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kitchen renovation progress
early fall dining room aka design 2
aka design house summer 2015
yellow knob
easy envelope pillows


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Pencil Transfer Method – How to Easily Create Art

Have you ever wondered how to make large scale art or signs? Well I’ve got a really simple method that I’ve been using for years. Several of my tutorials mention it and describe it. But after several requests on how to make large scale (or even smaller scale) art, I thought I’d give it its own dedicated post so I could easily point people to how it’s done. The Pencil

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Build Our Mantel: Pottery Barn Decorative Ledge Knockoff

As promised here is a tutorial for our Pottery Barn Decorative Ledge Knockoff. Essentially the whole ledge boils down to two hollow “boxes” and some trim – and a lot of finishing. By “knocking off” the ledge, we were able to customize it to fit our space – which would have been about a foot too small for the Pottery Barn ledge. We started with the larger “box” and built onto that.

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Chili Lime Mayo

We’ve been a little obsessed with sweet potatoes around here lately – and we’re totally LOVING Alexia Sweet Potato Fries! (The people at Alexia have no idea we’re writing this, btw. We just think there sp fries taste so dang good!) YUMMY!!! We’re also dip people…and ketchup is just plain ol’ nasty with sweet potatoes, kwim? So when a dear friend said she adds chili powder to mayo for a dip, I

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