is a family friendly and easy way of spicing up your tablescape [...]

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Old Family Hot Wassail Recipe

Every year as a child, my mother made hot wassail at family gatherings. I loved to push the hard cloves into the orange and see it bobbing up and down in the wassail. As I got older and my younger cousins saw my grandfather make it after my mother passed, the next generation took [...]

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DIY Origami Gift Box - under $1 in under 4 Minutes!

It seems too good to be true, but with a piece of scrapbook paper or card stock you can make a beautiful DIY gift box! You can purchase this type of paper at any craft store often for under $1. In fact, the paper we used was .59 cents and was half off at Hobby [...]

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Paper Bag Turkey Tutorial

The holiday is my favorite time to craft with my kids. Bubby, who is turned 4 today is just now starting to appreciate them more, and Rainbow, who is 8, is one of the most creative kids I have ever met! Give her a craft and she will give you HER version of the craft. [...]

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Paper Craft Giveaway Extravaganza!!! Ended 5/31/2013

CONGRATULATIONS TO KATIE R. She is the winner of the Paper Craft Giveaway Extravaganza worth $650. Attention to all craft-minded enthusiasts who love card-making, scrap-booking, art journaling, paper crafting, up-cycling and whatever else you can think to use decorative paper and accessories on, it is your chance to enter our Paper Craft Giveaway Extravaganza!! [...]

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Pinterest: Are you Pinning It Right?

We will soon be started a series here on My Personal Accent that will be all about DIY blogging; Confessions of a Blogaholic! This series will cover how you can start a blog, tips to help improve your blog, how to gain traffic, tutorials, and more! We are starting the series off a little early [...]

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Gingersnap Crust Pumpkin Pie from Scratch

Once I had children I started to wonder what was in all of the glorious food we had for Thanksgiving each year. It was only up to this point that I realized half or more of my Thanksgiving dinner came from a can. This made me incredibly sad. Once I moved out and did have [...]

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Removable Vintage Parisian Laptop Skin

These days, most of my time is either spent in my garage working on projects, taking care of my family, or (sadly) on my laptop. For just a moment, in the chaos, I take a second to remind myself of those things which are important to me and make me who I am. [...]

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Rescue of a Three-Legged Box

You never can't read a book by its cover nor can you read a garage sale by how messy it looks. I find the best deals are found through picking through it and finding the old antiques and getting the deals because they have no idea what they have. A month or two [...]

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Thank Goodness for School! Our Back to School Giveaway

We know back to school time can be just as hectic as the summer time! To ease your stress My Personal Accent along with The Whimsical Peacock Jr. have teamed up to bring you an awesome and unique back to school package for both kids and Mom!This easy entry giveaway will offer one lucky winner [...]

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