Category Archive: DIY

Dispatches From The Polar Vortex…And Some Cellar Progress!

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I think that by now, we all know that it’s cold this winter. Boston has had 15 more inches of snow than the average, the temperatures have been in the single digits or… Continue reading

DIY: Cabinet Makeover

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So I’m trying to stick to my project list from last week and this one is a great example of #5.  This cabinet has been sitting in the cellar half finished for weeks… Continue reading

Sunshine Art Retreat Part I

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I know that the majority of you are stuck in a mountain of snow right now, and that temperatures are in negative digits when you wake up. I’m not here to flaunt the… Continue reading

DIY: Card Catalog Makeover

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Remember when I asked you guys for help in picking a color for my card catalog?  Well I’m happy to report back that your advice was much appreciated and I’m in love with… Continue reading

Seasonal Place Card Round-Up (and some good Upworthy videos)

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First off, I have to admit that even though I’m writing a post about place settings, I can’t say I have ever thrown or attended an event (other than weddings) that actually had… Continue reading

Pumpkin Painting 101

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Over the past few months, I’ve had some unique and varied custom artwork requests. The squirrel stencil. The Star Wars themed baby shower papercut. The Captain’s hat monogram. Then, my friend Olive of Se… Continue reading

DIY Rifle Paper Company Phone Case

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You know I don’t usually post DIY projects because I am bad at following directions, I skip steps, I cut corners and things tend to end up just a little bit less than… Continue reading

5 Signs It’s Fall In New England…And A Fix For Too-Tight Shoes!

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1. People are FREAKING OUT about pumpkin-flavored everything being back at Dunkin Donuts. 2. You leave the house in the morning and immediately regret not having a jacket but think you’ll be ok… Continue reading

Sprouting 101

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At some point in our life we’ve all eaten sprouts, right? You’re likely thinking of  those stringy alfalfa ones that are filled in a veggie sandwich you order at a deli. But, have… Continue reading

DIY: Help Me Pick A Color!

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These are the phone calls that make my heart race.  My uncle called me on Friday saying that he heard from a friend that a local library was getting rid of a bunch… Continue reading

Before and After: Porch Makeover

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Hey Guys! Sorry for the late post. Time management issues abound for me lately. You’d think that since Kristen is planning a wedding, Kim has started a new job and is relocating to… Continue reading

Check It: Great Summer Party DIYs

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How is it July already? Since there are only three more days until the in-laws arrive and my house is still full of half-done projects, I thought I’d round up some inspiring party… Continue reading

Bedside Styling Tips: More Peonies!

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Like we talked about last week, I’m obsessed with peonies. If you follow me on instagram, you may have noticed that my own peony bush blossomed this week. This is a big deal… Continue reading

A Few Updates From The Bungalow…

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Woof.  I am so ready for the weekend.  You know the weeks where you feel behind the whole time and everything is way too hard?  Definitely having one.  My house also looks like… Continue reading

DIY: Super Simple Envelope Pillow Covers

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If you’ve been following my instagram feed, you may have picked up on the fact that the porch is my new favorite place. We (er, Conor) built the bench but I still need… Continue reading