Guest post for Tattered & Inked

Hi there Tattered & Inked readers!
I love hanging out over here and was excited when Kelsey invited me back.
My name is Kara and I am mommy to a sassy diva 4 year old and wife to my high school sweetheart. I share crafts, recipes, frugal decor, printables, mommy adventures, teaching ideas, and all things DIY on my blog, Mine for the Making.
Today I am going to share a frugal decor project that I did quite a while ago, but am still in with. 
Drab to Fab Bookends
 I found these 3 lil guys at the dollar store, but I wasn’t diggin’ the color. So what did I do?

 That’s right…spray painted them.

I spray painted the ‘bookends’ Auqua (Satin) by Rust-oleum
I used sand paper to antique them and, using a paper towel, I rubbed dark brown Stencil Magic Paintcreme (recommended by a really crafty friend) on some of the “roughed up” areas. 
I finished them off with clear coat of Krylon
Here they are!

I use them as bookends on my bookshelf (that I love even though it was not the most expensive, lavish piece of furniture…it serves the purpose).

Total cost: under $4
(I had the paint, sandpaper, and stencil creme on hand.)

What do you think? Do you need some new bookends in your life?

Thanks for having me today!

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Food-a-licious Friday {78} E-Cookbooks & Meal Planning

It’s FRIDAY!!! 
Can it get a “What! What!”
I LOVE finding new recipes to try out, and I figure you do too if you are here for Food-a-licious Friday. I thought today it might be fun to share some FREE e-cookbooks with you. Just click on the image to download one for yourself!
With our busy life style, I find it so important to plan out and organized our meals. This makes grocery shopping and meal preparation so much easier during our busy week. Here is a great FREE resource you can use to help you organize your family’s meals.
Where are your favorite places to find new recipes?
How do you organize and plan meals for your family?
Happy Friday and I hope you have a great weekend!
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