Simple Egg Carton Snowflakes

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Ahhhh, winter time. It’s the time of year when we are torn between hibernating and tackling stuff like crazy. I’m also always torn between decorating for Valentine’s Day or decorating with snowflakes. I guess both would be cute together, but after the décor-overload of Christmas, I like to take a break from holiday décor. We usually go through about 3-4 cartons of eggs a week and I was looking at … [Read more...]

Milk Cap Glitter Spiders

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I love these little spiders, they make me happy inside. I don’t typically do Halloween decor. I’m lucky to get fall stuff up and blogged. Cause every year it’s the same craziness: you have fall décor that goes up when it’s still hot out. Then you put up some Halloween, and BAM, BIG HOLIDAY! Then you take it down and put up some more fall, then BAM, another BIG HOLIDAY! Then it’s Christmas. BAM … [Read more...]

Anthropologie Inspired Lattice Tank Top

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I’ve painted a lot of stuff over the years. The shutters for our home, many lamps, a box fan, frames, pillows (here and here), furniture, light fixtures. Everything. You name it, I’ve painted it. But I never change clothes when painting. It’s a bad habit that has left me with many good paint clothes. Yoga paints, freshly painted nails, shoes, shirts, my feet, my wedding ring, it’s all met the … [Read more...]

Instagram Photo Coasters

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Hey guys, I’m going to be on the latest season of “So You Think You’re Crafty”! You can head over and vote for me for this week’s challenge, “Stashbusting”, aka using up supplies you already own so your friends don’t nominate you for an episode of Hoarders. ;) Today, I’m sharing a tutorial for the Instagram Photo Coasters that I submitted for the audition round of SYTYC. They were easy to do, … [Read more...]

Garden Inspired Centerpieces

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I am love with flowers and firmly believe that when it comes to your wedding, you should not overlook them. But instead of insisting on roses and other expensive flowers, mix it up, and don’t be afraid to use garden clippings, or even weeds and dirt in your centerpieces! You’ll be surprised at the look you create and even more surprised when it costs you next to nothing. Think I’m crazy? Keep … [Read more...]

Repurposed Garbage Wreath

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Did you know that we Americans throw out an average of 4-5 pounds of garbage a day? That’s crazy. And sad. We need to end the waste and start doing something with that garbage! Repurposing, recycling, upcycling, whatever you want to call it, I love taking something that you would normally throw away and turn it into something beautiful. Why stop at making wreaths out of book pages, … [Read more...]

Very Hungry Caterpillar Upcycled Wall Art

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Do you have a hard time getting rid of books or throwing them away once damaged? While I’d like to consider myself detached (40 BAGS IN 40 DAYS has helped a lot with that!), books hold a sentimental place in my heart. Many of the books I’ve bought were from garage sales, and many of them were books I enjoyed as a kid. I love The Very Hungry Caterpillar, my kids love it, and we’ve spent many a … [Read more...]

Back to Back Toddler Beds

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  I have a confession to make. I, Ann Marie, am a furniture mover. Even if a room arrangement works, I will want to move things around. My mom is a furniture mover, so I know I got it from her. Have you seen this page in the 2012 IKEA catalog? Every time I flip to it, I’m in love. Seeing this room with the beds back to back and the two (cute) sisters who share a room makes me warm and happy … [Read more...]

Be My Sloppy Valentine

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Valentine’s Day snuck up on me, did it do the same for you?! Lily’s at an age (almost 3) where she’s starting to understand holidays. Christmas was a blast, and she’s been talking about hearts and love and giving people Valentines. I feel bad, I wanted to start getting stuff up early and go all out, but with three under three, two toddlers with opposite nap schedules (I’m not complaining – at … [Read more...]