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I get the itch to go to IKEA every six months or so.  It is good that I only get the itch twice a year because I inevitably come home with more than I intended!  Last time I was there, I saw these clear plastic trays for only $1.99.  They were pretty boring, but they definitely had potential.  I bought a couple and figured I’d think of something to do with them!  I came up with this idea for decoupaging the underside of the tray because I wanted to be able to put food and drinks on the tray.  This way I can still wipe up any spills or crumbs, and I don’t have to worry that condensation will ruin the paper. Read More →

Hot Chocolate Bar

I really love little “vignettes.”  They are fun to do and it gives me at least one pretty thing to look at while the rest of my house is a disaster!   I like to use the sideboard in my dining room for a little treat bar.  I change it out depending on the season, and right now I have a Hot Chocolate Bar.  During Christmas, I fancy it up a bit with paper straws, but for our usual everyday use I don’t bother with that detail. Read More →

 

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For the past two years I haven’t bought my husband anything for Christmas.  This is at his request because the best Christmas present for him is not spending money!  Well, this Christmas I decided I would take a risk and buy him a gift.  I saw this neat scratch-off map online that I knew he would love.  It combines his love of maps and traveling – and it only cost $8 so he couldn’t get too sad about the money!!

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