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How to Paint an Ole Miss Helmet

SEC Paintings: Video Tutorial to Paint an Ole Miss Football Helmet

Football season is coming up - YEAH - TAILGATING!!!! I went to Ole Miss, by far the best school in the nation for tailgating (IMO :) ). People setup wonderful displays in The Grove with lots of finger foods, decorations [...]

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How to Make a False Bottom

This post is the second part to Teaching my 5 year old how to refinish furniture.  We finished painting and decorating the trunk.  I also added a neat feature to the trunk, a false bottom or a secret compartment! A [...]

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How to Build a Window Box

If you saw Em's surprise bedroom makeover, then you saw the pretty window box that I made.  Now here is the thing, it took me about 45 minutes of hands on time to make the window box.  Hands off time [...]

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Teaching Em how to Refinish Furniture

It's been a while since I posted, I didn't mean to take a break, but it just happened.  Two vacations and disruptive news did it for me - I was completely distracted.  But I've been dying to share this with [...]

Developing My Daughter's Passion

Developing My Daughter’s Passion

So, I lied to to my daughter.  I felt bad about 'tricking' her, but I wanted her to be part of her surprise bedroom makeover.   It took me a while to figure out how we are going to make [...]

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How to Install a Silhouette Wall Design

For Valentine's Day I created a wall design to go around gallery of pictures shown in the post "To my Valentine".  Frankly, I was surprised it turned out as good as it did. The idea started with just putting a [...]

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How to Paint a Pancake

Painting, creating, sewing is a passion, one that I freely share and encourage in everyone.  It drives me nuts when someone says "I can't"...the truth is, if you have a desire to do something, then do it and then YOU [...]

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How to Make Mason Jar Wall Sconces

One of the things that drives me nuts about my office/craft room, or any room for that matter, is not having what I need within arms length of where I need it, you know what I mean?  Whenever I wanted [...]

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Reuse a Child’s Art Easel – Part I

Em was given an easel when she was about a year and half and it has served her well: its beaten up, painted on, an eye sore and now, it is time to find it another purpose... This thing is [...]

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Button Burlap Heart

Mom, Em and I headed up to Fayetteville, TN to visit Sir's Fabric Store for some fabric shopping and ran across bags and bags of buttons for $3 to $5  - well,  we were all over that.  This was my [...]

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3 Generations of Art!

Hey Everyone!, I've been away from posting for a while so that I could work on bringing you all more options to get some artwork into your house....not everyone actually wants to paint, I get that... So I've opened up [...]

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Decorating Pillows – Embellish with Ribbons

Last weekend Em made another pillow from with a bowl of ribbon and stuff that I had made or collected that I hadn't found a use for just yet.  She started decorating another pillow while still in her pajamas. (I [...]