Book Folding 101 or Wait Until You See What This Book Looks Like Now

Book Folding 101 or Wait Until You See What This Book Looks Like Now

 

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There are moments in life when you realize that even the ordinary….

….can become extraordinary.

(total aside:  I know you might not have had a cup of coffee yet….but I wanted you to know we are going all profound this morning)

Truly.

Like this simple Kentucky law book.

Out-of-date.  Destined for the trash.  Overlooked.  Under appreciated.  Forlorn.

Okay….you get the picture.

But with a little paper folding, this book becomes something that looks more like this.Continue reading



Best Trash to Treasure Project Ever

Best Trash to Treasure Project Ever

 

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This is the story of the best trash to treasure project ever.

In the history of ever.

My brother came to visit and loved his chalkboard and made me laugh and roll my eyes and drank all my diet coke….

….and brought me a table.

If this is your first time visiting that might seem unusual.  If you have read this blog for more than five minutes you’re not in the least surprised.  That’s how my brother rolls.

This is the brother of the pallet wood letter and the pallet wood letter the second verse and the pallet wood clock and the pallet wood boxes that look like people.

He never met a piece of pallet wood he didn’t like.Continue reading



How to Fill A Giant Blank Wall After a Basketball Game

How to Fill A Giant Blank Wall After a Basketball Game

 

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I’m not sure how or why or when March showed up.

But it did.  

And it brought with it daylight savings time and the promise of sunshine and the hope that the grass might one day actually be green and much-anticipated company to the gatehouse.  My brother formerly of the boxes that look like people and currently of the pallet letters is about to be in the house.

And so I did what any about-to-be-visited sister would do…..

…..and made a giant chalkboard.Continue reading



Remember a Little Industrial Farmhouse?

Remember a Little Industrial Farmhouse?

 

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Remember this room?

Remember all that industrial farmhouse glory?

I designed it over a year ago and it’s still one of my favorites.

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Remember where it began?Continue reading



How to Transform a Builder’s Door

How to Transform a Builder’s Door

 

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Sometimes I send my husband sweet e-mails at work.

Full of encouragement and hearts and hands clapping a smiley faces.

And sometimes I get a conversation that starts like this:

Him:  “Why did you send me an e-mail that ended with a chin?”

Me:  (dumbfounded) “What?  A chin? I sent you a smiley face.”

Him:  “I know.  I saw that.  But the smiley face had a chin.”

Me:  (starting blankly)

Him:  (helpfully drawing it out on a piece of paper) “It looked like this.”

I laughed out loud.

I couldn’t help it.

Me:  (after I finally stopped laughing) “That’s a heart.”

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

And now….here’s how my heart and I transformed a builder’s door from ordinary to extraordinary.Continue reading



Four Simple Handmade Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Four Simple Handmade Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

 

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I know what you’re thinking.

If we were having coffee right now you would be rolling your eyes at me and saying…

Seriously.

Valentine’s Day is two days away.

Ain’t nobody got time to make a Valentine’s Day present.

I know….right?

That’s why these ideas are for next year’s Valentine’s Day.

Or Saint Patrick’s Day.

Or Ground Hog Day.

Or Go Fly a Kite Day.

Whichever you get around to first. :)Continue reading



Creative Ideas for Storage Containers

Creative Ideas for Storage Containers

Creative Ideas for Storage Containers Yesterday I ate my cereal with a fork.

And it wasn’t because I thought it might taste better that way.  I ate my cereal with a fork and oddly tried to scrape up the milk at the end with the prongs because the sink was full of unwashed dishes.  Bowls and plates and cups and mugs….

…..and spoons.

Stacked to the ceiling.

I almost took a picture of my dirty dish leaning tower of pisa.

But that might be grounds for un-friendom.

And then you would miss this.Continue reading



You Won’t Believe What Showed Up On the Doorstep

You Won’t Believe What Showed Up On the Doorstep

 
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Remember this incredible, wonderful, amazing ceiling?

I know….right?

It’s made completely out of reclaimed tobacco wood sticks from an old Tennessee barn.

Are you sighing and gazing up at your ceiling and wishing that you could blink twice and tobacco wood would simply appear up there?

Me, too.Continue reading