2016 Holiday Card Trends

2016 Holiday Card Trends

It's that time of year again. It's time to order and send out your holiday cards. Now being the crafty person that I am for years I made my holiday cards by hand. You know what I have realized as I get older? The older you get the more holiday cards you have to send out. So for the second year in a row I am partnering up with Minted to show how easy and effortless they make the holidays. 

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A Rustic Christmas Tree

A Rustic Christmas Tree

Christmas is in full swing here and I am excited to share with you my rustic Christmas tree. Now I have been collecting for this tree for almost three years and every year it gets more complete. For once I have chose a theme and stuck to it. So how did I stay on track and not veer off? I established a color story. If the ornament or decoration does not fall within that story it doesn't make this tree (yes I have another tree). 

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DIY Rustic Stick Christmas Tree

DIY Rustic Stick Christmas Tree

While my style is typically eclectic leaning towards shabby chic my Christmas decor is usually rustic. There is just something about plaids, reds, golds and burlap. Did I mention wood? Today I am sharing how to make a DIY rustic Christmas trees made from sticks. Now make sure you stick around to the end of this post I have a treat for you 30+ bloggers have joined together to share how we are getting our home ready for the holidays this week. 

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Creative Spark Link Party #129

Creative Spark Link Party #129

Welcome to Week 129 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 #128

Creative Spark Link Party #128

Welcome to Week 128 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 #127

Creative Spark Link Party #127

Welcome to Week 125 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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Fall Home Decor

Fall Home Decor

For me decorating your home is about the hunt. About collecting items over the years and layering your finds whether it be from Pottery Barn or a thrift shop. While one stop shopping is convenient it has the tendency to fall flat. That is why I am not the blogger to rush to put up my decor in the summer. I need to be inspired and that usually comes with either being in the season or find something I have been looking for that just propels me to decorate.

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Fall Yard Clean Up

Fall Yard Clean Up

I cannot believe fall is in full swing and before we know it we will be buried in snow! Yes I said it the “S” word. Being from Massachusetts I know how bad the winters can get so I want to give my yard, that I’ve spent so much time on, a fighting chance this winter.  Fall prep is important maybe even more important than how you maintain your lawn in the spring and summer months.  Start the work now for a beautiful yard in the spring.

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Creative Spark Link Party #125

Creative Spark Link Party #125

Welcome to Week 125 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 remove tile backsplash

How to remove tile backsplash

We are in week 3 of the One Room Challenge and of my kitchen renovation! This week I am showing you guys how to remove tile backsplash. Now I knew originally when I did the kitchen I was going to paint the cabinets, install a farmhouse sink and new counters. I was scared to touch the backsplash even though I could not stand the color and design of it.

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Creative Spark Link Party #124

Creative Spark Link Party #124

Welcome to Week 124 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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10 Things I learned about my yard this year

10 Things I learned about my yard this year

I am coming up on my first year living in my house. I am taking this time to reflect on how much I have learned and how many projects I have accomplished. With this reflection I realized that a large amount of what I have learned has been outside my house in the yard. Whether it was in the Winter with the snow, in the Spring where everything started to bloom, the Summer when my outdoor projects were in full swing or this Fall learning how to prep for Winter.

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How to clean your kitchen cabinets with TSP

How to clean your kitchen cabinets with TSP

I am over here in full on kitchen renovation mode. I am starting to prep my kitchen cabinets to paint them.  Funny thing with cabinets if you want the paint to last you need to prep them. Prep work is very important I cannot stress this enough. We are in week two of the One Room Challenge. Last week I shared my plans for the kitchen renovation and this week it is underway! Let me tell you guys I am really feeling the pressure to get this kitchen done in the next 5 weeks. The pressure is on! So let's get started. 

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Creative Spark Link Party #123

Creative Spark Link Party #123

Welcome to Week 123 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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Kitchen Renovation Plans

Kitchen Renovation Plans

I am excited to finally be sharing with you my plans for the kitchen renovation I am about to take on at the house. If you follow along on social you will have seen that I have already started to renovate my kitchen. I recently bought a house in the past 10 months and have slowly been working room by room to put my stamp on it. I am just about finished with the bathroom renovations which I hope to share soon. I just hate painting moulding but who doesn't?

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Creative Spark Link Party#122

Creative Spark Link Party#122

Welcome to Week 122 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 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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