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Big News!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Big News!

Big News!

 I have BIG news!   I’ll give you a hint: Source No… it’s not a party….. Source Huh?  There’s a baby in that pic?  Ok, so getting warmer….. Am I having a little girl?  {Debating…be nice, or not nice… Eh, close to Christmas and I don’t want coal in my stocking!}  Ok, no.  Hypothetically, yes.  In reality, no.  Confused?  Yeah, I can do that to ya.  Let me back track a bit.  I’ve mentioned on random occasion, but I “used” to work for an interior designer. ...

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Christmas Tree 180 {Near Trashing to Dashing}

Posted by on Nov 28, 2011 in Christmas, Seasonal Decor, Tutorials, Uncategorized, Upcycles and Updates | 1 comment

Christmas Tree 180 {Near Trashing to Dashing}

I am so delighted to be a part of the Make it Merry Blog Hop!  It’s such a priviledge to be a part of something that encompasses so many talented and creative individuals.  This is the fourth day of the hop {but, just in case you missed them: Unique Wreaths @ Truly Lovely, Door Wreaths @ Nifty Thrifty Things, and Christmas Tree Toppers @ Home Sweet Homemade}. Yet another item that lingered dangerously close to the line of becoming trash, this tree was reconsidered and given a second chance.  There is actually a funny story behind...

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Spa{ahhh} Sundaze {Yoga for Digestion, Part 2}

Posted by on Nov 27, 2011 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

Spa{ahhh} Sundaze {Yoga for Digestion, Part 2}

Alright, its a couple days post Thanksgiving and Black Friday.  I hope you all enjoyed the weekend.  Last Sunday I provided you with 3 poses that aid in promoting digestion.  This week are 3 more poses to help with digestion.  {Yes, I really did eat THAT much!}.  This time just simple text directions – no video.  I’m going to have to iron out the kinks on that. Threading the Needle When threading the needle, you want to begin in a table top position with hands and knees on the ground. To come into the pose, simply take your...

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Twas the Night of Black Friday

Posted by on Nov 25, 2011 in Seasonal Decor, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Twas the Night of Black Friday

Twas the Night of Black Friday Twas the night of Thanksgiving, and all through the house Everyone was sleeping, even my spouse? It’s the eve of Black Friday… they wouldn’t dare! All the savings from sales…do they not care?   The plan, and it’s details are not in my head, But with pictures, and coupons, and clipboards instead. I in my parka, my mom in the car. Ready to stand in line way back far.   You would think at midnight that would not be the case, And {seriously} don’t forget to bring mace. We wait in that line to get to...

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DIY Fall Garland

Posted by on Nov 18, 2011 in Acorns, Lotus Pods, Seasonal Decor, Thanksgiving, Tutorials, Uncategorized | 5 comments

DIY Fall Garland

 Materials Needed: Painted Acorns, Ready to Attach Painted Lotus Pods, Ready to Attach Strip of Fabric, Length of Desired Fall Garland Ribbon Length 1.5 Times Desired Length of Fall Garland Wire, Cut into 4 inch Pieces {Lots} Wire Cutters Pliers Scissors   Directions:  With fabric laid out length wire, fold both sides in to center.  Fold sides in again, bringing folded edges to center.   This is simply so the edges of the fabric aren’t seen.  Pinch fabric together at the center.  Attach first lotus pod with...

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Thanksgiving Tablescape

Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 in Seasonal Decor, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized | 16 comments

Thanksgiving Tablescape

When you come to our home for a holiday dinner, you never know who’s gonna be there.  Quite frankly, if I was able to invite everyone reading this to dinner, I would.  I suppose this is for a few reasons.  I feel very blessed with everything in my life, and embrace the ability to share that with family and friends.  If you live in the area, have no plans for Thanksgiving, or aren’t traveling to gather with extended family members – beware.  If you cross my path, you will receive an invitation into our home.  And,...

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DIY Custom Fall Napkins

Posted by on Nov 16, 2011 in Lotus Pods, Seasonal Decor, Thanksgiving, Tutorials, Uncategorized | Comments Off on DIY Custom Fall Napkins

DIY Custom Fall Napkins

These fall napkins are a simple and inexpensive way to add a custom touch to your seasonal tablescape.  If you possess the fabulous ability to sew, make your own napkins.  If not, napkins can be purchased at fairly reasonable price.  I didn’t do either, but am super fortunate to have a mother who can sew like a fein.  😉 Materials Needed: Citrasolv Spoon Cloth Napkins Graphic of Choice Laser Printer Iron Rag Scissors Directions: Find a graphic that suits your taste.  The graphic used for napkins shown is...

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Acorn Place Cards

Posted by on Nov 15, 2011 in Acorns, Seasonal Decor, Thanksgiving, Tutorials, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Acorn Place Cards

  Materials Needed: Painted Acorns Drill Wire {cut into 4 inch pieces} Vellum Paper Printer Scrapbook Gommet Grommet Tools Beads Pliers Scissors Directions: Type up names using font of choice.  If you have the ability, size each name the same {these are sized at 1.24 inches} Print names onto clear vellum paper. Cut names out, making sure to leave enough on the ends to add grommet. Add grommet to the sides of each name. Trim off any excess paper from names. Drill small hole through acorns. Thread a piece of wire through each...

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Fall Flower Arrangement

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in Paint Projects, Seasonal Decor, Tutorials, Uncategorized | 6 comments

Fall Flower Arrangement

This is step 5 for those of you following along with my 8 tutorials leading you to your Thanksgiving Tablescape.  {For those of you who missed them here are step 1, step 2, step 3, and step 4.}  Here are the details on the Fall Flower Arrangement: Materials: Painted Hydrangeas Painted Acorns Glass Vase Rust-Oleum Metallic Brilliant Metal Finish in Antique Brass Metallic {7274} This can be found at Home Depot, which is where I purchased mine.  I have seriously searched every craft store around for a lovely rich deep bronze color, to...

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Painted Lotus Pods: Adapt to Attach

Posted by on Nov 11, 2011 in Seasonal Decor, Tutorials, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Painted Lotus Pods: Adapt to Attach

Painted Lotus Pods: Adapt to Attach

Step 4 in creating your beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescape if you are following along my 8 step program. 😉  {Find step 1, step 2, and step 3 here}. Materials: Painted lotus pods Pliable wire traditionally used to create jewelry, dark brown if available. Wire cutters Pliers Electric drill with {very} small bit Directions: With assistance of vice holding painted lotus pods, use electric drill to create a small hole at the base of each stem. Cut wire into pieces.  determine length of wire by type of project you are wanting to...

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