• Want to try something different this Thanksgiving. Perhaps go with a different side or dare I say not have a turkey. Here are some great alternatives that you could try this Thanksgiving.
    A Turkeyless Thanksgiivng
    Be thankful on Thursday for some new serving ideas. Contemporary ingredients turn up in Greens with Roasted Corn and Pepper Sa […]

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    The Bay Area is full of great salvage yards and reuse locations for all of your art, craft, home, and crazy needs. Want to get that old rustic feeling with an antique? Or are you looking for a weekend restoration projects? I guarantee that you can find places to buy all things old and new. Here are the best of the entire Bay Area’s […]

  • I’ve been obsessed with the little things that you can do to fix up your home in a classy way on the cheap. I started digging around and found some great ideas that I hope you will enjoy as much as I do.
    This Old House website offers various lists on inexpensive ideas that are simple and eye catching. Like this idea of replacing a p […]

  • Are you ready for Halloween? Life is so busy and holidays can be expensive. We want to share some easy crafts and tricks to get you in the holiday spirit, as well as your home in a hurry.
    Luminaries from cans:

    You can create this great luminaries by taking old food cans, a hammer, a nail, and your ideas. If a hammer and nail take too lon […]

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    The web is full of information – You can literally find a ton of  interesting things on the world of the web. You can further your education and interests online for free. I want to share some of the best websites and platforms that I’ve found helpful and just plain awesome.

    DIY websites are popping up everywhere these days. […]

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    We’ve all heard of Maker Faire by now, right? Did you know that Oakland hosts a small version of one? The East Bay Mini Maker is hosted at Park Day School and is great smaller alternative to the large Maker Faire earlier in the year in San Mateo.

    This is an event you don’t want to miss, and it’s great for the whole fami […]

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    Every once in a while you come across inspiring stories of artistic people that use their talents to create something that is literally awe inspiring. That’s what maker couple Nick Olson and Lilah Horowitz have mastered to do. They had a dream to capture a moment they shared watching a sunset years ago, so they decided to build a […]

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    “Woodn’t” your home look even more wonderful with a few warm, natural wood enhancements? And, don’t you have all that spare time to work on these during your next two days of glorious weekend?!
    Here are a few ideas to get your DIY juices flowing:
    Reclaimed wood has definitely made its mark in recent years in home d […]

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    10 Easy & Stylish Flower Arranging Tips

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    1. When it comes to color stick to a consistent color palette that is in fashion. As in clothes, think what colors you would wear together.  If the colors don’t match in an outfit, they won’t in an arrangement either.  Choose 3 colors for an easy combination (think two main […]

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    With the upcoming nuptials of a client on the horizon, we started our work on the event design and to got to crafting!  Often times, we typically see flower arrangements lining the pews and down the isle of a wedding venue (be it in a church, hall or outdoor roof).  We decided to put a little twist on this decor, and created date cards […]

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    Wrap it up: Too many gifts to wrap and too much ugly cheesy wrapping paper out there to do it. Don’t fret alternate options for wrapping is all the rage this season, so take your pick! A few of my faves are fabrics and newspaper; these sustainable and often reusable wrapping alternatives are a fun way to wrap gifts. Pick a few fabric pa […]

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    Sooo, I must admit that this year I went a little decorator-crazy for Halloween.  I have historically always loved this holiday – it’s fun, silly and it’s a day out of the year when you can have any excuse in the world to behave and look the way you choose – with little-to-no judgement!  While my costume idea thi […]

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    Like many people I know I have been saving wine corks for a while now looking for that special project where I can showcase my lovely talent of consuming wine. I have toyed around with the idea of making a corkboard (original thought, I know) out of them but I have never gotten around to it for whatever reason. However, I recently came ac […]

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    Inspiration for Wall Display
    If you are need of some inspiration for those bare walls in your home check out these templates from hubpages.com. If you are like us you have seen frame galleries popping up all over; from John and Sherry’s frame gallery over at younghouselove.com; to feature photos in the pottery barn catalog, frame galle […]

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    Have you ever made a terrarium?  I’m sure you’ve seen them around…essentially a terrarium is a glass object filled with a mini landscape of soil, small plants, flowers, rocks, etc.  They are so cute, and you can get really creative with them!  To get started:
    1. Hit up a local TJ Maxx to find a pretty glass jar &#8211 […]

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    With the new year quickly approaching and so much holiday shopping to be done, I realized that we often lose sight of all the things we have to be grateful for. I decided to come with a crafty way to help the people in my family make notes of these blessings and keep track of them. Taking the suggestion from one of my favorite blogs (www. […]