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DIY to Try // Shibori is To Dye For

DIY to Try / Shibori is To Dye For

A great many moons ago I wrote an article for HGTV about a particular trend I foresaw just on the horizon and ready to emerge for mainstream worship. Sure enough, that beauty has come forth as the new 'it' girl in town and is quite frankly all the rage. And well... I think that is just peachy because when the crafty-folk jump on board with a new handicraft, we are all that much the better for it and the tutorials begin to trickle down with amazing varieties and many different takes on something so positively fabulous. So to celebrate these little DIY victories, I think we should round up some of the standout examples of a few of these incredible works of art and marvel at the amazing wealth of creativity right at our fingertips.... Read More

Micke Grove Zoo growing its conservation efforts with sustainable edible garden

Micke Grove Zoo growing its conservation efforts with sustainable edible garden

San Joaquin County, CA – As part of its efforts to conserve and protect earth’s resources, Micke Grove Zoo follows the action program of “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.” The Zoo’s Animal Care Specialists created a soil bed that is used to compost kitchen waste and two separate beds for growing produce. The kitchen waste includes leftover or unusable portions of animal diets created in the animal kitchen. The animal kitchen is where diets are prepared for all of the captive wildlife housed at the Micke Grove Zoo.

It's Friday I'm In Love // Edition 12

It's Friday I'm In Love / Edition 12

It's Friday! For many of you that means the weekend and a couple of days off of work... I am definitely jealous! I am smack in the middle of shooting for the Home Depot Style Challenge and I can't wait for you to see all of the fun I have planned for that, but for now some gorgeous goods I have gathered in my Great.ly boutique from some amazing Makers both near and far! I think this collection of pieces brings a bit of a beachy laid back vibe with just a touch of humor. Can't go wrong with that lineup... ... Read More

Sources + Details For My Bold and Beachy Master Bedroom Makeover

Sources + Details For My Bold and Beachy Master Bedroom Makeover

I'm excited to share all of the crazy fun pieces that went into the making of my Bold + Beachy Master Bedroom Makeover. Aside from the glorious DIY wall treatment, it really is all about the textures and layers in here, so naturally the 'things' that make up this space are a pretty important bit of info. Also, it's just fun to talk shop... and by shop I mean shopping. So yahoo for that. ... Read More

Reader Showcase // JLStokey's Charity Kase Chair

Reader Showcase / JLStokey's Charity Kase Chair

A slight twist on the Kase Chair I built it for a charity donation. I kept to the simple construction and leg design. I used hard white maple everywhere and carved a chevron pattern in white laminate on the back. It can be found in the Sketch-up warehouse if you need the model.

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Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Crosby Indoor Outdoor Coffee Table

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Crosby Indoor Outdoor Coffee 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!... Read More