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    Happy List: #274

    Hello! Welcome to the first Happy List of October! Is it just me or did September go by quite quickly? This week on the blog I shared how to make a recessed toilet paper holder. This idea is pretty adaptable if you have a small space and just want a recessed area for extra storage. I also shared another wood acorn craft – a garland! I’m a garland person now, apparently. That’s what those wood acorns have done to me. Am I done making things out of wood acorns? I’m not sure. I told myself I wouldn’t buy any more acorns, but that doesn’t mean I won’t take apart the…

  • DIY Wood Acorn and Bead Garland how to make a fall garland with wood acorns and wood beads
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    DIY Wood Acorn and Bead Garland

    I am mildly obsessed with wood acorns this year. There are so many ways to use them! Today, let me show you how to make a Wood Acorn and Bead Garland. This is going to be so much fun! Supplies Needed to Make A Wood Acorn and Bead Garland: wood acorns (they come in a pack of 20) wood beads heavy-duty string or twine (I used embroidery floss) drill and drill bit (to drill a hole in the acorns) needle (not necessary, but it makes stringing the beads easier) scissors measuring tape Step 1: Prep the wood acorns for the garland. The wood acorns come without a hole, so you need…

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    How To Make a Recessed Toilet Paper Holder

    Here’s the thing you didn’t know you needed – a recessed toilet paper holder. I’ll try to refrain from using any potty jokes during this blog post. Okay? Now, let’s flush out the reasons why a recessed toilet paper holder makes sense in certain situations, and then we’ll get to the bottom of how to make a recessed toilet paper holder. Number One: A recessed toilet paper holder makes sense for small bathrooms where space is tight or additional storage is needed. Number Two: You just might like how a recessed toilet paper holder looks. Everyone likes to go in a stylish bathroom. The idea for our recessed toilet paper…

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    Happy List: #273

    Hello! Welcome back to another thrilling edition of The Happy List. I’m glad you’re here. It was a crafty week on the blog. I guess I’ve been in the mood to make things! In case you missed it, this week on the blog I shared how to make a DIY embroidered vote t-shirt. I also shared how to make your own napkin rings out of wood acorns and beads. Yes, wood acorns are a thing and I’m obsessed with them. I’m hoping I work this out of my system soon, but I still have about six ideas of things I can make with the wood acorns. Thank you for sticking…

  • DIY wood acorn napkin ring how to make a wood bead and acorn napkin ring
    Crafts,  decorating

    DIY Wood Acorn Napkin Rings

    It’s fall, y’all. Let’s DIY some wood acorn napkin rings! Did you know wood acorns were a thing? Bless the woodworkers of the world for creating such a thing I never knew I needed and now can’t imagine living without. There are so many things you could create with wood acorns, but I chose to make napkin rings. Let me explain how you can make Wood Acorn Napkin Rings for your autumn table. Supplies you’ll need to DIY Wood Acorn Napkin Rings: wood acorns wood beads (a pack with varying bead sizes is helpful) elastic cord (I started out with a .5mm cord and that was prone to snapping. A…

  • DIY embroidered vote t-shirt
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    DIY Embroidered Vote T-Shirt

    Let’s get to a DIY today that involves two important things: embroidery and civic responsibility. Okay, one of those might be more important than the other. I’ll let you decide which is which. Now, let’s make a DIY embroidered vote t-shirt! Even if you’ve never picked up a needle and a thread, you can embroider a t-shirt. Here are the supplies you’ll need to make a DIY Embroidered Vote T-Shirt: t-shirt (if you aren’t sure how this will go, pick an old one you can practice on) needle (I used a regular sewing needle with a large eye) embroidery floss (you might hear it called embroidery thread) embroidery hoop (if you…

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    Happy List: #272

    Hi! Welcome to this week’s Happy List. I’m happy you’re here. This week on the blog I shared how we made our front door look bigger with paint and only paint. Our eye is easily tricked! I also shared how I Annisa-ified (That doesn’t really roll off the tongue, does it?) a set of slate coasters I earned with my own sweat and labored breathing after participating in a fun run. Not that I’m melodramatic or anything. Thank you for your continued support of this blog in all shapes and forms. Even engaging with us on Instagram or Facebook is important to us. Your support truly helps our family, helps restore this old…

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    How To Remove The Engraving On Slate Coasters

    Slate coasters are popular gifts because they can be engraved with a personal or promotional message. But what if you want to remove the engraving on slate coasters? I can help with that. Our family recently completed a “fun” run together. If you have to put “fun” in the title of the event then it probably isn’t fun, but I digress. For completing the fun run we each received a promotional slate coaster with the name of the fun run engraved into the slate. I now had a set of 4 fun run slate coasters. They were a cool promotional gift, but not something I’d want to use in my…

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    DIY,  gardening and landscape

    How We Made Our Front Door Look Bigger With Paint

    Let’s talk about how we made our front door look bigger with paint and only paint. Once again, the MVP of DIY saves the day. If you want to be all technical about it, I can concede the primary purpose of a front door is to allow access to a home. However, you and I know that the REAL purpose of a front door is to make a darn good impression on all the people who regularly see it like the Amazon driver, the UPS driver, and the FedEx driver. What?!? Am I hearing you correctly? Folks other than delivery people come to your house. Regularly?!? Huh. You must be…

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    Happy List: #271

    Why, hello! Welcome to this week’s Happy List. I’m delighted you are here. This week on the blog I went shopping and found some seriously Fun Fall Finds. It doesn’t feel like fall where we live yet, but I can sure make it look like fall inside my house…by sheer force of will and a little online shopping. Also on the blog, I shared how a small peg rail has added so much functionality and style to our kitchen. Thank you for your continued support of this blog in all ways, shapes, and forms. Even engaging with us on Instagram or Facebook is important to us. Your support truly helps our family, helps…