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DIY – Painted Pinecones, Pinterest Inspired

Today I’m talking pinecones.  I saw theses beautiful pastel colored ones not too long ago when surfing Pinterest.  In fact, I pinned the idea to my DIY and Craft Inspired board.



Back in early summer I posted about our trip to some Oregon golf courses and my obsessive determination to pick up and bring home every pinecone that had fallen from the Ponderosa Pines.  i’m talking huge and gorgeous pinecones.  Read about that here.

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So I grabbed some Ponderosa pinecones and some smaller ones saved from my neighborhood walks and some Rustoleum’s gold, turquoise and light blue spray paint.  Here’s what I ended up with.  They look so pretty in my newly painted living room (yes, post still coming).

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What about you?  Have you decorated with pinecones?  Happy Wednesday!


Patriotic Postcards & Other July 4 Inspiration

Happy Saturday and the last day of June.  Here in the Northwest the sun didn’t show itself very much this month.  Our summer weather usually kicks in beginning  July 1, so cross your fingers.  It’s early, 6is to be more exact, I’m having my morning cup of coffee, hubby and son {home again from FL for 3 weeks, and the puppy are still sleeping}.

This weekend I want to do a bit of red, white and blue decorating.  I already had the spray cans out yesterday.  I thought I would go to my Pinterest Board of July 4 Ideas.

I have fallen in love with patriotic / vintage postcards.

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Maybe you’re interested in some quick wall art, also on my Pinterest Board.

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What’s better on the 4th of July then food!  Yummo!  This cake rocks!

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Check out my July 4 Pinterest Board for more inspiration and have a grrrrreat weekend!


My Favorite Pinterest Board(s)

Do you love Pinterest as much as I do.  It’s just so darn much fun searching, pinning and planning.  But I have the most fun naming my boards.  Today I just wanted to share a few of those with you.  Should you want to look and maybe follow all my boards, just click here.

My most favorite board I have is The Gift Is In The Wrap.  I get a real joy in wrapping presents for my friends and family.  Here’s a few that rate at the top of my list as cute, creative and sassy plus so simplistic using items such as lace, ribbon and buttons.

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Another of my favorite boards I pin to is  Wall Pizzazz.  I’ve put all kinds of things here.

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Come check out my birds and I guarantee you’ll get plenty of inspiration.


31 Days To Clutter Free / Day 20 – Confessions + More Organizing Ideas

Happy Day 20 of…

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I gave you a commitment yesterday.  I told you I was going to de-clutter my laundry room today.  Confession time –  It is hard and challenging to do a daily clutter task after a 8-9 hour work day and a 2 hour commute.  I made a dent in the room and plan on continuing tomorrow night.

For today’s post I thought I would share some random and very cool organizing ideas from Pinterest.  Enjoy!

Flip Flop Hangers…I could seriously take up a chunk of my closet.  Maybe my Rubbermaid tote in the garage is the perfect place for them, all of them

Flip Flop Hangers

Do you have an  extra paper towel holder you were planning on getting rid of?  With Christmas commin I’m just sayin it might come in handy


Beautiful files!  Love the color coding…


These handy little buckets are available at the Dollar store for oh yeah! $1.00…


I’m thinking of posting this on the garage door into the utility room.  It will put me in the right frame of mind everyday when I come home!

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Empty Kleenex box for plastic bag.  Genius!

Empty Kleenex box for plastic bags

Clips from bread bags.  Can you believe it?

makes you go dahhhhh doesn't it:) Bread clippies. Brilliant

Old dresser drawer…


Are you inspired to go find and organize some more?


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