More ideas to copy!

Looking online for decorating and storage ideas and found these that I really like:

A shoe rack used as a makeup organizer – super cute!

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Love these dresser drawer wall shelves!

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This idea of wall decoration is super cute – I am sure some thrift store shopping will help me locate similar items!

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I would like to copy this type of jewelry holder.

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Liking this rustic necklace display – would be easy to make!

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Every thrift store I have even been to has TONS of old jewelry boxes I could use for this type of wall shelf.

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Painted strainers with battery operated Christmas lights make a neat kitchen decoration!

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My Summer of DIY Crafts

Here’s a serving tray from the thrift store that I painted gold.  Then I lined it with wrapping paper from World Market using Modge Podge.

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This was an old, brown jewelry box (also from the thrift store) that I painted and distressed.  I covered the glass with the wrapping paper to add some nice color.

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This is a coffee mug holder that was brown wood and I painted it gold.  I am using it as a bracelet display.

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My version of “faux taxidermy” using a Christmas reindeer ornament from Hobby Lobby.  I painted the head white and left the gold glitter antlers.  Painted a thrift store frame, covered the glass with scrapbook paper and mounted the deer head.

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Another thrift store frame and some nice feather plumes from Hobby Lobby for a cool, rustic nature decoration….that my boyfriend can deal with (non-glitter girly decor) 🙂

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These are feathers that my boyfriend collected for me.  I painted them, sprinkled them with glitter and made a wall hanging using string and a twig/branch.

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More glitter painted feathers (note: don’t use glitter in your kitchen or you will be drinking glitter wine for weeks!)

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A dresser drawer I found out by the dumpster in the bulk trash area.  Painted it, lined it with Dollar Tree wrapping paper to use a a wall shelf.

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A few pairs of earrings I made using chains and beads from thrift store jewelry that I took apart.

 

And there you have it – some of the fun ideas I found online to copy.

I hope you enjoyed!

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Thanks for looking!

Fabric, glorious fabric!

 

 



Just a quick post to share a little something……
I am a beginner when it comes to sewing, but I am
an advanced crafter who is skilled at shopping for the best deals.

Looking at fabric is fun and it inspires me. I have found some great places to search
for and buy fabric online and wanted to share it with you!
Here are 2 of my favorite sites to see some adorable designer fabric:



http://www.fabricworm.com/ and http://www.hawthornethreads.com/

True Crime Documentaries

If you are a fan of true crime documentaries, here are some good ones I recently watched: 

 

You have most likely heard of this one – I remember watching when originally aired on HBO in the 90s.

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http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/paradise-lost-the-child-murders-at-robin-hood-hills

 

 

This is the follow-up to the Paradise Lost Trilogy

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http://www.sonyclassics.com/westofmemphis/

 

 

This one is on Netflix streaming and PBS I think – it is also very upsetting

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http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/centralparkfive/

 

 

You can see these episodes on CNN and Netflix – each are riveting stories.

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http://www.cnn.com/shows/death-row-stories

 

 

On PBS’s website, you can view over 200 episodes of Frontline – this one was insane

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http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/the-confessions/

 

 

This one is HIGHLY unsettling with very graphic crime scene photos – not for the faint of heart.  It is about guns in the home / guns in the hands of children (and many more tragic stories).  I was in tears throughout the entire movie.  You should be able to stream this on the HBO Documentary web page

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http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/requiem-for-the-dead-american-spring-2014

 

 

Lastly, this is another HBO Documentary with a pretty gruesome crime scene photo in the beginning of the film (beware) but this story is horrendous and made me bawl my eyes out.  It is a domestic violence situation that is hard to watch at times.  It is also released under the name “Every F___ing Day of my Life” that I found on YouTube.

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http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/every-f-ing-day-of-my-life/

My New Obsession – Mason Jar Salad Lunches!

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The Pesto Chicken Antipasto Jar is my ultimate fave!  I make 5 of them on Sunday night and then I don’t have to worry about what to bring to work for lunch!  Tasty!!!!!!

I got the “generic” Mason Jars at The Dollar Tree.  Classicos Basil Pesto in the pasta aisle at your local grocery store is what I coat my chicken with before baking it.

Two thumbs up!