Mini Snow Globe – DIY

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Mini snow globe DIY, quick and easy!In my formal dining room I wanted to create a pretty arrangement for my round table.  An arrangement that would not take up the whole table.  High impact for a small area, so we'd have room for the dinnerware and be able to see each other.I bought these simple ingredients at Dollar Tree, I already … [Read more...]

Kitchen Table

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Back in Oct/Nov '11, I began to dream about a round table. Really.   I got a price on having one built, I thought that I could save money.  That didn't work out. If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I bought one in Tennessee while I was visiting for my 5 year old grandson's birthday.  My daughter and I went shopping and she spotted this … [Read more...]

Chalkboard

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I recently shared my chalkboard over at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia (Thank you Kristin for having me!).  Here we go, just in case you missed it!I had been looking for the perfect frame/picture to create a large chalkboard.I found one recently while visiting my daughter and family,  I love thrifting with her. The frame was a cool color, … [Read more...]

Christmas at a Discount – Kitchen Dine-In

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This is the Eat-In kitchen dining area.  Spruced up with more poinsettias. (What can I say, I love their velvety beauty.)Here's a closer look,Three poinsettias $4.50 (they were half-off at Walmart)Small wreaths tied with raffia on the back of my white chairs $4.00 total. (Dollar Tree)Branch over the window $5.00 (bought at the … [Read more...]

I got mail today,

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email that is from Knock Off Decor.  My Pottery Barn Copy Cat Christmas Tablescape is going to be featured tonight(12/15) at 8 pm.  I love it over there, you can find perfect knock offs from PB, Ballard Designs, C & B, Pier 1,  the list goes on.  You name it, they've probably got a knock off for it.  Spread the word, great place for … [Read more...]

Around The House – Christmas 2011

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Come on in, and welcome to the wordless home tour from pictures that I haven't posted.Thanks for visiting! Sharing at: The Inspired Room DIY by Design Dittle Dattle … [Read more...]

Christmas Tablescape

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I've been working on my Christmas tablescape.  You've probable seen several of my post about a couple of the items that I've used on the table.  Like the Christmas Floral Craft or the Gift Tag, well here's the completed table.Are you like me?  Everytime I get a new Pottery Barn catalog, I just drool all over every page!(Via Pottery Barn) … [Read more...]

O’ Christmas Tree

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Lights shining so bright.Twinkling just right,Makes me feel like a kid again.Red and Green are mostly my theme,but that's not all.There's also little photo frames and other Christmas goodies.For the last few years, when our family gets together for Thanksgiving,we have a gift exchange.We all bring ornaments, draw … [Read more...]

Goody Goody Gumdrops

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I've just been playing around.  With gumdrops, candles and jars.  Christmas music playing, fire in the fireplace, dirty clothes begging to be washed.  You get the picture.I bought 2 bags of gumdrops, 97¢ each from Walmart.Used some of my thrifty glass containers.Three small candles from Dollar Tree ($3).Things that I already … [Read more...]

So easy even this cave woman

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can do it!  I thought about not even mentioning this, but here goes.I was looking for some red paper to make name tags with.  I have every color, but could not find the right shade of red.  Then I looked down and saw this!Yes, I do like to recycle.  So I used my punch---speaking of punches---they have some really large ones at … [Read more...]

Floral Craft

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It doesn't take much to make a pretty arrangement.Are you getting ready for Christmas? It seems like time really flies this time of the year!I had all the ingredients, except the candles.  I have found that growing asparagus ferns and ivy comes in really handy.  I love that my knock out roses are still blooming too!Goodwill Dessert … [Read more...]

Pinning Love

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I bet you thought that I was talking about Pinterest. Yes, I do love that kind of pinning too!I have a confession to make.  I use a technique that I learned about 15 years ago.  Pinning, in a different way.  I was helping my next door neighbor Ashley paint her daughters bedroom.  And I was amazed at the lack of nail holes.  She shared her … [Read more...]