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…]

Eraser Solution for Thumbtacks : 2 Minute Tuesday

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Here’s this week’s 2 Minute Tuesday idea!  Yes, it’s Wednesday! We were out of town for the holiday weekend and I was catching up on laundry! Living the dream in my laundry room!  A few weeks or was it a few days ago, I posted a photo of my junk drawer.  Anyone else have a junk drawer [Read more…]

DIY Dog Treat Puzzle Idea

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It’s freezing in Denver this week and my dogs are going crazy being stuck inside most of the day!  Their early morning walks are pretty short this time of year!  To fight off the boredom and subsequent antics I searched online for dog treat puzzles  and found this one on Pinterest.  I purchased a treat [Read more…]

Trader Joe’s Kitchen Cloths

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Hi everyone- I am in love with Trader Joe’s. Finding new favorites each week is the gift that keeps on giving!  The staff are incredibly happy and helpful.  Trader Joe’s, small layout and quality TJ brands,  proves “more is less.” Here is what I am crushing on this week: Reusable, washable and fewer paper towels.  I used these [Read more…]

New use for Country Living magazine…

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Country Living.. warming my house since 2013!  Had to share this visual.  This is the door off of our family room.  It opens onto a small deck.  I thought this tactic would drive home my push for new doors and windows in this room!  My {first} husband knows me too well and countered offered up [Read more…]

Berries and Grapevines Hide the Dust

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I love the holidays and all the lights and décor.  But, I must say one of the reasons I love the lights and the boughs of holly is because it hides the dust.  There I said it.  On some days the magic in the day is disguising the dust bunnies!  Here’s a peek into a [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…]

2 Minute Tips on Tuesday {even though it’s Wednesday}

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The story of my life is written in my calendar and to-do list.  Some days the only item I cross off my list is “shower.”   Organizational experts suggest breaking down tasks into  smaller ones. The idea being that if you {meaning myself} can break it down, an individual {me}  will obviously not feel so overwhelmed.  Okay, [Read more…]

Repurpose a Lantern to Organize

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Somewhere in the year 2010 I decided I could not have enough lanterns. I snagged them on clearance aisles, HomeGoods. If I found a lantern I had to have it! It came to a head this spring when I would spend hours minutes re-arranging lanterns.  My family was getting a little worried. So I used [Read more…]

Vintage Tool Box: From Tool Box to Bar Ware

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Hi There!  Hope you are having a great weekend!  Two years ago this tool box was buried in the garage and filled with miscellaneous bolts and screws!  To truly see the transformation of my husband’s vintage tool box check out the original makeover I did on it a few years back HERE.  I love the idea of [Read more…]

Yard Sale- The Good, the bad and the fanny pack!

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!  I thought since it was mum’s day that it was a perfect day to write a post about my obsession: yard sales!  Yay!  My love for garage sales is my secret addiction!    I love it- the purging of all my crap!  I have been prepping for this year’s garage sale since- well- last year!  This [Read more…]