How to Make An Easy DIY Vintage Recipe Card Box

I love playing with paint, and I love the distressed shabby and vintage look. When I saw Plaid Pickle Wash, I knew it would make projects like this DIY Vintage Recipe Card Box so much easier to make! (Disclosure: Some products used in this article were provided to me by Plaid Crafts. Some links in

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Pros & Cons of Visiting Paris in Winter

I’ve been to Paris in winter twice now. The first time – a few more decades ago than I’d like to admit – I was maybe 11 years old. My main impression of the Eiffel Tower from that trip was that I was cold and unimpressed by the view. (What can I say…I was just

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Streaming Picks: The Royals Edition

There’s a lot of reasons to be royals obsessed at the moment. First, there’s my breathless anticipation of a hopefully imminent engagement announcement for Prince Harry & Meghan Markle. Then of course there’s the countdown to the next season of The Crown on Netflix. (Note that this list just assumes you’ve watched the first season

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Planning My Laundry Room Makeover

Do you ever look at galleries like this one on the HGTV website and wonder if the people who create a laundry room makeover like those actually wash clothes? Yeah, me too. I enjoy admiring those dream rooms, but they don’t resemble much the space that I call a laundry room. Who has room for

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Isn’t this blog number three?

If you’ve come here because you’re a reader of one of my craft blogs, you’re probably thinking “doesn’t she already have two other blogs?” Yes, yes I do. Which leads to question number two: why on earth would I want another blog? It is, admittedly, a question that I have wrestled with myself. But what

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