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So, I admit it.  I have a slight tendency to collect decorations.  Birthday party, Pumpkin party, Christmas, you name it.  I store them nice though, OK? Unfortunately, because I hang on to things so long, they start to deteriorate after a while.  So then I try to breathe new life into stuff that falls apart, […]

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My friend, Cathy, is a horse lover and calls her beautiful animals her “kids” so it was an easy choice to make her a horseshoe craft for her birthday this year. Using this pinspiration (HA! Get it? Pinterest inspiration), I created something special and one-of-a-kind for her. No tutorial this time, since it was a pretty […]

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Recently I stumbled across a cheap little telephone table at a thrift store while visiting family up north. It seemed like the perfect fit for our entry in the living room, and I thought I might be able to spruce it up to fit right in. As if that wasn’t convincing enough to buy it, […]

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Just a quick post today! We’ve been wanting to get a matching trash can for our master bathroom in an oil rubbed bronze finish but seriously? Trash cans are absurdly expensive! We had a can that was in a brushed aluminum finish and it was perfectly effective at collecting all our trash, so I thought, […]

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I’m always on the hunt for inexpensive craft supplies, even when I don’t have a project planned. In my experience, I can usually come up with something to create with the odds and ends I’ve collected. For instance, I recently bought some nice snowflake scrapbooking stickers that were marked down from $4.99 to $1 that […]

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I hope everyone had a great Superbowl Sunday! I know we did, spending time with my husband’s family, watching the game and laughing at commercials.  I’m sure everyone is Superbowled out, so I’m going to move right along.  While searching for a screwdriver in the pile of chaos said husband calls tools, I came across […]

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So, I went and picked up a some things from Habitat for Humanity recently.  I got doorknobs, a towel bar and a bag of screws to use for upcycling into something useable in our home.  I just finished hanging the renovated doorknobs and thought I would post a few transformation pictures for your viewing pleasure […]

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