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5.10.2014

old book score

Hello there!
 
Last summer on a shopping trip with my Mom I found the greatest thrifty buy ever. We went to a small town about an hour north of where we live that has an amazing lavender farm and a ton of artsy shops and antique shops.
 
While browsing through one of the shops, the store owner told us that there was a shelf at the back where everything was a dollar. That peeked my interest so I went and took a look.
 
I found about a hundred old books. For a dollar each!
 

5.03.2014

velvet pumpkins

Hi there!
 
Today I want to share another craft that I did a bit ago that I first saw on Pinterest - velvet pumpkins. I loved the idea of having a d├ęcor item for fall that wouldn't rot on me and would be pet/kid friendly.
 
I didn't take pictured during or write a tutorial because there are so many out there. I followed this tutorial from Celebrate Creativity in All it's Forms.
 
It is explained very well and has great step by step pictures. After the first one, they will be a breeze! The hardest step will be finding pumpkin stems and drying them out! (To note, I collected them the year before and let them dry out for months)
 

4.30.2014

giving an old hutch some love

Hi again.
 
Today I want to show you guys a before and after of a kijiji (it's like the Canadian Craig's List) find that I stumbled upon for $50.     
I know that seems like a lot, and it is, but for around my area that was a great price. A steal even because similar items were listed for $200 plus!
 
 I did this awhile ago, but I still want to share this with you because I am still in love with it. It's one of the best makeover items that I did in this house.
 
Let me first show you the before.
 

4.28.2014

it's been a bit...

Wow, it's amazing how fast a year can go by and how much things can change.
 
My last post was just over a year ago, and before that was whenever I had a chance. I have never been a regular blogger, it's always something I have done when I had time.
When work, and life allowed.
 
Well, around this time last year we got the best news I had heard in a long time. We had finally gotten good news and I was pregnant. After that, I just didn't have time and didn't make time for this little blog.
 
But, I kept crafting and updating my house. I took pictures along the way and will try to share everything with you as I can. I have a nursery to share, and a gender reveal party and all sorts of fun little things.
 
Right now I am at home with the greatest gift I have ever gotten. My son. And I will keep blogging as I have always done. Whenever life allows.
 
I just thought I would check in and let you guys know I'm still here.
 
 
K.

4.19.2013

the dresser that found a new home

Hi there....hey.....(awkward silence).....long time no see? I'm not going to apologize for not being on here and posting regularly - life got in the way. This is not my job, its a hobby, something I do for fun. To share with people and have a place of my own.

Even though I have not been here posting things, I have still been doing a whole bunch of crafty stuff. I still want to share these things with you, they just may be a teensy bit late (or early if you really think about it).

The first thing I want to share is a dresser makeover I did quite a few months ago. I really only have a before and after to show you, since I forgot to take pictures along the way (bad blogger!). I'm sure you'll forgive me.

Below is a dresser I found at Goodwill for $24.99 - a little pricey for me, but I loved her (yes her). There was just something about her - I knew I could make her beautiful again.