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Today's post is a super easy DIY project! About an hour's time, a hand saw and a bit of paint! I have this small space at the bottom of my stairs and I have been racking my brain what to put there. I previously had a small table with a lamp in the spot, but it was boring and plain and served no purpose but to fill an empty space. When I finally settled on a bench to fill the…

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Design Style – Why You Don’t Need One I have a question to ask you ~ do you feel the need to define your décor style? I have a second question ~ why do you feel you need a defined style? I see it everywhere, take this test to define your décor style. There is country ~ farmhouse country ~ cottage country ~ shabby chic country ~ industrial ~ contemporary ~ modern ~ coastal ~ traditional ~ Bohemian and eclectic…

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Have you ever looked at your space and love how it looks but feel like it needs a bit of updating? Many times it’s not the entire room but just a small updated pop of color or a finish that is needed to turn it up a notch. The trend towards mixed metals and eclectic style is gaining in popularity. Looking more like it was gathered from a lifetime of interesting travels, is a look I absolutely love. Paired with…

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There is an undeniable connection between the state of our homes, the state of our lives and our personal well-being. Our homes should be a respite of peace away from the stresses and disorder of the world, not a continuation of the stress felt when out in the world. We have no control over many facets of the world we live and work in but we do have control over the chaos or calm at home. We become so accustomed…

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I don't know how you feel but one of my biggest frustrations is when I have to search for tools and supplies when I am in the middle of a DIY project, or worse yet buy a tool or hardware only to discover I already owned one but it wasn't where I could find it, so I forgot I had it. At our last house I installed pegboard along one wall in my garage and it worked well but every…

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Running out of time, money and ideas? Most of the items needed to make these projects can be purchased inexpensively with a quick trip to the Dollar Store or Walmart.     Our Best Bites Photos copied onto vellum on Dollar Store Vases Hoosier Homemade Plastic tubes (or even clear plastic Christmas ornaments) and fixings for Hot Cocoa Instructables Chocolate Melting Treats on thrift store or plastic spoons Pizzazzerie Pick a theme color with a plastic drink cup from the…

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A couple years ago I saw one of these fabric covers for a tissue box in a gift shop and immediately went home and created my own pattern. This is my most requested free pattern so I hope you will give one a try for the holidays. There is no stopping me now because I make them for every holiday and since I make most of my own bed coverings and window treatments I can make them to match my…

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Don't you love getting something made just for you! Every year I make everyone some sort of fabric re-usable bag and place inside a handmade gift or two along with a few seasonal favorites like peppermint lip balm and sugar cookie hand lotion. For today's post I gathered together just a "few~of~my~favorite~things" some involve simple sewing and others no-sewing at all! I hope you become inspired to pick one or two to make your holiday gift giving homemade this year.…

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In my dreams my home is new but has lots of the charm of an older home. A new home doesn't requires the maintenance that comes with an older home with cracked sidewalks and settling cracks tracing the walls and the constant vigilance of leaking pipes and broken seals on windows. Not to say that older homes aren't wonderful but just not for me. I want a home that is energy efficient with updated appliances and smooth unrepaired walls and…

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I love to sew and I especially love quilting! I wish I had more time to quilt but it is labor intensive and time consuming so for now it’s limited to gifts for new babies, since they are mini and their quilts are a lot less work. A new friend who had never been to my house before stopped over recently commented that she loved all the ways I have added quilts into so many rooms in my home without…

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