The Big Move!

The Cape of Dreams is moving, but luckily it is not going far. Minor changes have been made to the address, but major changes have been made to the blog. The new address is www.capeofdreams.com (no wordpress needed). However, thanks for my friend Stacey over at A Goode House, it is looking a lot better.

New Page

Please, stop by to check it out. Leave a comment; they make me so happy. Also, make sure that you are following the new and improved site. For those of you that are already following the Cape of Dreams, that transfer will be done for you.

Happy Homemaking!

Primer is Not a Good Idea….It is a MUST!

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This weekend I had a DIY fail. I was anxious to start a project after so many months of little work getting done around this place. I rushed in to save my recipe box with spray paint blazing, but my poor little box was a casualty of the DIY war.

Small tins and recipe box

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Curb Sale Directors Chairs

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There are few things that I love more than finding something on the side of the road. These are what I call my curb sale items. Since the beginning of this blog, one of my categories has been “Curb Sale Items,” and I have featured many things that I found in the trash. You can find these posts by going to the Category pull down menu on the right side of this page. One of my all-time favorite blogs is Things I Find In The Trash. Because I have so much fun trash-picking myself and would like to encourage more people to do so, saving as much as possible from unnecessarily entering the landfill, I am going to start posting more of the things that I, or Douglas, find in the trash.

The first item featured are these directors chairs that Douglas found in June.

Directors chairs found in trash

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DIY Embroidered Dishtowels

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Those who read this blog regularly know that I love to travel. It is particularly meaningful to me when I am able to get to know the culture and lives of the people. There is no better way to get to know a country than to stay with people that know it well, and I have been fortunate to have been welcomed into the homes of many around the world. I always try to bring a small gift that is meaningful and represents something from my little corner of the world.

I have found that dish towels are something that everyone can use. They are light and easy to fit in a suitcase. Best of all, they are customizable. You can put anything on them. There are many patterns to buy, but I prefer to draw my own. This is one that I made for doña Rosa, the woman I stayed with in Costa Rica.

DIY embroidered dish towel

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House Tour 2013

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The Cape of Dreams blog was born last year in August. At that time I posted the pictures of the house the way it was when I toured it in 2009 and what it looked like last summer in 2012. You can read that post here. I wish that I had taken pictures in 2010 and 2011 to see how the house looked in all stages. I will make up for that by taking pictures every August from now on.

Sunflowers in garden at Cape of Dreams

So, without further ado, I present to you the Cape of Dreams in August 2013.

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From the Garden to Our Plates

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We neglected our garden this summer while we were traveling. As a result, we do not have as much produce as we could considering how much we planted. Despite the neglect, our Kentucky wonder beans are thriving.

Green beans in the garden

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More Basement Progress

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Slowly but surely we are cleaning and organizing the basement clutter. By we, this time, I mean me. Douglas has been really helpful on most of the household projects, but organization is not his forte. I have taken charge and am determined to finish this in the next couple of months. Last week I focused on the “storage” section of the basement.

Messy basement

Everything is now contained in bins and boxes.

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J’Aime Mon Armoire…Organizing my Wardrobe

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Ben gardırop seviyorum. Ich liebe meinen Schrank. Me encanta mi armario. I love my wardrobe.

Armoire wardrobe

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A Secret Revelation

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I have been dying to tell you this story for months. In fact, since March I have been aching to tell everyone what an amazing find I had scored, but the problem was that I had not yet obtained it physically. Then, Victoria wrote this post about her Craigslist find, and I wanted to cry. “It’s not fair! I want to share my amazing coup and I can’t.” So, I waited, because I too had found an amazing wardrobe on Craigslist, but I was not able to pick it up yet.

Antique Wardrobe

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