PJ 295 – an upcycled link party


  Welcome to Party Junk 295 – an upcycled link party Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello everyone! Thanks for chiming in last week with all your amazing suggestions on how to give this party something new! I’m still thinking things through, so I’ll be sure to share more thoughts soon! So here are […]

From crap to clean… before Christmas

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It’s been raining alot here lately, so we’ve been having a few indoor days.  So I wandered in my workshop, and tried to get inspired. But I had to organize first. But then I thought, it really needs a deep clean first. Then realizing that would eat up every minute I had, I wandered to the next […]

I’m a biker!

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When I got my hair done at Jolene’s, we were chatting about workouts. I had started Zumba before our vacation, but was having some issues with it, health wise. And that’s when Jolene piped up with, “Do you have a bike?” Ha. Yeah. I sure did. It was a garage sale special from years ago, […]

How would you repurpose these junk finds?

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Last week, I head out of town for an appointment. Upon my return home, this big sign in the country read, “EVERYTHING MUST GO.” Can you hear the screechin’ breaks?! The gal was moving mid week, and wanted everything gone as soon as possible. I was not the first person to arrive there, but she […]

Architectural salvage inspiration from Makawao, Maui


On Instagram, someone mentioned they were missing my Maui pictures. Ouch. Yes. I know the feeling all too well. In fact, I’ve kind of been avoiding the topic for a few reasons. One being, while editing these pictures, I had to swallow a few lumps in my throat. It’s like I broke up with this place, […]

PJ 294 – an upcycled link party


Welcome to Party Junk 294 – an upcycled link party Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello weekend junk fanatics!   I admit, I did not post much this week. I meant to… but with school not yet in session, we were busy drinking in the last few days of freedom. We are going to […]

A nature inspired branch ladder plant stand

Flower MARKET : Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

Congrats to winner #38 Carol B! You have been emailed. Well, it isn’t everyday I post for 5 reasons! 1. A new project, 2. inspired by a new book, along with 3. a few new stencil designs, and 4. two giveaways, plus 5. a great deal!   When I get my mojo back, I don’t mess around […]

PJ 293 – an upcycled link party

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  Welcome to Party Junk 293 – an upcycled link party Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello junk friends! It’s been a week of a little gardening, a little taking things apart to make room for new, and a blast of ‘jealousy’ inspiration. Even did a little Periscope broadcasting… find me under Funky […]

Don’t be jealous. Just get busy

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I have this artist friend Dan that travels alot. When I worked for him, he’d talk about his ‘next big thing’, travelling to some far off exotic country, for work reasons. I’d listen with wide eyed interest, and was genuinely happy for his success. Then one day, I finally  confessed, “I could only wish.” “What do you mean?” […]

Why it’s so cool to repurpose

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Remember this little patio table from last summer? While ending the day on the (still very undecorated) patio tonight with coffee in hand, I sighed. My patio still needed a facelift. During the spring, I had pressure washed everything, and it’s been sitting, waiting for me to do something… anything to it.  I don’t know about […]

Claiming back the DIY mojo through gardening

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Apparently when we were in Maui, we had drought conditions at home. VERY hot. And very dry.  So imagine being in surroundings that were always groomed to perfection for you. Most vacation spots are like that of course. That’s what you pay for. But when you visit the tropics, it’s a little more than a trimmed […]

PJ 292 – an upcycled link party

Spring Doily Table Runner, by Sadie Seasongoods, featured on Funky Junk Interiors

Welcome to Party Junk 292 – new salvaged junk project features and a link party Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello weekend junk warriors! I’m finally back to the land of the (much colder) living. I’ll admit, I’m having a little struggle adapting, mentally and physically. But I know my heart will catch […]

Because it’s just better in Maui

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While cooling off at the pool one afternoon while in Maui, I noted one gal that was there every day. Her tan gave her away. I knew she was probably there for more than a quick vacation… so, curious, we struck up a conversation.  She confessed most of her tan was actually from home! She […]

PJ 291 – an upcycled link party


Welcome to Party Junk 291 – an upcycled link party Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello party junkers!  My boy nearly pulled a fast one on me. He told me he wanted to stay another week in Maui. I nearly pulled the trigger in order to do it… then in the […]

A few Maui ramblings and a storm watch

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These days are feeling a little bittersweet. We are nearing the end of our 6 week Maui stint, and I’m not even sure how I feel about it.  90% of me is struggling to find meaning on why being here has provided a healing peace of sorts. And how I can bring some of this magic […]