10 Last Minute 4th Of July Entertaining Ideas

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It happened, didn’t it?  The day before your 4th of July festivities got here and you still aren’t ready.  I’m not sure how you all deal with that.  I wouldn’t have a clue as it has never happened to me. Never. - yeah, that would be a gazillion bolts of electricity from the lightning that just struck. I’m pretty … [Read more...]

DIY: Denim Banner With A Secret Twist

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A good pair of jeans goes a long way, don’t you think?  I mean, seriously, is there anything more useful for repurposing than denim?  And denim does not discriminate.  We all have denim – regardless of age or size.  It is an American staple. Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and  - denim. Although we may wear denim … [Read more...]

DIY: Stained & Planked American Flag

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For being as old as I am, I remember third grade music class with Mr. Bullard pretty darn well.  Vying for position to play the maracas and xylophone, singing my favorite song at the time - “Don Gato” – and always ending class with a little patriotic sing-along… You're a grand old flag, You're a high flying flag And forever … [Read more...]

How To Layer Furniture In A Few Easy Steps. Say What?!

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Sometimes something just needs a little oomph to take it over the top. Sometimes however, we can sit, stare and struggle to determine what that “something” is. This girl sits and stares and struggles often. At home, I am always moving things around, bringing “new” things out and putting “old” things away for another … [Read more...]

A Head Start To My Summer Thanks To My Kids

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Good morning! I’ve got one question for you… Spiderman or Captain America? ***crickets*** My Mother’s Day started Saturday evening with dinner and a movie - the best part of which is dumping a box of Milk Duds into my popcorn. That is a big treat for me! Anyway, Spiderman was the movie of choice and I … [Read more...]

Can You Guess What Phase One Of My Breakfast Nook Makeover Is?

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Five.  That is how many years it has been since we built our house. And that is how long my nook has been waiting for some attention. nook noun 1.a corner, as in a room. 2.any secluded or obscure corner. 3.any small recess: a breakfast nook. 4.any remote or sheltered spot: a shady nook that was ideal for a … [Read more...]

A Bowl Full Of…Towels. Say what?

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Good morning, Today is going to be short and sweet.  I have been very busy with work and getting ready for Easter weekend.  We are running another race and it takes a lot of planning and preparation – which I’m up to my neck in right now.  It is all good though. Because I have been so busy with work, I have not been … [Read more...]

How To Style Your Coffee Table Tray The EASY Way

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Good morning! Somebody commented to me the other day that my coffee table display looked “so put together” and that they could never get theirs to look good. Good news:  that is so not true. Do you ever stare at your ottoman, coffee table, bookshelves, or other space wishing you could figure out how to style it a … [Read more...]

My Redstone & Violet Window

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Hey! So you may notice some quirkiness on the blog today.  As I mentioned before, it is getting a few upgrades and will be in an under semi-construction mode for a bit.  But it shouldn’t mess up your visit so just ignore it. source We had a couple of days of sunshine last week. Teaser days. But it was enough … [Read more...]

How Would You Repurpose A Wheat Sieve?

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Good morning! I am back home from Vegas after spending some time with a great group of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint retailers.  Now I’m ready to get back out to the shop and get some more painting done. While I’m doing that, I thought I’d share something wonderful that can easily be repurposed from its original function … [Read more...]