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March has me feeling hopeful.
It was a tough winter. I spent most of 2015 feeling run down. I didn't feel like me. I felt like a pale shell of myself. I was a pale shell of myself except you didn't really see it because I stopped taking pictures. Or at least, I stopped sharing them, unless the light was particularly favourable. Whenever I looked at them all I could think is how I looked pale and sick and not like me. I was physically drained and every month ...
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Squirrels are jerks. 
This is a story about a squirrel named Stubby. He only has about two-thirds is his tail. Stubby has a nest in my neighbour's (dying) ash tree. Stubby gives exactly no fucks. Stubby. On this particular morning Stubby did not care that I was standing there. He did not care that I knocked on the window. Stubby did not care about anything until he noticed the cat, at which point he jumped up and fell right off the second stor...
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I want to make these! 
I found this easy DIY fall leaf rose on Facebook but the person who posted it was not the girl who created it, Nicole Duke. I did a Google search for Nicole Duke's fall leaf roses and nothing came ...
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I want one! #HarryPotter
Library Book Bag with Harry Potter Quote Books Turn Muggles into Wizards
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Awesome. Also filed under "Things Canadians Can't Do..." unless they have a secret stash of pennies somewhere. #RIPPenny
Last September, we finished our butcher block countertops, but we didn't do our bar area. I mentioned in that post that I was open to suggestions and got the great idea to cover it in pennies and epoxy. Well, EIGHT months later, it is finally finished!
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A great thing to do with those falling apart books that can't be rescued. Or ARCs! 
Are you up for a cute and easy paper craft project?I used this easy-to-make book page bunting to decorate a little reading nook I created in my daughter’s nursery, but it could easily be used to pretty up other areas around the home. A project like this is a versatile way to add a little whimsy to your home décor.
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I typed the word October so many times and then stared at it on this image for so long that I had to double-check I was spelling it right. I hate it when that happens. 
October was a weird month. It seemed really long. I'm guess that's because we didn't have a fully functioning main bathroom and shower for ten days. I'll write about that eventually. Maybe. Best intentions and all that. This is what I read during the chaos that was October. Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out the Beatles, Made the Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll by Fred Goodman. So I do this thing where I go through the on order...
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Adorable! 
I know, I know. These things have been popping up all over the place. But, the other night after a long week of working, blogging, and cleaning, I was in dire need of some wind down time. My idea of this is spending time creating. I spend a few minutes rumbling through my DIY closet. I found an old pillow, my glue gun, and my trusty twine.
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Glitter makes everything more awesome. Even Converse. 
When it comes to my wardrobe there are a few staples for which I always rely. A-line dresses, statement necklaces, a good pair of jeans, brightly colored pants, a few nice blouses, cardigans, and Converse All Stars. I know it seems weird that with my preppy style, I love these shoes so much, ...
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We've had a gallery wall for close to a year and it still doesn't really have photos in it. The frames are up though. That totally counts, right? 
Our travel gallery wall. A collection of random frames, paintings, prints, and photographs from our adventures. Do you have a gallery wall in your home?
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We're not quite ready to switch out our wreath yet but soon! If you are making you own, it's time to start thinking about it. 
It's easy to buy a wreath, but they are actually one of the easier decorations to make. I found five fall wreaths and a banner I would love to make and that can be made even by people, like me, who are not so very crafty. Some are best for inside while others will fare just fine hanging on your front door.
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Man, I wish I could sew because RAINBOW BLANKET! 
Safe to say this is the EASIEST quilt I've ever completed. Highly recommend if you are new to quilting and looking for something high-impact and fun to start with. The hardest part was actually picking out the colored fabrics, but...
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