The best part of Thanksgiving for the kids in our family is when we go around the table and get to say what we are thankful for. Here are 10 crafty ways to help kids say thank you on Thanksgiving

10 Ways to Help Kids Say Thank You on Thanksgiving

The best part of Thanksgiving for the kids in our family is when we go around the table and everyone gets a chance to say what they are thankful for.  Problem is, when you are vying for center stage at a Thanksgiving table of +30 people, holding everyone’s attention for the duration is a bit […]

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Basement with an open space plan has a hidden workshop area tucked behind two tall cabinets at Stow and Tell U

Townhouse Hidden Workshop Reveal

There is one last area in the townhouse basement that I promised to “reveal”.  Ironically, as I planned the basement open layout with it’s exposed beam painted ceiling, this was a part of the basement that I was trying to keep hidden so to speak.  I didn’t want Ken’s workshop to be glaring right at […]

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The magisto app is an easy way to make your own video, even if you have no video making skills

Make Your Own Video Magic with Magisto

I’ve been looking for a way to put some of my vacation photos and videos into a shareable format that had a little pizzazz.  Only I really haven’t had to time to add my own flare.  I had heard about an app called Magisto, so I finally gave it a try and hey, it’s pretty […]

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Basement laundry room is updated almost exclusively with paint, several diy repairs and a "use what you have" approach from Stow and Tell U

Townhouse Laundry Room Makeover Reveal

I realize that I never showed you all the rest of the basement update, but with the move to the new house and the happenings of this past summer, I had to put the reveal on hold temporarily.  I did take some “after” photos though, and I’m hoping you’d still like to see them now. […]

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Salem witch museum and a visit to Salem Massachusetts on Halloween of 2014

Postcards from Salem Massachusetts on Halloween

Last fall at this time, my son and I were in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween.  I never imagined I’d visit this town, let alone on the one day of the year where the town’s claim to fame plays a primary role in the day’s celebrations.  Ken, my husband, didn’t get to go, so these are […]

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Potato and vegetable bin Ikea Rast hack by Stow and Tell U featuring Pittsburgh Paints and Stains and Hickory Hardware.

Potato and Vegetable Bin IKEA Rast Hack

  One piece I’ve always wanted in my kitchen was a potato and vegetable bin.  Maybe it’s because growing up, my mom always stored the potatoes and onions in plain old plastic storage bins in our utility room, and while that was quite practical, it just wasn’t very…celebratory.  I mean, don’t these vegetables deserve a […]

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Apple Branch Wreath with Twig Shelf

Last fall I fell in L.O.V.E. with this branch and apple wreath from Karin at Your Cozy Home.  I knew it was something I wanted in my home for fall.  Yes, that’s a catch on words because Hometalk is hosting a Home for Fall Blog Hop which has inspired a whole bunch of diy bloggers, including […]

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large gardening container tip, outdoor, wedding, party container decorating idea

Was a barrel of plastic bottles, now a barrel of pumpkins!

I spied a super cool large garden container tip most recently when I was helping my friend Judy move. Among her many talents, she’s quite the green thumb.  When she gave me the chore of emptying out one of her large plant containers of the dirt and dead summer blooms, “but leave the plastic bottles […]

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moving tips for moving to new home

Three Moving Tips That Made Our Move Easier

I helped a friend move this passed weekend.  Needless to say, there has been a lot of moving in my world lately.  Some people are quite prepared when moving and have all their stuff packed days or weeks in advance.  Our plan was a bit more last minute, but there were three items that I […]

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diy handsewn ironing board cover

Handsewn Ironing Board Cover

The days were numbered for my ironing board cover.  You know, it was faded, slightly torn, didn’t fit as well as it used to.  Kind of like my favorite old concert tee shirt, but without all the fond memories. The bones of the ironing board were still good, so I just wanted to re-cover it […]

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