Top 10 Projects of 2014 – From Thrift Store Makeovers to Purge Sales to My Flower-Less Summer and More!


What a very good year it’s been.

I’m taking a walk down memory lane (actually, I should be jogging to work off all the extra eggnog I’ve been consuming) and re-visiting my Top DIY Projects 2014 …

I’m getting fancy and counting down in Spanish in honor of my dad.



Thrift shop makeovers.  The mission: find something at the thrift shop and mail it to someone else then transform what we got into something fabulous!  The results – some fabulous, some just plain funny – but at least we tried!

Thrift Store Makeovers


This wasn’t just any garage sale – it was The Purge Sale where I shared my tips on throwing a killer yard sale.

How to throw a killer yard sale


I decked the halls and trimmed the trees and drank way too many glasses of eggnog for my Christmas home tour.

Christmas House Tour - tons of creative decorating ideas


Cheers – who doesn’t love a good glass of wine – or at least a set of free vintage corkscrew printables.

Free Wine Corkscrew Printables


Seems like everyone loves a good printable … especially 23 free Christmas printables.

23 Gorgeous Christmas Printables with Display Ideas


My hydrangea-less summer almost gave me a nervous breakdown so I shared when to prune hydrangeas so they bloom.

When to Prune Hydrangeas so they Bloom


I decked out my house for my favorite season with my Eclectically Fall home tour.

Eclectically Fall Home Tour - such creative ideas for fall decorating


We all dream of escaping to our very own space to cut, glue and sprinkle glitter til our hearts content.  Here are some favorite craft rooms.

10 Creative Craft Rooms


Looks like I’m not the only one trying to fight the never ending clutter monster.  Tips for craft supply organization and a way to make your own chalkboard labels for mere pennies.

Craft Supply Storage Tips and Tricks

Numero Uno …

For those of use with questionable art skills, here’s a way to turn any photo into a gorgeous watercolor.

How to Turn any Photo into a Watercolor

Yes, it’s been a very good year indeed.

What will 2015 have in store?

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  1. dear kelly, hope you had a good christmas, i sure did ejoyed my two boston terriers, grandchildren , everyone here in my sleepy little town in ohio had good time. i used an idea you had on how to stamp spoons, had some old silver packed up and purchased my stamp letters off amazon and went to work! made all my coworkers stamped keychains they loved them! made my two grandsons stamped spoons with their name on them they put them on their lacrosse bags , they live in wilmington nc, they came to ohio for christmas! we had so much fun i also made their mother a keychain said lacrosse mom she really liked , i love your site , i will be retiring from my job here in ohio in august of 2017 and its coming quickly and im selling my farm land an house and moving to nc to be with family and the wonderful warm weather, thank you so much for your site an all the cool ideas cant wait to start next year xmas gifts!!! kiss that little that little crazy boston , my family love those dogs! happy new year!! oh and when i move most for sure taking you with me!!!!

  2. Thank you so much for all the great ideas you sent my way,and have a great New Year with your friends and family.See ya in 2015.

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