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DIY Chalk Art On Your Smart Phone

Chalk art.  It’s everywhere.  Somehow chalkboard paint, vinyl, etc has made it from walls, to cup labels, even whole wedding themes around it!  Crazy! Well these days there are TONS of fantastic fonts and even chalkboard backgrounds that make it easy for anyone with Photoshop to create a digital version of their favorite chalkboard art.… Continue reading DIY Chalk Art On Your Smart Phone

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Babyshower in a Box

If you’ve followed along to my recent adventures to London and Paris, you may remember how the primary purpose of the visit was to see my friend Brynn & her husband as they are expecting their first baby in July.  Of course, throwing a baby-shower from a continent away is a bit tricky, so my… Continue reading Babyshower in a Box

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A ‘Shop From What You Have’ Wreath – White-washed for Summer!

I’m going to apologize as I do not have any in-process or tutorial type pictures of this one.  We needed a wreath, but I didn’t really have any spare change to get a form and fancy ribbons etc etc.  Then, inspiration struck late one evening when it seems my Aunt was sleepless as well. So… Continue reading A ‘Shop From What You Have’ Wreath – White-washed for Summer!

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A Pillar of Inspiration from Target

Raise your hand if you’re a Target fan.  Yes, a room full of people who appear to want to high-five me.  Excellent.  Then you’ll know how this goes. So, I found myself running in to my local Target for a ‘rare’ (so, only my 3rd stop that week) trip to peruse the latest decor and… Continue reading A Pillar of Inspiration from Target

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A Quick Bathroom Pop

So you know how it goes.  You’re scrollin’ on down….down down down…. through your pinterest searches and then WHAM you get hit with inspiration.  Mine came from this: I mean, GORG right? I saw it and was instantly getting that angel chorus sound effect in my head. You know the one. Fortunately, I had some… Continue reading A Quick Bathroom Pop

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Welcoming Spring

I don’t know about where you live, but this past weekend Pittsburgh was a true delight with temperatures creeping on 70 degrees!  Though we had our Saturday filled with adventures at Ikea’s BYOF event (more on that later this week!), Sunday was spent enjoying the warmer weather in the city, complete with a picnic dinner… Continue reading Welcoming Spring

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Book Project Bonanza Vol. 3

You may recall me joking that I was going to work through John & Sherry’s book, Young House Love much like that movie about Julia Child… This was seriously 99% joke though.  YES I draw a TON of inspiration from everybody’s favorite dynamic-diy-duo, but I SWEAR not all of the projects you see here are… Continue reading Book Project Bonanza Vol. 3

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Pinterest Challenge Winter 2013 – Epic Fail Style

Yes, you read correctly, EPIC. FAIL.  Our first Pinstrosity here at B&B, though I’m sure it won’t be the last. It all started with the discovery of this old cotton rug in the basement.  Unused, just waiting for a home.  I had been planning to come up with some sort of small rug to go… Continue reading Pinterest Challenge Winter 2013 – Epic Fail Style

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It’s Raining! ~ Or A Baby Shower

It was a very busy weekend (hence delaying this post until Tuesday) with friends and family as we showered my Sister for her second baby girl due in May. My family is in the Philadelphia area, while I sometimes live in DC or Pittsburgh.  This made for a challenging planning process.  Officially, my Niece Leigh-anne… Continue reading It’s Raining! ~ Or A Baby Shower

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DIY Instagram Calendar

This post comes to you out of pure necessity.  Paper calendars are becoming a thing of the past with the rise of smart phones, however, it still is nice to have a paper calendar hanging up nearby for a quick reference. I wait until after Christmas to buy a calendar at half-price.  Something funny or… Continue reading DIY Instagram Calendar

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The Tiers of Gifting ~ Or, a DIY Tiered Platter

When gifting things, we all make priorities.  We don’t cop to it, but it happens.  That cousin that’s the weird mouth breather that always gets you something so you have to give them something too?  Yup, they’re bottom tier. Well these tiers are not about prioritizing what sort of gifting you’ll do.  They ARE the… Continue reading The Tiers of Gifting ~ Or, a DIY Tiered Platter

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Rudolph Candy Cane Treats – Finished!

When I gave the quick tutorial on an old Girl Scouts craft I used to do, I had only made the treat, but hadn’t addressed them.  In the holiday rush, I had nearly forgot to tag them and leave them in our neighbor’s mailboxes! To make the tags, I actually used the handy printable tags… Continue reading Rudolph Candy Cane Treats – Finished!

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Jack Frost Swap ~ Inexpensive Art

So the trend seems to be to take your favorite Christmas carol and use your favorite lyrics in some mantle artwork.  Most of these have been in the form of chalkboard art.  I decided to take a different direction to create an inexpensive piece of artwork to replace the somewhat creepy artwork that I had… Continue reading Jack Frost Swap ~ Inexpensive Art