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HOW TO CREATE INEXPENSIVE DIY WALL ART

When I purchased my latest fixer-upper, The House On Cottage Grove, it was filled with a whole bunch of dated and mostly unattractive art. One of the first things I did after we closed escrow on the property was to remove all of the art from the walls and gather it together in one location […]

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COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS WITH A FUN ADVENT CALENDAR

Season’s greetings! November 27th, the first Sunday of Advent is just a short 4 days away! If you’re like me and have some little ones in your life, why not help them countdown to Christmas with a fun Advent Calendar? Last year I sent my 2 grandbabies a hanging advent calendar. You can read more […]

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HOW TO MAKE A BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM EASTER BASKET

Happy Holy Week & Happy Spring! In anticipation of Easter (which I can’t believe is this coming Sunday) I thought I’d show you how to make a beautiful custom Easter basket. I’ve included clickable links to everything you’ll need to make your own custom Easter basket. When I was a young girl my mom, like most […]

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20 TERRIFIC IDEAS FOR DECORATING EASTER EGGS

Can you believe Easter will be here at the end of next week? I’m excited because my son is coming to visit from DC with my 2 precious grandbabies. My little prince… and Princess. I promised them that we would decorate easter eggs together, something I haven’t done in quite awhile. So, toward that end […]

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HOW I MADE A CUTE ADVENT CALENDAR

Today on the blog I’m sharing how I made a cute Advent Calendar for my Grandchildren. It’s so special to experience Christmas through the eyes of a child.

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VINTAGE SHEET MUSIC CHRISTMAS TREES

Holiday greetings from Lake Arrowhead! If you’ve been following my blog for a while you may remember that for several years I’ve been in charge of making the centerpieces for a Holiday Luncheon and Fundraiser held each year at our Country Club.  Last year I made these glistening gold Christmas trees for the tables. I […]

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HOW TO WRAP A GIFT

Holiday greeting! I am doing my best to be organized this Christmas season, trying to get a head start on shopping and wrapping.  Many of my gifts will have to be shipped this year, so they will need to go out shortly in order to reach their destination by Christmas. Fortunately, wrapping is an enjoyable […]

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LEARN TO MAKE YOUR OWN HOLIDAY WREATH – DIY TUTORIAL WITH COVERGIRL NANCY HUNTER CORBETT

LEARN TO MAKE YOUR OWN HOLIDAY WREATH – DIY TUTORIAL WITH COVERGIRL NANCY HUNTER CORBETT In my last post I introduced you to my friend Nancy Hunter Corbett. If you missed reading about Nancy’s life as an International Covergirl and former Rock & Roll wife, you can read all about it here.  In addition to […]

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