Book Project Bonanza! · Series

Buy the Good Stuff

This is a quick one here that I meant to share weeeeeeks ago. Yup, it’s a super easy YHL Book project for you.  Buy the good stuff.  At least once.  Then refill if  you want but keep the pretty bottles. At Christmastime, Target sold these cute gift packages of Caldera hand soap and lotion.  They… Continue reading Buy the Good Stuff

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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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Milky Window Gallery

Sometimes you get an idea… and you just have to try it.  Usually I have pinterest to blame. Milk glass has fascinated me since I was a kid. My parents’ house backs to a creek and woods and I used to scour those woods for ‘treasures’ as a kid. There were all kinds of antique… Continue reading Milky Window Gallery

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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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Showing the Love ~ Inexpensive Art

Monday we unveiled our updated bedroom with a new pop color, Kermit Green. And you may have noticed the new artwork above the bed.  Let’s take a closer look. Oops!  Forgot I wrapped it!  As it had sentimental meaning, I actually made it specifically for Bill for Valentine’s day.  Let’s let him open it first.… Continue reading Showing the Love ~ Inexpensive Art

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Styled Containment of Dresser Clutter

For the longest time I have been on the hunt for one thing.  A tray. I know, I know, I have a ZILLION trays, what do I need another one for? I get it, I get it, there are a LOT of trays featured here.  But there’s a special one I’ve been on the hunt… Continue reading Styled Containment of Dresser Clutter

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ReStore & Anthro Look the Same

Ok, I’ll cop to it, these photos are from two seperate shopping trips.  But honestly, there are times where the only difference between Anthropologie and our local ReStore is the price and how much dust you’ll have to wipe off your purchase before using it. But really, I’m in love with Anthro’s china.  All of… Continue reading ReStore & Anthro Look the Same

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The Beer Diagram ~ Inexpensive Art

This one is ultra simple.  And if you’re a catalog hoarder, should be free for you too. Yes, that is the Christmas 2012 Crate&Barrel catalog.  In the drinkware section there’s this handy guide to different types of beers. Grab your favorite empty frame… …Get to taping…. …and there you have it! Now go hang it… Continue reading The Beer Diagram ~ Inexpensive Art

Book Project Bonanza! · Our Apartments · Series

A Little Bathroom Beautification for Book Project Bonanza Vol. 2!

We haven’t talked that much about our Bathroom.  I recently showed you a peek of mine in DC when revealing my closet clean-up skills last week.   But the only glimpse you’ve gotten of the water closet in Pittsburgh was when I showed you our first B&B artwork. Surprisingly, the room has 3 other walls you… Continue reading A Little Bathroom Beautification for Book Project Bonanza Vol. 2!

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Book Project Bananza Vol. 1!

It is no secret that we are big fans of Young House Love.  Afterall, it was their blog and encouragement that sparked the start of our own blog.  And I’m sure meeting them twice – first in Cincinnati then again in DC helps make the case.  But a big part of why we are fans… Continue reading Book Project Bananza Vol. 1!

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Inexpensive Art ~ Yummy Kitchen Frames

One of the goals we’ve set around here is to dress up our walls more.  So lets get started! Yup, that’s the December 2012 issue of Real Simple magazine.  And those are some simple frames leftover from my college-posters-look-classy-in-cheap-frames days.  They aren’t fancy frames, but their simplicity means they’re easier to clean with a quick… Continue reading Inexpensive Art ~ Yummy Kitchen Frames

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NPS Stamps – Hopewell Furnace NHS

Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday! Bill and I spent Christmas outside of Philadelphia with my family, but to get here we first had to traverse nearly the entire state of Pennsylvania from Pittsburgh to Philly. We figured rather than rushing across, we’d break apart the 6 hour trip and detour to a National Park, much… Continue reading NPS Stamps – Hopewell Furnace NHS

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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

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I Hope They’ll Covet This Wine Cork Trivet

In Honor of the Dare to DIY Challenge levied by Decor and the Dog with Maybe Matilda, NewlyWoodwards, and Two Twenty One, I spent the weekend finally getting on a few projects that are a bit more holiday appropriate.  Including getting my DIY Gifting on, along with this project – The Wine Cork Trivet. While… Continue reading I Hope They’ll Covet This Wine Cork Trivet

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Geographically Challenged ~ Inexpensive Art

As first highlighted in this post about our choice of photo ledges, Bill and I decided to create some artwork that would be a nod to where we’re each (PROUDLY) from, and of course where we first met.  And since this is our Anniversary Week, I thought I’d keep the love flowing and show you… Continue reading Geographically Challenged ~ Inexpensive Art