Patriotic Ideas and Projects

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It's that time of the year again. When red, white and blue take center stage and we completely ignore the fact that the craft stores already have Christmas items on the shelves. Because, we don't want to rush through this season, do we? No way! This is the time when we celebrate longer days, warmer air and bare feet. And, more importantly, this is the season when we celebrate our great country and what a privilege it is to live here. … [Read more...]

Easy Summer Cocktail Station

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They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And I can definitely see how this can be true when it comes to particular words in the English language. In that case though, beauty would be in the ear of the hearer right? Some words just make me absolutely cringe. I would type them out but my fingers literally REFUSE to click those keys. Other words are like music to my ears. Like the word 'Decor' and the word 'Steals'. And when you put them together it's like a beautiful … [Read more...]

Deck Decorating Ideas and Giveaway!

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I think it's time for full disclosure here. I have a serious case of porch envy. Did you know that when you search for outdoor decorating ideas on Pinterest that there are approximately 2 million pictures of cute porches and only about 50 pictures of decks? OK, so maybe that is just a slight exaggeration! ;-) I don't know why but I've just always loved porches. I see them and I covet them. There, how's that for some honesty? Porches just have an entirely different feeling than … [Read more...]

Ballard Designs Pillow Knock-Off

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I need to tell you something. I went into Michael's Crafts the other day and realized that it had been at least 2 months since I had last been there. Now, this might not seem like a really big deal to you but believe me, it is. You see, there was a time when I was there weekly. Sometimes twice a week. I was eagerly trying to come up with projects and crafts that I could show right here on the blog and many times I found myself wandering around the store just hoping a brilliant idea would … [Read more...]

How To Make Frozen Greek Yogurt

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I have a confession to make. And I hope you still like me and want to be my friend and will still sign my yearbook after you hear it. ;-) Ready? I don't really like cake all that much. Gasp! And if I had my druthers (seriously one of my favorite words ever!) I would rather have a bowl of cereal as a treat than a bowl of ice cream. Which leads me to my next confession. Ready? … [Read more...]

Chalky Finish Coffee Table Makeover

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That whole concept of it never hurting to at least ASK, is so true, isn't it? Because more often than not, the answer to the question is a 'yes'. My kids always know that when they ask us for something and there is a pause followed by a 'we'll see' it means that the odds are probably 'ever in their favor'. ;-)   … [Read more...]

Capturing a Memory

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Moms everywhere know the truth about Mother's Day. It's not the perfectly arranged floral bouquet or the velvet lined box holding expensive jewelry or even the breakfast delivered in bed on a fancy tray that we hold closest to our hearts. It's those priceless hand-made, covered in glitter, framed by popsicle sticks, dripping in glue gifts from our children which are the truest treasures.   … [Read more...]

Rustic Wood Corbels in the Dining Room

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You know the old saying, "He who hesitates is lost"? Well sometimes my friends, just sometimes, he (or she) who hesitates is lost only to be found again! A few weeks ago I paid a visit to one of my favorite consignment stores and waaaayyyy in the back, on a shelf high up in the corner I spotted a pair of wonderfully chippy, rustic wood corbels. … [Read more...]

Repurposed Candelabra Flower Planter

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Hello folks, it's me Julie from Redhead Can Decorate! Spring has finally sprung in the Midwest! I'm hoping it has where you live, too. If it has, it's time to get our hands dirty and dust off our flower pots! Today, I'm sharing a very easy, affordable, and innovative flower pot idea. Introducing my "Repurposed Candelabra Flower Planter". … [Read more...]

Taking Down the Blinds

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Hands down one of my MOST favorite parts about being a mama is the absolute joy I get from embarrassing my kiddos. And hands down one of my MOST favorite ways to do this is by singing loudly and dancing like nobody's business. I happen to think I have some awesome moves but for some reason they seem to be horrified disagree. I'm particularly fond of singing songs to them which tend to be extra annoying if you are already in a grumpy mood or have just awakened. I know, I know, it's just a tad … [Read more...]