An epic Christmas bike ride thanks to changing traditions

2018 Christmas winter bike ride-4982

I think for the most part, most of us make Christmas plans, then we simply follow through. Then there are those that may tweak ‘the rules’ a little here or there…  maybe either to change things up to introduce some new traditions or because changing circumstances require it. Changing up Christmas traditions can be a […]

DIY Salvaged junk Projects 458


Welcome to DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 458 Every Friday, 7 PM through Wednesday 11 PM Pacific Helloooooo everyone! I am hopeful you had a wonderful Christmas and are still enjoying the downtime of the holidays! I certainly am! I JUST posted my home tour on Christmas Eve (thank goodness for a deadline, huh?) so I am […]

Christmas junk home tour


Here we are, at the end of 2018. Another year come and gone. Isn’t it neat that Christmas ends up right at the end of it all? Kinda like a big, beautiful celebration to just end the year right! And with Christmas eve in full swing today, this will of course be my last post […]

Christmas tree forest with DIY reclaimed wood crate skirt

Rustic Christmas tree forest in a livingroom with DIY crate skirt-001

I gave myself a deadline on Saturday. Self, the livingroom MUST be complete, and clean for a photo shoot on Sunday! Boy, did I have my work cut out for me. I was stalling because while I had this vision of a Christmas tree forest in the livingroom, I wasn’t sure what to use for […]

DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 457


Welcome to DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 457 Every Friday, 7 PM through Wednesday 11 PM Pacific Merry (last weekend before) Christmas! And noooo, I am not ready. I’m also ok with attending to life and just working with what-is. I mean… what’s the run away to Maui alternative? 🙂 However I have made some headway with […]

Snowshoes in a Christmas kitchen forest with sign


I’ve always wanted snowshoes to decorate with. As in, EVERY. SINGLE. WINTER. I just haven’t landed any in my area. I’m not near any antique stores so this dream just never came to pass.  Until this year. I knew I wanted this year’s Christmas theme to be forest-like… and boy would snowshoes be perfect. My […]

A red General Store sign aged with wax


Today’s post is actually two! And they both contain a Christmas miracle… Welcome to #1. A link to #2 is below. Nothing like ending a year with a bang, huh? Christmas Miracle #1 Two years ago, I dreamed what I’d like above my kitchen windows during Christmas. The vision that held strong was a red […]

Buffalo Checked sleigh and star with Christmas tree sign


Buffalo Checked sleigh and star with Christmas tree sign A messy story . A few years back, I worked for a themed environment artist. In the job description that day, we were to paint various boxes that were set on a parade float platform, to resemble a lit up village. The technique we were to […]

DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 456


Welcome to DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 456 Every Friday, 7 PM through Wednesday 11 PM Pacific Hello, Merry & Bright friends! Or you will be after this post! First off… I apologize. I had double the selections chosen for today’s party features, however the post got too long. It’s just getting so hard to know where […]

Finding ‘the one’ at the Christmas tree farm

Bringing the Christmas tree home in the Dodge truck

For the longest while, I wasn’t sure what direction I was going with the family Christmas tree this year. I do have this vision of a ‘tree forest in the snow’… however my mind’s eye could see was anything but a faux tree. Quite the opposite! I love my faux Christmas Ikea tree but I […]