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The Peacock Office in a Box

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  If you're thinking you've heard this before, you are correct!  This is not a first, but it is a beauty and I must share it with you.  At the end of this post, I will share the links to the original 'Office In a Box'.  But, first, let me w elcome you back to the 'Do It Over' Designers blog hop.  We are a group of bloggers who love to recycle/upcycle/DIY.  I'm so happy to host this blog hop and hope you'll visit everyone to see what they have to share with you.  Their links will be listed at the end of this post.  Now, let's talk about that box.... Needless to say, it didn't look anything like this when I found it. I saw an ad on fb marketplace for a silverware box and when I picked it up I was pleased to see it still contained the silver.  It wasn't a complete set and also contained some odd pieces, but for $5 I wasn't complaining.  Take a look at this pattern: Sorry, I digress..... The box was quite scuffed-up and the veneer on the top

Party In Your PJ's #342

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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 Looking Forward : It's my New Year post and I've asked a few questions.  I hope you'll stop over and share some of your thoughts. Let's have a look at this week's features: Handmade Felt Brooch - Pillar Box Blue Absolutely darling! Wooden Houses - She's Crafty Candice has made such a variety of houses.  Stop by to see them all. 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

Looking Forward

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Welcome Back and Happy New Year!  I hope you are safe, healthy, and happy.  It certainly has been a rough ride and I'm not going to lie, I had little to no 'Holiday Spirit' this year. It's 2021 and we may have 'stalled', but I still have hope for a brighter future, so let's move on..... It's that time of year when many bloggers create special posts on their blogs.   Many choose a 'word' to inspire them in the new year and others  look back at the previous year and share their favorite or most popular posts.  Not me! Nope!  I've decided to go in a different direction. The past couple of years I've done a special post for the beginning of the new year too.  There was Keepin' It Real in 2019  where I shared my 'not so perfect' house and projects to be done.  Last year was Hello 2020  telling who I am, what my 'style' is, and sharing my projects and passions.  Feel free to read them.  They're not very long, but since I

Party In Your PJ's #341

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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 Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix : There's nothing like a cup of hot cocoa on a cold Winter day! Let's have a look at this week's features: Make Your Own Honey Soap - Kiku Corner Doesn't it sound soothing? Paper Chandelier - SimpleJoys A beautiful paper creation! 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.

Hot Cocoa for Winter

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  Hot cocoa bars and hot cocoa bombs were all the rage for the holidays, but, it's still winter and there's nothing like a cup of hot cocoa to warm you up on a cold winter day.   Welcome back to  10 on the 10th ,  a group of bloggers sharing ideas and inspiration for under $10.  Our theme this month is 'Winter Blues' - anything Winter or blue and I've got just the thing! While hot cocoa bombs sound delicious and hot cocoa bars look amazing, often the ingredients didn't really thrill me.  People were using pre-made cocoa mix and from my experience, anything you buy pre-made tends to have extra ingredients that don't sound very appetizing.  Here's a list of the ingredients of a popular brand of hot cocoa mix: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Modified Whey,  Cocoa  (Processed with Alkali), Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Nonfat Milk, Less Than 2% Of: Salt, Dipotassium Phosphate, Mono- and Diglycerides, Natural Flavor.  Some of those ingredients make me raise an eyebrow (especi

Party In Your PJ's #340

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Happy New Year and 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 I hope your holidays were safe, healthy, and happy.  Granted, things were different this year, but I am looking forward to a New Year filled with amazing possibilities.  How about you? I've taken a little break from blogging this holiday season, but will be back soon with new projects to share with all of you.  The blog has a new cover photo and Rosie now has her own page - she hopes you'll check it out! Let's have a look at this week's features: How to Sew a Fabric Basket - Hello Sewing Upcycled Book Page Gift Bags - Sum of Their Stories Here's a b

Party In Your PJ's #339

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Welcome 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. This will be the last party of 2020.  Nina and I are taking a little break for the holidays, but we'll be back at the beginning of January 2021!  Wishing all of you a very Happy Holiday Season! Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook  // Pinterest  // Twitter Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook  // Pinterest  // Instagram This week I shared NYE - 2020 Style! I think I've found the perfect solution! Here are this week's features: Steampunk Sock Gnomes - Unique Creations by Anita Just Add a Little Greenery - My Home of All Seasons 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'