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Serving Tray Makeover

by ilene on August 11, 2015 · 1 comment

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  Hi! I just got back from a two week trip with my kids.  Notice I said “trip” and not “vacation”.  A vacation would mean that it was relaxing and fun.  A trip means that I was lugging two weeks worth of luggage and baby gear in 105 degree heat with kids in tow, which […]

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  If you have little girls in your family, you probably lose hairbows, or “hair clippies” like we call them, on a daily basis like we do.  Zoey tears them out of her hair as fast as I can put them in.  Whenever she leaves the house with her daddy, she inevitably returns home hairbow-less and […]

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My girl Zoey modeling my newest creation:   I got this beautiful cream cashmere scarf 5 years ago as a gift from a good friend: When we moved to SF, I totally forgot about the scarf and all my other heavy winter gear because it was packed away in the dungeons with all my Boston […]

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Upcycling My Cedar Tray (tutorial)

by ilene on January 21, 2015 · 1 comment

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A few years ago, I built a serving tray out of old cedar wood planks and blogged about it here.  I put it together without nails, just wood glued the pieces together, and its held together really well since then.   Fast forward 3 years, we have moved 2 times, my decor has evolved a […]

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This is an easy, fast makeover of a picture frame that was gifted to us when Zoey was born.  There was nothing wrong with the original frame, in fact it was displayed in our living room for quite some time, but I thought it was time for an update.  I wanted to make it more […]

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