PJ 261 – Salvaged Fall Decorating

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  Welcome to Party Junk 261 – 70+ Salvaged Fall Decorating Ideas Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello and a happy fall day to you! We are in the midst of rain season, so we just may be finished mowing the lawn. I’m replacing Fall with JOY. Anyway, with all these fabulous fall ideas […]

17 – Reduce mind mess. Follow a day planner.

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I had such big plans today. I was going to start a new project, but I needed my workshop.  So I went into the workshop but had forgotten about having pushed everything away from the wall I was working on (and didn’t finish) the other day. So I pushed enough back to create a trail to my […]

CN Tower, Wicked, Graffiti Alley in Toronto. Wow.

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I’ve always wanted to visit New York. So when I most recently spent some time in Toronto, it was incredibly tempting to hop on a plane after Blogpodium and fly on over there. Know what? New York IS on my bucket list, bar none. But Toronto offered me all the NYC perks without the added […]

Drywall repair for junkers… hello reclaimed wood

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When I brought this curb side reclaimed wood storage rack into the workshop, did you notice the holes in the wall? During my renovation, there was major wiring done to the house. In order to either locate or install the wires, lots of cutting into the drywall went on. I personally had NO interest in […]

Rustic log candle fall centrepiece … and a cat.

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Today’s post is brought to you by Thanksgiving in Canada, and a cat photo bomber. My son wanted a nice dinner for our Thankgiving, so I got all fancy like, and picked up a ham, whipped up some homemade scalloped potatoes , applesauce, ambrosia, and a few other fun things. But no Thanksgiving table is complete without […]

The over abundant hydrangea filled mantel, 2014 edition

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It’s most definitely hydrangea harvesting season! Let the over abundant decorating games begin.   Most folks have pruned their hydrangeas by now. I leave them intact until I use them. Frost is just around the corner, and that’s when they turn brown. So it’s now or never. But… they need one more thing. With the […]

11 – Take care of yourself (with video)

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I have been exceptionally blessed to have led a pretty healthy life. Aside from a few fender benders for aches and pains, I have never even spent one night in a hospital room, except when my son came into the picture. And even THEN, I was an adoptive mom, (<— story there!) so I stayed for him, […]

PJ 260 – reclaimed wood projects

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  Welcome to Party Junk 260 – reclaimed wood projects Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello and a happy reclaimed wood kinda weekend to you! It’s absolutely no secret that I’m a reclaimed woodaholic. I get it from anywhere I can, but most commonly, the good ‘ol lowly pallet. But reclaimed wood can […]

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 […]

9 – Tell your friends and you’ll land more than shutters

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Today was one of those days where I involved myself online and forgot about the time. So when a knock on the door transpired, I took my pj’d self downstairs to see who’d catch me (this time).  It happened to be my neighbour across the road… “We have all these shutters that we took down. […]

8 – Celebrating the new workshop curbside storage rack

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Remember the rack I found on the curb that I put new casters on? Here it is in its new home! That is indeed a baseboard heater behind it. With the rack on wheels, it’ll be a snap to move it a safe distance away should the heat be needed. How perfect is that? The freezer was […]

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.     […]

4 – Why struggling with inability IS a blessing

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 As I was writing this new pallet wood projects guide for my ebay assignment last night, it kinda made me chuckle. I started the writeup with,  “Ahhh… the lowly good ‘ol pallet.” Isn’t that the truth though? What’s lower than some pallet you’ve found piled up in some ditch? Well, that ditch divin’ pallet lovin’ junker now […]