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What to Do With Your Bridal Bouquet Once the Wedding is Over…

  Fresh flowers are gorgeous, aren’t they? I’ve never met a flower I didn’t like! Claude Monet was right when he said, “I must have flowers, always and always.” Flowers give the finishing touch to weddings and add so much beauty to the day. With so much selection, most brides spend countless hours deciding on… Continue reading What to Do With Your Bridal Bouquet Once the Wedding is Over…

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Reviving a Swing Memory

I spent the last week at our little cabin in the big woods, which we have finally settled on a name that we all like after two and a half years! Do you name your home and inanimate objects, like your cars, or are we the only strange ones? Mmmmhmmm… Our cabin is officially now… Continue reading Reviving a Swing Memory

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How I Survive DIY Remodeling

If you are one of those in the crazy camp industrious to do DIY home remodeling, you probably know all too well what it is like living in a construction zone. It’s loud, it’s dusty, it’s unsettling, and it seems never ending. There is no easy way around it. It’s not pretty and it can… Continue reading How I Survive DIY Remodeling

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How We Turned Dated Fluorescent Lights to European Charm.

Eight months ago we moved into a home that was about 17-18 years old. It’s not super old, but old enough to need some updating. One of the things that was first on our  list (it’s a long list!) was the kitchen, in particular the lighting. It was fluorescent, big, flickered, buzzed and was dated.… Continue reading How We Turned Dated Fluorescent Lights to European Charm.

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Busy Little Beaver Days and Book Page Posies

Sorry I haven’t posted much lately. I’ve missed you!  But I’ve been a busy little beaver cutting, gluing, sewing, dyeing, and creating all sorts of DIY items for my daughter’s wedding. I hope to share all kinds of projects this summer! In the next couple of days I’ll share a kitchen project we’ve worked on… Continue reading Busy Little Beaver Days and Book Page Posies

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Guest Posting Today!

Happy New Year, dear reader! I think I’m finally caught up {kinda sorta} from the holidays, travel, company, and the mound of laundry an old friend of mine calls, ” Mount Never-Rest!” How about you? Slowly, but surely, I am organizing and directing my heart towards the things around my home, and today I’m guest… Continue reading Guest Posting Today!

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Before and After: DIY Dyed Leather Chair

I shared with you about a week ago that I was giving a few things a facelift, one being a leather chair…my sweetheart’s favorite comfy chair.  The leather on it has faded over the years. You can see the original color of the leather towards the bottom back and sides, the part that wasn’t exposed… Continue reading Before and After: DIY Dyed Leather Chair