Being Married to a Jack of All Trades

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You know the old saying, "The cobbler's children have no shoes." Sometimes I joke, "The contractor's house is in need of repair." I remember about three years ago, my husband installed beautiful hardwood floors in our living room and dining room. They were gorgeous! These same hardwood floors were to be carried into our tiny 2 ft by 4 ft hallway. But, the day had grown long and the boys had run out of steam. "I'll get to it next weekend," he said. Fast forward one year later. I had purposefully said ABSOLUTELY nothing up to … [Read more...]

Creating Fabric Covered Chargers

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I have to confess, one of my favorite things to do is to set a table. I see it as an art project. It's a place where I get to be creative with small projects that have big impact. This year I decided to use our Snow Plush Pumpkins as the inspiration for a Wintery Tablescape. (More on that in another post.) If you've seen our tables in the past, you will know that textures and layers are important to creating a stunning table. I decided this year to use different fabrics, with different patterns as a way to create interest for my … [Read more...]

Decor ~ Best of 2013

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Our DECOR category covers all the things that inspire us about decorating the home.  In this category you will find organizing tips, home DIY projects, garden, and decor inspiration. Probably the biggest news around here this year was the opening in August of our newly redesigned online boutique, LoveFeast Shop.  This has been an exciting year of growth for us and we are loving getting to know our customers. LoveFeast Shop is our online curated boutique of beautiful home decor items, stylish accessories and gifts!  The … [Read more...]

Winter Patchwork Sweater Table Runner

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Last winter the LoveFeast Girls got together right before Christmas.   We decided to celebrate our past year and the season with a winter dinner party.  I wanted to set a mood for our winter table, that was beautiful and festive, yet cozy and relaxed.  I also wanted to show off the Snow Velvet Pumpkin set from LoveFeast Shop.  I had a vision of creamy tone on tone layers and natural elements for my winter table. This easy to make Winter Patchwork Sweater Table Runner DIY Project helps set the perfect table for the winter season … [Read more...]

How To Make A Large Birch Tree & Burlap Planter

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We're getting snow later on today, and I'll confess, I haven't finished my front porch.  With not a lot of time to spare, I'm going to be making this holiday planter with birch and greens in 7 easy steps.  Chances are you have the same items around your home that I'm going to use - a laundry hamper or bucket, some hand weights or a heavy item (to weigh down the hamper with), some burlap and greens and birch logs or trees from a local nursery or garden market. 7 Steps To A Beautiful Birch Tree & Burlap … [Read more...]

Upcycle Remodel~Bathroom

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We were all gung-ho to build and fill raised beds. My husband built the frames and we were looking into the best places to buy dirt and compost. Then one day, I was in my office and caught a whiff...of mildew. It was wafting down from my boy's flat. I called my husband and said, "I'm changing the order of the "honey do" list. I want to move raised beds to number two and put the boy's bathroom up to number one." That weekend, he began the demo. He had a little help. We wanted to do this on a budget. When we had … [Read more...]

Paper Topiary Tree DIY

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We are always looking to create a festive table whenever we throw a party or host an event. We created this paper topiary tree with materials from around the house.  Not only was it cost effective, we think it turned out quite festive.  This DIY Paper Topiary Tree decoration would be perfect for a reception table, wedding, or spring party. DIY Paper Topiary Tree Party Decoration Materials:  Hot Glue Gun, Pins, Scissors, Burlap, Old Vase, Wood Dowel, Brown Paper Bags, Dried Spanish Moss, Floral foam, Styrofoam Ball Step … [Read more...]

Batik: Using Natural Dye from Avocado

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I have a thing for fabric. It's a love affair really that started years ago when thrifting and yard sale hopping with my mom. She collected dollies and vintage handkerchiefs which eventually became the adornment of a handmade pillow. My affair with fabric took hold when I had my own home to decorate. I've collected paper thin linen, antique napkins with initials stitched on the corners, embroidered dish towels edged in lace that I turned into kitchen curtains and runners woven together with fiber and metal. I love to layer … [Read more...]

DECOR Best Of 2012

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Our DECOR posts cover all the things that inspire us about decorating the home.  In this category you will find organizing tips, home DIY projects, garden, and decor inspiration.  Below is a recap of some of our favorite posts from DECOR. Above image from Home Office Decor. Just Because Creating Wonder In Your Home Glitterizing A Vintage Picture How To Make A Vintage Frame Cork Board Velvet Pumpkins Inspired Fall Mantel Front Porch Outdoor Inspiration Do you have any New Year's goals for new DECOR this … [Read more...]

Magical Fairy Container Garden

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I've been thinking of doing a fairy garden for some time ~ and since warm spring weather has been playing hide and seek with us here in Minnesota, I decided to take matters into my own hands and make an inside fairy container garden.  Fairies it turns out are kinda overpopulating and are in need of habitats - thus the rage.  And, well with my bff all the way in Maryland, I'm thinking why not make friends with some invisible people.  (Hmmmm. Lonely for some girl time much?) Fairy Gardens are starting to become popular enough … [Read more...]