Category Archives: Creating

inexpensive, homemade housewarming gifts

Happy Monday! Is there such a thing? Bleck.  Freaking hate Mondays.  But you know that by now, right? So do you remember how crazy busy our May was? I had two housewarming parties, a niece’s birth, birthday parties, chaos and … Continue reading

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create your own: popcorn bar

TGIF!!!! All caps, all enthusiasm – trust me on this.  It’s been crazy trying to get everything put back together after the pumpkin party, and then my sister’s graduation + party, and then you know, working 40 hours a week + … Continue reading

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no carving required: pumpkin decorating ideas

This one’s for my co-worker Jenn, who requested some ideas for pumpkins that don’t require carving.  Since she hasn’t committed to Pinterest yet.  Sheesh.  Oh, but wait, how are you? How was your week? Can you believe it’s already October?!? … Continue reading

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diy travel smash book kits

Hey buddy! How the heck are ya? I’m just freaking fantastic! No, really! It’s been a little busy, but in a totally good way.  I’m making progress on some goals, been spending time with the family, and I’m doing my … Continue reading

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create your own: cheapie valentines

Mondays stink.  I hope yours is going good so far, though! Mine is to be determined.  I had a super-productive Sunday, so if nothing else, I can go home and lay on my couch and do absolutely nothing tonight if … Continue reading

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create your own: wedding flowers

My brother-in-law and a dear friend got married in October and I’ve been meaning to share some of the photos with you guys.  Trish and I have been friends for about 10 years now, and four years ago I introduced … Continue reading

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crafting a cloth pumpkin

So, I admit it.  I have a slight tendency to collect decorations.  Birthday party, Pumpkin party, Christmas, you name it.  I store them nice though, OK? Unfortunately, because I hang on to things so long, they start to deteriorate after … Continue reading

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Gallery Wall Part Three: Before And After

Happy Autumn! I realize that people living anywhere other than Phoenix may not be as incredibly excited as I am that it is officially the beginning of fall.  This one day is a promise that we might actually see the … Continue reading

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Gallery Wall Part One: Framing A Keepsake

Hey there! How was your weekend? Are you as sad as me that it is already Sunday night? I had a great time this weekend though.  And even though I didn’t get as much done as I had planned, I … Continue reading

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pinterest project month: halloween paper flowers

Is it me or did this work week take a while? Maybe it was the anticipation of the long weekend…or maybe it’s because I crammed a lot into this week! Either way, I’m glad for a break and thought I’d … Continue reading

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lucky friendship horseshoe

My friend, Cathy, is a horse lover and calls her beautiful animals her “kids” so it was an easy choice to make her a horseshoe craft for her birthday this year. Using this pinspiration (HA! Get it? Pinterest inspiration), I created … Continue reading

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Inexpensive DIY Baby Shower Gift

It’s the season of babies! Seems like so many people I know are born in the summer months, and this year is no exception.  To help cut down on costs for baby shower gifts, I try to get creative and … Continue reading

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Quick DYI Furniture Refinish

Recently I stumbled across a cheap little telephone table at a thrift store while visiting family up north. It seemed like the perfect fit for our entry in the living room, and I thought I might be able to spruce … Continue reading

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Homemade Teacher Appreciation Gift

An old friend of mine (and my first roommate!) has been following my blog and asked me to make this wreath for her kid’s teachers as an end of year teacher appreciation gift.  She saw the idea on Pinterest (click to … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Projects

Every year my husband and I make an effort to visit all of our mothers for Mother’s Day.  I like to try to see my sisters too. Sometimes I’ll do a Mother’s Day brunch at our house for my family, … Continue reading

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making treasure out of a trash can

Just a quick post today! We’ve been wanting to get a matching trash can for our master bathroom in an oil rubbed bronze finish but seriously? Trash cans are absurdly expensive! We had a can that was in a brushed … Continue reading

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cheap, no-sew curtain projects

I hope your week is going well! I’m looking forward to this weekend (as usual), but I’m excited because Saturday  I’ll be hiking AND shopping all in one day! And with one of my favorite people , no less! It’s … Continue reading

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Spring Photo Fence

I heart spring! Even though I’m usually giddy to get things done this time of year, I came down with a serious case of the lazies over the past week.  I could not motivate myself to do anything, and it … Continue reading

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spring hat wreath craft

I was a total slacker with blogging last week, and I’m sorry! I did get a lot done around the house though, and have some fun blog posts lined up for this week, so hopefully I don’t leave you hanging for that … Continue reading

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Staying Connected

My husband and I have been working opposite schedules the last few weeks with no end in sight. While I’m beyond grateful we both have work when so many people are without, the time away from each other is starting … Continue reading

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