Crafty · Our Story

This One Time, I Illustrated a Children’s Book

HI! *echoesthroughouttheemptyness* It’s been a while.  But rather than give excuses, let’s just get to it then, shall we? Everyone’s family has traditions, especially around the holidays.  For my family, one of those traditions was the telling of the story of Meriweather the Elf. Ages ago, my mother had typed up the story and even… Continue reading This One Time, I Illustrated a Children’s Book

Decor · Our Apartments

Better Late Than Never – Christmas Decor

Obviously, things haven’t been terribly busy here on the blog lately.  That isn’t to say that life itself hasn’t been busy.  Infact that’s wholly opposite from the truth!  But we did find some time to deck the halls… Our tree this year took on a woodsy-mercury-glass theme.  You’ll recognize the smaller glass balls with the… Continue reading Better Late Than Never – Christmas Decor

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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

Our Story

Twas A Very DIY Christmas – Part 2

Before heading east for the holiday, we had a mini-Christmas with Bill’s family at his Mom’s house. There was some SERIOUSLY tasty pizza (i know pizza sounds un-festive for a family holiday celebration, but you haven’t had this pizza – I mean, DELICIOUS stuff! Just sad they’re too far from the apartment to deliver!) and… Continue reading Twas A Very DIY Christmas – Part 2

Our Story

Twas A Very DIY Christmas – Part 1

FINALLY after a few days of patient waiting time, my laptop seems to be back to it’s old self… save for an extremely sticky keyboard… did I mention that it was Vitamin Water? Opps… But here ya go, a much delayed recap of Christmas – materialism style. This Christmas was technically our 3rd, but it… Continue reading Twas A Very DIY Christmas – Part 1

Carpentry · Decor · Main Menu · Projects · Tutorials

A Little Woodworking JOY

While on one of her near-daily trips to Target, Beth sent me this: Oh boy.  Here goes. So this project seemed to require a thicker block of wood than anything I had laying around.  A fortuitous trip to the ReStore allowed me to pick up a ~4 foot long piece of hardwood of some sort. … Continue reading A Little Woodworking JOY

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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!

Decor · Our Apartments · Projects

Seaside Christmas in Pittsburgh ~ Part Deux

As promised, here is your view of the other side of our living room, all decked out for Christmas. There’s a slight seaside vibe with the use of a few starfish and seashells tucked in with the frames. And the cute little trees distributed throughout are all ReStore finds. Of course we had to use… Continue reading Seaside Christmas in Pittsburgh ~ Part Deux

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Seaside Christmas in Pittsburgh

I’m not shy about it.  Pittsburgh is a lovely place, but it’s WAYYYYY too far from the ocean for my tastes.  This whole notion that a lake beach is just as good is nonsense.  And one of the biggest things that gets me homesick is the simple fact that I cannot on a whim get… Continue reading Seaside Christmas in Pittsburgh

Crafty · Decor · Inexpensive Art · Projects · Series

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

Crafty · Projects

Trees Made From Paper Made From Trees

I haven’t yet revealed all of the decorating that has gone down around here (you know, always a work in progress…) but thought I’d share a quick little project in the meantime. I first saw these magazine trees on Our Life In A Click and thought they were too cute (and easy) to pass up!… Continue reading Trees Made From Paper Made From Trees

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Rudolph Candy Cane Treats

Hermey the Elf won’t approve of these treats!  You know who I’m talking about.  The elf that Rudolph befriends because he’d rather be a Dentist than a toy maker. Really, is it so bad to want to clean teeth instead of make trains? Though, if it was because he didn’t want to play with Legos… Continue reading Rudolph Candy Cane Treats