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Miniature Mouse in a Tin House

miniature mouse in a tin houseThis Miniature Mouse in a Tin House was not only fun to make, it has my imagination spinning like it did when I was a child.  I have ALWAYS loved mice.  When I was a kid, I used to sit in my Dad’s pick up truck and stare at the vent near the passenger side floorboard, convinced that little mice would use it as a theater stage to sing songs and dance.  That’s probably why, when I became a mom, most of the books I bought and read to my daughter were stories about mice.  My favorites were “Tessa’s Tip-Tapping Toes” and “Mice and Beans.” But I digress. Continue Reading →

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Valentine’s Wreath

Valentine's Wreath

This Valentine’s Wreath is a sweet way to spread a little love to everyone who walks through my front door…and you can make one, too, for just a few dollars. It’s super easy, although, it does require a bit of patience. Just imagine tying hundreds and hundreds of knots. At least, that’s what I’m guessing. I didn’t actually count. Continue Reading →

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Chair Makeover

Chair Makeover

This Chair Makeover is a quick turn-around project you can do in a day… and if you’re like me, at a cost of only $5. Let me start by saying the chair was given to me by a dear friend who was downsizing and getting rid of things, and she thought I might be able to do something with it. The chair had seen many years and was well-worn, and I thought it was darling. Continue Reading →

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Wood Slice Ornaments

Wood Slice OrnamentsThese Wood Slice Ornaments are adding just the right decorative touch to my Woodsy Christmas this year, as I tried to avoid the usual tinsel, in lieu of a more “earthy vibe.”  Hand-painted and perfectly imperfect, they came not from the store, but from a tree that, up until last spring, was in our backyard.  When we were forced to take it down, I saved a piece of the stump and a couple of giant branches.  That gave me more than enough material for this year’s Christmas craft project.

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Rustic Window Cornices

Looking for an inexpensive way to dress up your windows?  Try building your own Rustic Window Cornices using tongue & groove wood and some stain.  It’s a D-I-Y project anyone can build in a day or two.  Just check out my step-by-step video tutorial.

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Wedding Signs

wedding signs

Love is in the air, and these Wedding Signs are proof!  They’re my small contribution to one of my favorite couple’s Big Day.  Their wedding is one I’ll most certainly remember for the rest of my life, and not because of the gorgeous aesthetic, but for the way they put God at the center of it all.  It was overwhelming, and meaningful, and…. I could go on and on about it.  But I know this blog is about the Wedding Signs, so read on, see lots more pictures, and get inspired.  There’s no reason you can’t make some personalized signs for an upcoming event! Continue Reading →

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Paint Concrete to Look Like Slate

Paint Concrete

When you live in Arizona, like I do, the harsh sun can cause extensive damage and fading to anything you leave outdoors.  And, in our case, the backyard concrete that had been stamped to look like slate had become quite an eyesore.  Not only was it discolored, there were permanent rings of water damage caused by the overflow from sprinklers and a drip system to our plants.  It was downright ugly…and it was time for a backyard makeover.  Since my contribution was the painting, I thought I’d share with you How to Paint Concrete to Look Like Slate. Continue Reading →

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