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  • DIY Headboard {Urban Outfitters Knock-off}
    on Jan 23, 2015 in Decorate DIY Bedroom Build Wood
    Let’s time travel back to October 2014 (time’s were good, right?). I had just learned that some of my favorite people in the world were planning to visit us for Thanksgiving. Our “guest bedroom” was basically a pile of junk, a...
  • Guest Bedroom Makeover
    on Jan 7, 2015 in Decorate DIY Bedroom Ikea
    How long should one live in a house without a proper guest room? Four years? Perfect. I’m right on track then. Until a few months ago, our “guest room” looked like this. ***Caution: Perfectly-styled, magazine-quality images below. P...
  • Copper & Leather Rug Wall Hanging
    on Oct 1, 2014 in DIY Art Dogs Living Room
    Also known as “You put a rug….on the wall?” (said in the style of “You have a baby….in a bar?” a la Sweet Home Alabama). That’s exactly what Jacob said when he got home and saw it on the wall…“It’s a rug. On the wall.” To back u...
  • Custom Phone Case for the Decision ChallengedI have a slight obsession with phone cases. I want them all. Especially if it’s made of something other than plastic. Come at me wooden/leather/fabric iPhone case. Come. At. Me. Unfortunately, I do not have a similar obsession with money (see: maki...
  • Let’s talk funerals…
    on Apr 16, 2014 in Life LIfe
    First Disclaimer: Please excuse the interruption from the crafty goodness that normally lives here. I want to talk about something a lot less fun. Calm down. I can see your excitement through the screen. I promise it gets better towards the end. Seco...
  • Stitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe {Cricut Explore Print}Confession: I cheated on my beloved Silhouette Cameo (gasp! I know!). When I first heard about the new Cricut Explore, I  brushed it off like “Oh, it’s just another Cricut machine. No thanks.” But then I saw all the things it could cut. Wood?
  • The time a Pit Bull stole my heart…
    on Mar 18, 2014 in Uncategorized Dogs LIfe
    So, we got a new dog. A third dog. But then we had to give it back. I cried. A lot. The end. Although that pretty much sums it up, more details are probably in order. Let’s rewind to mid January. I was scrolling through Facebook when I came across...
  • Kitchen Plate Wall
    on Feb 11, 2014 in Decorate Art Kitchen Paint
    Also known as, “It’s okay to change an entire wall if you don’t love it.” At least that’s what I’m telling myself. Just go with it. A little back story… this wall in our kitchen has been blank for a few years (since we moved in). I was...
  • Typographic Painted Wood SignAbout a year ago (yes, really a year!), my friend Kate sent me this picture of some signs she saw in a local store. The signs were awesome. The price, not so much. They were $195. On sale!  It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but it says: ...
  • Some Rockin’ New Kitchen Art
    on Jan 16, 2014 in Crafty Goodness Art Kitchen
    A few weeks before Christmas, I picked up three of these agate slice ornaments from West Elm (sadly now sold out). They were $8 each, which is more than I would normally pay for ornaments, but I purchased them with the intent of giving them new lif...
  • Sasquatch Hunting KitNow that Christmas is over and the lucky recipient has received his gift, I can now share it with the interwebs (and you!). We have a friend that is OBSESSED with finding Bigfoot/Sasquatch. Sidenote: Is it Bigfoot or Sasquatch or Squatch? Someone hun...
  • Top Five Posts of 2013
    on Dec 30, 2013 in Crafty Goodness DIY
    So here we are. That weird week between Christmas and New Years. I’m one of the lucky ones working this week, but judging by the lack of traffic on my way in, most people are still at home in their PJ’s. Probably drinking coffee and watching Elf.
  • Paint Dipped Feather Gift TagsA while back, I shared these feather and arrow gift tags from CB2 (more on that here). As soon as I saw them, I fell in love (as much love as you can fall in with a gift tag). Then, like most things, I saw the price and quickly came down from my love...
  • DIY Mantel + Fire
    on Dec 20, 2013 in DIY Build Christmas Wood
    What do you do when you have no fireplace (and no mantel)? Where do you hang the stockings? The stockings were hung by the chimney with care. It says it right there in the story. You can’t argue with the night before Christmas. The fastest way to g...
  • Christmas in the House
    on Dec 19, 2013 in Crafty Goodness Christmas
    It’s safe to say that Christmas is my favorite time of year. Some people say it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Buddy the elf says “Christmas is the greatest day in the whole wide world.” However you slice it, Christmas is pretty freak...