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Painted Black?

Not unlike nose piercings or bullet-proof coffee, the black painted wall trend is something I have always been happy to admire on others. From afar. For somebody else. It's one of those things you hear about people doing and think it's really neat, but in equal measure, you're delighted you don't have to mess around with it. Until now. I'm thinking about it. If you follow me on … Read More.

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Happy Monday: Evanston

One of my favorite things to do is gather weird facts about places I have never been then spot them come up in pop culture years later. We'll be watching TV and a … Read More.

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Made by Monica

One time, about 1989, my fifth grade teacher’s mom got “the sugars, “ which is another way of saying “diabetic seizures,” and she had to take a month off school to … Read More.

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Egg Shell Bud Vases

My house has been Easter egg central for the last month, which I lurvvvvve, but it has made it difficult for me to draw the line between craft material and food. … Read More.

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Aluminum Picture Frames

You don’t know this yet, but I am on a picture frame binge. Granted, I need more frames like I need a hole in the head, but I find myself itching for frames and … Read More.

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Happy Monday: Peeps

  After last week's Girl Scout Cookie rodeo, AP reader Stephanie sent me an email suggesting this week should be about everyone's favorite marshmallow Easter … Read More.

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Grassy Green Egg Cups

Every year I try to find new and interesting ways to display Easter eggs. My favorite will always be the old Paskris tree, but there is something to … Read More.

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12 DIYs to Try This Weekend

Happy Friday, you guys! This weekend I'm throwing open the windows and hunkering down for some much-needed spring cleaning. While I'm elbow deep in … Read More.

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Gold Leaf Wooden Bowls

My gold-on-wood flatware has started me on a gold-on-wood craze all over the house, starting with these bowls I made last month. Wooden salad bowls … Read More.