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

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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

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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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]