Getting older musings from a rusty birthday junker

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rusty gear candle votive This past weekend was my birthday. And that meant making some plans. Fun plans! Plans to take us out of town, into the states. Well, the weather turned. And I didn’t really desire to shiver outdoors in the rain while taking in new sights, so we’ll reserve that trip for a […]

How to get through changing seasons

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Today I was working on a DIY… that didn’t go so well. That’s 2 fails this week! Oh dear. Well, I have some work to do with no post to show for it. So I dug into my blog archives to see what I had sitting there and found this one. Not sure why I […]

A gym with a view

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This will quite possibly be the strangest post I’ve put out there yet. But… it’s working, so I felt a need to share it. Ready for a little crazy? Awesome! You SHALL be entertained… guaranteed. Everyone? Meet my gym with a view. Remember when I talked about walking up that hill? Well, walking up and […]

When work becomes play

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Once upon a time, I use to have what was deemed a ‘day off’. Meaning, a day where I could just get up and do whatever I wanted. Perhaps junk shopping, or putzing around staying home starting a new project, whatever. Today, I still look forward to those days off. But my days off have […]

How to make a DIY #FAILURE a success

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FAIL #1 It was during The 12 Days of Christmas. And I had this amazing idea to make a snowflake cutlery ornament. Don’t let the above amazingness fool you now. We aren’t quite done yet. I had collected all these vintage forks, knives and spoons. But I rather lucked out. There was a spoon wind […]

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 […]

Dreaming big with a friend

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Today started pretty much like any other. After getting my son off to school, the freshly brewed coffee promised the beginning of a great day.  Plunking myself in front of the computer, I noticed a message from a dear friend.  This gal is my childhood best friend. She doesn’t even live all that far away […]

Building an antique toolbox revolution at the Expo

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Drill handled one board toolbox HERE Today upon coming home from work, it was pretty much like any other day. I walked towards the front door, tripped over the newspapers, mindlessly threw them into the recycle bin and proceeded inside.  Once the door clicked shut, I gasped. Repening it in a real hurry and scrambling […]

How to build a dream job while you work a day job

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“I want to quit blogging!” I remember the day vividly. I was on my way to work but stopped in at my friend’s place to whine. I was in an online decorating contest and wanted to quit. It was so hard… I had to come up with a new project once a week and the […]

The swing… by the creek

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It was a bright and sunny Sunday. I was just chillin’ after church, about to brew a fresh coffee and make my way towards the computer to check on things. Before I had a chance, I caught movement outside where there normally is none. Glancing to my left towards the backyard, my jaw dropped.  I […]

A visual wall art reminder to do what you love

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I don’t often shop retail for home decor items. But every now and then, I love seeing what’s out there.  (letters are from Urban Barn, Abbotsford, BC) When I shop, I love playing a little game. “If I had my own line, what would I put my name on in this store?” In most cases, […]

Someone’s got some serious Imagination Corporation!

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Since my nail gun was kicking up such a fuss delaying my beloved window moulding project today, I did what anyone else that didn’t know a thing about tools would do. Go visit someone that did. Lucky chosen Dan lives about 2 minutes drive from me. But when you get out of your vehicle, you […]

How to work up the courage to try something new

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With anything new I approach, I generally take a little bit of time to think about it first.  I seem to need a period in which to mull new over. New needs extra energy. And guts. So this bathroom reno? I eyed the window I’ve been looking at for only 4 years wishing it looked […]

What are we meant to do in life?

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I think it’s safe to say, this time of year when so many are making grand plans for the new year, we all crave to ‘find the answer.’ What are we meant to do in life? Are we close? Or did we miss the mark? And what do we need to do in order to […]

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 […]