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Silhouette Creations

I have been wanting a Silhouette Cameo for a few years. Amazon had a Black Friday deal this year that I couldn’t resist. I have been pinning all kinds of ideas for the holidays and decided these two projects would be … Continue reading






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From Scratch: Homemade Deodorant

This is one I’ve been wanting to try for awhile. There’s a lot of speculation about many commercially produced deodorants being bad for us. I’m not sure if that’s true or not, but I do wonder about eating or letting … Continue reading






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DIY Starburst Wreath

This DIY Starburst Wreath was the first of my Christmas projects this year. I’ve been wanting to make one for awhile with yellow and white striped straws, but have yet to find any in stock. I wondered how durable the paper straws would … Continue reading






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Polishing Diamonds: A Quick Paint DIY

In keeping with my plans to polish the diamonds-in-the-rough around my house, I recently did a small update on a couple of diamonds. My parents offered me this waste basket and tissue box cover several years ago. I liked the … Continue reading






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DIY Chalkboard Sign

I added another piece of decor to the porch this weekend. I had considered buying a chalkboard sign from one of the sellers on Etsy but I couldn’t justify the expense. If you want one but don’t want to make it … Continue reading






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The Great Outdoors: Sprucing up with Spray Paint

Things are gradually progressing in the garden. This weekend, I mowed the yard for the first time this season; planted some of my plants started from seed; and did some sprucing up with spray paint on some grungy looking flower … Continue reading






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Christmas Project

I think everyone has finally received and opened their gifts so I can reveal my Christmas project. My Mom inherited my Grandmother and Great Aunt’s recipe boxes. After seeing a segment on The Nate Berkus show awhile back, I was … Continue reading






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Dining Room Update

Dining Room Chairs – Before & After I bought my mid-century dining set at a second hand shop over ten years ago. At the time, I had the vision of covering the seats with purple velvet swirls; I’m guessing it … Continue reading






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Update Boring Furniture with O’verlays

O’Verlays I professed my love for the Dorothy Draper chest in this post. I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you about the Dee Dee from O’Verlays. If you’re like me and can’t afford the original, this is a … Continue reading






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Cracked

This weekend, while reading one of my favorite shelter mag’s, Style at Home, I was excited to see the modern Nutcrackers.  Style at Home’s alternative was to buy them at Home Sense. Unfortunately, that’s not an option for me.   … Continue reading






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