How to Cut Hydrangeas So They Won’t Wilt

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I know it has been a little quiet around here the past week, but I am trying to take some time off to relax and enjoy the summer.  I just got back from a mini vacation down at the southern Jersey shore.  It was hard leaving my favorite place and all the wonderful salt air behind, but when I got home I was excited to see the hydrangeas in my front yard had started to bloom... ...and guess what?  They are pink!!!  YAY! If you are a hydrangea lover, then you probably remember the post I did in the Spring about How to Turn Hydrangeas Pink or Blue.  It was a test and I told you I would keep … [Read More...]

The House In My Head

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Do you have a house in your head?  You know the one that is perfect for the way you want to live right now down to the smallest detail – I know I do and I have been thinking about it a lot lately.  It would be different from all the other houses I have… 

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I Can See Clearly: Stylish Sunglass Case

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Summer’s here… the sun is shining  - which means you have an excuse to update your shades. I have another reason why I want to update my sunglasses this year- one that I am pretty excited about. I got reader contacts 2 weeks ago and no longer need my cheap-o bought at a flea market… 

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Perfect Picnic Dessert: Apple Crisp Recipe

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I’m back… back to reality after a wonderfully relaxing and fun four day vacation that I will share with you next week. I was surprised when I heard someone at the airport say… “Have a nice holiday”…I thought, “What holiday?” and then it dawned on me – Memorial Day weekend – that’s what holiday they… 

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Trav’lin In Style: Monogrammed Luggage Tags

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Today is the day I have been eagerly waiting for…it is the day I start packing…packing up the winter blues and heading to the land of sunshine and warm gulf waters. Back in February I got a ticket to paradise along with 5 other bloggers.   Tomorrow we leave for Anna Maria Island for fun… 

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How to Turn Hydrangeas Pink or Blue

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I love hydrangeas! They are my favorite flower. I have them planted in my front and back yard. When I first planted them many years ago they were a brilliant purple pink. Not quite blue, not quite purple, not quite pink – they were just right. Imagine how disappointed I was last summer when they… 

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How to Make Stackable Floor Pillows

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I have been craving color…  I thought it might be a Spring thing, but right after the holidays when I took the colorful Christmas stockings down that hung on the mantel, that area around the mantel was looking a bit bland. I have been wanting to add color in some form or another, but with… 

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My Little Indulgences

Today I want to share a few of my little indulgences with you … We all like to buy ourselves something little every now and then – like fresh flowers or a chocolate bar. As much as I love these – they don’t hang around for long. With Mother’s Day this weekend, I thought it… 

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Colorize Your Life: DIY Artwork

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I need therapy!!! Lots of it…but not with a doctor.   I need lots of COLOR therapy! Seeing colors, especially my favorite colors everywhere I look gets me through the day.  It is one antidote to the ordinary. Colors are infectious  - in a happy, good way. When I see lots of it my brain… 

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Dress Up Your Doors

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Do you remember what American “brand logo” first made an impact on you when you were a child?  One that will always make you smile and bring back fond memories whenever you see it? I do… It is a common household name, but not Kleenex or Band-Aid.  It is… Whenever I see a Schlage key, the… 

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Friday Finds: Stylish & Free Artwork

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If you are anything like most humans when Friday rolls around, you want to start the shift into weekend mode as early as possible. With this in mind, I have a quick Friday Finds post for you… I want to show you two things that I added to my studioffice this week. No tutorial needed…. 

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BHG Makeover Madness Link Party Winner

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 Last Wednesday I showed you how I made over an IKEA dresser into a desk. That post also had a 5 site link party with Better Homes & Gardens. Today I am honored to announce the winners of the very first BHG MAKEOVER MADNESS Link Party. These 5 blogger’s projects will be on featured… 

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Polywood Furniture for Outdoor Living

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If you have read my blog for a few years you know that I love to be outdoors. As soon as the weather turns warm and sunny – I celebrate!  I break out the champagne when I can open the windows in the house and take the outdoor furniture back outside for the season. This… 

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Silhouette Portrait Giveaway

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I  hope you had a nice Easter weekend. Mine was glorious…truly…beautiful and sunny, but the best part was having my family around.  My girls were both home the past 4 days, which is always nice. We hung out, watched a movie, shopped, ate, played games outside, and just enjoyed our short time together.  They each… 

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My Favorite Books & Giveaway

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Do you know what April brings beside April showers? April brings books…pretty books, crafty books, decorating books, lifestyle books. A good percentage of these creative type books are published and released in April.  It is just the way the publishing world works. Since I have been blogging I have received lots of books from publishers… 

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IKEA Dresser Makeover & BHG Link Party!

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Before I show you how I completed the IKEA dresser makeover for the BHG Makeover Madness Challenge last week, I want to announce some exciting news !!! It is now… your turn to show off your DIY makeovers! That’s right – a Makeover Madness link party where you can link up your favorite makeover project that… 

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Ribbon Table Place Cards & No Sew Tablecloth

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Easter is next weekend and even though I don’t decorate for the holiday, I do love the cheery Spring colors the holiday brings – yellows, purples, pinks, and greens. They are the colors I will use when I set the table for Easter dinner.  This year, I will be making place cards for 9 of… 

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