A Trash to Treasure Outdoor Wedding

This past weekend, I attended the wedding of two dear friends and I just have to share some photos of the creative decorations the bride made. The wedding and reception were held at the rustic camp where my husband works, the camp where the couple first met as children.  A parking area becomes reception space. Guests carried their chairs from the ceremony site before dinner.  Gift table and wedding favors.  Book pages made a runner for some tables.  Matchboxes and tealight candles. There was a special story the couple shared that inspired this favor.  A memory window featuring everyone involved […]

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Lamp Needs a Makeover – What Would You Do?

Normally, I feature What Would You Do with This? questions on Wednesdays. But this time, it’s a friend emergency. My friend’s thoughtful mother-in-law got her a lamp to replace one that she has been wanting to change out. I really do mean thoughtful, and not sarcastically. Her MIL found it at a thrift sale. I think it has a lot of charm, but it doesn’t quite fit my friend’s style. So, to honor her sweet MIL, my friend really wants to make this work in her home.She isn’t sure yet what she would change about it, but she wants something […]

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Upcycled Tin Can Snowman that Melts Your Heart

Where I live in Northern Wisconsin, we haven’t had a day where the temperatures have climbed to the 50s since sometime last year. Our winters can be long, and I leave snowman stuff out from November to the end of April.Yep. We get our use out of our winter decorations!My mom recently made me another snowman for my collection. She’s inspired by the plethora of ideas on Pinterest. And, being a school cook she has access to a lot of empty tin cans. So, she created this snowman for me. His arms are a little long, and they went off […]

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How to Plan for Successful Flea Market Shopping

Flea Market and Garage Sale season is coming. In fact, it has already arrived in many areas. I’m still buried in many inches of snow in the northwoods, and it will be a while before we get into sale season.No matter when your season begins, it’s never too early to plan ahead. House of Harvest has a great post with tips for successful flea market and yard sale shopping. From planning ahead, to what to bring, to how to shop and bargain, this post has it all.Here’s a photo of blog owner Lindsea on her blog. Can you see her […]

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