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Best of November

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Hello hello it’s the last month of the year!  Hard to believe, isn’t it?  Time for the monthly roundup of greatest hits from the previous, here are the top ten not to miss posts from November!

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I painted my old console table a shade of gray; 2.  we posed for the annual family picture; 3.  we gave our IKEA wood countertops an ogee edge then stained and installed them in the bathroom and 4.  I set a silver and gold tablescape that lasts from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. 

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5.  to bring color and fun to the kids’ space, we decorated a candy themed tree and I made them a scalloped felt tree skirt;   6.  I painted a favorite herringbone pattern for a pillow;   7.   a pretty table setting at Mom’s place for Thanksgiving;   8.  DIY sleigh bells ring, are ya listening?  9.  new ring top window panels hang in my daughter’s room,  10.  roasted garlic mashed potatoes with crème fraîche, oh my. 

Our holiday mantel is next… warning, it’s kinda sparkly.  :)



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Best of October!

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Well it’s November my friends and the holidays are underway, let’s do this!  The beginning of a new month deserves a look back so here’s the roundup featuring the top ten not-to-miss posts from October.

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1.  We remodeled a kitchen for our local emergency shelter;  2.  five things I’ve learned about styling and shooting great photos;  3.  A simple sew box window seat cushion cover;  4.  making digital abstract art.

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5.  The study is finally complete!  6;  My favorite gray paint colors; 7.  oh yum butternut squash mac and cheese;  8.  Our new trestle table arrived;  9. how to tile around a window;  10.  do you prefer the upper/lower or inner/outer style of painted cabinetry in a kitchen?  Join the debate!


As a member of the True Value DIY Blog Squad, it’s my turn again to answer questions related to all things home improvement over at the True Value Facebook page


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Got a burning DIY question?  Hop on over to the True Value Facebook page to ask me a question and I’ll answer them, see you there!



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