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DIY Floating Floral Monogram

Bill and I recently shared the initial rundown of our DIY Wedding Decor and detailed 2 of the four zones we embellished.  First, we shared the dining area, complete with thrift-ed milk glass.  Then we highlighted how we chose to decorate the dance floor.  We also noted that we invested a great deal of effort intwo… Continue reading DIY Floating Floral Monogram

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DIY Travel Jewelry Box from an Old iPod Packaging

If you’ve ever purchased an apple device of any kind at the Apple store, you’re likely familiar with the joy of ‘unboxing’ — the simple act of getting to open your brand new device.  Apple takes care not only to design beautiful products, but even puts detail into their packaging too, making that first time… Continue reading DIY Travel Jewelry Box from an Old iPod Packaging

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Dressers, the Anti-Nomadic Furniture

So, moving.  Long distances.  The biggest decision you have to make – do I bring it all?  With every move you’d be wise to downsize somewhat, but what about the big stuff?  Like furniture?  My goal when moving from DC to Pittsburgh was to do it all in the back of my compact SUV and… Continue reading Dressers, the Anti-Nomadic Furniture

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Bookshelf Artwork

So we’ve all seen the beautifully staged  bookcases on Pinterest.  The ones where everything is seemingly stashed in there but somehow looks perfect.  Here’s one I’ve been ogling lately. I really like look of how this one is styled. It really has some character behind it. Now how about the artwork in front? When I… Continue reading Bookshelf Artwork

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Pottery Barn Box Revamp

Remember that time I found a Pottery Barn lacquered box at the Restore? That was February of this year.  A steal of a find but I wasn’t fond of the red and it was a little scuffed up. I had big plans.  There was frog tape and spray paint dancing in my head.  I even… Continue reading Pottery Barn Box Revamp

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Life Hack – Fixing a Dash Mount

This isn’t so much a DIY as it was a simple life hack I did recently.  When doing long highway drives, I often use a radar detector for a little extra help.  Trouble is, the bracket that mounts it to my windshield doesn’t work very well. As you can see, the suction cups don’t stay… Continue reading Life Hack – Fixing a Dash Mount

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Ikea Inspired Coat Cubby

In preparation for my move to Pittsburgh, I was slowly creating ways to maximize storage in the apartment, so that when I got here I’d have places for my things too.  One of the areas of the apartment that has (mostly) become mine is the hall closet. I’ll have pictures later as there are LOTS… Continue reading Ikea Inspired Coat Cubby