Simple Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

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Hi there-  I am joining in a Thanksgiving Décor blog hop  hosted by Emily and Erin at Elizabeth Joan Designs.  I start decorating for fall over Labor Day weekend, add a few witches and ghosts in October, and  return to autumn.  This is why pumpkins and the often overlooked, under valued gourd, are my go  [Read more…]

Monogram Template Tutorial : 2 Minute Idea Tuesday

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For a DIY girl my local printer is a great resource for convenience and value!   I love monograms, but I am limited to an 8×10 on my printer.  And, I can’t stay focused long enough to learn how to print 4 images to make one 16×20 image ( did I get the math right)? So when I [Read more…]

Update a Chalkboard in Seconds

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Here is my DIY chalkboard in my dining room.   After my recent dining room makeover, the chalkboard looked  a little lost on the wall.  Or, maybe IT was  just bored! I found these  Wall Pops at Tuesday Morning earlier this summer and thought the splash of blue might be fun!   Or, at least get the attention [Read more…]

Vinyl or Sticker Project: Kids’ Decor

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*Expressions Vinyl contributed the neon vinyl used for this project. Last summer I posted on my blog, I’m Not a Trophy Wife, how I turned foam mat squares, often used beneath exercise equipment, into a wall display for my son’s room. My goal was to add stickers and vinyl   incorporating my son’s interests.  So when [Read more…]

DIY artwork for under $5.00

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Under $5.00 and Less than 5 minutes! This is my kind of project! This project was showcased (sounds way more impressive than posted) in my bedroom reveal post. This framed artwork above our bedroom fireplace costs less than $5.00.  The frame was $3.00 on clearance at Michael’s and the print is scrapbook paper!  I have [Read more…]

Shades of Blue in January

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Does anyone else think of shades of blue during January and February? I know we see shades of red pop up in February, but I think of blues.. snowflakes, cold nights (of course, it was almost 60 in Denver this weekend)!  So here are my shades of blue for the JanFebruary season. I made this [Read more…]

Seasonal Decor with Tape… All Year Round!

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At a tag sale last summer I snagged a 1/2 dozen small serving platters.   They are great “neutrals” in my addiction to plates! The thing with neutrals is they can get a little bland. Or, in the case of my white serving dishes,  a little pasty! Like my thighs this time of year! So, if [Read more…]

DIY Wreath: Let it Snow

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With much of the country in sub-zero temps, I thought this was a great time to show off my DIY wreath.  All supplies were on clearance  at Michaels.  I grabbed the blue because it reminds me of snow in January! I have it on my pantry door to give it a pop of color!  Click  HERE       to [Read more…]

Top Posts for 2013 ~ I’m Not a Trophy Wife

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What a great year for projects and ideas at I’m Not a Trophy Wife. For one thing,   I got a big girl logo! I also started a Friday Favorites party complete with a party button: I continue to navigate through my transition to WordPress (in September 2012).  I have lost my mind over this [Read more…]

A Simple Christmas in a Mason Jar

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Who doesn’t love mason jars?   So I am constantly finding ways to make easy décor items that can be changed out with the seasons and holidays.  Here is my latest treat for the teachers.  Don’t worry they are not just getting a dozen candy cane balls! Our school does a cash collection. But, this is to [Read more…]

Upcycle Cans into Christmas Planters

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I owe this crafty post to our veterinarian. He recently prescribed green beans for our Bernese Mountain Dog who has put on a few extra pounds! As a result, I had stacks of the “family size” green been cans!  So I did this with the first couple cans! As the cans stack up from Owen’s [Read more…]