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House Warming Gifts & Personalized Packaging

I not only like to sell items on Etsy, I also LOVE to buy amazing things from talented people.  It's a great place to find unique gifts and sooo many unexpected gems.  I've been racking up the purchases lately.  Here are a few from this week. How cool are these tea towels from French Silver!?… Continue reading House Warming Gifts & Personalized Packaging

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Your Birthday, My Birthday

June always starts out rough for me.  My son's birthday is June 2nd but for us, it isn't as joyous occasion as it should be.  He would have turned 6 this year, and this month we celebrated it for the 4th time without him.  Every year, I dread the plans and try to avoid the… Continue reading Your Birthday, My Birthday

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Day of the Dead – Dia de Los Muertos

Dia de Los Muertos is a Latin-American holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember those who have passed away.  The celebration starts November 1 as All Saints' Day and continues November 2nd as All Souls' Day.  Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods… Continue reading Day of the Dead – Dia de Los Muertos

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Bedroom Make Over – Orange and Gray Color Inspiration

After neglecting house projects for most of the summer,  I found myself scrambling to put together our guest bedroom for visiting in-laws.  By scrambling, I mean less than 1 week to put together an entire bedroom.  It almost felt like a HGTV show with someone saying, "here is your budget, an empty room, and 4 days.....GO!".  Boy did… Continue reading Bedroom Make Over – Orange and Gray Color Inspiration

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Functional Work Room – Always a Work in Progress

I am fortunate enough to have space in our new home to create a very spacious work room for all my sewing and crafting needs. Technically the room I'm using is designed as the "formal living room" but really, nowadays who needs a room with fancy furniture no one can touch? Yea, not me. Call… Continue reading Functional Work Room – Always a Work in Progress

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Imagining the 1st Day of School

The summer has come and gone.  Back to school sales are everywhere and Labor day is now behind us.  At 5 years old my son would have started kindergarten this school year.  It is difficult to watch friends with children the same age celebrate their child's big day.  I think to myself, "that should be me too". … Continue reading Imagining the 1st Day of School

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Outdoor Benches and Custom Cushions

As spring/summer was approaching, I was in search of stylish and inexpensive outdoor touches to our backyard.  I consider myself to be somewhat of an Ikea die-hard fan as well as Ikea hacker.  I love to repurpose some of their ideas into something even better.  This outdoor bench is definitely an Ikea hack.  The Molger bench can be found in… Continue reading Outdoor Benches and Custom Cushions