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round about: holiday diys & inspiration

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It’s my favorite time of year – how many of you want to join me in the joy of this season? The lights, the smells, the crisp air and even the snow storms are magical when it’s December. We’re prepping for the season here – scheduling all the Christmas recitals and plans with family. It’s […]

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Worth 1000 words: getting outside

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It may be snowing outside my window, but I’m still in the mood to go out and commune with nature. This image by Rachel Katstaller inspired me.

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worth 1000 words: little wooden friends

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I can’t get these friendly little creatures out of my head, I can imagine hiding under the floorboards and sneaking through my cupboards. Image found via Facebook.

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round about: paper holidays & rope bracelets

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You may have noticed there was a really big election this week. No matter which side you are on, it was bound to get messy. I’m tired of the hatred I’m seeing, I’m tired of the judgement – and that’s post-election I’m talking about. If you’re reading this, be a voice of change by being […]

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worth 1000 words: rainbow houses

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Today I just want to live in a rainbow colored, candy coated, sunny skies forever, hippy dippy world. It’s not happening, apparently, but a gal can dream. Image via ArtMik.

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round about: honeycomb turkeys & smiling coats

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Yesterday turned into one of those days. Where I was mentally burnt out by about 3:15. Then I picked up Birdie from school, she has a whopper of a cold, and her bad mood combined with mine … oh my. What a day. I almost didn’t write this post to be honest, because I usually write […]

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worth 1000 words: bright threads

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Add some floral feasts to your walls despite the blustery weather with the art of Katy Biele. See more at Brown Paper Bag.

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round about: last minute halloween

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Are you actually done with all of your Halloween costume prep? Like, every little thing is ready to go, and you’re just waiting for Monday? Because, as usual, we are not. We haven’t even seen all of the pieces on her body at one time! Ack! This always happens. And knowing Birdie and her high […]

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worth 1000 words: those other halloween costumes

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Want something a little more unusual for Halloween? I was scrolling through Pinterest and stumbled on some very interesting (and completely unappealing to the kids I know) ideas – which one would you choose? Image Resources, top to bottom: Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, Image 4  

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worth 1000 words: patterned pumpkins

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Forget faces and carve pumpkins in pretty modern patterns this Halloween. These pretties were found over at Southern Living.

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round about: raw crystal crowns & fat hammers

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It’s been a long time since this happened – but this week disappeared on me. I’m not sure where it went, because on any given day things seemed relatively easy and manageable. But suddenly it’s Friday and my to-do list is still a mile long. So, while you enjoy these crazy links I found this […]

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worth 1000 words: maple seed dragonflies

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We have a ton of these maple seeds or “helicopters” in our yard, now I know just what to do with them. See the full how-to from Church Street Designs.

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round about: marshmallow ghosts and skellie stamps

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It was a week full of stumbles and false starts for me. Something about the change of seasons must have me out of sorts. But, we will end it with a bang – because in a few hours they’re delivering a brand new sofa and chair to our house! Prepping the space for the two […]

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worth 1000 words: beautiful sticks

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There are days when a stick is so much more than just a stick. This is one of them! See the how-to for this amazing art-assemblage-pasta-stick craft from Art Bar.

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round about: paper wreaths & wire webs

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This week has been all over the place. One day I was dealing with this nasty cold and it had me knocked flat on my face. But then yesterday, yesterday was perfection. Birdie was the kindest version of herself, her piano lesson went splendidly, she and I hung out afterwards and actually read a book together, […]

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