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10 Ways to Tie a Chair Sash

June 20, 2018

A Traditional Bow Plus 9 Alternative Ways to Tie a Chair Sash When planning a wedding, shower, or another event, there are many decisions to be made in regards to the tables and chairs. Since these items generally take up the bulk of the room, it’s important that the selections made are going to give…

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How to Tea Stain Paper to Look Old

June 19, 2018

Happy Monday y’all! We hope you had a fun and safe fourth of July and are well rested for the week ahead. The heat is reaching those high summer temperatures now making indoor projects my new favorite kind. It did ease up a little bit one day this weekend which allowed me to finish up…

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Improve Your Sewing

December 1, 2015

Beyond the Basics: 9 Tools That Will Improve Your Sewing Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and survived the official start of the Christmas shopping frenzy. Last week we gave you our list of the most useful items to have in your basic sewing toolbox. This list is a great starting point…

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Basic Sewing Toolbox

November 16, 2015

As a new sewer, simply starting a project can seem intimidating, but there are a few things you can do that will increase your chances of success. Besides practice (which helps pretty much everyone!), having a well stocked sewing toolbox is one of the easiest steps to success. Sure, you could start a project and then…

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Fall Harvest Jumper

November 11, 2015

After a very long and hot beginning of November, it has finally cooled off enough to feel like fall has arrived! With the conclusion of Halloween, many of you are ready to kick off the holiday season – Christmas style. While you might hear the joyous sounds of the season coming from my car or…

Balloon Dress Tutorial

November 3, 2015

Up, Up, and Away – Hot Air Balloon Ruffle Dress Back in September, we celebrated a big milestone in the Pylant household. Our sweet Cecilia turned one! We hosted a Balloons Over Paris themed birthday party at our home where our family and friends gathered to converse and eat cake (which was Cecilia’s favorite part).…

Turning a New Leaf

October 29, 2015

Happy Fall Y’all! After a few months away, I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’ve missed you! It was a much needed break, but now I’m back and excited about turning a new leaf. With the change of a season also comes a change to Sweet Tea Proper. Besides the overall look,…

A Beginner’s Guide to Sewing

February 17, 2015

How to Change the (Snap-On) Feet on Your Sewing Machine When thinking about what to post on next, I realized that it had been awhile since we updated our sewing guide with anything new. With the priority being to complete the tasks and projects on our home renovation, there just wasn’t a lot of time…

Cheesy Beefaroni

February 4, 2015

Every week before I go grocery shopping I try to plan our dinner menu for each day. Although I really do enjoy cooking, planning really is such a struggle for me. Somehow at least once during the week, we always seem to stray from the original plan. Whether it’s been a particularly busy day or just a lazy…

Hybrid Cloth Diaper Review

January 27, 2015

GroVia vs Flip vs gDiapers A few months ago we discussed the ins and outs of cloth diapering including the many different styles (all-in-one, all-in-two, hybrid, pocket, prefolds, etc). Being new to cloth diapering, it can all seem a bit confusing, but have no fear. Once you get started, you will find that it is…