My secret to arranging hydrangeas

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One of my most fondest memories of going to my grandma’s house was admiring her hydranga bushes.  Oh my goodness… they lined the entire one side of her house in heavenly, abundant blooms! Not being a green thumb at all these days, I’m always astounded that my own hydrangea bushes produce anything! It must be […]

4 – a fall hydrangea dressed up dresser

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Guys, I nearly cut out this week. I’ve been struggling with a companion paint colour for the white blog office, so that project is still on hold. And then life took some unexpected turns. Result? Nothing done. Nothing. Just a bunch of silly paint redos.  Clearly, my least fav DIY thing is choosing paint colours. […]

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 […]

Old beach sign towel hangers

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I think it’s impossible to have too many hanging opportunities in a home.  Or on vacation for that matter. Between drying pool towels and beach towels, (tough life I know!) every chair back was used. I was always wishing there were a few more hanging options by the door. But I will admit… I dreamed this project up […]

A summer hydrangea mantel with a twist

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My poor fireplace mantel. It hasn’t been changed out since I did this version with the dried brown hydrangeas. During winter! Can you tell I’m not huge on seasonal decorating? I honestly would have just left it, but the metal containers were really dusty and it needed a good clean. Plus I wanted to summerize it […]

Make your own rustic beach, lake, and bed & breakfast signs

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I’ve said for years I’ve wanted a cabin on the lake. But I’d also take on a beach house somewhere tropical with no issue! Since that hasn’t transpired, here’s a way of pretending I’m there anyway. Introducing, the Getaway Collection from Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils! And the coolest part? There are countless ways to mix and match these guys. […]

A junk, teens and Harrison Lake kinda day

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Now that school is out, it’s been fun to dash off here and there without the worry of punching a mental time card or watching a clock of any kind. There’s always too much work to do of course… but sometimes ya just gotta bust out of town and go play instead. Which makes for a […]

How to revive flowerbeds you don’t take care of

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In my opinion, cleaning and planting outdoors is no different than cleaning and decorating indoors. If a room is messy, the best way to clean it up right is to gut it, then start over. You know those magazine perfect gardens with everything just so?  Well… that isn’t realistic in my yard. I have no idea how […]

Motivation through pressure washing the patio

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I think it’s safe to say, some days it’s just really hard to get fired up about doing stuff. Upon doing a sweep with my eyes in every possible direction, undone things can feel like too much.  Unfortunately, in these cases, it’s a matter of getting out of the chair, and forcing myself. How spoiled […]

PJ 269 – Upcycled moss projects


  Welcome to Party Junk 269 – Upcycled moss projects Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Happy weekend, everyone! I’ve been doing a little yard work lately…even mowed my lawn for the first time! Whoop! So I’m in the mood for shots of green. I tend to be a brown thumb where plants […]

Growing rust in a spring yard

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The sun came out in our area. And while it’s nice to see, it’s still fairly cold. So I’ve had no enticement to get outdoors and play in the soil yet. But spring is struggling to reach its way to the top regardless.  As cold as it has been, I just felt like taking a walk […]

How to survive Disneyland during Christmas with park pictures galore

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Nearly every day, my boy still brings up Disneyland. If it’s not about Disneyland, it’s about Disneyworld, which he has never yet visited.  And in my eyes, that means our Disneyland over Christmas trip was a massive success! Funny how all you think about is how tired you are when there, but once home looking at your pictures, you wish the […]

Metal filled winter fireplace mantel

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Fireplace mantels… have you winterized yours yet? Well, this metal filled winter fireplace mantel project was not planned. And it’s entirely possible that’s why this DIY home decor vs just cleaning happened! I think I’m going to quit planning. Welcome to Heap of Change #3! The event where you are challenged to get your home back, through […]

PJ 263 – salvaged junk hearts

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Welcome to Party Junk 263 – salvaged junk hearts Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello my fellow junkers! With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to revisit the land of salvaged junk hearts. We junkers are a different breed, are we not? Not that there’s anything wrong with sparkles […]