Summer Bucket List – 2017

Like most of you, we have a busy summer ahead.  There are plenty of things on my must-do list (including a house to sell) and too many reasons excuses to push some things aside to just enjoy summer. So when Leslie Roberts Clingan invited her blogging friends to make a Summer Bucket List, I thought it would be a great opportunity […]

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DIY Uplighting — Adding Year-round, Low-cost Magic to your Yard and Garden

I’m still outside playing with lights…and I have a $10 tip to share that can make magic in your yard. A few years ago, we received a holiday card from friends.  It included a picture of their kids in front of a tree in their yard.  The photo was taken in the evening during late autumn and although I did look […]

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Easy DIY Winter Swags from Tree Leftovers (and Mr. D&D’s Creche)

I don’t know if we’re ever actually “done” decorating for the holidays…we love playing with lights, I guess. This Sunday, Mr. and I had some fun “finishing up” the outdoor decorations. I get the lights up early…but I don’t finish until the first week in December. Why?  I’m waiting for the (nearly) free Christmas decorations. You know those lovely fresh pine […]

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Front Door Decor with a DIY Mackenzie-Childs Frame

My mailbox adventure inspired me to finish a couple of other projects, one of which I started about two years ago that was hidden stored in my craft graveyard in the basement. When making these curb-appeal crafts, I have to remind myself of the Mary Poppins mantra, “enough is as good as a feast.” I want things tied together…but not […]

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Curb-appeal Craft: House Number Plaque

I had a blast playing with ModPodge last week. It’s so simple to use and, though I like to paint things, using MP saves loads of time.   With the new decorative mailbox finished, I wanted to complete a couple of other pieces for a unified look outside. Admittedly, I was having a lot of “Oh… I could also use […]

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A New Decorative Mailbox

I’ve always enjoyed special decorative mailboxes. There’s are a wide variety of curbside interpretations as to what constitutes “special,” including wood add-ons that turn them into animal shapes, but mine tend to feature some type of hand-painted element—usually flowers. Most of the mailboxes in our neighborhood are the larger, rural sized versions, and my last one featured Mackenzie-Childs-inspired checks. Although […]

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