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Spooky Upcycled Tin Can Hanging Ghost Decoration

You’ve probably seen ghosts hanging in trees in your neighborhood over the years, but have you made your own? Instead of paying for expensive decorations, I am a huge fan of making my own. That’s how this upcycled tin can ghost came to my own front yard. A few empty cans leftover from dinner, some [...]

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Spooky Halloween Characters from Toilet Paper Rolls

When it comes to simple Halloween crafts, you are going to love this way to reuse that empty toilet paper roll. Nothing beats making your own spooky little Halloween characters from toilet paper rolls! This tutorial shows you a simple way to make a vampire, witch, and even Frankenstein! These are great for kids, easy [...]

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Cute Upcycled Flower Pot Halloween Characters

As much as I love decorating for Halloween, the real appeal is the candy! There is something wonderful about a holiday that is dedicated to giving out candy! That’s why I fell in love with this idea for a cute upcycled flower pot Halloween character to use as a candy “jar”. This can, of course, [...]

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Popsicle Stick Spider Web Halloween Decoration

Dollar store crafts are my favorite projects to create. I love how easy they usually come together, the price can’t be beaten, and of course, the supplies are easy to find. One of my favorites recently is this little craft stick spider web! It’s a classic choice that makes spiders friendly instead of scary! Add [...]

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Cute Clothespin Monster Kids Craft for Halloween

This fun little clothespin monster kids craft is a perfect way to keep them busy and making a fun version of what is often considered spooky. Just in time for Halloween, these are a great way to let kids express themselves, use their imagination, and just get busy crafting. Whether this is a fun craft [...]

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Cute Decorative Owls Made From Upcycled Wood {Video Tutorial}

Owls are always fun to create, no matter what you use or what season it is around you. These decorative owls made from upcycled wood pieces are so cute and super fun to customize. I made a trio of owls to share, but you can make a single owl or dozens! I love this idea [...]

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Cute Fall Hedgehog Kids’ Craft With 3 Styles {Free Printable}

Hedgehogs are one of my favorite little woodland creatures. This cute little fall hedgehog craft is a super fun way to upcycled items, craft with kids, and just get super creative while creating. Whether you use the paper, straw, or pistachio shell method to make your hedgehog, this is a cute idea that kids will [...]

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Farmhouse Style Fall Lettered Mason Jar Home Decor

Fall is my favorite season! Cool-weather, yummy food, and of course, the fact that there are so many amazing ideas for home decor. This fall lettered mason jar decor is such a pretty addition to your home decor. Warm fall colors, burlap for rustic appeal, and upcycled mason jars make it a perfect craft that [...]

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Adorable Upcycled Tin Can Owl Pencil Holder

An old tin can and some craft papers are really all you need to create an adorable new pencil holder or storage. This upcycled tin can owl is an ideal kids craft project. The fall colors fit a fall theme, but it can be made any time of year with any color you prefer. You’ll [...]

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Gorgeous Upcycled Pistachio Shell Candle Holder

You may have noticed that I have a mild obsession with candles and lanterns. This upcycled pistachio shell candle holder is just one more of my fun projects that include two of my favorite things. Upcycling something that would otherwise be trash, and creating a place for a candle to glow. Whether you make just [...]

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DIY: Hanging Art Ledges

I was feeling sad about summer ending because it’s my favorite season. Due to global circumstances with Covid, like everyone else, I didn’t get to take a beach vacation or travel anywhere far. So I decided to create a little display with some of my favorite destinations that I’ve traveled to in the past. For
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Weekend Reading 9.20.20

Like everyone, I’m saddened on the passing of Justice Ginsburg. She was a role model to me as a young attorney, and I always admired her brilliant mind. I loved the way she fought for gender equality and I respected her very much. Her legacy lives on, and we’re reminded in life we can be
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Statement Credenzas + Sideboards

It’s that time of year when we all start planning our holiday entertaining. If you have a small group of family or friends coming over, maybe you’re thinking of updating your space to include a scene stealing new credenza or sideboard. Sometimes referred to as “casegoods” in the design world, sideboards, buffets, consoles and credenzas
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Simple DIY: River Stone Magnets

I’m always looking for ways to bring more natural or organic materials indoors. I ordered some polished river stones to cover some roots on my indoor tree but I set a few aside so I could use them as magnets for my little black refrigerator in the small kitchen in my studio. I love smooth
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Weekend Reading 9.13.20

I was reminded that three years ago this week I was touring the south of France, and the pictures and videos made me reminisce about some very special spots I’ve been lucky to travel to. International trips are off the table until next year and I’ve made peace with that given the state of the
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Leather Tech Covers on Etsy

I was saving up for an iPad Pro and finally bought one for myself last month. It arrived last week and I’ve really been enjoying it. When I was traveling before, I’d bring along an older model PC laptop but I’ve upgraded to an iPad with bluetooth keyboard for travel. I like that I also
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Adorable Upcycled Lightbulb Scarecrow Decoration

Scarecrows are a must when decorating for fall, and this project is absolutely adorable! An easy to make upcycled lightbulb scarecrow easily becomes a key piece of your Fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving decor. Customize your own scarecrow a number of ways to make this truly unique for you and your home! Upcycled Lightbulb Scarecrow Decoration [...]

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Gorgeous Rustic Tree Bark Lantern Decoration

What an adorable for a cute little rustic addition to your decor! I love candles and lanterns, and this rustic tree bark lantern decoration is absolutely gorgeous! A simple candle is nice, but one in a beautiful or unique candle holder is even better. This project combines the rustic elements of the outdoors with a [...]

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DIY Crane Diaper Cake Baby Shower Gift Project

This DIY crane diaper cake is a great baby gift for your next baby shower! This is so cute and easy to make, plus it will totally be the talk of the baby shower. So adorable, this diaper cake is easy to make and simply adorable. Customize with your own colors and preferences to make [...]

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Braided Crown Princess Hairstyle With Video Tutorial

I am totally in love with this braided crown princess hairstyle. The simple braids come together to give a natural crown that reminds you of a beautiful crown. This is definitely an updated elegant hairstyle that works great for everyday style as well as ideal for weddings, prom, and any event. If you’ve been looking [...]

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Fall Leaf People Puppets from Upcycled Materials

Sometimes, you just need to use your imagination and pretend. This little fall leaf people kids craft is one of those times. A few items you have on hand, imagination, and suddenly you have a cute little “person”. These are great to play with, use for decor, or just let your kids feel good about [...]

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Rustic Fall Grapevine Wreath with Fabric Flowers

Wreaths are the easiest way to update your fall decor. This rustic fall grapevine wreath has beautiful fabric flowers and leaves that are simple to create and look stunning when hung on a wall, door, or mantle. This is a great idea for adding beautiful decor to your home for Thanksgiving, autumn, or just because! [...]

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Rustic Upcycled Cardboard Fall Leaf Placemat

Turn your table into a fall-themed part of your home decor with this simple rustic upcycled cardboard fall leaf placemat. Using items you have on hand, a bit of glue, and some fake fall leaves, you can easily create a cute little addition to your table. This is great for use throughout the fall season. [...]

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Upcycled Plastic Spoon Bat Cute Halloween Decoration

Bats are a natural addition to your Halloween decor. Making this cute little upcycled spoon bat is the perfect easy kids Halloween craft that doubles as decoration. A bit of glue, paper, spoons, and paint and you have a fun happier version of a classic Halloween spooky animal! Grab the supplies for this and make [...]

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Stunning Paper Chrysanthemum Flower Wreath

Paper flowers are always fun to make, but turning them into this stunning paper chrysanthemum flower wreath is brilliant! Simple cutting, folding, rolling, and gluing and you have an absolutely magnificent wreath to hang on your wall. This tutorial takes you through each step of making your own paper flowers and then turning those into [...]

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Low Bun Updo Hairstyle with Rose Accents

Longer hair can sometimes just feel so blah. Having a few great hairstyles to use is a must, and this low bun updo hairstyle is a favorite. Not only is it simple to create, but the little rose accents really make it pop. This is a great style for everyday wear but has just enough [...]

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Kitchen Design: Alternatives for Upper Cabinets

For so long we’ve defaulted to the style of upper cabinets with closed doors in kitchens, then about ten years ago floating shelves began surging in popularity as a replacement. I wrote a post eight years ago questioning whether open shelves were timeless or trendy in kitchen spaces, and back then people had opinions. Looking
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Weekend Reading 9.5.20

My week was sadly uneventful. I spent it doing technical things behind the scenes like upgrading my internet, syncing a new iPad, and applying for a real I.D. which will be required for domestic travel come October 1st. Exciting? Not. But today I’m going on a hike above Baker Beach in San Francisco on a
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Old Door Obsession

I was looking back through my travel photos and I noticed a pattern: old world or old wood doors always stop me in my tracks. Could it be what they represent? A portal to a new place I’ve never been? A suggestion that something mysterious and wonderful lies just beyond? Or is it just their
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Weekend Reading 8.30.20

Weekend hellos! It’s hard to believe it’s almost September, which is my favorite month: slightly cooler weather and the beginning of fall. We have new routines in place with school and work. It feels different for obvious reasons this year, but I try each day to focus on the good which is really just the
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Do it yourself, also known as DIY, is the method of building, modifying, or repairing something without the aid of experts or professionals. Academic research describes DIY as behaviors where "individuals engage raw and semi-raw materials and component parts to produce, transform, or reconstruct material possessions, including those drawn from the natural environment (e.g. landscaping)".[1] DIY behavior can be triggered by various motivations previously categorized as marketplace motivations (economic benefits, lack of product availability, lack of product quality, need for customization), and identity enhancement (craftsmanship, empowerment, community seeking, uniqueness)

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