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Sweet Caroline

My great-grandmother, Caroline, was Bohemian; so “boho” means a little something different to me because I think of her.  I remember her fierce hugs and the stories of her spunk and determination. Widowed, with three young children, she moved from the city to rural PA and married a bachelor farmer.  I have always thought she was brave, and I wouldn’t be here if she hadn’t taken a chance. Characteristic of her generation, she was very resourceful.…

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Rustic Winter Pine Cone Centerpiece

After all of the Christmas decorations are put away the house can seem a little cold and empty. I wanted to create some neutral, rustic, winter decor to fill the gap a bit. I have a few Valentine’s Day decorations, but if I put pink all over the place I would start a pretty big fight in this house since we have strong opinions on both sides about that color. Instead, I went with more…

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Farmhouse Doll Bed and Star Doll Quilt Pattern

When my husband made doll bunk beds for one of our daughters, the rest of them wanted doll beds, too. So, this Christmas, I nagged convinced him to make another one. I actually tried to do it myself, but, as I suspected, he couldn’t handle my woodworking skills and jumped in to finish. He didn’t like the last doll bed he made so I suggested a farmhouse style bed. He made two twin size beds a few months…

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DIY Doll Bunk Beds

For Christmas 2014 I got my husband to build our daughter bunk beds for her American girl dolls. Of course, it was finished just before Christmas, and I was sneaking down to the basement for a few minutes at a time to paint them red, her favorite color. I was so surprised that I was able to pull it off! (I also had a gigantic trapping basket in the tub hidden behind the shower curtain…

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Barn Sale Sign

The biggest project that I made this Christmas was a custom made “BARN SALE” sign. It is for someone who sells antiques, and I really wanted this to look authentically worn and aged. For real… these pictures don’t do it justice. I was super happy with how it turned out! My husband put three, 36″ long, 1 x 6 boards together with strips on the back to hold it together. This sign is HUGE! It…

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Ana White Farmhouse Twin Beds

We are just about finished with the girls’ new bedroom and I am so excited to show you what my husband made!!! Beds! Aren’t they awesome? He made custom beds for the girls using free plans from Ana White. He used the farmhouse bed plans in a twin size. Everything went pretty well (besides our paint sprayer acting up- but that is not her fault). There was one change that he made for me. The…

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