Don’t be afraid: Grow succulents in a coffee can

  Notorious among my family and friends for killing every bit of live vegetation that has ever had the misfortune of ending up in my house, I am an eternal optimist and continue to find a way to include them in my life.  A few weeks ago, I saw a picture of some beautiful succulents [...]

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Introducing Frederic Chopin and the Thrift Store Trophies! (*insert thunderous applause here*)

  I do solemnly promise that this is my last spray paint post for a while…In my defense, I found something this week that just SCREAMED my name and that of my DIY BFF, Spray Paint.  Behold:     I was inspired by this picture I found on Pinterest:     Trophies are usually found [...]

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Repurposed Shower Curtain Art

  I have fallen completely in love with Pinterest.  Collecting pictures of beautiful places, things, and crafts I’m not likely to attempt any time soon, or more likely, EVER, makes me happy.  The lack of time (and often motivation) in my life does not get me down, but rather fuels my imagination.  Mission accomplished, Pinterest! [...]

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$12 Metal Cabinet Makeover

  Middle of the week garage sales are the spice of life.  (Well, my life, anyway.)  I found this “beauty” for $5 as I was leaving empty handed:     My girl has been wanting a “locker” in her room for a while, so this seemed like a great candidate.  As usual, spray paint saved [...]

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How Plastic Animals became Bookends (Pinterest, you’ve done it again..)

I fell in love with Pinterest almost immediately, there’s something so satisfying about categorizing and admiring pictures of everything you can possibly imagine and having it all at your fingertips.  Its perfect for a visually driven person like me and my nightly relaxation exercise.  A few months ago I stumbled on this:     I [...]

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The “Day after Christmas” Christmas Post

Each year, I have nothing but good intentions as the holiday season approaches:  Let’s carve all of our Jack-o’-Lanterns using patterns designed by medieval monks, or bake 300 dozen cookies with ingredients found at no fewer than 4 stores in 3 area codes, and because we have all of this “extra” time, we can make our [...]

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Trash Day Fireplace Makeover

  Is there a sweeter word in the English language than the word “Free”?  (Well, there are a few runners up, but for a junker, “FREE” is an irresistible siren song.)  There I was, minding my own business, like I always do,  when to my wandering eye did appear this amazing FREE faux fireplace, waiting [...]

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My Halloween Mantle…(mood enhancing dust and cobwebs included)

I’ve been out of town for a bit and feeling a little behind in getting into the spirit of the holiday that ushers in my favorite Season: Autumn. After extended playing and replaying of “The Great Pumpkin Waltz” (frankly, its almost fool-proof) I shopped my attic, kept some of the Autumn goodies in place and [...]

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Feather Halloween Wreath

Last weekend was a heavily hyped Yard Sale weekend…with adrenaline pumping I set out to find my bliss…regretfully, after spending about $20 on gas and 4 hours plugging directions in my phone, I came up almost completely empty-handed.  Except for this:   “Looks like a bird stuffed in a basket.” my teenage son said.  Thankfully [...]

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Autumn Mantle…(Bring out your pinecones, twigs and…Napoleon?!)

Frankly, I’ve been waiting for this moment since August 1st…that’s when the countdown to Autumn begins for me and when the soundtrack to “Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” begins to haunt my dreams. Leaves in colors that are almost impossible to describe or depict, cool breezes that make little funnels of colors on the [...]

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