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snapshot board personalized iphone cases sarah hawkins designs charcoal gray bits and piecesTiny Prints is having a huge sale! Take $25 off a $50 order with code “tpsave25.”

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Also, save 25% off birth announcements with code “aug25ba”.

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LOVE this thrifted lamp makeover from The Lettered Cottage (check out the before!)–amazing!!

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A lovely, charming and old-fashioned girls’ room via dear lillie

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Colorful and fun alphabet and numbers bunting from the handmade home! Perfect for a homeschool room, or use to decorate for a birthday or other kids’ celebration.

Happy Weekend!

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home tour {old meets new}

The 2014 Country Living House of the Year is a charming mixture of old and new. The designers cleverly merged the charm and patina of a historical home with modern-day functionality and ease. Classic elements (wallpaper! subway tile!) are updated and given a fun modern twist. All images (and details and shopping guide) here. Let’s take a peek…

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kids’ mod podged treasure box {a tutorial}

I don’t know about your kids, but mine? Mine are constantly finding and bringing home “treasures” that they just can’t seem to part with. The question is then how to store these little gems so that they’re both accessible and contained at the same time. Enter this DIY Kids’ Treasure Box, not only does it do the hard job of storing all the things your kids cannot do without, but it’s also a great craft project to complete together.

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Materials:
Mod Podge
paper mache box (ours is from Hobby Lobby, and comes in lots of different sizes)
foam brush
squares of scrapbook paper (tissue paper would work, too)
glitter
paint

Step 1: The first step is to gather some craft paint and a paintbrush (we used a foam brush), and paint your box. Let dry.

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Step 2: Once your box is dry, it’s time for the real fun to begin. I used a paper cutter to cut scrapbook paper into 1″ squares, and my 5 year old had a blast painting Mod Podge onto the box and gluing down the squares (Ok, I’ll admit it-I had a blast doing it as well!) After squares are Mod Podged down, let dry. If you want to overlap your squares, you’ll probably want to go back and repeat the process. If not, let dry completely and seal with one or more coats.

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Step 3: And because a craft project isn’t truly complete until we’ve made an absolute mess, it’s time to add some glitter! Brush on a light coat of Mod Podge, and sprinkle glitter onto the top and sides of your box (we used gold and red glitter for this step).

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And that’s it! This was such a fun and easy project to complete, and having a “crafting partner” was a lot of fun, too!

Have a great day!

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