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Keepin' It Real in 2019

It all started with planning....
Planning posts for a blog is something all bloggers do.  I have a system (sort of) for the year that starts with writing down the months of the year on a piece of paper (yes, paper, I'm old-school like that!)  From there, I jot down my ideas for each month, paying attention to seasons and holidays.  These ideas turn into projects that are assigned to dates for posts.  All of this is done in pencil in case something else comes along and an idea and/or project gets  reassigned to a new date.  
Since January sneaks up pretty quickly, I turn a lot of attention to that month in the beginning of this process.  This time I had a few thoughts that coincide with a new year...resolutions, word for the year, organization, favorite projects from last year...you get the idea, but none of it was 'jumping out at me'.  Then it hit me like a ton of bricks.  It's time to show everyone what things really look like on a daily basis.  
When I first started thi…

Party In Your PJs #241

Welcome back to Party In Your PJs where your posts will be seen on three different blogs each week.  I hope you find something that inspires you and you share something to inspire others! 
If you had trouble linking last week. please accept our apologies.  We were given the 'new-improved' version and certainly wasn't improved at all.  Fortunately, we are back to the original and there shouldn't be any more problems.

Let's meet the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Lynda @ Review, Chews, & How-Tos Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter // Instagram
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram

This week I shared my Humidor Upcycle


Here are my features:
Baked Apple Dumplings - 3 Winks Design
Perfect on a cold, winter day!

Vintage Chair Restoration - Kippi At Home
Such an amazing transformation! Make sure you visit the other Co-hosts at their blogs.  We each  choose our own features.


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

Humidor Upcycle

It's been quite a week around here and it all started with the link party.  The site we use for the link-up decided to give us the 'new, improved version'.  Needless to say, it may have been new, but certainly NOT improved!  If you had trouble with it, please accept our apologies and, rest assured, we've gone back to the old version starting next Tuesday.  I hope you'll stop by and link up with us at Party In Your PJs!
On a happier note, Thursday, I joined a group of talented bloggers for Ten on the 10th.  Every month, on the 10th we get together to share our DIY/decorating/craft ideas under $10.  The theme this month was Valentine's Day, so if you need a little inspiration, and you missed the post, click HERE.
Right now, we are experiencing an arctic blast with temperatures in the single digits and a wind chill below zero.  Have I ever mentioned how much I hate dislike winter?  So, I'm going to share the little table that my husband found last summer...when …

Ten on the 10th - Rustic Heart

Welcome to a new feature that you will be seeing here on the 10th of each month .  Let me explain...about a week ago I was invited to join a wonderful group of bloggers for a monthly blog hop called, "Ten on the 10th", where DIY/decor ideas are shared costing $10 or less.  Fun, right?
Come along with me as I join this talented group of ladies.  This month's theme is Valentine's Day.

Since I only had about a week to come up with my idea and get it done, I used my 'go-to' material:  pallet wood to make a rustic heart.  I started by drawing my pattern and cutting it out with my jig saw.

Both pieces were sanded since pallet wood can be quite rough: Next came the red craft paint that was pretty bright: Sorry this is blurry.  That's what happens when your rushing. I toned-down the red with a little antiquing medium: The two pieces were glued together and a strip of wood spanning both of them across the back was screwed in. Using my Cricut, I cut the word 'Love'…

Party In Your PJs #240

Happy New Year and welcome back to Party In Your PJs where your posts will be seen on three different blogs each week.  I hope you find something that inspires you and you share something to inspire others! 

Let's meet the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Lynda @ Review, Chews, & How-Tos Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter // Instagram
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram

This week I shared my Laundry Detergent Dispenser Cover

Here are my features:
How to Style a Christmas Vintage Printers Tray - Pillar Box Blue
When flea market season arrives and you find one of these, you'll know what to do with it!
Holiday Gift Giving Ideas - Mama of Many Blessings There's no such thing as too many gift ideas!
I know you may be thinking, 'Really, Ann? Christmas ideas?'   Let's face it,  it's never too early to start planning for Christmas.  Who's with me?
Make sure you visit the other Co-hosts at their blogs.  We each  cho…

Laundry Detergent Dispenser Cover

Happy New Year and welcome back!  I hope your holidays were jolly and you're ready for a new year of projects, ideas, and fun! Did you make any resolutions? Eat less junk food?  Exercise more? Stop procrastinating?  Resolutions are not my thing, but, man, I have a 'to-do' list that's as long as my arm...and I'll be sharing all of it right here. 

Since it's a new year and everyone is energized to start some new projects and get organized, let me share my start on the laundry/powder room in my 128 year old house.  
We buy our laundry detergent in the large economy size and it has always sat on top of the washer and dryer (they're stacked) with the spigot hanging over the edge. The problem was it didn't look nice at all:
Time to get started on an easy fix for this eyesore.  I started out with a few simple items: You may remember the contact paper from mymedicine cabinet makeover. I also used these: The first step was to measure the width of the spigot so a hole…