No Whining Over These Crates

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Here is one of our projects from this weekend. I have had these wine crates for several years. I took three of them from the trash outside a wine store when I was living in Manhattan. They put some out every week, and I wish I could have taken more. At the time, I used them as “drawers” on my bookshelves. Later, I found another and used them in my kitchen cabinets here. Then, I saw this post on offbeathome.com. I have wanted more storage in my kitchen since I moved in, and this seemed the perfect solution. Here is how it turned out.

Wine crate shelves

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Decking the Halls – The Final Decorations

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In the last two weeks, I have written about my Christmas tree. Here are my posts about assembling the tree and decorating it. This was the finished project.

Christmas tree

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DIY Fall Wreath

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I came up with this idea while on a walk with Douglas and Kahlua. We were surrounded by all of the fall foliage, and I wanted a way to capture some of it. It is possible that I have seen this done somewhere else, and I apologize in advance if anyone thinks that I stole their idea, but as far as I know I did not.

DIY Fall wreath of leaves

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DIY Halloween Zombie Costumes

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Douglas and I decided to reuse our wedding clothing and be a zombie bride and groom for Halloween.

Zombies for Halloween

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The Headless Bicycle Man

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My Halloween decorations have continued. If you read my blog last week, you know that I had planned to make a scarecrow. I did to a fashion, but like almost everything I make, it took on a life of its own and turned into something different. The Headless Bicycleman was born.

Headless Bicycle Man

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Shelve it!

 

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Wall of shelves

We received these shelves as wedding presents from my friends Brian and Jenny. I had been trying to figure out what to do with this wall behind the couch for a while. It is an awkward area because the wall has two depths. Currently, the couch is half on the wall and half six inches in front of it. Someday I would love to build a custom bookshelf, but that is not going to happen in the near future. So, when I saw these narrow floating shelves at Bed, Bath and Beyond, I decided to register for them. Here they are on the BB&B website.

Installing Wall of shelves

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How to Make a No Sew Bat Curtain

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Last week I wrote about carving Jank O’Lanterns and roasting pumpkins seeds. I started to make a scarecrow last week as well, but I still have not finished him. You can check back for that post. I am hoping to post it on Friday. On Sunday (October 14, 2012) I finally put up some more decorations.

Halloween decorations

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Putting Down Roots

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On Sunday, September 30, 2012 I went horseback riding with my friend Connie, while Douglas attempted a thirty mile run on the Adirondack Trail with another Douglas, whom we call Junior. Yes, they really are that crazy. Connie and I stopped at BJs on the way home, and I bought bulbs, among other things. When I got home, Douglas and Junior had decided to cut their run to twenty miles, but they were still not back yet. So, I decided to do some work in the garden where things were not looking so good.

Messy garden

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Well Planted

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I am well planted or situated in my home. My plants, on the other hand, are not doing so well. My luck with plants has been hit or miss. I had an apartment in the city that my plants loved. They were so lush that I started to believe that I had a fool-proof green thumb. Lately, they have not been doing so well. Several have been on the verge of dying for a while now. Here is what some of them looked like.

Plants that need repotted

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Blinded

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Monday, September 17 was Rosh Hashanah, and both Douglas and I had the day off. We used some of the gift certificates that we received as wedding gifts to purchase woven blinds for our house. We bought the Cali Cordless Woven Shade at Bed, Bath and Beyond. It is nice to have window treatments that match throughout the house. I like that they are natural and cordless, as well as easy to raise up and down. Below is the picture from their website (This is not my house!).

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