Walking and talking up and down the hill

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The weather has been cooperating in our area lately, and that means one thing. It’s time to go walking. I’ve played with the idea of joining a gym. But so far, I haven’t pulled the trigger yet. So for the time being, I’m just going to throw on my runners and head for the nearest […]

Funky Junk’s best projects and posts of 2013

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You just don’t really realize how cool your year has been until you wrap up the works in one of these types of posts. Each year just seems to get more meaningful. And it isn’t just about the projects. It’s everything that revolves around this blog gig.  Here’ is Funky Junk’s best projects and posts […]

A Merry Christmas winter wonderland shed

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 It couldn’t have happened on a more perfect day. I heard a “Moooom…. it’s 7:40!”  As I reached for the iPhone, I realized not only did the alarm not go off as planned, my son would be very late for school. Groaning while I threw off the covers, a quick glance outside stopped me in […]

How to shop nature for Christmas decorating

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I thought I was so smart, and brought out a faux Christmas tree from storage. I tried to cheat and leave the lights on and just poof out the branches, but it looked awful. So I stripped the lights off and did it right… straightened each and every branch one. by. one. It still looked […]

No sew burlap coffee bean sack sofa pillows… instantly!

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 One frequent question I get asked are where I get my burlap sofa pillows from.  I’m nearly embarrassed to tell you how ridiculously easy it is to get this instant look with these no sew burlap coffee bean sack sofa pillows. But I will anyway. Non sewers unite! Collecting burlap coffee bean sacks are the […]

Way to prune those trees, yard messin’ Walter!

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Someone’s been messin’ with my yard again. And that would be Walter. Every late fall, Walter pays a visit with his hedge trimmer and clippers and such and prunes my trees into new hairdos. Did you just gasp? Good call! This man does the most gorgeous shrub trimming I’ve ever laid eyes on. I love […]

The cute little shed in the middle of fall

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The cute little shed in the middle of fall wears fall well. The canning jar lid wreath continues to rust away in the most perfect of ways. Isn’t it interesting how some lids didn’t rust? I love the quirky mix! The grapevine gone crazy is spectacular this time of year, wearing it’s vivid yellow self. […]

Reclaimed garden features at a Hope garden centre

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This magical find of reclaimed garden features at a Hope garden centre called Mountain Border Floral in Hope, BC Canada was a complete and wonderful fluke! When my son was at camp, I had a full day to tour the little town of Hope at my complete and utter leisure. Do you have any idea how thrilling […]

The little rustic garden shed that could

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Once upon a time, there was a little rustic garden shed that needed some love. Actually, it wasn’t a garden shed at all. It was a messed up greenhouse! With beams exposed and plastic ripped, the greenhouse needed a new life. A morph if you will.  (edited to add: the cow mural was painted by […]

A flower filled outdoor patio office

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 Home again we are from camping trip #2! Unfortunately, we returned home to a dead main computer. Boo. So I grabbing the laptop, and taking full advantage of the gorgeous weather, a flower filled outdoor patio office became my main stomping grounds. To be honest, I can’t stand being indoors on a nice day. But […]

Garden cheat – The ivy covered garden bench

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So what’s one to do if they have this garden bench in their front yard but don’t wish to keep moving it to mow under it? Welcome to my newly ivy covered garden bench. The position of this garden bench happened by accident. Every time we mow, I generally move it into the soil area […]

Party Junk 193 – creative DIY bird houses and feeders

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for the birds

Home Decor / Gardening Crafts / Sewing / Recipes / Printables / Blog Tips *Theme of the Week Every Friday, 7pm thru Sunday, 11pm Pacific Since it’s summer, how about a very cool summer themed topic that’s for the birds? If you’ve never heard of Gadget Sponge before, you are in for a real treat! […]

New junky patio touches

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The giveaway part of this post is over. (see winner below) But there’s a whole lotta great stuff in here… read on! *P&G gave me these product samples to review, and I was compensated for this review, however all opinions are truthful and my own.* I don’t know what it is, but my poor outdoor […]

A cool pallet wood chair anyone can make – part 1

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 The pallet chair build part 2 – click *HERE*   Remember my musings on my new patio project in the works? I kept my promise and whipped up a cool pallet wood chair anyone can make in a couple of hours.  This round I desired a super easy build that anyone could make. Even non […]

Relearning to love where you live.

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burlap and reclaimed wood

Can you handle two deep thinking posts in a row? I usually like to save these for Mondays for some reason. But.. ah well. Lots to say this week I guess! But may I just say how incredibly grateful I am that you received my last post’s ‘joyful’ news so well? Totally beside myself! I […]