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by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating, Do It Yourself, Gift Giving
  I don't know about you but my walls are covered in pictures of my kids. In fact, I think it's a bit overwhelming when you come into my house because there are pictures of them everywhere - hallway, bedroom, living room, dining room, and yes, even the guest bathroom. While I love seeing their cute little faces all over my walls, I'm...
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by  |  posted under Back to School, Decorating, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Traditions
Lazy summer days are coming to an end for most (if not already ended) and backpacks are being stuffed with supplies. Back-to-school is an exciting time for kids (and moms) and at our house we try and make it something to look forward to, and ease the fears and insecurities that lie just below the surface. One of our favorite traditions this...
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by  |  posted under Babies, Boys, Crafting, Decorating, Do It Yourself, Gift Giving, Girls, Inspiration, Sewing, Uncategorized
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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by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating, Do It Yourself, Uncategorized
Summer time for my family means squeezing in some beach time.  It's no surprise that we seem to always come home with a bucket full of sand and found shells from our beach adventures.  Instead of tossing it away, cherish the memory and bottle it up!  I started a shell bottle collection just recently when we got back from our trip to Seaside,...
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by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating, Do It Yourself
When we moved into our new home 3 years ago, I was on a quest to make our master bedroom into a sanctuary to escape and relax from the craziness of the day-to-day life. However, my budget was TIGHT so I knew I was going to have to get creative in order to achieve the look I was going for. And for the past 3 years my bedroom looked decent and I...
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by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating, Do It Yourself, Uncategorized
We went on a recent family beach trip this summer to Seaside, Florida, which is the most charming beach town I have ever been to.  One of the boutiques in town sold a bunch of hand-painted wooden signs with charming sayings painted on it.  I started picking out the ones I liked and planned to buy them for my kids, sisters, and friends until I...
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by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating, Do It Yourself, Gardening, Uncategorized
Let me start off by saying I am a hippie at heart. I remember in middle school the only reason why I wanted to take art class was because the teacher at South Junior High was known for doing fabulous macrame and I just had to learn.  I wish I would have saved everything I made back in the day but alas I never thought I would use it again...
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by  |  posted under Babies, Boys, Crafting, Decorating, Do It Yourself, Family, Uncategorized
Living in a very small rental home, I wasn't thrilled about the space I would be working with for my new baby boy's nursery.  All of my Pinterest nurseries were definitely bigger,... with glass french doors, massive windows, and approximately 2-3 hanging chandeliers.  Oh, you pinned that nursery too?! ;)  Well, my 10'x10' box was what I was...
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by  |  posted under Baby Showers, Birthdays, Crafting, Decorating, Do It Yourself, Fun With Kids, Gardening, Uncategorized
I love big statements in decoration and design, and DIY marquee letters give you a lot of punch for little money. There are two ways to make a marquee; buy an oversized paper mache letter at your local craft store or cut a letter out of wood. There are pros and cons to both materials, although the method is the same for both. Paper...
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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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