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DIY Six Dollar or so Family Dollar Chalkboard
Regretfully, I've been kinda neglectful in Storybookland lately. I have some new and exciting ideas running around in my head, and action steps in those general, becoming more specific, business plans. But I have not forgotten my dear storybook-cottagian fr...

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How to Make a HUGE HUGE Bow
Today Friend Danielle asked on fb " Any idea where I can find a huge huge bow for the kids playhouse?" Now, she wasn't asking me specifically...but because I have nothing better to do four days before Christmas, I decided I'd like to figure out how one make...

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Turn this Into That...A Red Paris Bookcase
It feels great to finish a project. Even though it took me at least 6 months to get this one done, it became just what I knew it could be. Here it is in it's beginning sadness.  Not only did it look like most other little bookcases, when we brought it home,...

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How I Made a Snowman and Snowlady Canvas
This project is a "turn this into that" post for sure. I needed something fun but not too expensive for an upcoming cookie swap. Off to the Family Dollar I went for ideas. I saw these. Er er er er errrr. And I knew I had this at home. Using a small roller t...

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Birthday Cake On A Budget
I've become a pin addict.  Pinterest has become an almost daily activity. It's a brilliant forum for visual learners and puter-togetherers such as myself. Sara and I had lots of fun looking through pins together , as we anticipated the putting together of h...

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Birthday Cake On A Budget
I've become a pin addict.  Pinterest has become an almost daily activity. It's a brilliant forum for visual learners and puter-togetherers such as myself. Sara and I had lots of fun looking through pins together , as we anticipated the putting together of h...

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Creating an Inexpensive Patisserie for a French Tea Party
To make the les dessert table for Sara's french-themed tea party, I started with a light pink sheet bought at Goodwill for her three-year-ago birthday party, one of the table trellis's ( how-to here ), a white paint marker, and two pieces of black poster bo...

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Creating an Inexpensive Patisserie for a French Tea Party
To make the les dessert table for Sara's french-themed tea party, I started with a light pink sheet bought at Goodwill for her three-year-ago birthday party, one of the table trellis's ( how-to here ), a white paint marker, and two pieces of black poster bo...

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10 Mile Yard Sale!
Today was the 10 mile yard sale! It happens twice a year...spring and fall. I didn't get out until around 1pm...it ends at 3, and even then I spent much of that time having conversations with run-into-friends. And that's okay, because they were important co...

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Fall Vintage Polka Dots
I recently found this vintage polyester dress at Goodwill, and wore it last week to run a few errands/get things done. The cardigan one of my new favorites. The camera didn't seem to focus well...probably on the wrong setting, as I grabbed it before heading...
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