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DIY Butter: Skip the Store-Bought Bricks and Do It Yourself!

By Amy Donovan Butter may be one of the simplest things you can make with an electric stand mixer because it requires only two ingredients: cream and salt. Once you taste this fresh creamy richness spread over toast, you might never choose to go back to those wrapped bricks from the refrigerated dairy aisle because […]

A different way to tie your shoes for school

by AMY DONOVAN There’s nothing quite like lacing up a brand new pair of shoes fresh out of the box! If you don’t have new shoes, the trick I’m about to show you will revitalize them. Where will your feet carry you this year? You could lace up those kicks using the standard format or […]

Strawberry Freezer Jam: Capture the taste of Summer!

by AMY DONOVAN Summertime brings us a marvelous bounty of fresh fruit that we may enjoy all year long if we take care to harness it just right. Working with my grandmother in her backyard vegetable patch and fruit orchard, I learned to appreciate the gifts of the harvest. Whenever I can preserves and jar […]

DIY Rag Wreath: An Independence Day craft

Lynnwood Times photo by Amy Donovan. Finished wreath.

By Amy Donovan editorial@lynnwoodtimes.com Handmade wreaths are a simple inexpensive way to decorate your home and this shabby chic rag wreath would add some patriotic flare to your front door! All of the materials were purchased at Michael’s on Alderwood Mall Way at low cost. I chose six different bandanas with varying red, white, and […]

Do-It-Yourself: Laundry Soap

DIY Soap

Give your spring cleaning a fresh boost! By Amy Donavan From start to finish it will take approximately five minutes to make a batch of homemade laundry soap that yields six cups to tackle the dirtiest of jobs. All of the ingredients can be purchased from a local Lynnwood grocery store and the price tag […]

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