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Itaya Lightbourne (ItayaLightbourne)

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I am an artist, graphic designer, writer, gardener and crafter. My interests are many and varied as I'm sure you will see with my articles. 

 

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  • Fairy Houses and Plants in Your Fairy Garden
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    Fairy Houses and Plants in Your Fairy Garden

    13 months ago

    Lately my thoughts are turning to springtime and I am feeling the pull to create a Fairy Garden. In my research, I discovered some adorable and lovely photos of Fairy Houses I will share. I will also share suggestions...

  • Free Crochet Scarf Patterns
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    Free Crochet Scarf Patterns

    13 months ago

    Crocheting scarfs is one of the easiest and fastest gifts you can create for any special occasion. These free patterns are sure to spice up your own wardrobe for the holidays or to give as gifts to him or her. I've...

  • Cute Monsters Free Sewing Patterns, DIY, Make Your Own
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    Cute Monsters Free Sewing Patterns, DIY, Make Your Own

    13 months ago

    If you like monsters that are so ugly they are cute as much as I do, you will love these Free Sewing Patterns that I've found! Whether you want to make plushy softy monsters for your little one or perhaps you are...

  • Charming and Naughty Gothic and Steampunk Shoes
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    Charming and Naughty Gothic and Steampunk Shoes

    2 years ago

    Whether you are putting together a smashing costume for Halloween, an office party, or just to dress up for the day, these Gothic and Steampunk Shoes will definitely help you complete your outfit. I've put together...

  • Delicious Chocolate Eclair Dessert Recipes
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    Delicious Chocolate Eclair Dessert Recipes

    13 months ago

    A quick and decadent dessert recipe that I've had in my recipe stash for years. Great for taking to pot lucks, celebrations and for all holiday gatherings.

  • Free Crochet Toy Patterns
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    Free Crochet Toy Patterns

    6 months ago

    If you love crocheted toys as much as I do, then you'll love all the free crochet toy patterns I have gathered in this article. Crocheted toys can range in size from fairly large to the very tiny size as in the...

  • Delicious and Easy Pumpkin Cookie Recipes
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    Delicious and Easy Pumpkin Cookie Recipes

    8 weeks ago

    I love pretty much any dessert made with pumpkins and my recipe for Pumpkin Cookies has been a holiday tradition at our house for the past several years. I'll not only share my recipe for these yummy and easy to make...

  • How To Make Mud Hens, Bar Cookies Dessert Recipe
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    How To Make Mud Hens, Bar Cookies Dessert Recipe

    2 years ago

    I'm not sure what it is with the word 'mud' being used in so many of my recipes from the southern part of USA. This recipe will show you how to make Mud Hens that are yummy bar cookies, are simple to make and VERY...

  • Spicy Rotel Cheese Dip Recipe
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    Spicy Rotel Cheese Dip Recipe

    8 months ago

    Making up a batch of Rotel Cheese Dip is always the highlight of any party or gathering that we attend. If you are searching for a recipe that is very easy to throw together and whisk off to your next gathering, then...

  • Do You Know How To Make A Bird Feeder?
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    Do You Know How To Make A Bird Feeder?

    13 months ago

    There are so many ways to make bird feeders and many of them include using recycled or repurposed items which I love. Giving something another life purpose as well as helping out the birds is a double bonus for me. I...

  • Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe
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    Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe

    13 months ago

    Although I haven't made one in years, I came across my hand written recipe for Mississippi Mud Pie Cake and just had to share it with everyone before the writing fades and I can no longer read it. I remember our Mom...

  • Easy Peasy No Bake Cookies Recipes
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    Easy Peasy No Bake Cookies Recipes

    13 months ago

    This recipe has been a family favorite for many years. My grown son still loves receiving them for birthdays and special occasions.

  • Itaya Lightbourne: About Me
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    Itaya Lightbourne: About Me

    2 years ago

    Hello and welcome to my 'About Me' article where I will share a bit more about the 'me' behind the scenes of ItayasDesigns as I was known by at Squidoo.com and ItayaLightbourne as I am now known as here on hubpages. I...

  • Staycation Ideas For Your Vacation
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    Staycation Ideas For Your Vacation

    2 years ago

    As is often the case, I didn't realize until recently that I've taken many staycations without knowing there was a name or category for it. We love coming up with fun and relaxing staycation ideas. When my husband and...

  • Best BBQ Sauce Recipe For Marinating and Grilling
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    Best BBQ Sauce Recipe For Marinating and Grilling

    13 months ago

    You don't live in the southern USA and not become very familiar with several of the best BBQ sauce recipes ever created. I'm going to share one of those barbeque sauce recipes with you and just in time for your next...

  • There's A Peacock In My Garden!
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    There's A Peacock In My Garden!

    13 months ago

    In the Pacific NW, USA many gardeners like to decorate their gardens with statues and ornaments. I'll share with you the very lovely peacock statue that I received this year as well as videos and ideas for making your...

  • Learn To Knit With Knitting Looms
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    Learn To Knit With Knitting Looms

    6 months ago

    I found a much easier way to learn to knit by using knitting looms and I've had so much fun! I'll share some free knitting loom patterns with you to use with your circular looms and show just how easy it is to get...

  • Visit The Hoh Rainforest - Olympic National Park
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    Visit The Hoh Rainforest - Olympic National Park

    2 years ago

    I have lived in the Pacific Northwest, USA for over 20 years now. We finally took a day trip to the Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic National Park in 2007. It was a beautiful and serene place that I will return to many...

  • 9 Reasons For Growing Your Own Vegetables
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    9 Reasons For Growing Your Own Vegetables

    2 years ago

    Have you been thinking about growing your own vegetables but just aren't quite there yet? You may be pleasantly surprised to find that it is easier than you think! Many people just like you are starting to realize...

  • Vegetable Green Smoothie Recipes
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    Vegetable Green Smoothie Recipes

    13 months ago

    Have you been seriously considering adding more vegetables to your diet? Perhaps you have even considered trying vegetable green smoothie recipes but weren't sure if you would like them. I have been whipping up healthy...

  • Best Dance Games For Wii
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    Best Dance Games For Wii

    13 months ago

    Do you want to dance your body into the best shape it's ever been? If you like having fun while exercising, a few of the top dance games for Wii could be just the thing to get you going! I will share the results of my...

  • A Peacock Named Pedro
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    A Peacock Named Pedro

    13 months ago

    A story about a peacock named Pedro and the neighborhood that came to call him their own.

  • Spectacular Pink Champagne Cake Recipes
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    Spectacular Pink Champagne Cake Recipes

    7 weeks ago

    Have you ever wondered how to make a Pink Champagne Cake? We are going to explore some yummy recipes that you can maybe even prepare in time for a special celebration! Whenever I think of what I really want for...

  • My Artwork On Zazzle
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    My Artwork On Zazzle

    2 years ago

    I've placed many of my designs from original paintings and digital designs on several different quality products on which Zazzle allows you to place your designs. I will show you how easy it is to start your own shop on...

  • Raised Beds Gardening
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    Raised Beds Gardening

    13 months ago

    Sharing some of the advantages, how-to guides and resources for gardening with raised beds.

  • Container Vegetable Gardening
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    Container Vegetable Gardening

    13 months ago

    If you have been longing for a vegetable garden but just don't have the space or want to go to the trouble of tending a whole garden, you may want to consider Container Vegetable Gardening. Growing vegetables in...

  • How to Use Worms to Make Organic Compost
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    How to Use Worms to Make Organic Compost

    5 weeks ago

    This article explains everything you need to know about how to do worm farm composting.

  • Handmade Gifts Kids Can Create
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    Handmade Gifts Kids Can Create

    2 years ago

    Kids will always need creative projects to give them something to pour their creative energies into. Easy handmade gifts that kids can create to contribute to the gift giving for birthdays, holidays, or other special...

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