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Library Ladder Install

After two years of progress in our home library we installed our custom rolling ladder this weekend. And I am in Love. It is just what we needed in the room to finish it off. I went with an aluminum style from Alacco Ladders in Southern California due to the custom extended length required. A… Continue reading Library Ladder Install

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In Progress – Landing Zone

Slowly getting the house furnished and decorated.  I don't want to 'settle' for the things that are going in this place, so we are taking our time.  We would like for everything to be meaningful and/or purposeful. At the base of our staircase there is this little nook, perfect as a landing zone for coats… Continue reading In Progress – Landing Zone

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In Progress- Tiny Hallway Makeover

Currently tackling the décor of our new home room by room.  We made it a point to start in the spaces we spend the most time in or have our eyes on the most. There is a tiny hallway just off the garage entry into the house that desperately needed a face lift.  The off white… Continue reading In Progress- Tiny Hallway Makeover

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Operation ‘Organize All The Things’

I LOVE an organized life.  I feel like our home runs smoothly when things are organized and in their place.  We have had our home for 3 years now and have been putting our stamp on the place little by little. I got some really cool power tools for Christmas and couldn't wait to put 'em… Continue reading Operation ‘Organize All The Things’

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Air Plants and Vintage Drawer Pulls

Been loving the new chalk board wall in the family area of our home.  On Mother's day I came down and was surprised to see my husband has also found his inner artist. Notice the newest residents of the chalk board in the upper right corner.... AIR PLANTS! I have been scouring the house looking… Continue reading Air Plants and Vintage Drawer Pulls

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Chalk Board Wall

One of this week's house projects was monumental.  When we first moved into our home I created a memo board section on a wall near the garage entry.  This awkward section of our family room was great for keys, bags, and mail. Notice the boring beige paint (which I have sworn to vanquish from the house,… Continue reading Chalk Board Wall

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UPcycled – Salvaged Yard Stick Bobbin Holder

You might have noticed the recent wave of DIY-ness that we've completely immersed ourselves in.  Partly because we started the year vowing to complete house projects that have been waiting almost 2 years for us to get to.... but there is more behind it for me.  When my son passed in 2010, there were so many… Continue reading UPcycled – Salvaged Yard Stick Bobbin Holder

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UPcycled – Metal Grates into Pin Board

 Playing catch up on the blog to show everyone all the awesome projects we've been tackling at home.  While working on the custom thread holder a couple of weeks ago, we simultaneously took on a memo board of sorts. Awesome transformation right?? A little background first, my crafty friend Heather and I have a favorite salvage… Continue reading UPcycled – Metal Grates into Pin Board

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UPcycled – Vintage Frame Thread Holder

When I first set up my craft/sewing room I set out on the hunt for the run of the mill mini rack spool holder for my small collection of thread.  Unfortunately there is not a variety of thread storage available at the big name stores.  Not to mention they are not cheap!  I caved and bought… Continue reading UPcycled – Vintage Frame Thread Holder

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PINspiration – Be The Good Sign

This phrase has been on my mind for a long time now.  Saw it first floating around on Pinterest, of course.  I have plenty of empty wall space screaming at me for good ideas.  I love how the "Be The Good" stands out from the whole thing!  This is going to make a great daily… Continue reading PINspiration – Be The Good Sign

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PINspiration String Art

The latest Pinterest search for good DIY decorating projects resulted in one of the coolest DIY blogs I have ever laid my eyes on.  Her name is Mandi and she is Vintage Revivals.  Her ideas are HUGE and I love alllll of them.  I am obsessed with her blog, and might or might not stalk… Continue reading PINspiration String Art