Dare to give thanks - merci beaucoup fall vignette
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Well, here we are at the first of four craft parties for the holidays. Here is what my co-hosts and I have been cooking up for the first challenge: Dare to be thankful. My Merci Beaucoup fall vignette, Crazy Thankful sign by Miche ...
Dare to give thanks - sneak peek
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I have been working on my project for this Monday's Dare to give thanks challenge. I am the first to host this series of four Mondays of link party with crafts and projects for the season! Above you can see some of the elements o ...
Dare to DIY 2014 - do-it-yourself holiday crafts link parties
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Can you smell it? Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up. On a scale of 1-10, that excites me at about an 11! For the past two years, since I began blogging with any sort of regularity, I have participated in what should be know ...
DIY upholstered headboard insert and pillows
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Yes, I am showing you this picture again of our newly made-over master bedroom. No, it's not a double post. We have already talked about the reveal, we have talked about the wooden word art over the bed. Now, I want to talk about ...
Gift wrap: striped cotton drawstring gift bags for kids
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I am Texas at the moment, visiting with Amber and Nick from Wills Casa. We are having such a great time going to thrift and vintage stores and eating all the food that Nick is cooking up. We had grits tonight. I have never had th ...
DIY large scale plywood word art
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One of the many DIYs in our master bedroom - and probably one of my favorites - is the word art over the bed. I wanted to use my own handwriting to make it even more personal to us, but you could just skip the first couple of ste ...
Fall in love: Master bedroom reveal - 12 DIY ideas
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Today it's time to reveal our new master bedroom. Come take a look at how it turned out. We have 12 DIY projects going on. Some bigger, some smaller. Let's dive in! Here is what the master looked like when we moved in five years a ...
Halloween no-sew costume: Shulk from Xenoblade
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This was one of the years were the Halloween costume took on epic proportions. Maybe mostly in my mind. It started well enough with B wanting to be Dave from Homestuck. A T-shirt with a record on the front. Some glasses. Done. Rig ...
How to: turn a grommet-top curtain into a back tab curtain
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Our master bedroom has curtains. Since yesterday. It feels so fancy in here. Last year, when we were going to have our master bedroom painted, I first bought these curtains so I could color match the wall paint to them. They are ...
Master bath - tile installation
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The day after the flooring guys had installed new flooring in our master bedroom, walk-in closet and hallway, the tilers came and put up tile on the back wall in the master bathroom. I had been agonizing over finding the right til ...
Master bath update - marble installation
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Well, it is about high time that I catch you up on our master bath renovation. We last left of way before I went to Denmark, all the way back in May, when we installed Hardie Backerboards. After this was done, I mudded and taped a ...
Fall in love: new hardwood floors and Liberache called
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Three days ago our bedroom still had carpet. Then four guys walked in. Oh and Liberache called. Let me fill you in. I almost can't decide if we should first talk about the four guys in my bedroom or the phone call from Liberache. ...
Our trip to Denmark
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For the first time ever since we moved here in 2000 we were able to get a direct, non-stop flight from Los Angeles to Copenhagen when we went back to see our family this summer. Courtesy of Norwegian's new route LAX-CPH reducing ...
Bedroom planning and a few obstacles
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On Tuesday night we got back from a month long stay in Denmark. B and I went for a month. Frank was there for the last two weeks of our trip. We had a great time. We celebrated my Mom's birthday and we took in some sights - pictu ...
Great find: IKEA Trademark case solved with grace and a side of meatballs
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Happy Friday to you! 5 posts in one week... don't get used to it, but I saw this news last night and just thought I would share it with you, just in case you had not seen it. Good news and happy endings should be perpetuated, don' ...
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