Happy New Life… with a Christmas decor recap

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Old windows Christmas fireplace mantel With every Christmas season approaching, I always have this vision. The Christmas spirit will one day just explode! Our days will be filled with Christmas music, fluffy hot beverages, and our houses will get decked out into magical wonderlands without a hitch. We’ll have plenty of cookies in the freezer, our […]

20 – what it took to make the final jump into blog land

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After leaving my dayjob HERE, I promised I’d update you on how I finally made the final jump into blogland. I say this like I know what I’m talking about. But I kinda don’t. I only quit in September, so the full wrath of it all hasn’t hit yet. (How I worked up to quitting is […]

18 – Rejoice! You are who you are.

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While waiting for our regular Friday night pizza delivery, I decided to spend a little time in the workshop and work on a new project. It was a drizzly night, but that didn’t matter. With lights blazing, I opened the back and main garage door so I could take in the fresh air and hear the […]

10 – inspired by dried hydrangeas in a new toolbox

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I woke up to a very nice surprise today. Remember yesterday’s post on being gifted by others? What timing! Just this AM, friend Kelly dropped this toolbox off by my front door. She found it at a garage sale, and being that it reminded her of me, it was brought my way. I had to run into town […]

6 & 7 – Know your limitations, and know how to chill

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Did anyone notice I skipped out on posting yesterday?  I was rolling out a huge, wordy one. But when I clicked publish, I lost half of it. A corrupt cut and paste. Not good. And at 1:30 AM, I wasn’t about to pound keys for another hour to fill it back up. Limitation #1 – no more […]

5 – fresh blog branding along with even fresher coffee

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Sleeping cats. A teenage son that appeared to need a long afternoon nap. And the house to myself.  What’s a blogger to do? Another coffee from my little red stool coffee station would be lovely, thank-you! But I brought my coffee to the computer screen, and gave my weekly newsletter a fresh, new little makeover.     […]

Saved by a babbling brook

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Ever get in that place where there’s too much to do? So rather than just get productive (which would seem obvious), you shut down instead? I arrive there more frequently than I care to admit. You see, I’m an overthinker.  Desiring to get productive with a new project, I’ve paced through my home for a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

When SignCraft Magazine visited Funky Junk

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Some of you may remember me talking about my day job of running my sign company. I’ve had it for around 22 years now.  Within the sign industry, the biggest, most famous magazine that exists is SignCraft Magazine. It’s all about old and new craftsmanship on creating signs of all kinds. Tips, tricks, and the […]