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Friday, January 30, 2015

Chalk Painted Child Dresser & Painted Furniture Care

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Today I'm sharing this darling blue and white, nautical-inspired dresser makeover using Annie Sloan chalk paint and Valspar textured lime wash as well as giving you alternate paints to use for this look. As I was writing this post I also realized that I have never discussed how to care for painted furniture so I'm also sharing a few tips about how I care for and maintain my painted pieces which have been finished with wax.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Chalk Paint, Dark Wax and Hemp Oil Table Makeover

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Today, I'm making over a coffee table/storage bench using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Miss Mustard Seed hemp oil.  I often mix brands and finishes on the same piece of furniture since there really is no single brand that is the "best" in every situation. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Homemade Vanilla Almond Granola with Dried Fruit {Recipe}

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Since I'm not inclined to bake protein bars for my health-conscious sons (at least not yet), this year's Valentine's Day gift to to them includes homemade vanilla almond granola with dried fruit.. It's the kind that can be eaten with milk...or yogurt...

                                                                    or by the handful right out of the jar (just keeping it real).

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

DIY Valentine's Day Decor: Cupid Arrows and Quiver

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As a mom of two sons, it kind of surprises me that I didn't think of this Valentine's day decoration while my boys were still young. This year, my Valentine's day decor involves weapons. Yep, you read that right. Weapons.  Specifically, DIY Cupid's Arrows complete with their very own quiver!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Easy Non-Candy Valentine {kids craft}

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Today, I'm showing you how to make easy, non-candy Valentines. As simple as a single heart with a pencil "arrow" or a "pocket" for filling with gift cards, small toys, small gifts, flowers, note pads, tickets to the movies, and yes, even candy.