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  • Serving Tray Makeover chalkpaint

      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 is ...

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  • Hairbow Display Tutorial hairbowdisplay1

      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 hair ...

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  • Upcycled Toddler Cowl Infinity Scarf toddler_scarf7

    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 winter stuff. ...

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  • Upcycling My Cedar Tray (tutorial) happy_tray9

    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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  • upcycle: Chalkboard Picture Frame from Old Frame chalkboardframe7

    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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  • It’s a Beautiful Day! U2 Sign beautifulday1

    Days around around here are pretty simple for Zoey and me. It usually goes like this for her:  sleep, eat, change diaper, play, repeat.   We do this every two hours.   While its nice when your day is basically boiled down to this simple routine, its not always described as “easy”.  Imagine lots of ...

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  • Upcycled: Cowl Scarf from Old Sweater cowlscarf3

    {This post is a part of Frugal February, a month-long series where I am challenging myself to not spend any money on projects. I will be using supplies I already have, upcycling old materials and finishing abandoned projects. The hubby is rejoicing. Note: this does not apply to recipes and food posts, since I have ...

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  • Upcycled: Passport Cover from Makeup Bag passport3

    Jeff and I have been really blessed to be able to travel to so many countries this year.  We feel really lucky to have had the freedom, time and resources to be able to go on some awesome trips.  2011 will be remembered as the year of crazy travels!  We rang in the new year ...

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  • How to Make a Cake Pop Stand (tutorial) cakepopstand_title

    I wanted to make a nice sturdy cake pop stand for the mini cupcake pops I made and wrote about yesterday for a bridal shower.  I wanted to  to display the lollipops in a cute way.  Instead of going the typical poke holes in a styrofoam block route, I wanted to make mine a little ...

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  • Upcycled: Framed Mirror! (tutorial) mirror_title

    We have this huge 5’x4′ mirror in our bathroom. It’s so big, I couldn’t take a picture of the whole thing: Over the years, it’s gotten pretty grody.  Some of the edges were starting to rust and it was beginning to look pretty nasty so we replaced it with an identical new one a few weekends ...

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  • Upcycled: Cedar Wood Tray (tutorial) tray_title

    I had a very productive long weekend.  Along with celebrating our 6 month wedding anniversary, Jeff and I cleaned and de-cluttered the house.  And I made this cedar serving tray out of old materials I had lying around.   The best part about this tray is I was able to put it together with NO ...

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