Snow, your say, and a survey

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Hello friends! Happy New Year and Monday to you! I am SO officially ready to get in the saddle and blog full throttle once again! We’ve had an amazing break. Seriously, I was online very little between Christmas and New Years for the first time and it was honestly pretty amazing. Lots of mindless movie […]

Funky Junk’s best of 2014… and yours!

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Welcome to Party Junk 260 – Funky Junk’s Best of 2014… and yours! Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Happy New Year everyone! Boy oh boy, there’s nothing like a deadline to get you out of the holiday groove and back to work! I nearly forgot to post this weekend’s link party. Not […]

Successful tips every blogger needs

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So, as I was putzing around the kitchen today, cleaning up our little New Year’s pizza take out and hot chocolate cups from last night, (we had a very quiet and lovely night in, watching several Pirates of the Caribbean) and wondered what I should be posting about on New Year’s Day. After one final wipe and […]

Relearning to celebrate life


Happy New Year’s Eve and New Year! We came home from our Disney vacay on Tuesday night. While my son promptly exploded the luggage around us, I flicked on the Christmas tree lights, then sat in front of the computer to do a little catch up. My, the world has been busy getting ready to celebrate […]

DIY your own miracles – Merry Christmas!

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Branch winter window valance How any times this past year have you wished for things to be different? Well friends, this year as been a massive change for myself. And there was only one secret to making the changes I desired. I did, vs wish. This year… Our twiggy little sun filled imperfectly perfect Christmas […]

PJ 259 – DIY deer and other taxidermy takes

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Welcome to Party Junk 259 – DIY deer and other taxidermy takes Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Happy weekend, everyone! With us getting ready to take off for Christmas, this place is no where NEAR a home tour. I may have to bypass it this year. But you can certainly catch up […]

A reclaimed wood deer and Christmas tree mantel

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If someone asked me what I was most addicted to in the DIY world, I’d have to say reclaimed wood, old signs… and branches. Interestingly enough, nearly everything I’ve made this Christmas has involved branches of some sort. So why would my Christmas fireplace mantel be any different? You actually already caught a glimpse of […]

Permission to go… to the happiest place on earth this Christmas

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Our plans had been to go to Disney during Christmas. I had a flight, hotel, lots of things planned. But I could never get around to actually doing the final booking. Either something always came up, or I got overwhelmed with indecision on something, so I let it sit. We even went clothes shopping one day, […]

Reclaimed wood deer head with branch antlers

reclaimed wood deer head and antlers

The last thing I thought I’d do today was show you a new project. The last 12 days have been crazy with a new project each day (see them all below this post), but it sure has been fun! Not to mention, throw in a old sign stencil product launch… Oh. And book a trip.  […]

13 – Christmas Junk recap and link party

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Hello party junkers! Welcome to another weekend of Party Junk with a slight twist… This weekend, it’s just about Christmas Junk. With 5 other themed linkups for you to add your links to! Please scroll to the bottom and see what’s up! We are now at the end of our massive 12 Days of Christmas […]

12 – Christmas arrow sign with a stencil offer

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Purchase Stencils HERE Today is a big day. A REALLY big day. It’s a little nerve wracking yet exciting… because I finally have something to offer that I’ve been asked about for a long, LONG time. Deeeep breath…; Do you remember my trip to Toronto where I met Jennylyn Pringle of Homestead House, Fusion Mineral […]

11 – Crate shadow box snow scene

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER. CONGRATS TO #178 SHERRI! YOU HAVE BEEN EMAILED! One thing my mom always had on display every Christmas without fail, was her snow village. The family would all join forces, and meet up at her place one evening. My brother would generally dig into the crawl space for her special […]

10 – Junk for Joy reclaimed wood letters

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I’ve always been smitten over those wooden NOEL or JOY letters I’ve seen others make.   So while this idea is not really my own, here’s my own junk take. Junk for joy reclaimed wood letters. With a wreath. How to make this reclaimed wood JOY What you’ll need: pallet wood junk cordless drill screws and washers masking […]

9 – Faux to real mini Christmas tree in a strainer

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This little faux to real mini Christmas tree in a strainer is hiding a secret from you… It’s actually the TOP of a faux tree, with real branches added! In real life, it totally looks like the real deal. I did the same method to a faux garland wreath last year here. And to the card […]