Thrift-day Thursday

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 I’m trying, really trying to stay out of the discount home stores like TJ Maxx and HomeGoods.  But, there is some magnetic pull that sucks me in between errands or juggling carpools.  So it must have been fate or that magnetic pull that lead me to these dish towels on the clearance endcap!  What have [Read more…]

This would not happen to Martha Stewart… October fails

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I think I ate the equivalent of 2 bags of my favorite chocolate candy! Maybe closer to three bags!  So as I recover from my sugar induced coma I thought I would share my epic fails in  October.  I love this photo of Martha at the entrance of her immaculate home and perfectly  proportioned wreath.   If you [Read more…]

Puppy Paw Prints across Our Hearts and Pumpkins!

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Hi Everyone- We are in puppy heaven and I just had to add a little bit of our Bernese Mountain puppy bundle of fur  into our décor.  I found an old paw print stencil and added a  few paw prints… The only thing I would do differently is give the pumpkins a bath! This makes [Read more…]

Spider Treats for Halloween: Printable too!

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Hello! How is your week?  Hey, I am apologizing in advance for re-posting this, but my RSS feed is not getting to Bloglovin and so I am trying to rule issues out.  Bluehost said it was a wordpress issue.  Bloglovin said it was a Bluehost issue.  And, around and around.  Here is a fun, easy [Read more…]

Look Where My Pumpkins Popped Up!!

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Okay, this post title makes me giggle!  I have tried for eight years to grow pumpkins in my backyard.  Every year yields big leaves and no pumpkins.  A few years ago our  neighbors sneaked into our yard while we were out and “planted” full size pumpkins in my pumpkin patch!  It was the cutest, most [Read more…]

Plants: Real or Fake ?

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HI everyone- I’m talking about plants!  I had an epiphany of sorts over my proliferation of  fake greenery. It was taking over my house. And, guess what loves fake plants- dust!   We had our annual neighborhood garage sale last weekend and I decided to use the sale as an opportunity get rid of most of my [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…]

Winter Blues… Ideas to Chase the Blues Away

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When I think of Winter Blues I think of décor, but the reality is the cold days of winter can cause a different type of winter blues for our friends, family and even ourselves!  Shari’s Berries  asked me to take a look at their Get Well Gifts Page to share what I would give to a friend [Read more…]

2 Costume Change Ideas for Your Pillows

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Here are 2 costume change ideas for your pillows!  Did I mention these take less than 5 minutes and you can do this for every season! And, the only tool you need is a pair of scissors!  BOOM!  When IKEA opened in Denver I went a little crazy with their $3.00 pillows.  The only thing [Read more…]

Freshly Painted Front Door Celebrates Autumn

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One of my most viewed posts in 2013 is the evolution of my front door.  Here is my front door after we had the exterior of our home painted this summer:  And, here is my front door for the fall season!  The wreath is a 5 minute makeover I posted HERE Here’s my tired looking [Read more…]

Better Homes & Garden Inspiration

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You know what I love more than the Better Homes & Garden magazine?  The BH&G website!  Lucky me I subscribe and I get daily emails filled with so many links of inspiration it can be a little overwhelming.. in  a good way  (like 90 minutes at Super Target.. with a latte… and no kids… and [Read more…]