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Seasonal Projects

I love Thanksgiving. I love the food, the family and the reminder to stop and be thankful for all of my life. For the last couple of years, our family has done a Thankful Tree as a reminder to be purposefully thankful during the month leading up to Thanksgiving. But this year, life got in [...]

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I don’t do a whole lot of Halloween decorating. Not because I don’t like the holiday (I love it!), but mostly because it usually sneaks up on me and I’m not prepared. Shall I show you my boys store-bought costumes as proof? But my boys are of the age where a little bit of spooky [...]

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How adorable are these yarn wrapped pumpkins? Totally huggable. I think. I am crushing on all things yarn right now because I can’t resist all the yummy fall colors. I bought a few fake pumpkins last week (and pulled a some smaller ones from my stash) and wrapped them up in different shades of yarn [...]

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There’s something about fall that brings out all of my best nesting instincts. I want to bring out my snuggly blankets and fall-ify my home. I probably won’t have time to do them all, but here are just a few of the beautiful fall projects that I’ve seen lately. I would love to have a [...]

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Martha Stewart Hack

by Kimba on September 27, 2011

in Crafty Stuff,decorating,Seasonal Projects

via A couple of months ago, I saw this picture of Martha Stewart’s Gourd Garland on Pinterest. I loved it. So simple and pretty. And it made me want to put a split-rail fence all around my yard. I have no doubt that Martha’s version is made with hand-twisted, organic jute twine and air dried [...]

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We’re having a party for over 70 people on Sunday and I’m having a ball making things a little festive around here. I may have a problem, though. I bought a bunch of American flags from Oriental Trading Company and the craft store a few weeks ago and I’m putting them everywhere! All along my [...]

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Oh my word. I love this so much I may never take it down. Which will look a little strange in December, but whatev. I think the American flag is beautiful. This 5ft x 8ft American flag came from Amazon ($27.00 with free shipping). I used a few tacks and hung it right over the [...]

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It’s only the middle of June, but I’ve already got Independence Day on my mind. We have a large 4th of July party every year and I start planning for it in May. What started as a small get-together with a few friends has grown over the years and we’re expecting at least 70 people [...]

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My poor front stoop looked severely neglected after a long, hard winter. The doormat was literally torn in two. And the ick and gunk that had accumulated underneath it was too horrifying to mention. Not very welcoming is it? It’s a little too soon (up here in the cold midwest) to put out my flower [...]

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Our family will be hosting at least one (maybe more) meals over the Easter weekend. I wanted a pretty centerpiece that didn’t cost me a ton and could be used all spring and maybe summer! Enter my Easy Easter and Spring Living Centerpiece. Mine is really big, but you could do something a little more [...]

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A few weeks ago, I saw Centsational Girl’s pretty blossom candle and I was reminded of a craft that I recently did using inexpensive prayer candles. I made these with a group of kids at church, but I think it would be fun to do as a DIY Mother’s Day gift for grandma (or auntie, [...]

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Hello, sweet friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Ours was spent hiding indoors from Old Man Winter who made a very unwelcome return. Doesn’t he know it’s spring? I’m ready for some sunshine, people! But lucky for me, I had some spring inside the house because, last week, I started growing some [...]

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Because I think their Anna Moss Basket looks a wee bit like my Moss Easter Basket from last year. Check out this post for easy instructions for your own DIY Moss Basket.

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Do you want to know how to make one of these fluffy, spring butterfly wreaths? It’s ridiculously simple and I feel kind of silly even telling you. Here’s all you need: 1. A foam wreath form: I used a 12″ green form, but any size will work. I went with the green form in case [...]

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DIY Spring Wreath

by Kimba on March 8, 2011

in Crafty Stuff,Seasonal Projects

There may still be snow on the ground at Casa Kimba, but I’ve been dreaming of spring for a month. I figured it was time to replace the pine cone wreath that’s been hanging in my kitchen with something a little a little more spring-y. It was super simple (and inexpensive) to make. The base [...]

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The Winter Mantle

by Kimba on January 11, 2011

in decorating,Seasonal Projects

I think I write about my mantle more than any other topic around here. I guess that’s because 1) I love it and 2) It sets the tone for the entire first floor of our home. I like for it (and the rest of my home) to evolve with the seasons. After all the clutter [...]

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Bit by Bit: The Breakdown

by Kimba on January 4, 2011

in Organizing,Seasonal Projects

The problem-child tree came down the day after Christmas, but I haven’t been in a hurry for everything else. Then, on Sunday, the boys were all watching football and the itch started. The Un-Decorating Itch. The Christmas un-decorating is usually a frenzy of bubble-wrap and boxes. The kids run and hide. I can’t bear to [...]

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Get Down

by Kimba on December 28, 2010

in Seasonal Projects

We’re still fa-la-la-ing and the last friends and family are barely out of the driveway. But I couldn’t wait one more minute to take down the tree. Why am I such a fickle-pickle? I can’t wait to put it up and then I can’t wait to take it down. This year, I was particularly ready [...]

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A Simple Garland

by Kimba on December 13, 2010

in decorating,Seasonal Projects

I’m trying to keep things simple this year. Simple traditions. Simple gifts. Simple parties. Simple decorations. I loved my Carnival Light Garland from last year and my Gigantic Natural Garland from the year before. But I just didn’t have it in me to do something big this year. I found the fake juniper garland at [...]

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After the Great Christmas Tree Debacle of 2010 (here and here), I wasn’t sure I would even bother getting our tree all prettied up this year. But Thrifty Decor Chick is hosting her Christmas Tree Linky and I wanted to play along. That and my kids would have had a collective cow if I just [...]

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