Valspar Reserve Paint Review

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Oh, What a Beautiful Morning!   This morning the house is quiet after the Independence Day holiday. All of our children were here with a couple friends for a cookout. I'd just completed the finishing touches to the dining room transformation. The plans had been formulating for quite a while and I was quite delighted to be contacted to do a … [Read more...]

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Creating a Vignette for Summer

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I have been changing over the decor in our home for summer. In doing so, I pondered - what are the elements in creating a vignette? We create vignettes whether we realize it or not. So, I decided to research this to find the common key steps recommended. I've created two versions of this vignette - with the elements below in mind. Which is do … [Read more...]

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The Story of Camille – The Little Blue Chest-Creating Patina with Paint

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I was looking through Anne Sloan's book, 'Creating the French Look' for inspiration - and I found it! I have a little chest in our dining room that will stay and I wanted to transform it - giving it 'patina'. I knew this was the look I wanted to create for my little chest - but how to create the layers of color - of history by creating patina … [Read more...]

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Gardener’s Homemade Hand Scrub

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Mother's Day Gift Idea - Gardener's Homemade Hand Scrub As soon as the weather gets warm enough, I love to get my hands in the dirt. I do try to use my gloves, but sometimes nothing beats digging in or picking up with your hands and fingers. It can be awefully harsh on your hands! I have found a very easy, lovely recipe for a Gardener's … [Read more...]

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Make Decor Stand out in Bread Dough Bowl

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How I did it. I just love the Bread Dough Bowl I purchased last autumn at The Country Living Fair. It's Huge I think it could be called a Bread Trough. I could bathe my Dachshund in it! It's Deep  When I decorated the Bread Dough Bowl with pumpkins in the autumn, that was easy - they were just the right size. I shopped for … [Read more...]

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Book Page Rose Wreath

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This project has been on my wish list for quite a long while! I've seen the very many, beautiful wreaths created out there and knew this was something I really wanted to try. I do love books! I collect books, especially old books, whether in great shape or barely holding on. They all need some loving.  Making crafts with books not only … [Read more...]

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Coffee Filter Rose Heart-Shaped Wreath Tutorial

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  I just love making these roses! It's amazing to see the 'rose' develop with each step.  I first made these almost four years ago for my daughter's wedding. My! How time flies.  I have been wanting to make more - just for me. But I delayed…until now. Inspired to make a Valentine home decor post, I had so many ideas … [Read more...]

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Dollar Store Challenge

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    Barbara at The Everyday Home issued a wonderful challenge - to create something from an item from The Dollar Store!   The first challenge includes using a glass candle holder! I'm looking forward to seeing what others created. I racked my brain for ideas - trying to think of something unique and … [Read more...]

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Winter Mantel with Monogram Wreath

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Christmas Decor is down and now it is time to change over to a winter decor. I have been looking forward to this time of the year, because I've had this wreath project on the back burner for quite some time. I shared with you a while back that I found some wonderful burlap chargers at Hobby Lobby. I thought one would make a terrific background … [Read more...]

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Homemade Whipped Body Butter

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I love making homemade gifts. As part of our Christmas party, we play a 'Left - Right Game'. I prepare bagged gifts and we space them out between our guests who are standing in a somewhat circle.   Dearest reads the 'Left - Right Story'. Each time he reads the words left or right the guests pass the packages accordingly. There's lots of … [Read more...]

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