How to Hide Television Cords on the Wall

So televisions are mounted to the wall in most houses it seems.  At least that’s what I’m taking away from House Hunters and other home renovation shows.  And when there is a renovation, or if you have a newer home, it seems like outlets are put in strategic locations where the television might go.  Well, we have an older home.  My grandparents had it built in 1958, and until we started updating the house 5 years ago, it didn’t even have grounded wiring.  The black television wires in my bedroom where just a bit of a visual nuisance to me, so I needed to come up with a way how to hide television cords on the wall from my line of sight.  It took a few attempts to make it work, but I’m very pleased with the final results!

Hanging your television to the wall? HHere's how to hide your television electrical cords on the wall to make them less obtrusive using ribbon.
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Restored Patio Side Table

We’ve been working on making our outdoor area wonderful for entertaining. Mellow Man has been doing lots of projects, including building a play fort, and restoring our bench. What’s more, he recently cleaned out our storage shed.  There were a lot of things that we had squirreled away, not sure what to do with them, or if we should even keep them.  One of the things that was in the scrap pile was a wrought iron patio side table.  It was rusty and missing the top, so we were going to put in on the curb.  However, with a little creativity, it turned into a lovely, aqua blue restored patio side table that really adds to our outdoor entertaining space.

Use a wooden circle and an old wrought iron table form to restore your patio side table!
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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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