Currently Browsing: April 2014

Upcycling Old Artwork with Homemade Gesso

We didn’t come across any artwork at the thrift store that would go well in our Upcycle Challenge room that was ready to go, so we decided to update two sets of artwork using homemade gesso and paint, and we love the way both projects turned out.  Today we’ll feature our updated baby prints.  Here’s […]

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DIY Old T-Shirt Rag Rug

For our Upcycle Challenge room we wanted to use as many vintage and thrifted items that we could and knew that finding a thrifted rug (or rugs) for the space might be bit of a challenge, mainly because they are usually well-worn and way past a second life after they have been thrifted, so we went […]

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Five Things {Weekly Link-Up Party}

It has been a week of ‘randomness’ which is the route I’m taking for my five things this week: 1.  After completing the Habitat for Humanity Upcycle Challenge project last week we had one of two open house tours last weekend and it went way better than we had imagined.  Visitors were asking my Mom […]

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Easy Upcycled Bird Feeder Tutorial

Since I am celebrating Earth Day all week long I wanted to share some simple instructions on how to make an easy and upcycled bird feeder using old milk and juice cartons. This Earth Day my Women’s Group went to our local Boys and Girls Club and the kids loved making these bird feeders – so this […]

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Giveaway!

WAHOO!  I made it to 100 likes on my Facebook page, thank you!  Now’s the time for that awesome giveaway with The World Around Her that we promised… and we have some pretty fabulous handmade items from some of the best woman-owned businesses we know! Grand Prize: This adorable turband headband by Mila Rose Designs and a $40 gift card to HorseFeathers Gifts! (valued […]

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Local News Feature: Montco Habitat for Humanity hosts design challenge

I wanted to share this great article from Montgomery Media about the Upcycle Challenge I am currently involved in! April 19, 2014 | By Victoria Wolk Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County has launched its first-ever UpCycle Challenge, which gives five local women the chance to transform an empty home into something a little more […]

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Giveaway Coming Soon…

WAHOO!  I made it to 100 likes on my Facebook page, thank you!  Now’s the time for that awesome giveaway with The World Around Her that we promised… Be sure to spread the word because we have some pretty fabulous handmade items from some of the bestest woman-owned businesses we know…. Mila Rose Designs, HorseFeathers Gifts, Vintage Vinyl Journals, and Erica Jacqueline […]

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Food Allergies and Food Allergy Education Day

As I’ve mentioned before once or twice I plan on my blog taking on some more “life” topics after the Habitat Upcycle Challenge is complete.  My plan is to provide a nice mix of DIY, crafts, “everyday Mom topics” and Food Allergy and FPIES (more on that later) topics. My daughter was diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies […]

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25 Easy Ways to Go Green!

Happy Earth Day Week! Earth Day is officially tomorrow, April 22nd, so this week my blog will be focused around ways to “Go Green!” Recently I was a co-chair for my Women’s Groups 2nd Annual Green Fair held last month.  Our Green Fair is open to the public and focuses on learning ways to help […]

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Five Things {Link-Up Party!}

I’ve been blogging just under a month and I had no idea what a link-up party was… I kept seeing them on other blogs but wasn’t really sure how it all worked and, honestly, was afraid to crash the party and we all know how much we hate that! So I’m taking some advice and […]

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