DIY Gold Leaf Wreath

I was in a crafty mood recently and decided to whip up a wreath. I'm so into GOLD. For the longest time, gold was not in fashion. Well, it's back and I love it. I love gold jewelry, gold dishes, gold decor, gold shoes, you name it. So, why not a gold wreath? One that can be used for both fall and winter. Just swap the ribbon for a festive red one ...

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Preserving Memories + DIY Travel Journal

Did I ever tell you that Hubs and I got married in St. Lucia? Since then, we've enjoyed many trips to the Caribbean, Mexico, U.K. and Europe, as well as within the U.S. I wish I had been smart/diligent enough to document the details of each trip. Now they're all a blur. Before digital cameras came along, I was better about printing our photos and ...

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D.I.Y. Dog Bed (side table makeover)

It's been a while since I posted a DIY project, so I hope this was worth the wait. ;)  One of the first things I ever pinned on Pinterest was this dog bed made from an old side table. I thought it was the cutest thing. Ever since then, I've been keeping an eye out for this kind of old round/octagon table that I could transform. Who knew that ...

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DIY Mother’s Day Card (free printable)

This week on Facebook, my mom posted a photo of her mother and wrote, "My mom may be a little crazy, but that's what makes her the BEST MOM!!!" The same is true of my mother. She's a little crazy (let's be honest, sometimes she's a LOT crazy), but she sure can be a lot of fun. Her name is Sherry, but her alias is "Sharia Shriver" (Maria's Shriver's ...

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DIY Basket Lid Tutorial

Several months ago, I decided to paint our entryway. Guess what color? Yup. Valspar Summer Cottage. Same color as the front door, the back of the hutch shelves and the pop of color on the living room wall. Now the entryway is bright and cheery (unlike the former dark olive green color). The only problem was that our entry table (a light blue dry ...

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Test Report: DIY Paper Bag Animal Puppets

During our mission trip in the Dominican Republic, I had the opportunity to teach an art project to some of the school children. I knew I would be doing this before we left, but I wasn't certain what ages I would be working with. So I scoured Pinterest for ideas that would be suitable for ages 3 to 9. I finally settled on two projects - paper bag ...

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Easy DIY Valentine Garland

I have never once decorated for Valentine's Day - until now. But now I have this hutch, this chalkboard, this white wreath and this centerpiece that all beg for festive adornment. It's just so easy to add a few simple touches that I couldn't resist. Besides, winter here in Michigan is drab and gray and depressing - who couldn't use a little ...

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DIY All-Seasons Linen Wreath

Just over eight years ago, Hubs and I were searching for a new house. He had to have a pole barn. I had to have a large walk-in closet. We got both. At the time, the house seemed huge - a big step up from what we had before. Fast-forward to today - the house seems much smaller now and my 'must-have' list has changed. Don't get me wrong, the closet ...

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DIY 3D Chevron Christmas Tree (free download)

I was hoping to share my new wreath with you today, but I ran out of fabric, so it's not done yet. I can't wait for you to see it - it's pretty fabulous ;). In the meantime, I hope you're feeling crafty because I created a FREE download for you! You can make one or several of these cute little chevron Christmas trees to decorate your mantle, ...

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10 Fabulous DIY Fall Decor Projects

I weeded through hundreds of fall decor projects to find these ten chic ideas for you. They made my list because these are projects I would actually make myself and display in my own home. No crap here, remember? ;) BOOK PAGE PUMPKIN tutorial here Last time I made a book page project, I was on my way to a Pinterest Party and forgot to bring ...

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