reclaimed wood hearts - Valentine's Day

Valentine Hearts - Reclaimed Wood

I have an affinity for hearts... and not just for Valentine's Day. They have their place in my home decor year-round. And you know that I have a soft spot for all things recycled, repurposed, upcycled, and such.  So I'll be searching and searching…

Happy re. Year

Thank you everyone for a fun year of recycled, repurposed, and upcycled inspiration! You've been a great support, and I can't wait to see what you create in 2013! Until next time... Mike  

Catching Up and Advent Calendars

I won't be posting one of the many, wonderful 2012 wrap-up posts that I see swirling around cyberspace. No, I'm still playing catch-up from the year AND preparing to lurch head-on right into the New Year. What you will get from me, most likely,…
handmade ornament exchange

Friends That Create Together...

Friends that create together, stay together! Last weekend was my favorite annual gathering - our Umpteenth Annual Ornament Exchange. We have but one rule... it must be handmade!  Each year we get better and better - and this year was certainly…

The {Christmas} Writing's on the Wall

You want to try something new. You want to make an impression. You just don't have the space. Whatever your reason for considering a repurposed Christmas tree for your wall this year, you'll LOVE these 10 ideas that inspire!   I'm…
recycled and repurposed christmas trees

No Ordinary Christmas Tree

Warning!  These are not your Dad's Christmas trees. No, these are new thinkers. Made with reclaimed and recycled materials. Once again pushing the boundaries on personal expression - just in time for the Christmas holiday.   Inspired?…
recycled and repurposed christmas trees
recycled and repurposed christmas trees

Easy & Fun Last-Minute Decorating for Christmas

Still decorating.Yesterday when I posted a quick project with leftover christmas balls, I promised to show this ridiculously quick and easy decoration that was in the background. Made them in about 30 minutes.What you need:  a couple of…
recycled and repurposed christmas trees

Reflections on Last Minute Holiday Decorating

This post is all about my reflections on last minute holiday decorating. No...not those kinds of reflections. The real ones. Literally. A couple of days ago I talked with the Facebook crowd about the fact that I will still decorating for…
recycled and repurposed christmas trees

A Day's Worth of DIY Inspiration - Christmas

Just another day's worth of DIY inspiration - this time for Christmas! It's not too late to whip up this goodness. recycled calendar page as wrapping paper Real Simple Christmas riddle. Say it out loud....No L.  Can't Stop Making Things ornaments…