Why It Is Important To Put The EXTRA In Ordinary When Creating Storage

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In the process of creating a home, we all have the same non-discriminatory demand for something important. We can never get enough of it. Never. We are always wanting more.  Trying to find ways to make it happen. And that one common desire is…… STORAGE!   It does not matter how big your house is, how … [Read more...]

How I Repurposed A Spring Item For My Fall Decor

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Are your closets cluttered with decor items for each season?  I know how you feel.  I am somebody that hates clutter, yet I find myself fighting the fight all the time. It drives me crazy. Spring here.  Summer there.  Fall and winter EVERYWHERE… …in a neat and orderly, chaotic sort of way. But, I’m vulnerable.  … [Read more...]

DIY: Fast, Fun & Spirited Halloween Decor…And Then Some

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Hey friends!  How was your weekend?  Any fall activities? John and I traveled to Pasadena to go to the Oregon v. UCLA football game – and watch a great win. Aside from our flight being delayed for four hours on the way home, it was a great weekend.  We did a little bit of shopping and a lot of eating.  A quick … [Read more...]

How To Display Seasonal Potpourri In A Beautiful Way

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One of my favorite things about fall is color. It is everywhere.  Vibrant.  Fresh.  Diverse. Even if you aren’t one to add touches of the season to the inside of your home, it is all there the minute you walk outside your door. For the lucky ones who live where there are four seasons, it is everywhere.  … [Read more...]

Furniture Debut: The Pantry

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Ahhhh… today is a day of makeovers. Furniture and computers. But who wants to talk about computers, right?  It is back to full function, without viruses, and that is all that matters! So let’s talk furniture instead. This piece was acquired from a lavender farm near Salem, Oregon.  And it was in rough shape.  … [Read more...]

DIY: Quick & Easy Fall Centerpiece

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Can I bring you coffee and flowers to celebrate the official start of fall?  I mean, it truly is a celebration. Don’t you think? We get to celebrate our favorite things about the season. Things such as… Lingering at your favorite farmstand, taking in all the colors… Zipping up those worn leather … [Read more...]

DIY: I Finally Got A Clue!

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We spent hours in the hallway.  That long hallway that connected the living room to the three bedrooms in my childhood home where years of playing hot potato with a balloon, keep-away with someone’s prized possession, or rolling a ball back and forth. In that same hallway was the typical mid-century home’s closet.  … [Read more...]

DIY: Wall Mount Bottle Opener Board

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Do you ever find yourself asking the question? You know the one… “Seriously, just how hard is it to walk it to the garbage can?” If you have children (or even a husband) I bet you ask it often.  Daily. Hourly. But, I guess I am the one to blame.  My brilliance, resourcefulness and … [Read more...]

10 Unique DIY’s Created From…Leaves!

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The weekend is almost here and can I just speak for all of us when I say… … whoop whoop! If you are lucky enough to live in an area where the leaves are changing then consider your weekend already planned for you. It is time to test your skills so go grab your leaf-picking baskets! Take a look at some of your … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why You Need A Can Of Shellac On Your DIY Paint Shelf!

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Happy Labor Day!  It is crazy, isn’t it? Crazy how it has flown by.  Regardless of the calendar, reality is that summer is over.  I love fall and always welcome it, but it is sad because I’ll miss summer. I wasn’t done with it yet.  Sigh.  Everything seems to be in constant motion no matter how much you try to … [Read more...]