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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

My Home Office {Room Reveal}

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I'm finally sharing the room in which I spend most of my time....well, the time when my eyes are open anyway.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Mod Podge Photo Transfer: Reusable Market Bags

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I've been a fan of Mod Podge for a very long time.  I'm not kidding, I think that I bought my first jar back in the early 1990's. Yes, you read that correctly, that long ago!  I recently had the chance to try their new Photo Transfer Medium and today, I'm going to share what I learned.  There is a little bit of a learning curve but it's really easy to use and the results are beautiful. What's even better is that you can use it on everything from wood to fabric to canvas...even glass!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Shamrock Wreath

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Poor St. Patrick's Day. As holidays go, you're pretty unlucky.  In fact, no matter what they say about the "luck of the Irish", you really didn't choose a very good time of year to celebrate.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

DIY Chalkboard Wall Calender

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Dear Thistlewood Chalkboard Wall Calender,

You big hunk (of amazing roadside rescue "junk"), I adore you.  I want you. No, wait,  I need you in my life.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

French Style Side Chair Makeover {Chalk Paint and Vintage Linen}

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Can I just tell you that there's nothing like fracturing my wrist to make me want to reupholster furniture...

                                                                                                                                  ...no, really, I mean it.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Chocolate French Silk Pie {Recipe}

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This year, I'm sending Valentine's Day dinner to my oldest and a few of his friends at college. I needed a dessert recipe that could be transported  for 3 hours in a cooler without a lot of trouble. That meant that  my usual "go to" recipe for Crème Brûlée  was out of the question.


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Side Table Makeover {Painted Furniture}

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Have you been watching the PBS series, "Downton Abbey"?  I haven't...that is....until last weekend, when I purchased Seasons one and two on DVD and finally sat down to see what it was that everyone was talking about.  I have to admit, I was hooked after the first episode.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Valentine's Day Fresh Strawberry Cream Bread {Recipe}

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When I woke up this morning, it was  four degrees Fahrenheit...before the wind.... and I live the suburbs of the "windy city" so you can imagine how cold it was.  Our furnace ran continuously through the night and it was still chilly in the kitchen this morning.  Baking anything seemed like a good idea. Baking bread that didn't require leaving home for ingredients seemed like a great  one.