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Party In Your PJ's #292

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's. I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces.


Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared my herb rack:
It came from very humble beginnings - a junk pile exposed to all the elements!


Let's take a look at the features:
Little Vintage Cottage Craft Studio Makeover - Little Vintage Cottage
I love all the 'vintage' and all of the collections.  There is SO much to see...I wonder if Tania will invite me over?

Elegant Vintage Table - Wise Little Owl Furniture
Stop by to see this end table in it's original finish.  You won't recognize it!
Here's a button for you, Ladies:
Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share,…

Spoon Rack to Herb Rack

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If you grow your own herbs, you know the need for a place to dry them.  Last summer, mine were draped over every surface I could find, so when I found a spoon rack at a little shop last fall, I knew exactly what to do with it.  
Let me begin by saying it wasn't nearly as nice as this.  When I found it, it was outside in a pile of junk, exposed to all the elements.  I started to clean it but stopped myself for a picture. Pretty gross, huh?  I used Murphy's Oil Soap and a blue scrub pad to get the layers of dirt off of it. I left it in the sun to dry and it was looking better already! Next came a little sanding and filling.  The cracks and gaps were filled with wood putty but those cut-outs for the spoons were pretty rough. I do have a Dremel with some of those handy little sanding attachments, but I was working outside and that meant I'd have to go to the basement to get it.  So I went 'old-school' with some sandpaper wrapped around a pencil. I even used my fancy pencil …

Party In Your PJ's #291

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's. I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces.


Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared my Essential Oils Organizer:
They're a perfect fit and you can't beat the price!

Let's take a look at the features:
How to Upcycle a Frame Into a Headboard - The DIY Dreamer
Such a creative way to repurpose an old frame!

Irish Pub Style Potato Nachos - Chasing My Life
My Irish heritage is telling me I must make these!


Here's a button for you, Ladies:
Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

Rules: Link to your post, not your home page. Link to something YOU made, wrote, or thought. No Etsy o…

Organizing Your Essential Oils

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Welcome to the first Ten on the 10th post for 2020.  Our theme is Organization/Home Hacks and I am thrilled to be hosting this month. We have lots of ideas for you,  so let's get started!

Have you been bitten by the essential oils bug?  I wasn't exactly bitten, but my daughter uses them and gifted my husband and me a set of oils and a diffuser, which we both love.  The problem was keeping those little bottles of oils organized.  The oils are kept in a cabinet and every time I went looking for a new oil to diffuse, I ended up pushing them around, knocking some over, until it looked something like this:
Since I like to keep things tidy, I needed a way to keep my oils organized.  While walking through the dollar store one day, I spied this little organizer and had an epiphany! It was the perfect size for those little bottles and each row was 'stepped'.  
As soon as I got home, I peeled off the plastic and put the oils into the organizer.  I purposely place the 0.5 oz. bottle o…

Party In Your PJ's #290

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Happy New Year and welcome back to Party In Your PJ's. The holidays went by in a flash and I'm ready for Spring.  How about you?  I'm excited to see what you have to share, so link up your ideas and don't forget to share the party with others.


Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared Hello 2020, a post about who I am and what this blog is all about.  I hope you'll take the time to read it.

  I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

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Hello 2020

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I debated for a long time on the first post of the new year.  There were so many ways to go...

A look back at favorite posts from 2019?  No, I firmly believe in looking forward.A New Year's Resolution?  Certainly not my style and I never keep them anyway.A 'word' for 2020?  That falls under the resolution category.Then I started thinking about this blog - its style, its purpose, what is actually is, and isn't.  Now I was getting somewhere! 

I started this blog over five years ago to share the journey of just retiring and buying a new cottage.  I promised to share it all...the good, the bad, and the ugly and I think I've fulfilled that promise with the porch repairs, the filthy fence, selling the old and buying a new cottage, and many diy and crafty projects - too many to list.  In the midst of all of it, I shared my own personal style. 

What is that style you ask?  It's many things, but let's start with what it isn't.  It is not trendy , I do not follow th…

Merry Christmas From Rosie!

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If you recall the last post about Rosie, she informed me that she wanted something 'fabulous' for a Christmas outfit.  Here she is:

She promises to explain how it was done before next Christmas.  
Wishing you and yours the happiest of holiday seasons.  The Apple Street Cottage is taking some time off and will return in early January 2020.