Category Archives: Inspiration

From a little cottage…

…nestled in the mountains of Colorado, to the piedmont region of the Appalachians, came this sweet little petit point cross-stitched topiary! ZuZu, one of the sweet friends I’ve made through blogging, mailed this to me. It was a thank you gesture for having sent … Continue reading

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Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

 I first read about this paint on Miss Mustard Seed's blog. Oh my…. No sanding, no primer, no nothing needed before you paint a piece of furniture. Seriously? Even over varnish? Even over varnish. After watching this video on her … Continue reading

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Texture Tuesday at Kim Klassen Cafe

 Oh YIPPEEE SKIPPEEEE! Been so busy catching up on real life [meaning less computer time] that I almost missed the news about Kim's newest inspiring adventure, TEXTURE TUESDAY! I'm also known to spend way too much time out of doors once Spring … Continue reading

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Been missing in action…meaning, I'm in full action mode, just missing from blogland! Too many fun things, life, the daily grind…you know that story. But these recent offerings from Pottery Barn are way too inspiring not to share. Especially for … Continue reading

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The joys of bleach…

 A few posts back I had mentioned that Linda had wrapped some cards in some yummy vintage crepe paper. Well, lo and behold, she zipped me a note to say this wasn't vintage crepe paper at all….rather, she had bleached … Continue reading

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  playing, playing, playing….  …dragging vintage dresses, a vintage hat, a rusty chair, and what not into the backyard to snap some photos…and then playing some more using my newest textures from Kim Klassen… …whoever invented digital cameras….i love you….i seriously love … Continue reading

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Postal Joy!

Anytime mail arrives with stamps like these…   …you are smitten and then grinnin' almost as if fun HERSELF had come knocking on your door. Seriously. That's how my world spins… I so enjoy little details like this… Not long ago, Linda … Continue reading

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