The ‘One Scary Thing’ challenge.

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Recently I threw out a question on Facebook and asked the masses if they procrastinated on something they really wanted to do. You know… that dream thing. Know what? EVERYONE said yes. Reasons? Excuses? Allow me to help… No time There’s always going to be a deadline. Always a list of to-do’s. Always. So… why […]

Visiting at Scout Handmade and Vintage Market – photo heavy!

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Last weekend I had the privilege of taking in Scout Handmade and Vintage Market. Anywhere there’s junk and bloggers, try and keep me away! … continued …  And naturally I brought my camera-that’s-joined-to-my-hip. I went during the preview evening so there were swag bags to be had. Thanks Lily! (Birch & Bird) Definitely go to […]

My top 10 ways to unwind and RELAX

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There truly are never enough hours in the day. Everything in life seems to be pulling on us for attention. So what’s one to do when burn out starts to strike? How do you make time to refuel? … continued … It’s hard. Really hard. But I also think time to yourself is important. If […]

SNS link party 135 – Picture Perfect rooms 5

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Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #135, the multi themed DIY link party!  * Home Decor / Gardening  * Crafts, / Sewing / Recipes / Printables / Blog tips * Theme of the week Every Fri 7pm  to Sunday 11 pm Pacific.… continued … This weekend I’m taking you on a tour of Kim from Sand […]

Wall art with junk… for coats

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This just may be the (strangest? bravest? insert-word-here) project to date in Funky Junk land.   So, you remember my horse gate headboard, correct? Well, that beloved gate use to hold the coats in the front entry. So we’ve been busy stuffing an overstuffed closet to accommodate the coat situation. Nothing cool came to mind on […]

How to decorate a bedroom… with messy linens

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I love coming up with new ways to decorate the bedroom,, and this last idea came by accident. I was putting away scrap linens having tossed them on my bed when a brainstorm hit. Which also turned into a new headboard look as well. You can easily have this look if you collect linens and […]

Sat Nite Special #134 link party – barbed wire!

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Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #134, the multi themed DIY link party!  * Home Decor / Gardening  * Crafts, / Sewing / Recipes / Printables / Blog tips * Theme of the week Every Fri 7pm  to Sunday 11 pm Pacific.… continued…I have a relationship with barbed wire from my past. It circled our farmland […]

Creating garden art with JUNK

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Creating garden art with junk is every bit as fun as decorating indoors. Junk creates interesting focal points, giving your garden some real personality. So here are my tips for adding your favourite junky treasures among those beautiful blooms outdoors. Clean it up The first thing I haul out at the beginning of each season […]

A picnic with the branch handled tray… and my mom.

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Remember the branch handled tray I created for Mother’s Day? As promised, I used it for that very day, with someone special in mind. I made it for both of us after all. (photo heavy post on tray and the outdoors) … continued … I took my mom on a little picnic. And I knew […]

A moment back in time… on Mother’s Day

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Everyone, this is my mom, Agatha. (pronounced A Ga Tha, not Aye Gatha) I grew up on a 40 acre dairy farm.  I don’t remember having fancy things, however I remember living in an old farmhouse, plenty of space to run, a never ending supply of food on the table and above all else, love. […]