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 I've been decorating for Christmas for weeks, but for some reason, the fact I actually needed to shop for presents snuck up on me.  I ordered a few things online, but finally I went out shopping and now I'm feeling (more) ready for Christmas day, not just decorating for it.  So, since the holidays are upon us, this will be the last FFF of 2014.  I've been pretty surprised with how many of you  (read more …)

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 I spent a good part of the day today making cinnamon ornaments, which filled the whole house with deliciousness.  It was a fun "craft" to do on an overcast day with occasional flurries.  The boys wanted to eat them as an after-school snack, but I had to explain, at least twice, that they have glue in them and wouldn't be very tasty or good for one's tummy.  I'll share the recipe and how they  (read more …)

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Boy, another great furniture week!  Sometimes I feel like I can't think of a fresh way to express the creativity and great style that I see linked up each week and maybe, after a few hundred (really) of these link parties, I simply can't.  I'll just say that I'm always impressed and inspired.  I'll thank you for that and leave it there. I actually just picked up a few new dressers to work on.  (read more …)

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This was another week when the entries for FFF blew me away.  It's like everyone is trying to get a bunch of furniture painted, refinished and spruced up before the holidays!  Speaking of, can you believe Thanksgiving is just a week away?  Wow...yeah.  So, next week we won't be meeting.  We'll all be too busy hanging out with our families and eating pie.  We'll pick things up the following week  (read more …)

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 Jeff and I just got back from a nice trip to Charlottesville, VA.  I'll share more about that in another post, but it was a wonderful time.  Jeff took me to a few antique shops and gave me the chance to mill around.  It hit me again, as I would gasp at an antique table or chest of drawers, run my fingers over the aged, warm wood, and admire details like the hardware, keyholes and joints, how much  (read more …)

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Well, I had an unexpected opportunity come up this week.  Tomorrow, I am heading to New York City for the day to do an interview on FOX about my blog, upcycling and Pinterest.  It's always so surprising to me where this journey has taken me (and continues to take me.)  Kriste and her husband are coming with me to make sure I get where I need to be (traveling to the city is a little intimidating to  (read more …)

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So, there was a bit of a misunderstanding last week when I had Jessica from Dear Emmeline as a guest picker for me.  The post went live automatically before I had the chance to write an introduction for her, so some readers thought I was talking about my girl's room (which I only have two boys) and were wondering if there was a new addition to our family that they missed!  I think we got it all  (read more …)

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We spent the day driving down to Alabama for the Chapel Market.  It was amazing, but we were able to fit everything  in a 4 x 8 open trailer, a minivan and a little overflow in Kriste's Civic.  I'm pretty impressed with ourselves that we made it work!  And prayers carried our van with 202,000+ miles on it, towing a loaded trailer, here safely.  So, tomorrow is set up day and I'll also be hanging  (read more …)