Springtime Mailbox Refurbishment

It must be nearly spring!  Houses are selling in our neighborhood quickly, and lots of families are out doing beautification projects.  When I was driving around our neighborhood, I was noticing that there were a lot of pretty mailboxes, and I started thinking that we needed to replace ours.  After pricing them, and realizing the cost, and acknowledging that all my mailbox needed was a little TLC, I decided that a mailbox refurbishment rather than a replacement was in order.  I thought I’d share how I went about refurbishing our mailbox, as it takes only a couple of hours, spaced over a weekend.  With the springtime weather, this is such an easy DIY to spruce up your outdoor home!

Does your mailbox look weathered and untidy? Don't replace it! You can update it inexpensively with paint and vinyl following this mailbox refurbishment to make your house stand out!
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DIY Wool Felt Ball Christmas Tree

I can’t remember the first time I saw wool felt balls, but I do enjoy creating projects with felt, and I’m quite partial to small Christmas trees.  However, wool felt balls are equally fun to create and design with.  Most of the time, I’ve seen them turned into garlands or rugs, but you could also make them into mobiles or hotplates.  Or in this case, a super easy DIY Wool Felt Ball Christmas Tree.  This is a craft that you can make in less than the length of one episode of The Christmas Story or Elf.  It will take a bit longer to dry, but by the next morning, you’ll have your very own Wool Felt Ball Christmas Tree to decorate your mantel or holiday display!

Not sure what to do with your collection of wool felt balls? How about making a simple wool felt ball Christmas tree. You can accomplish it in about an hour, and after it dries overnight, it will look awesome in any Christmas vignette, mantel or display!
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Gilmore Girls Fan Notebook

Based on my Facebook feed, I would hazard a guess that I’m not the only woman out there who is thrilled  that we are getting to see what happened to Rory and Lorelai in the last ten years in new episodes of the Gilmore Girls.  I’m not sure what made this show a cult classic for women, but it was.  It was for me.  I have the complete series on DVD, just in case Netflix decides to stop making them available.  The Mellow Man says that while he is in love with Lauren Graham, the dialogue on the show is rather exhausting and fast.  That got me to thinking– maybe that’s why we women love the show so much!  It’s the clever repartee between Rory and Lorelai Gilmore.  There are so many great conversational moments and quotes from the Gilmore Girls, particularly from Lorelai Gilmore, and I have a hard time picking my overall favorite.  That being said, I think one of my top 5 quotes is about flexibility, “As long as everything is exactly the way I want it, I’m totally flexible.”  That quote describes me, and actually most of my household.  In honor of the release of all new Gilmore Girls episodes and my love of the show, I used that quote to create an easy Gilmore Girls Fan Notebook.

Are you excited about the new episodes of the Gilmore Girls? Here's an easy to make Gilmore Girls Fan Notebook to toss in a bag that has one of Lorelai's best quotes on the cover!
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Essential Oil Storage Tutorial

As you probably know from all of my recent posts related to essential oils, I’ve grown quite a collection of those tiny bottles. (Have you checked out my Romantic Rose and Jasmine Sugar Scrub, my easy room deodorizer, and my Peppermint Tea Tree Body Wash?) Well, Walnut Hollow was looking for organizational ideas for their awesome wooden box collections, and I knew that their Cornice Box would be a perfect Essential Oil organizer. Well, with some thin pieces of wood, paint and craft felt, I was able to create a lovely little decorative box to hold all of my bottles of essential oils. You can find the full tutorial over at Walnut Hollow today.

Are you looking for ways to organize all of your little essential oil bottles? Check out this tutorial over at Walnut Hollow using there Cornice Box that I wrote this week (https://walnuthollowcrafts.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/essential-oils-organizer/)

If you visit the post, be sure to let me know what you think, and how do you organize your essential oils.

Are you looking for ways to organize all of your little essential oil bottles? Check out this tutorial over at Walnut Hollow using there Cornice Box that I wrote this week (https://walnuthollowcrafts.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/essential-oils-organizer/)

My $5 Thrifted, Chalky Paint High Chair

Have you ever had a project that takes years to finish. This was one of those projects. It was on my “Honey-Do” list for two years. Mellow Man asked me to please, please finish it, and I did– earlier this fall. Honestly, I love how it came out, and was delighted when I found this high chair for sale at a consignment sale for $5. It seemed like a steal, and I figured that with a coat or two of painted, I could have a wonderful thrifted, chalky paint high chair that would look perfect in our dining room.

My Mom Made That: My $5 Thrifted Chalky Paint Highchair
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