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 […]

Make a checkerboard yardstick toilet paper holder

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When I was busy making over my salvaged farmhouse bathroom makeover, I desired a creative way to store toilet paper. And that’s when a checkerboard yardstick toilet paper holder entered the picture. I mean, I just couldn’t see myself putting in a standard one… could you?! 🙂 I have never shown how it was built, and […]

When cats photobomb

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Just a few short months ago, I opened up my heart to two sweet little tuxedo kittens. Oh how they charmed me! Some tears were still shed with the loss of my beloved Teddy, but gradually, missing turned to fond remembrance. Each day got a little better. These two purred. They played. And they loved […]

PJ 229 – branches and twigs

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   Welcome to Party Junk 228 – Branches and twigs Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific If you are a lover of decorating with nature, these creations made from branches and twigs will have you running for the back yard this weekend! I personally adore branches for their woodsy appeal. They are reclaimed […]

The beginning of a quirky DIY toolbox revolution

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Today I woke up in a rather sleepy mode. Shaking my head free of the cobwebs, I flat out realized I wasn’t ready to start my day quite yet. I had worked the dayjob the day before, then blogged at night, so I was lacking some sleep for sure. Isn’t that the beauty of self […]

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 […]

Toolboxes and talent at the Fraser Valley Women’s Expo

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 When I received the request to speak at The Fraser Valley Women’s Expo event, I wasn’t exactly sure what it all involved. That goes for anything new, you just don’t really know. But that’s not to say you should say no. Not at all. In fact, it can be quite the opposite.  Shannon asked me […]