How-To: Make a Festive and Rustic Paper Garland

by Capree K

How-To: Make a Festive and Rustic Paper Garland

During the Fall and Winter months, I tend to embrace my rustic side a bit more.  The idea of logs and woodsy things in my home no longer seems borderline-tacky, but slightly charming and a semi-effective way of bringing nature indoors in an attempt to fight the winter blues.  And speaking of fighting the winter blues, I think making this paper garland would be a great way to spend a drizzly and snowy afternoon (like today).  Are you with me?  Great!  Let's see what we'll need for a day of November crafting.  

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Before & After: Scandinavian Modern Kitchen Makeover

by Capree K

Before & After: Scandinavian Modern Kitchen Makeover

First things first: I love, LOOOVE a good before and after!  It's the dangling carrot that keeps me going and feeling inspired.  If someone can turn that into that, then my projects don't seem so intimidating and I get a tingling "I can do anything" sensation.  And you know what?  It feels good... So good, I want to spread the joy to everyone.  If you'd like that same tingly feel-goodery, then follow the carrot to this awesome Scandinavian Modern kitchen renovation!  

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My First Trip to IKEA.

by Chris Gardner

I’d been meaning to make a pilgrimage to IKEA to pick up their Saarinen Tulip Table copy, the DOCKSTA. Inspired by BadBadIvy’s post, and a break in the awful winter weather, we decided to head to the Canton, MI (between Detroit and Ann Arbor) store last Saturday.

My First Trip to IKEA.

For the three-hour drive, I even made a special playlist for the iPod, made of Motown classics from the Motor City, and all the Swedish bands I had in my library (the Concretes, the...

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