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DIY outdoor Rug on a Budget

Summer is right around the corner, and I want to fix up our deck for the summer season.  My first DIY is an outdoor rug.  Now if you are like me, and want to save money any chance you get than this DIY will be perfect for you!   Rugs can be super expensive, and… Continue reading DIY outdoor Rug on a Budget

DIY, Lifestyle

The Art of Kokedama

My heart swells when I'm in my woodlot and I feel at ease. I could stay for hours just drinking in the sounds, smells and textures of all that is around me. There is something about moist moss that I am drawn to. The bright green patchwork gently compels my spirit to reach down and touch it as if it… Continue reading The Art of Kokedama

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DIY Stick Bouquet

  I was walking through my front yard and noticed how many fallen sticks I had to pick up.   I decided to collect a few and make a fun project out of it.  The side table of my guest bedroom was completely bare, so I devised a plan to create some type of  bouquet out… Continue reading DIY Stick Bouquet

DIY, Lifestyle

Turn $10 of Supermarket Flowers Into a Beautiful Bouquet

I was shopping at Kroger and saw some tulips and I HAD to buy them! I love putting fresh flowers up in my home especially in the spring time.  It makes my kitchen and dining room look happy and inviting.  I looked at the rest of the flowers and noticed the ones already arranged were… Continue reading Turn $10 of Supermarket Flowers Into a Beautiful Bouquet

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DIY Sliding Barn Door on a budget

A well designed whole house remodel on a budget is very tricky to pull off. The key to a successful remodel is understanding what design elements you want to include and then figuring out how they will fit together. The problem with this, at least for the 97% not living in the lap of luxury,… Continue reading DIY Sliding Barn Door on a budget

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DIY Cat Toy

I have a cat of unbelievable fluffiness. A happy problem really. To keep her royal fluffiness content she must have a few toys. Alas, the plastic ones from the store quickly break from overuse and general excitement. The feathers get ripped out the plastic handles get stepped on and snap. What's a cat owner to… Continue reading DIY Cat Toy

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DIY: Engineer Print and Frame

I found an awesome photography website that allows you to use their photos for free in your projects.  I stumbled upon them while looking for a photo to use as the background of a lettering piece that I wanted to do. The website is called Unsplash and they have so many good quality photos to use!… Continue reading DIY: Engineer Print and Frame

DIY, Inspiration

Spring Rituals-Honor the Life Giver

  How to make a miniature Resurrection Garden I am in Love with spring. Standing between heaven and earth, on a patch of fading snow, I breath deep the smell of rain. The snow vaporizing all around me is causing a misty cloud drifting off through the fields. It is a brief moment in time each year that… Continue reading Spring Rituals-Honor the Life Giver

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Lavender Unicorn Hair DIY

I have been rocking purple hair for awhile now so I thought I would give a tutorial on how to temporarily color your hair.  Before getting the color you see here I had my hair lightened by a professional in a salon.  You can do this tutorial without bleaching your hair at all, the color… Continue reading Lavender Unicorn Hair DIY

DIY, Lifestyle

Extreme Fireplace Makeover

Once Upon a Time all homes had fireplaces. The fireplace was a necessity in early America. It was usually the center of the home. A burning hearth provided heat, housed fires for cooking and baking, and served as the center of family gatherings. The home that we are remodeling is no exception. Built in the late 1800s with three different additions through… Continue reading Extreme Fireplace Makeover

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Kitchen Remodel: Part 2

10 ways to make your Kitchen look better There are a lot of different ways to spruce up a kitchen on a budget.  Over the past week we have renovated our kitchen and I wanted to share some simple ways for you to change things up. Make sure to have a budget written out so… Continue reading Kitchen Remodel: Part 2

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Kitchen Remodel Part 1: How to paint kitchen cabinets like a pro

  This week my parents and I are taking on a full kitchen remodel! We are doing porcelain floor tiles, installing granite counter tops, painting the cabinets, installing appliances, and a tile back splash.   Today I will be going through the process of how to paint the kitchen cabinets like a professional.   Supplies… Continue reading Kitchen Remodel Part 1: How to paint kitchen cabinets like a pro

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Remake Your Bouquet

My hubby got me a gorgeous bouquet of flowers for Valentines Day. An assortment of roses, daisies, freesia, carnations, bells, and ferns. But a week later the roses and bells have wilted making the bouquet look drab. However the rest of the flowers were holding up well. I didn't want to throw out the whole bouquet… Continue reading Remake Your Bouquet

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DIY: Macrame Plant Hanger

  I have been decorating our new home over the past couple weeks and I am just starting to add in some plants.  I really really wanted to do a corner of hanging pots so I decided to learn how to make a Macrame Plant Hanger.  This was a fun and easy project, it reminded… Continue reading DIY: Macrame Plant Hanger

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Drinking Sunshine: Calendula Tea

Organic Calendula tea on a cold winter’s day does not come without preparation unless you are buying it. As I sip on the hot tea looking through the pile of seed catalogs that have been arriving since the new year I smile, recalling this past summers kitchen garden. Calendula a plant that will bring plenty of… Continue reading Drinking Sunshine: Calendula Tea

DIY, Inspiration

Death to Stock Photos!

No more stock pictures! Chant it with me! Not only do stock photos cost money but they are marginally relevant to your post. Who's with me? Howrah! Before we charge off into battle together let's get our gear in order so we can take down this photo monster with minimal damage to ourselves. Get your gear:… Continue reading Death to Stock Photos!

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DIY Bath Bombs!

  Valentine's day is coming up(YAY!), and I thought this would be a great time to try to make Bath Bombs. Get ready to relax with this stress relieving DIY!! I love taking baths and I don't use Bath Bombs because they can be really expensive.  I did some research and making them from home… Continue reading DIY Bath Bombs!

DIY, Hand Lettering

DIY Pom Pom Art

Have you seen the hand woven wall hangings all over Pinterest and Etsy? These beautiful pieces are HARD to make, well at least for me, I tried and failed.   So I thought I would try something way more simple! Okay, remember making mini pom poms out of yarn by wrapping around a fork when you… Continue reading DIY Pom Pom Art

DIY, Hand Lettering, Inspiration

Quotes

  I love hand lettering quotes, I have a whole Pinterest board of quotes that I use to practice with.  Today I wanted to share with you a piece I made for our guest bedroom.  I plan on changing out the art as I progress.  I am going to keep the old pieces in the… Continue reading Quotes

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DIY: Himmeli Pendant Light

Background: We just purchased our first home this past month so after getting back from our first Ikea trip I wanted something pretty to hang above our new table.  I saw some others awesome bloggers creating Himmeli ornaments for Christmas decorations and decided to up-scale it a little more and make a pendant Light.  This… Continue reading DIY: Himmeli Pendant Light