Rustic winter decorating with black, white and wood

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To winter decorate or not to winter decorate… That was a real question for a while. Traditionally, once Christmas is a wrap, I like to take everything down and pull the decorating back to bare bones to enjoy the empty sparce look for a spell. However, once I started undecorating the Christmas tree, I stopped. […]

Christmas Junk Favorite Projects Blog Hop!

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With only one more week to go before Christmas (egads…), I am still busy fluffing the joint up! So when the idea of showcasing our favorite Christmas Junk projects past and present came up, let’s just say I NEEEEEDED this. This little deadline gave me the perfect opportunity to make something new to pretty up yet another corner […]

When less becomes more, with a moody winter mantel

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Watch out world… I’m in a colour-less mood. Even more so than normal. 🙂 This can change at any given moment of course! Once the Sleigh Rides Christmas mantel came down, the mantel actually sat bare for awhile. A reset, if you will. I was just done seeing ‘stuff’. What was so attractive about ‘bare?’ Invisible. Didn’t […]

PJ 226 – new things that look old

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Welcome to Party Junk 226 – New things that look old Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Party Junk! First off, I have a confession. I really miss the link parties starting later on Fridays. The later time offers me more time to blog about […]

How to make a farmhouse window with moulding

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Guys!!!! I cannot believe this pretty window is in my bathroom! It’s the first window moulding I’ve ever played with, so I’m pretty pumped! But there’s a secret to making this one EASY… NO miter cuts! NO fancy boards to buy! Only standard schmandard straight cut wood anyone can get and do with any saw.  […]

Day 10 – illuminated old windows Christmas mantel

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Nothing spells progress quite like when your mantel is decorated for Christmas!  And this year, my illuminated old windows Christmas mantel comes with a little heartwarming memory story attached. Create an old world rock fireplace without destruction – tutorial HERE The fireplace mantel is glowy, snowy, with plenty of greens and a grapevine / pinecone […]

Happy cheater Halloween decorating! No carving required.

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These days with a 14 year old in the house that has no desire to hit the streets for candy (because mom bought a ton and it’s inside a nice cozy warm home)… we’ll be staying home tonight. And since my boy also had no real desire to decorate either, I took it upon myself […]

A little R&R at a bed and breakfast

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In my last post, I talked about taking my son to camp for the weekend, and rather than do all this driving for hours, I decided to look into staying at a bed and breakfast instead. I mean, to enjoy a new town by yourself, eating where you want and shopping wherever you please? What […]