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It’s Faux the Birds! 10 DIY Nests

Last summer some of the birds in my yard went to town pulling the filling out of one of our old lawn cushions. Hey, it’s not like they can fly to the craft store and buy supplies.  There’s something fascinating in the creation of a real bird’s nest.  I think that’s why so many of […]

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Beer Bread Mix Guinness Brown Bread

I don’t drink Guinness beer very often, but I do love brown bread, probably more than I should.  I don’t know why it’s so much better than plain old white bread or wheat bread for that matter, but after making some brown bread with a can of Guinness beer and a package of beer bread […]

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17 Creative Ways to Un-Carpet Your Stairs with Paint

To pull up the carpet on your stairs and try something new and different or not to, is often the question when people are remodeling the area in their home that involves a staircase.  It was certainly a question for us when updating our basement. Having a cat, I was pretty sure I didn’t want […]

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Pallet Wood Framed Coffee Sack Art

Pallet wood framed coffee sack art! !!! Can I get any more boring with some of these titles for my project posts? ??…I’ll have to work on that…but what other kind of title would you want for what is simply a piece of coffee sack art framed up with pallet wood scraps. It almost seems […]

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For the Love of Travel, Inspiration and Getting Crafty

One of the things I like about traveling is the inspirations I find along the way that I get to take home with me to remember the experience.  Turning those memories into crafty projects or furniture is one of my loves and dreams for this blog…which I’m still working on…   Book Release: Around the USA […]

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Shamrock DIY Paint Stamp from a Potato

One potato, two potato, three potato, four…make your own potato stamp to use on your decor! Okay, I’m such a dork, but at least I’m a dork that knows how to rhyme, hmmm? So I saw this idea for a diy potato paint stamp in a craft book years ago.  I no longer can find […]

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Taste of New England Tour Part 3

We were just heading back down to Boston from the coast of mid Maine, when I left off on Taste of New England, Part 2, here.  It was November 2nd and the Northeast was getting it’s first snowfall of the season, which turned out to be a wee bit of a snow storm.  Fortunately, the […]

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No Sew Coffee Sack Pillow with Speed-Sew {Giveaway}

When I was young, I used to talk my mom’s ear off while she sat at her sewing machine sewing away.  She tried to teach me how to sew a few times, but I would have none of that.  Too many directions, too little concentration.  It was much more fun to have her pretend to […]

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Aloha Pink Monday at Thrifty Rebel

It’s Pink Monday over at The Thrifty Rebel and Tuula has asked me to join the pink ladies, woot!! So, I made something PINK with a hint of Hawaiian influence. The project involves using tin cans, pink yarn and sisal cord, which I like to call tiki twine…  Photo source …so hula on over to […]

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15 Tips for Painting an Exposed Basement Ceiling

Our exposed basement ceiling has officially been painted and our basement has finally been put back together…okay, almost, but we’re working on it.  The whole basement project started out over a year ago, and one of the steps that took the longest was these first 5 tips in preparation for painting an open beam ceiling.   […]

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