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    My Pregnancy and the Birth of Baby Finley

    I told you guys I'd fill you in with more details about my latest pregnancy and birth of my baby girl Finley so I'm finally getting it done.  Crazy time flying by.  Yikes!  So, if you're not interested in my boring personal life, skip this one, but I thought it was a good idea to write it all down s[...]
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    Welcome to the Family Baby Finley!

    Hello there!  I just wanted to give a quick update on the latest news in my life.  My sweet baby girl was born on July 22nd and we couldn't be more in love.  Her name is Finley Cate Rawson and she weighed 7 lbs 8 oz and was born after a whirlwind delivery (of which I will be sure to post about in mo[...]
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    DIY Typography Pillow|Freezer Paper Stenciling

    A couple of weeks ago I finally made a slipcover for my kitchen settee.  After I was done with it I decided that it needed a throw pillow of some kind.  I've been really liking the typography pillows I've seen but didn't find one that "spoke" to me, in the literal sense.  I wanted something that wou[...]
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    Lunch Date Surprise

    I asked Daniel (the hubby) to go to lunch with me on an afternoon in the middle of November.  This wasn't a big deal since we try to go to lunch together every other month or so.  But, I was anxious for this lunch.  I played it off like it was a casual thing with no hidden agenda, but the truth was [...]
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    Where has the time gone?

    WHAT?!!  Its already April 2014?  Where has the time gone?  Is everyone else experience this phenomenon or is it just me?  Crazy calendar. I am in awe that my blog and channel have been able to survive under such neglect.  Thanks to everyone who has stuck around and all the encouraging messages l[...]
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    DSLR Photography Workshop for Moms and Dads

    Attention HOUSTON area readers: Did you get or give a DSLR camera this Christmas? Would you like to know how to take your photography from auto to AWESOME? Don't waste time on complicated and confusing photography books and courses. Just come to this workshop for all you need to know to start tak[...]
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    DIY Pin Up Girl Photo Shoot Tutorial | How to Do a Pin Up Style Shoot at Home

    It seems crazy to me but nearly everyday my very first post EVER is in my top 5 most read posts.  Apparently I'm not the only one who loves old pin-ups and vintage style fashion and photography. :)  So, since that post is INCREDIBLY old and outdated now (gasp!  More than 3 years later?!?!) I tho[...]
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    Mirror Mirror On the Wall: DIY Sunburst Mirror

    You wouldn’t know it by looking at my house, but I actually dislike mirrors.  I mean, I think they’re pretty and great for bouncing light around a space but I don’t like seeing myself at every turn.  My mom always told me growing up that if you want to feel good about yourself then only look in th[...]
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    DIY Angry Birds Game

    Wow.  Its been a while.  I've been completely out of it the past couple of months.  BUT summer is here and the big boy is home with me until September.  Of course this means I have to find ways to entertain the big boy (and little boy) every day for the next 3 months.  Yikes.  But, I'm not too worri[...]
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    Bracelet Mania!!!: DIY Leather Wrap Bracelets

    Apparently I'm late on this trend.  Leather wrap bracelets are EVERYWHERE lately and its about time I sat down and made a few.  Or 10.  These things are selling for anywhere from $10-$200 and come in a huge variety of colors and styles.  Truthfully, I'm not usually a bracelet kind of girl, I find th[...]
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    Easy-to-Sew Infinity Dress: DIY Wrap Dress Tutorial

    I've been DROOLING over the amazing wrap dresses that have been floating around in catalogs, high end stores, and the internet.  These thing are FANTASTIC and gorgeous and amazing because of all the different ways you can wear them.  Seriously, if you have one of these dresses, you might never hav[...]
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    DIY Flower Shoe Clips

    I made a bunch of singed flower petals (go to this tutorial to learn how) a while ago that I was meaning to make into flowers for different things.  I never got around to assembling them into anything until I found them lying haphazardly in one of my craft bins the other day.  I love bright red popp[...]
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    Long Skirt to Dress Refashion

    I have been crafting like crazy lately, and my house shows it.  There are fabrics, beads, dyes, and odds and ends EVERYWHERE.  I LOVE IT.  It means I've done something.  It also means I have one RIDICULOUSLY huge mess to clean up. Every once in a while I'll hit a huge surge of creative juices[...]
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    DIY Faux Taxidermy | Wire Deer Head Pinterest Project

    Finally!  I'm back to post my Pinterest challenge project!  I was away for a funeral for a while and had to get back to regular life and catch up and of course it took me much longer than I wanted it too.  Anyway... So I'm totally into this faux taxidermy trend.  I kind of love it and hope it[...]
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    How to Paint and Antique Cabinets

    A friend of mine tried to update her honey-oak cabinets with a dark espresso gel stain.  No bueno.  I have never worked with gel stain before but from what I've researched it seems like a fickle medium.  Anyway, I'm not sure if it was the way my friends applied the stain or if it was the type of[...]
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