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Farewell…

Farewell! I have been writing this post in my head for a while now—I finally decided to just sit down, put fingers to keyboard, and write it: I have decided to retire my blog. It has been a really great few years, and I’m thankful for all of the relationships and connections I’ve made. But …

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How to Stain & Finish Wood

How to Stain & Finish Wood One of the best things about living closer to my parents (in addition to hanging out with them, of course) is that I can use their garage for projects! Our last apartment did not have an outdoor work area, so I couldn’t really dabble in sanding or using paints …

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Upcycle a Bench

Upcycle a $10 Piano Bench

Upcycle a $10 Piano Bench It’s been a while since I’ve done an upcycled furniture project, but when I saw this $10 piano bench at a flea market a few weekends ago, I knew it would be a great way to get back into it: (This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about …

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Make a Simple Knit Sheath Dress

Make a Simple Knit Sheath Dress Since I’ve pared down my wardrobe, I don’t really do too much shopping anymore. But I’ve given myself a pass for any article of clothing that I make myself. I’m trying to improve my sewing skills, and I’ve always thought that being able to make clothes would be so …

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How to hem a maxi dress

How to Hem a Maxi Dress

This post shares tips about how to hem a maxi dress. It’s a simple process that can be done with a sewing machine or no-sew hemming tape. How to Hem a Maxi Dress Being just a few inches shy of 6-feet tall, I can’t say I’ve had to hem many things in my life. In …

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Make a Mala Necklace

Make a Mala Necklace or Bracelet

Sadly, Christine has retired her blog, Yoga dot Om, which was the original source of this mala tutorial. 🙁 Therefore, I’m updating this post to remove links to the tutorial. I’ll post the tutorial in its entirety here instead. The tutorial and photos are compliments of my sweet friend, Christine! —– I’m really excited to share this post …

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should i sell my wedding dress

Why I Sold My Wedding Dress

A Practical Take on Recycling Your Wedding Dress. (All photos thanks to the amazing and talented Michele Hart Photography. In Colorado? Hire her!) I was—and still am—completely in love with my wedding dress. Our wedding was a small affair in Estes Park, Colorado. We chose New Year’s Eve, and our parents and the officiant were …

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Henry Meets Blanche | Personal

We’ve been considering getting a second cat for a while now, but we were really worried how Henry would react. When we brought little Blanche home from the shelter, she had a serious sinus infection. So, coupled with the fact that Henry wasn’t too sure about her, we had to keep them separated. After a …

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