Wednesday, December 17

In The Word Wednesday


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Sunday, December 14

Make Your Own DIY Stencil and Linky Party #206

 
 
 
Welcome To The 206th Masterpiece Monday! 

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Wednesday, December 10

In The Word Wednesday

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Monday, December 8

Wednesday, December 3

In The Word Wednesday

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Thursday, November 27

In The Word Wednesday



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Sunday, November 23

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Sunday, November 9

MCM Bargain Find and Linky Party #201



Welcome To The 201st Masterpiece Monday!


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Sunday, November 2

Fall in Southern California and Linky Party #200

 
 
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Sunday, October 26

Quickie Costume and Linky Party #199

 

 Welcome to 199th Masterpiece Monday!

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Sunday, October 19

DIY Modern Art Reveal and Linky Party #198

 
 
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Sunday, October 12

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Sunday, September 28

Sunday, September 21

Transitional Decorating Tips and Linky Party #194

 
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 194th Masterpiece Monday!
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Sunday, September 14

Make a Fall Succulent Pumpkin and Linky Party #193

 

Welcome To The 193rd Masterpiece Monday!


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Monday, September 8

Sunday, August 31

Beach Love Week and #191 Linky Party


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Sunday, August 24

White and Blue and Something New!



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Sunday, August 17

Sunday, August 10

Cakes From The OC Fair and #188 Linky Party

Hi, Welcome to Masterpiece Monday! I can't wait to see your great masterpiece's this week, I'm always blown away by how talented you all are. 

This week, I didn't get my project finished on time, so I'll share it next week.  This week I'll share a couple of pictures I took at the Orange County Fair of the cake competition. I'm not sure why I took only 4 pictures, because there were a lot of great entries!

 This beach cake did not win an award, but I liked it, it made me smile. It's probably within my skill level, if I were going attempt cake decorating.
 My husband liked this one. He has about a million and one pairs of tennis shoes and he loves cake, so this one has his name on it! I think this one is very cleaver.
 How cool is this octopus? I wouldn't even know how to go about making this.
This is my favorite! At first I was wondering why they were displaying succulents along with the cake entries and then realized that it was a cake! Wow!  

This Weeks Features
DIY Shell Coasters


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My Living Room Makeover


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Sunday, August 3

Welcome To The 187th Masterpiece Monday and Mini Storage Boxes!


Hi Everyone!  I'm back again with another project inspired  from my  Model Home Tour.         
Last week I posted about my Lamp Inspiration from the model home tour. This week I recreated this box and octopus display below........

I was fortunate enough to find this plastic toy octopus at a thrift store for $1.99. The plastic sea turtle I found at a yard sale for .25 cents. I decided to also make a small turtle box as well.



                                                   
For the boxes I decided to make over this tissue covered cigar box and a small oval shaped plain cardboard box I've been saving.
Now, as for painting, I would suggest spray paint made to cover plastic. However, I don't currently own any, so I wanted to see if I could get away without buying it.  I experimented by simply trying some white interior paint I got for free from the recycle center. It went on thin and didn't cover well at all. I knew it would take forever and a lot of coats to cover. So I tried mixing half paint and half white school glue. It worked better than I ever thought it would and completely covered in one coat!
I loved the pattern on the inspiration box. I wanted something that looked like marble or stone for my recreation, and I choose this scrapbook paper called turquoise and rust. For attaching the paper, I used school glue and a paint brush. Super easy.
I had enough paper left over to line the smaller box and for the outside, I used the remainder of paper from this project.


For the inside of the octopus box, I used and ocean inspired paper that I already had.

This box is perfect for tucking away the tv remotes. The other one is going to store guitar picks.





The books I used for this vignette were also purchased at the thrift store. I thought it would be amusing in particular to use 20,000 leagues under the sea!

I love both of these coffee table books!

This weeks features



Greek Lamb Chops with Lemon Yogurt Sauce from simply fresh dinners


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