{ POSTED BY } Emilyfonnesbeck
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My home decorating style and interests are always changing and evolving. I try to buy classic pieces that I know I will love for a long time, but I also like to throw in something trendy and spunky- particularly on the more inexpensive side. A lamp can be the perfect finishing touch to a room, and it's even better when that little lamp can make...
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07.09.14 Spa Towel DIY
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by  |  posted under Beauty, Crafting, Do It Yourself, Fashion, Gift Giving, Girls, Hair, Makeup, Mother's Day, Sewing, Summer, Uncategorized
It's been a hot summer here in the northwest. The days have been blistering hot, and although it's mostly dry heat, I sometimes feel like I'm going to melt into a puddle on the sidewalk. Something that always gets me in the summer is getting ready for the day. I love a really hot shower, but in the hot months I try and change to a more tepid...
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by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Birthdays, Boys, Crafting, Do It Yourself, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Girls, Parenting
A few months ago my son had his eighth birthday. One of the gifts, from my sister who is working close to Zion National Park, was an excavation kit. I had never seen one before, and when we opened the box we saw some small tools and a brick of sandy plaster. My eight-year-old went to town and stayed consumed with the excavation kit for four...
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by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Birthdays, Christmas, Crafting, Decorating, Do It Yourself, Easter/Spring, Family, Fun With Kids, Gardening, Gift Giving, Girls
A few weeks ago I went to a friend's house and got a tour of her lovely backyard. Nestled in the gorgeous flowerbed was a tiny house with a stone path and a small arbor, a few little toadstools and a teeny tiny bouquet of flowers. I asked my friend and she told me it was her granddaughter's fairy garden, a fun little something they do together. I...
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by  |  posted under Babies, Baby Gifts, Beauty, Crafting, Do It Yourself, Fashion, Girls, Hair, Sewing
I've had a bit of a love affair with leather lately. The wonderful thing about it is, there are so many different textures, thicknesses, and colors, and the applications are endless. Lucky for me, my dad is a hunter, going to South Africa every year and also hunting buffalo, deer, and elk closer to home. He gave me a few tanned hides, and I got...
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04.04.14 Family Painting
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by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Boys, Crafting, Decorating, Do It Yourself, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Girls, Parenting
Finding inexpensive indoor family activities can sometimes be difficult, and often leads to the same old "movie and popcorn night". While we enjoy a movie and popcorn as much as the next family, I am always looking for something else. When I saw this brilliant idea from my sister, I knew I had to try it out. She bought a large piece of...
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by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating, Do It Yourself, Gift Giving, Summer
Sunburst frames and mirrors are popping up all over home decor lately. It gives a bit of a mid century, classic feel with a touch of modern thrown in. Recently, I saw one made from thin metal pipes, but it was heavy and rather pricey. After some study and consideration, I decided I could make my own using the humble drinking straw, and this is...
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by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating, Do It Yourself, Gift Giving, Romance, Valentine's Day
I love Valentine's Day. Of course I think love is great and should be celebrated, but the decorations are what really get me. Hearts, kisses, pink, red- it's wonderful in any combination. I wanted to add a cute and classy decoration to my collection, and this year I decided to do something I could re-vamp or redo for another holiday. I'm a big...
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by  |  posted under Crafting, Family, New Years
Well it's that time again, and everyone is determined and enthusiastic about their New Year's resolution. However, February rolls around, and then March, and by April you're thinking "What was that New Year's resolution I made?" This is something I have faced again and again.  For most of us, we're just trying to get through the day, and looking...
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by  |  posted under Beauty, Christmas, Family Time, Fitness and Healthy Living, Thanksgiving
It's holiday time friends, and that means all our favorite foods are lurking around every corner. Eggnog, chocolate, pies, cakes, and all those delicious treats lay waiting in the grocery store, at parties, and even delivered to your door by sweet neighbors. So, how are you supposed to say no to such tempting holiday fare? Well, you're not- sort...
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