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: 2 Simple Summer Presentations With 2 Basic Paper Plates

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Oh my gosh, I am finally starting to take advantage of the slow-pace-of-summer and have to say, I have welcomed it with open arms.  I’ve let myself sleep until 6:30 or 7:00 on some days and haven’t rushed myself to get out the door.  I have spent a few days here and there with Joey, out and about, doing a lot of nothing.  But it … [Read more...]

How To Care For Your Hanging Fuschia Plants

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Every year, towards the end of May, my porches become havens of budding beauty seeking the glorious Pacific Northwest morning sun. You may call me a rebel of sort, taking on a task that many are afraid to do. But what people don’t know is that they have no reason to be afraid. Fuschias are not your enemy. They are … [Read more...]

DIY: An Old Crate Into A Side Table

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Sometimes things are meant to be given a second life.  A new purpose. After all, their original purpose can become boring. Or for whatever reason, they are no longer able to deliver. Kind of like how I feel at least once a day.  ha ha. For this project, I decided to do a quick repurpose of an old … [Read more...]

How I Repurposed A Primitive German Cabbage Cart

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It is the thrill of the hunt.  That is what you will hear many people say who are in the business.  I am not one of them. I have shared before how spending hours and hours and sometimes days looking for that awesome find is not my idea of a productive use of my time.   It is because of the risk.  The risk of coming … [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: Sun Glow Jars

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We are oh-so-close to Memorial Day Weekend and I am ready.  This will be the first time in 13 years that we have not had a baseball, volleyball, soccer or softball tournament to go to.  While I love nothing more than spending a sunny weekend at a field or court or some sort, I admit that it will be nice to be home for a few … [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...]

TBT: My Step-By-Step Tutorial On How To Drill Holes In Glass

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Some people think power tools only belong in Y chromosome hands.  They have my sympathies.  I mean really, do the “Y” folks have much interest in creating a rope cloche for their home?  Generalizations – and the minority numbers aside - the answer is most likely:  no.   Most Y's probably  don’t see it at Pottery Barn and … [Read more...]

DIY: Creating A Watercolor On Wood

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As summer approaches, the pace of life slows down a little bit.  The days last longer, friends linger, bedtimes come later. Lemonade stands pop up. Baseball cleats click along the pavement. And once in a while, the kid in all of us comes out. And so do the watercolors. Today’s DIY is to show you how you … [Read more...]