DIY Snowflake Blocks

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Hi there~ I feel like I am a little late to the Winter Décor theme going on over at Pinterest.  I am kind of  excited that winter decor in January and February is becoming it’s on recognized season.  It makes taking down the holiday decorations less of a let down and more like, “let’s bring [Read more…]

Paper Bag Décor : 2 Minute Tuesday

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Have you ever had a paper  bag that was too pretty or fun to throw away? Well, on a recent trip to Park City {Utah}, I found this fun shop called “Root’d.” I bought a wedding gift and the shop owner put the gift in this brown paper bag. The fact that this paper  bag remained intact on [Read more…]

I’m not that girl…. I am crappy-cat -girl!

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I’m not that girl who makes a roll of toilet paper look like it belongs in Southern Living. I’m not the girl who gets it right the first time.   I am the girl who attempts to  imitate or copy  projects around the Pin-ter-verse and comes up short (just like my height). I am the crappy-cat girl!    I saw this ribbon [Read more…]

Upcycle Tree Branches

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Hi There- Here’s a quick wreath I made using tree trunks and branches from a neighbor who had a few of the trees sin his yard chopped down.  I asked if I could take some before it was hauled away. He couldn’t load my car fast enough. And, then the branches sat in my garage [Read more…]

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…]

DIY Monogram Template for Cheap : 2 Minute Idea Tuesday

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Here is a simple DIY monogram template idea for cheap!  My  local printer is a great resource for convenience and value for my crafty side!  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 [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…]

Valentine Wreath for Under $5.00

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I love this wreath. My family does not. My son and {first} husband came home from tennis and upon seeing the front door, my youngest son said, “oh no… Dad.. look what mom did.”  He added that it was too early for Valentine decorations. I still like it. The wreath was in the Christmas clearance [Read more…]