A Little Spring Fun: Steamed Mussels and Clams Recipe

By: Alexandrahedin Apr 05, 2012

created at: 03/27/2012Hi!  I’m Alexandra Hedin – a lifestyle and entertaining expert from the Pacific Northwest.  I provide inspiration, recipes, and crafts for creating a lovely life.  It doesn’t take much to make everyday lovely – or to have fun.  And isn’t that what life is about? All week I’m here showing you how I threw together a little springtime affair that takes only a little thought and some good friends. 

The last three days I showed you how to start the evening off right with a fabulous little cocktail hour.  On lovely nights outside like this, I like to serve an easy main course that's more of a continuation of appetizers - Steamed Clams and Mussels are… Continue Reading

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DIY Animal Decor

By: Mollymc Apr 05, 2012

created at: 04/02/2012

Would you believe it if I told you this is a toddler's room? Heck, I would love it if it were my room! Part of what makes it so charming are the DIY animal projects scattered throughout the space. Find out how Danielle made them (and how you can,… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Splendid DIY Shoe Makeovers

By: Diy maven Apr 05, 2012

created at: 04/04/2012

Who doesn't love to usher in springtime with a new pair of fun shoes? Although these shoes look new, not all of them are. Some are from the thrift store, others are well-loved kicks that needed TLC, whereas others just needed a little 'something' to make them shine. The techniques used to transform them are easily reproduced, thanks to the accompanying tutorials. (All 'befores' are on the left; 'afters' on the right where applicable.)

First on the list is Kaitlin's spring-y Van makeover (pictured above), which she accomplished using a homemade stencil.

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Roundup: 8 DIY Small Space Garden Ideas

By: Mollymc Apr 05, 2012

created at: 04/02/2012

I don't have the greenest of thumbs, but with spring in full force where I live, I am eager to get outside and play in the dirt. Not all of us have a lot of land to work with, but these small space garden ideas prove that it's no excuse not to get… Continue Reading

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A Little Spring Fun: How to Make Kissing Coasters

By: Alexandrahedin Apr 04, 2012

created at: 03/25/2012Hi!  I’m Alexandra Hedin – a lifestyle and entertaining expert from the Pacific Northwest.  I provide inspiration, recipes, and crafts for creating a lovely life.  It doesn’t take much to make everyday lovely – or to have fun.  And isn’t that what life is about? All week I’ll be here showing you how I threw together a little springtime affair that takes only a little thought and someContinue Reading

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How to: Pretty Crochet-Covered Eggs

By: Diy maven Apr 04, 2012

These Easter eggs are the prettiest I've seen in a very long time. Delicate yet humble, they're a snap to make, thanks to Anne's detailed tutorials. As she says, they'd look… Continue Reading

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Ingenious Drop Cloth-Covered Ottoman Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 04, 2012

created at: 04/04/2012

Becca says she can't sew, which is why she was putting off her ottoman makeover. You see, it needed a skirt that would need to be sewed, and she didn't want it to look homemade. To 'skirt' (pardon the pun) sewing issue, she bought a drop cloth (for $11) and used its finished edge(s) to make the skirt, thereby achieving a professional edge. Smart, right? But that's… Continue Reading

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Freebie Alert: 12 Printable Easter Crafts and Goodies!

By: Capreek Apr 03, 2012

created at: 04/02/2012

Downloads, templates, and printables -- oh my!  We've rounded up some of the best free-for-the-printing Easter crafts all in one spot.… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Fresh and Functional Craft Room Makeover!

By: Capreek Apr 02, 2012

created at: 04/02/2012

After last week's roundup of craft room storage and organization ideas, I had to share this brilliant craft room makeover: it's full of (even more) clever takeaways and… Continue Reading

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A Little Spring Fun: How to Make a Violet Fizz

By: Alexandrahedin Apr 02, 2012

created at: 03/25/2012Hi!  I’m Alexandra Hedin – a lifestyle and entertaining expert from the Pacific Northwest.  I provide inspiration, recipes, and crafts for creating a lovely life.  It doesn’t take much to make everyday lovely – or to have fun.  And isn’t that what life is about? All week I’ll be here showing you how I threw together a little springtime affair that takes only a little thought and some good friends. 

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Roundup: 10 Affordable DIY Modern Wall Art Projects!

By: Capreek Apr 02, 2012

created at: 04/01/2012

Bare walls are the pits.  Liven those bad boys up with some affordable modern art -- that you made yourself!  Here are ten of our favorite DIY wall art projects to make this… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 5 Ways to Decorate with Washi Tape!

By: Capreek Mar 30, 2012

created at: 03/30/2012

Ahh, washi tape.  The craft-o-sphere's wunderkind!  This seemingly all-purpose material can be found gracing the surfaces of everything from Easter eggs to vases and now... walls!  Check out a few of our favorite unexpected decorative uses for this craft supply… Continue Reading

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Window Cleaning Tips from the Pros

By: Bruno Mar 30, 2012

Window Cleaning Tips from the Pros
With the unseasonably warm winter and spring this year, lots of people are thinking about cleaning their windows earlier than usual. Ours were looking more like walls than windows, after a couple years of neglect. Dirty windows are kind of weird; you don't really notice how bad they are until after you get them cleaned.

This spring, we got in touch with our friends at Fish Window Cleaning (remember we worked with them… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Leather Bowl from Scraps!

By: Capreek Mar 29, 2012

created at: 03/29/2012

If you've seen those leather scrap bundles at your local craft store and have wondered what to do with them, wonder no more!  We've got a simple afternoon DIY project that will add a touch of rustic charm to your decor -- for… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 7 T-Shirt Re-Vamps

By: Diy maven Mar 29, 2012

 created at: 03/26/2012

I am a hands down t-shirt and jeans kinda gal. Always have been; always will be. I'm also the kind of person that, when she finds t-shirts that she likes, she buys 6 of all the same style in 6 different colors. The problem with that is it can lead to boredom. The answer to such boredom, of course, is t-shirt reconstruction. The internets are full of such projects, but these caught my eye in particular. Check 'em out.

Visit I still love you to see how… Continue Reading

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