How to Cut and Peel a Peach

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Cutting peaches
Is there any other fruit that has so many saying regarding it? 

She's a Georgia peach, pretty as a peach, peaches and cream complexion.

While peaches are delicious their skin can cut tender mouths and for very young children it is best to peel them.

Peeling peaches is actually quite easy if you know the trick.

Canada Day Tablescape

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Canada Day flowersIf you are getting ready to have a lunch or dinner on Canada Day here are a few ideas that you can use to really make it pop!

Our family's Canada Day includes a Canada Day Parade, usually a swim when we get home and   dinner in the gazebo.

With Canada's colors being red and white it is easy to pull together a fun patriotic table.

How to Wrap a Bouquet of Flowers

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how to wrap a bouquet of flowers
There are times when you have a garden full of flowers you want to share the beauty with friends and family.

While you could just roll them in newspaper you know that there is a nicer way of doing it.

Learning the same tricks that the florist do to wrap your flowers when you give them as gifts will make your flowers seem extra special.

This also comes in very handy when you can buy your flowers at discounted prices but there is no presentation to them.

Flag Print for the 4th of July - Printable

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Vintage flag printHere is a vintage print showing the different flags of America for you to print.

This is a wonderful bright print that you can incorporate in your 4th of July decorations.

It would look lovely framed with small flags on either side. 

You could place this print on your buffet table for added color.

So how old is this print?

Well if you count the number of stars on the Stars and Stripes you should be able to figure it out. 

The other flags in the print included the Yacht Ensign, Naval Dispatch Revenue Pennant, United States Mail and Admiral's Flag.

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How to Sew Bunting for Canada Day Decorations

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IMG_0566a.jpgI thoroughly enjoy decorating the outside of our home for Canada Day. 

Bunting use to be a very popular way to decorate and if you look through old picture of England, America and Canada during patriotic celebrations, houses and business where typically decorated with them.

The name bunting actually referred to the type of fabric that was used for the draped and flag buntings. I use nylon material so it can withstand the weather.

This is a fun project that you will be able to display with pride every year.

Making Ice Shapes for Summer Entertaining

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Making ice shapes for summer entertaining
Cold ice is a luxury that many of us just don't appreciate until we are in the middle of a scorching hot day and can't get any.

While most of us take ice for granted ice has only been available to the masses since about the 1920's when household refrigerators and freezers became popular.

While ice was available before this time it was pricey, the cost was more expensive than some meat and dairy products.

With our modern fridges and freezers ice is easy for us to make so why not use ice in interesting ways when you are entertaining during the heat of the summer.

Easy Summer Backpack to Sew

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Summer backpack to sew
This backpack pattern is so simple to sew you can make one up in less than an hour.

I use to send my kids to swimming lessons with these backpacks as they were small enough to fit on their backs but large enough to hold their beach towels, brushes, bathing suits and other bits and pieces that they needed.

As I always made mine from cotton they were simple to throw in the wash (after removing the cords) to get rid of the chlorine smell from their wet bathing suits.

These can be used for all different purposes for kids, filled with what they need to go off to day camp, bible camp or off to friends for an afternoon.

Of course these are ideal for yourself during the summer when you want a fun bag instead of a purse.

Aberfoyle Antique Market

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Aberfoyle Antique MarketOne of the great things about summer is the open air antique markets that you get to visit for amazing bargains.

In my neck of the woods the oldest and best has to be, by far, the Aberfoyle Antique Market.

It has been up and running since 1961 and has over 100 dealers on 20 acres of land.

The bargains can be unbelievable but you do have to hunt for them. 

Crowns for Father's Day - Printable

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Crowns printableDad is King of the castle and here is a printable just for him. 

Great to use on Father's Day either to wrap up his gift, make a card from or cut out one of the crowns and place it on a photo of him.

This vintage print shows the crowns of the British Monarchs from William the Conqueror to the Imperial state crown which is now in the Tower of London.

There are 15 crowns on this print and many of them are now lost.  The images where taken from portraits of the various monarchs.

The only crown worn by a woman is number 7 which graced the head of Queen Elizabeth 1.

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