DIY Ombre Herringbone Wall and a Math Love Story

DIY Ombre Herringbone Wall and a Math Love Story

 

disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Sherwin-Williams.®

A long time in a land far away I sat in geometry class and watched a super cute boy wearing a backwards baseball cap play his drum sticks on his math book.

My friends and I would laugh and giggle and he’d act like he didn’t notice us.

He was way too cool for any nonsense like that.

Of course he was….

…he had drum sticks.

I remember thinking two things:

1. He had no idea who I was.

2. Geometry was nonsense and I’d never, ever use it in my entire life.

I was wrong about both. 🙂
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DIY Jute Twine Nest

DIY Jute Twine Nest

 

I want to talk today about how I made this nest.

Really, I do.

I want to tell you how it costs under a dollar to make and that it only takes about an hour to create (not including drying time) and that when you’re finished it looks like it showed up from the fancy store.

But I can’t concentrate.

I can’t think.

It’s not my fault, it’s just that I have one burning question on my mind that I’ve been mulling over and over and over again in search of an answer:

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Simple Handmade Gift Idea

Simple Handmade Gift Idea

 

One of the things I learned in the process of writing this book is that it takes a village to make it all happen.

No author is an island.

There are editors and copy editors and a marketing team and a PR specialists and publicists and people who check to make sure you’ve turned in every last exclamation point.

It’s awe-inspiring and humbling and amazing to watch.

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9 Easy Spring DIY Projects

9 Easy Spring DIY Projects

 

I seriously am jumping up and down right now because just heard the most exciting news.

Truly.

It’s something I’ve been hoping for and longing for and wishing for with all my might.

I couldn’t wait one more minute to share so we could celebrate together.

Are you ready?

Are you sitting down?

Let’s all take a moment because I have it on super good authority that….

….STIRRUP PANTS ARE COMING BACK.

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Number One Tip For Painting a Wood Sign

Number One Tip For Painting a Wood Sign

 

I have painted dozens of wood signs in my life.

Signs and friends of signs and entire sign families.

Small signs and big signs and grocery signs and signs that have only one powerful amazing word and signs that say I love you.

And in all my sign painting I’ve learned a few things.

Things that make sign painting a breeze.

Especially this tip.

The best tip of all.

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DIY Framed Pegboard Organizer

DIY Framed Pegboard Organizer

 

The number one question I get asked about writing a blog?

Where do you get your ideas?

That one’s easy.

You move from Dallas to a really tiny town in the middle of nowhere without any drive-through diet cokes or stop lights or four-lane roads or Target dollar spots or distractions to prevent you from thinking up ideas all day long.

Oh….

….and sometimes you ask your sister. 🙂Continue reading

Five Unique Book Page Projects

Five Unique Book Page Projects

 

Have you ever played the game of “Would You Rather?”

There’s an actual board game sold in stores with over 800 questions.

Or.

Or you could make up your own and enter into thought-provoking discussions with your family on a road trip.

Questions like:

Would you rather have a million dollars or a year of really good hair days?

Would you rather speak in front of 4,000 people or wear a frog costume for a month?

Would you rather have wisdom or would you rather have strength?

Would you rather have purple hair or purple toenails?

See how fun?

See how thought provoking?

And now here’s one more:  would you rather make projects or make projects?

Oh good.  Me, too.

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What You Can Make With a Piece of Floor

What You Can Make With a Piece of Floor

 

The year for Christmas, my sister gave me a piece of ordinary.

Something everyday.

Something simple.

Something underestimated.

Something we see and overlook and walk and stomp and dance and tiptoe and tread on every single day.

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