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Gifted // Handmade Gift Guide for Spreading the Holiday Cheer

Gifted / Handmade Gift Guide for Spreading the Holiday Cheer

Sometimes it is the people who are not family, that are the hardest to shop for! You know... those folks who you want to give a little something special to, but that you don't necessarily know well enough to give something very personal or personalized to... or those folks who are a family and where the gift needs to suit multiple people, sometimes with a very wide age range and taste. This is where I think spreading some holiday cheer is in order... Read More

Free DIY Toy Plans // How to Build a Children's Doll Accessory Ballerina Bar

Free DIY Toy Plans / How to Build a Children's Doll Accessory Ballerina Bar

For your little ballerina, an adorable doll sized ballerina bar so your babe and her favorite 18 inch doll can have dance class together. This free plan for an easy to build doll ballerina bar is sure to please this holiday season. As part of our ongoing Handmade Holiday series, this project joins a well rounded group of adorable gifts you can make yourself!

 

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

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Feeling Fall // Essentials for Creating a Cozy Mantel

Feeling Fall / Essentials for Creating a Cozy Mantel

We had a brief moment last week, where the temperatures dropped slightly and it was rainy and overcast. It was glorious and just a taste of what is to come. It left me wanting nothing more than to sit by the fire and snuggle in with my boys. So naturally, my mantel is the first area of my home to get a seasonal update.

My favorite way to usher in any new season is to add a few easy pieces to my fireplace mantel that have the feel and color palette I am craving.  No major sweeping changes, just a smattering of new details to create the perfect ambiance. 

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Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Queen Sized Low Loft Bunk Bed

Free DIY Furniture Plans / How to Build a Queen Sized Low Loft Bunk Bed

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

The Low Loft Bunk Bed Series is hands down our most popular series of project plans to date. 

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DIY // Driftwood + Copper Display Shelf Wall Hanger

DIY / Driftwood + Copper Display Shelf Wall Hanger

Last week I shared some of my recent styling work (here) and one of the fancy details that many of you noticed from the shoot - and emailed about, which I absolutely love, yahoo - was the DIY Driftwood and Copper Display Shelf Wall Hanger. I had the gorgeous cloud planter in my hot little hands and I wanted to display it in some way that was both fitting and not too distracting from the planter itself. I needed whatever I chose it to be sturdy and substantial enough that I might leave it up for a while, in real life (not just a temporary staged thing for the shoot) and that would allow the cute and small planter to stand on its own... Read More

Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Magazine Sling Side Table

Free DIY Furniture Plans / How to Build a Magazine Sling Side Table

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

I am so excited to share this simple multi function project plan with you guys! Part Side Table, part Magazine or anything you like storage and sheer gorgeous piece of furniture and easy to build plans! This Magazine Sling Side Table seems like it would blend seamlessly with any style of decor and is something even a non-sewing gal like myself could handle! Get your saw ready and make some sawdust fly on this beauty! Xx... Rayan

$50-$75

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Cemetery Adventures for Children (3rd Grade and younger)

Cemetery Adventures for Children (3rd Grade and younger)

Bring your kids to this fun Cemetery Tour on Saturday, September, 20 at 10:00 a.m.

Do you have a child who is interested in the cemetery but would rather see bugs than burial records? Perhaps they'd like to take a peek into a mausoleum, learn about the animals that make their home here or hear a short tale about the exciting days of old. If so, this tour is for them. Specifically designed for children third grade and younger, this tour is more of an informal stroll to introduce kids to the many wonders the cemetery has to offer.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-264-7839.