Holiday Napkins on a Budget

If you read my post 20 Autumn Inspired Napkins for your Holiday Table Setting, for Less Than $2 you’ll know that this is where I came up with a budget friendly option for updating your holiday napkins.  Now with Christmas just around the corner, I was looking to update my place settings again.  I was going for a winter wonderland […]

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DIY Birch Logs

I love decorating for the holidays.  Ok that’s a lie.  I actually dread the act of decorating I just love the way it looks when it’s done.  Lugging all those boxes from the garage.  Unpacking all the décor.  Spending hours bending all the branches on my 9 foot fake Christmas tree, to make it look full.  Then […]

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Patio Furniture Makeover

While most of the country is getting ready to hibernate for the winter, in Arizona we are busy preparing for what I like to call patio season.  We’ve been cooped up in our air conditioned houses all summer and it’s finally time to enjoy our patios.  That means weekend brunches on the patio, light lunches on […]

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DIY Ice Bucket

If you saw my DIY Bar Cart post, you’ll know that I hacked the Ikea Bygel utility cart and created a stylish, tropical bar cart for less than $35.  When it was time to add décor pieces, I knew I wanted an ice bucket.  After extensive searching, the cheapest one I could find was $24 and it wasn’t even […]

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Ikea VITTSJO hack

Ikea Hack for the VITTSJO Nesting Tables

Who doesn’t love Ikea?  Furthermore, who doesn’t love a good Ikea hack?  Ikea is great because their products are inexpensive.  What’s not so great however is they are a little bit on the blah side… ok a lot bit.  But no worries, Ikea hack to the rescue!  I was re-designing the seating area of my […]

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Candy Corn Wine Bottle Centerpiece

Candy Corn Wine Bottles

If Halloween had a mascot, it would be candy corn.  I can’t think of any other color combination that takes you back to your childhood as instantaneously as the bright yellow, orange and white of the candy corn.  You could break off the white tips and have a handful of fake teeth, or bite the yellow parts off and make corn […]

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Slide Crater

My Maggie Daley Park Adventure

For those that read my post Chicago Green Spaces – 4 Fabulous Finds in Less Than 4 Hours you’ll know that I was super excited to swoop down the slide in Slide Crater and then just as quickly heartbroken when I encountered this sign.  There were dreams of a rent-a-kid business to solve my conundrum, but then reality […]

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