DIY vintage wood travel games

DIY Wooden Vintage Travel Games SetI had a very entertaining childhood. You see, we NEVER did anything normally. I don’t know if it was because my mom was a teacher, or because my parents used to be hippies, or because they just liked to be different. For instance, we never had those crazy-flashing-beeping electronic toys. We had wood blocks and we played outside. We gardened and dehydrated…. 

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Make a mirror using clothespins

How to make a clothespin mirror

I needed a few clothespins for a project once. The thing about clothespins is that you pull two out of the bag, and then you have an entire bag of clothespins. Since I don’t scrub my laundry in a washing tub outside (though that might be kind of cool), I have no use for them… 

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Confessions of a reality TV addict

Confessions of a reality TV addict

My boyfriend and I work hard and we play hard. So when it’s time to crash, we crash – and that includes watching some good reality TV. I’ll watch anything, but I have my favorites, and I love talking about them. And there’s nowhere better to yack about your favorite TV shows than on Beamly…. 

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How to decoupage a poster to a canvas

How to decoupage a poster to a canvas

I get asked all the time if a poster can be Mod Podged to a canvas. First of all, there are a few reasons why you might want to do it (in case you are wondering). It can be cheaper than buying a frame, it’s definitely cheaper than having it framed professionally, and sometimes people… 

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Rooms Repurposed

Rooms Repurposed book review and giveaway

This book could not have come at a better time. And by “this book” I mean “Rooms Repurposed: A Purposeful Home, A Purposeful Life,” written by my friend Cristin Frank of Eve of Reduction. She is my hero when it comes to simplifying your life by reducing debt, waste, and clutter – something I constantly… 

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how to make a glow in the dark flask

How to make a glow-in-the-dark flask

Are you the kind of gal that always has a hip pocket full of whiskey? Maybe not . . . but you can adapt this idea to a variety of surfaces, not just flasks. Though this idea from Heidi would make a perfect gift for a groomsman, don’t you think? Perhaps with comic book fabric… 

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How to make garden markers from thrift store spoons

Make garden markers from thrift store spoons

I’m so jealous of those of you that have fabulous outdoor gardens. Sure, I love the place I live and my patio, but I wish I had a better garden for sure. Gardening, especially weeding, relaxes me – I feel accomplished. I believe outdoor spaces are just an extension of your indoor spaces, so naturally… 

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