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Transformation Tuesday

Aubre, from Ohio, sent me some photos of her latest transformations. She’s been busy turning trash to treasure! I’ll feature some of her ideas this week and then watch for part two later this month. Plus, check out her blog, The Rice’s World for more ideas.This bird bath would certainly add color to a garden! Aubre took a bunch of windows and transformed them into art. Doesn’t she have fun colorful taste? This one is my favorite!This dollhouse got a major upgrade.Thanks for sharing Aubre! Be sure to grab my “I was featureed” button on the side.Michelle Trash to Treasure Decorating View the […]

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Book Review: The Shadow of Your Smile

I just saw the interview with Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, the couple whose real life story is portrayed in the number one movie of this past weekend, The Vow. Krickitt lost her memory of her marriage to Kim in a car accident, but he started the relationship from scratch, dating her and patiently waiting while she fell in love with him all over again. Krickitt never regained her memory of their early years together, but they’ve built a solid marriage since the accident and even had a second wedding to renew the vows she didn’t remember. The story they told […]

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Weekend Top 6 Most Pinteresting

Since I asked a question about what you would do with a wire basket in WWYD Wednesday, I’ll share some of my favorite wire basket ideas from Pinterest. I have several wire baskets that came from a freezer, and I use two of them on the shelves in my refrigerator. They hold all of the little jars that usually would get lost at the back of the frig and I can pull them out like drawers to get to stuff. However, I’m thinking I might rescue them for decorating after seeing the fun ideas on Pinterest. I love this basket. […]

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Weekend Most Pinteresting

I was at a crafters retreat all weekend, and I forgot to set up a post before I left. Oops. So, I’ll share my most favorite and “pinteresting” finds from last week. I love this little memo board from Cinnaberry Suite. It’s made from a cookie sheet! This unnusal shelf from Better Homes and Gardens caught my eye. I have one hanging right side up by my front door, but this one is unique. I like the creative use of an old door knob in this bird house.   http://www.flickr.com/photos/vopro22/4791633042/ Aren’t these snowmen from Mason jars or mayonnaise jars cute? […]

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Weekend Pinterest Favorites

My favorites from Pinterest this week. I tried to track the photos down to the original blogs. Notice the mason jar theme… This mason jar idea makes for creative storage of arts and crafts supplies and much more! See the original post on Weeping Cherries. These jars are tinted for decoration purposes. See how to make them on the Momtastic blog. Better Homes and Gardens shows some pendant lights made from mason jars. Add caption  And I saw this other pendant light idea on Pinterest too, but I couldn’t find the blog it belonged to. When you click the photo, […]

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Book Review – Heart Echoes by Sally John

I’d like to introduce you to a brand new book, Heart Echoes, by Sally John. It isn’t out yet, but it’s available for pre-order, and I’m so glad I got to read a preview copy. From the Back of the Book: In the aftermath of a massive Los Angeles earthquake, the perfect existence Teal Morgan-Adams has built begins to crumble. Teal’s daughter, Maiya, is determined to learn the identity of her biological father, despite the loving devotion of her stepdad, River Adams. But that’s a secret Teal hoped would remain buried forever. She has never shared the truth with anyone […]

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My Pinterest Faves from this Week

Welcome to the weekend Pinterest feature of my three favorites “pins” from this week. These black and white projects are all fabulous examples of re-purposing and getting creative. I love this idea for painting the inside of a pantry cabinet with chalkboard paint from Eleven Magnolia Lane. I love, love love these paper roses made from old books featured on Pinterest from 100 Layer Cake. This upcycled silver serving spoon turned wall sconce from Katies Rose Cottage Designs Blog is sweet. Michelle Trash to Treasure Decorating View the full post at http://www.trashtotreasuredecorating.com

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Transformation Tuesday – Modern, Monogram Dresser

T2T Reader Leslie from Sweet, Sweet Simplicity shared a transformation project with me recently. She took this plain dresser… She notched out the fronts to match an idea she’d seen on Anthropologie… …and turned it into this: I love it Leslie! It’s a perfect for Transformation Tuesday. Check out the full post with Leslie’s step-by-step process at Sweet Sweet Simplicity. Michelle Trash to Treasure Decorating View the full post at http://www.trashtotreasuredecorating.com

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I’m Hooked on Pinterest

I finally had a chance to check out Pinterest today. I’ll admit, I didn’t see what all the hype was about until I actually signed up and played with it. Oh. My. There is just a ton of great stuff on there! Lots of great T2T ideas too. I resisted because I didn’t want to waste more time surfing around the internet, but…I’m hooked and I can’t help it! In fact, I’ve decided to make it a regular feature. I’ll feature Pinterest Projects on weekends. (Check out the other features such as Transformation Tuesday, WWYD Wednesday, and more). Check out […]

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Transformation Tuesday – Kitchen Cart Makeover

Whew, it’s good to be back! I ended up taking a lot of December and the entire holiday season off from T2T blogging because I just couldn’t keep up with everything. I missed the blog and my readers, but sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do. I know, I just made the grammar police reach for their ticket books with that “gotta” stuff. Let’s get back int he T2T groove with a brand new Transformation Tuesday project. Linn and her husband, from The Home Project, have been transforming their kitchen and she wanted to share one of their […]

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