How to Dye Wood

How to Dye Wood

Guys I am so excited to share with you a new staining technique I have taught myself. I am partnering with Wayfair today to show you how to dye wood. Thats right dye! I saw this technique used at a conference I attended several month ago and knew I had to try it. When Wayfair sent me this Maginnis Table, as part of the DIY By My Side project, I knew this was a perfect project for it. 

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Creative Spark Link Party #121

Creative Spark Link Party #121

Welcome to Week 121 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where FOUR (eek!) blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper Craze and Two Purple Couches, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration.

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Creative Spark Link Party #120

Creative Spark Link Party #120

Welcome to Week 120 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where FOUR (eek!) blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper Craze and Two Purple Couches, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration. 

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Future plans for an open concept kitchen and living room

Future plans for an open concept kitchen and living room

Currently I am in the midst of phase one of my kitchen renovation. Where I am installing butcher block counters, painting my cabinets and removing and adding a new backsplash. So why is this only phase one? Because the second phase involves knocking down walls, adding hardwood floors and refinishing the old hardwoods in the house. 

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Creative Spark Link Party #119

Creative Spark Link Party #119

Welcome to Week 119 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where FOUR (eek!) blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper Craze and Two Purple Couches, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration. 

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Creative Spark Link Party #118

Creative Spark Link Party #118

Welcome to Week 118 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where FOUR (eek!) blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper Craze and Two Purple Couches, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration.

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Simple storage shelves for your office or craft room.

Simple storage shelves for your office or craft room.

Over the long weekend I finally got down into my craft room and what's the first thing I did? I made simple storage shelves for my craft room. I was at home depot grabbing stuff for my kitchen renovation and in the back of my head I knew I needed additional storage to organize the space. I wandered into the storage/organization aisle and made a couple of passes wondering what would be best for the space. I have a lot of small containers of paint and a lot of vases and jars. I liked the idea of shelving but the laminate shelving left much to be desired. For the cost of a shelf I knew I could cut and paint my own. So I grabbed brackets and headed over to the lumber department.  

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DIY Candle Light Wedding Centerpieces with Mason Jars

DIY Candle Light Wedding Centerpieces with Mason Jars

One of my good friends recently got married and we all know I love a wedding! So of course I wanted to help her make centerpieces. We made DIY candlelight wedding centerpieces with mason jars and frosted glass spray paint using my silhouette and vinyl 

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Creative Spark Link Party #117

Creative Spark Link Party #117

Welcome to Week 117 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where FOUR (eek!) blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper Craze and Two Purple Couches, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration.

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Creative Spark Link Party #116

Creative Spark Link Party #116

Welcome to Week 116 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where FOUR (eek!) blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper Craze and Two Purple Couches, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration.

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Creative Spark Link Party #115

Creative Spark Link Party #115

Welcome to Week 115 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where FOUR (eek!) blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper Craze and Two Purple Couches, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration. So what is a Link Party? It’s the perfect opportunity to share YOUR projects and gain inspiration from other crafters who are linking up their own

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How to prep for painting

How to prep for painting

I just bought a house about 7 months ago now and the first thing I did was paint every room in this house. Now I am almost done months later. All I have left is the mustard colored finished basement and the multi colored kitchen, I'm not a huge fan of accent walls. After painting just about every room I am almost a pro and I wanted to share some of my tips on how to prep before painting whether it be a room, trim or a door preparation is key.

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Creative Spark Link Party #114

Creative Spark Link Party #114

Welcome to Week 114 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where FOUR (eek!) blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper Craze and Two Purple Couches, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration. So what is a Link Party? It’s the perfect opportunity to share YOUR projects and gain inspiration from other crafters who are linking up their own! PLUS, as a bonus, when you enter your projects into the link up, you could have your project featured by one of our blogs! Each week, we all choose our own features to post up and show the world AND pin your project to our Party Pinterest Board! Be sure to follow along to get the latest and greatest features from the parties!

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How to Make a Starbucks Iced Latte at Home

How to Make a Starbucks Iced Latte at Home

If there is one thing you need to know about me is that I love coffee. Love isn't even a strong enough word I'm obsessed. Today I am going to show you how to make a Starbucks Iced Latte at home with the Ninja Coffee Bar. Now neither Starbucks nor Ninja is paying me for this. This is just how much I like both these brands. Isn't it funny in life when you are young and starting out in your careers or still in college you can spend $5 on a latte and not even think about it. But then when you're actually an adult with a real career and salary you wince at the thought of spending that much money on coffee.... I blame Dave Ramsey or maybe my Dad for making me aware of how much I used to spend on coffee. 

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Creative Spark Link Party #113

Creative Spark Link Party #113

Welcome to Week 113 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where FOUR (eek!) blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper Craze and Two Purple Couches, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration. 

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How to make a shiplap headboard

How to make a shiplap headboard

Today I am sharing how to make a DIY shiplap headboard. Last week I had the pleasure of partnering up with Habitat for Humanity and 13 other bloggers to help style a Habitat House in Portland Connecticut. Each blogger paired up with another blogger and was assigned a room. I was lucky enough to style the teenage boys room with Stephanie from Sandpaper and Glue. So where did we start? Where we all start of course, Pinterest. The teenager created a Pinterest board that reflected his style. He liked a mix of clean lines, wood, industrial and technology. 

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Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca

I am having so much fun trying out new cocktails each week and this might be my best one yet! A Watermelon Agua Fresca. Agua what?! Well I didn't even know what an Agua Fresca was until this week. All I knew was that I wanted to use watermelon and the new bottle of tequila I had just picked up. Honestly I had thought I made this drink up until I did some research

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Creative Spark Link Party #112

Creative Spark Link Party #112

Welcome to Week 112 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where FOUR (eek!) blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper Craze and Two Purple Couches, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration.

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Pomegranate Martini Recipe

Pomegranate Martini Recipe

A few weeks ago I was at my friends house and he made me the most amazing pomegranate martini. Since then I have been itching to make them at home and I actually came up with my own pomegranate martini recipe. There is just something about a martini that makes you feel fancy and sophisticated. It makes me want a night on the town. 

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Creative Spark Link Party #111

Creative Spark Link Party #111

Welcome to Week 111 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where FOUR (eek!) blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper Craze and Two Purple Couches, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration. 

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