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Nursery Closet Organizers

In case you haven’t heard the news, I’m pregnant with a baby boy who is due this September. I’m not gonna lie, shopping and decorating a nursery for a boy isn’t nearly as exciting as I imagine it would be for a girl. … Continue reading

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DIY Animal Place Card Holders

I somehow ended up with a subscription to some magazine called Do It Yourself, which I’m pretty sure I never actually signed up for. At any rate, if they want to send me a free magazine, I’ll gladly take it…especially … Continue reading

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DIY Leaf Napkin Rings

Every Thanksgiving table is deserving of proper decorations and place settings. After all, for most of us, the holiday centers on a delicious meal shared by family and good friends. These leaf napkin rings are easy to make and add … Continue reading

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DIY :: Happy Holidays Banner

I seriously love Christmas, every aspect of it—the decorations, music, food, lights and gifts (both giving and receiving). As soon as Thanksgiving comes and goes, I bust out my boxes and boxes of decorations, turn on some holiday tunes and … Continue reading

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DIY :: Sweetgum Pod Ornaments

A couple days ago, I was walking through my neighborhood and stumbled upon a bunch of sweetgum pods on the ground. Spotting the spiky balls instantly transported me back to my childhood, when my mom taught us how to use … Continue reading

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DIY :: Salvaged Wood Headboard

A couple of months ago I spotted a DIY project for a salvaged barnwood headboard over on Design Sponge—immediately forwarding the link to my boyfriend. At the time, we were living in different cities (him in Chico, me in Sac), and … Continue reading

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Rug + Paint + ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape = Awesome DIY Project!

Confession: When the folks over at 3M and ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape first contacted me regarding a partnership post I was a little skeptical. I mean, I’m pretty much skeptical of everyone and everything…especially large companies. Then, they explained that they … Continue reading

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Antler Antics

I recently stumbled upon these really awesome painted antlers that I absolutely love and, while I wish I could buy an original from Milwaukee-based artist Cassandra Smith, my budget simply won’t allow for it. Sigh. Alas, I did what any inspired DIY-er would do, … Continue reading

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Terrarium Workshop at Bows Collective

Over the weekend I attended a terrarium workshop at Bows Collective led by the lovely and talented Kandis Demeo, events coordinator at Bows. The workshop set me back $40, but in addition to including all of the supplies, it also … Continue reading

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Craft Collective :: Totes

Last night, a group of my friends got together for a ladies’ craft night. A few months ago we met at my house to attempt cross stitching (see our attempts here) and have been trying to get together again ever since. … Continue reading

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Craft Collective :: Cross Stitch

Several years ago, some of my friends and I started a craft collective called the Ironing Maidens (I know, awesome, right?). We would get together periodically to craft and bat around project ideas, and even held bazaars in the parking … Continue reading