DIY

How to Make a Baby Sleeping Sign

My older brother, the City Mouse, had a baby two months ago and I wanted to give him something that I made (along with some other gifts) because this would not be something in his realm. I decided to make him a “Baby Sleeping” sign for the nursery: (I realized I forgot to paint the comma after I took the pics, so I added that after!) And not wanting to miss a ...

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DIY $1 Nutcracker Ornaments

Ornaments can be crazy expensive, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a skimpy tree or a tree full of balls; it just means you need to have your eyes open. The Dollar Tree has adorable 8″ nutcrackers for $1 that I have made into ornaments that look gorgeous on my nine foot tree. And if the stigma of something from a Dollar Store gives you pause, bear in ...

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Call Off the Search Party – I AM Alive ;-)

Where did the time go and where the heck have I been?!?!? With my little ones on winter vacation I took some time off  – and my blogging, which I normally do during at night, got interrupted by this debacle: Every. Single. Night!!! Now add one more dog at my feet…. and another one on the velvet sofa at the end of the bed, because obviously the floor is beneath him 😉 And…two cats creating havoc in my room. ...

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Faking Large Scale Molding

Molding can really make or break a house, but it can also make or break a budget. Unfortunately, I just can’t get enough of it! You may have noticed in a lot of the pictures of my house that I have ornate molding – but I also have areas where we installed simpler, linear molding. Let’s face it, the fancy-smancy stuff isn’t for everyone and it has to suit the ...

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My DIY Carpet Tiles

If you saw my post Pretty in Pink, you saw the the interior design I did for my daughter’s room, which included architectural details and carpet tiles that I made. Since our second floor is hardwood, when I started planning the design, I searched for rugs, but I couldn’t find whimsical rugs in the sizes that I needed for her bedroom and sitting room. This turned my search to carpet ties, which ...

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