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Wine Cork Wreath Gets a Look in the Mirror

What do you get when you add a mirror to the back of a wine cork wreath?  A wine cork wreath mirror?? Not sure there is any better name to call this upcycle, but that is what I ended up with when I decided to update one of my mom’s favorite door hanging decorations.    […]

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Vintage Bathing Beauties Beach Tray

Summertime… and the livin’ is eeeeaaasssyyyahhh!!  I remember my mother singing that song when I was a kid and rolling my eyes.  One, because she was an adult letting loose (not permitted)  and two, because she was my mother.  Both good reasons for a teenage girl to want to run and hide because she was […]

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Chalkboard Painted DIY Gift Box {LOL}

Did you ever notice how many birthdays there are in July?  According to babycenter.com, July is the 4th most popular month for birthdays in recent times (in the U.S.) with September, August and June being the front runners.  That’s a lot of  summertime birthdays with a lot of potential gift giving, gift wrapping and perhaps […]

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Basement Update and a Washi Tape Beach Hat

I took a few days off from work, to try and get some stuff done around the house, and as I mentioned the other day, to take our annual trip to the dunes.  The trip went off as planned, no surprises.  We had a wonderful time and the water was positively perfect!  This year, I […]

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Decorative Fisherman Netting Wrapped Jars

It’s that time of year again, when our family heads to the coast of Lake Michigan, the Warren Dunes to be exact, for a day of fun in the sun (and lots of sand) at the beach.   When I talked about 5 tips for choosing a vacation home at a camping resort, I left out […]

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One Hip Cup of Coffee at Barista Parlor in Nashville

We drank one too many cups of McDonald’s coffee on the way down to Nashville from Chicago, so the first thing we had on our list when we arrived was to hunt down a decent cup of coffee.  We had no idea what kind of treat we were in for when we turned into the […]

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5 Tips for Choosing a Camping Resort for Your Vacation Home

Last weekend our friends Rich and Jamie invited us up to their vacation home for the weekend.  It’s not a vacation home in the sprawling ocean side mansion sense of the word, but more along the lines of a parked trailer home located within a seasonal camping resort.  Fish Lake Beach is the camping resort […]

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Delicate Little Decoupaged Camping Tray

Campfires, roasted marshmallows, boat rides, fishing off the pier, even a hike perhaps.  Those were a few of the images I was conjuring up for what was to come this past weekend when we headed off to visit our friends, Rich and Jamie, at their lakeside summer camping home.  Although, I almost didn’t go. “I’ve […]

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How to Plant Moss and Chicken Wire Containers

Living in Illinois, most of my small garden patch is made up of native prairie plants which thrive each year come whatever unpredictable weather our climate may surprise us with.  Thing is, once you plant a native, and it takes hold, it just keeps coming back from year to year.  There isn’t much more to […]

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LOL Stenciled Storage Box

I have a small townhouse and yet, a lot of craft supplies and other random belongings that I would like to keep under wraps, but handy at the same time.  Thus, I am trying to unify and prettify the look of my storage so it will hide my clutter while becoming one with the room….Good […]

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