Shabby Chic Bedside Table Makeover

by Dinah Wulf
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I am so excited to have Federica of La Cianfrusagliera join me today on a guest post and sharing her passion for design.  Here is how she turned an old dresser destined for the trash and turned it into a beautiful Shabby Chic bedside table. Welcome, Federica!   Decorating never ends, Written by Federica Decorating is […]

My Funny Valentine Seas and Peas Giveaway

by Dinah Wulf
Seas and Peas Giveaway

I know I’ve said this a thousand (ok maybe six-ish) times, but one of the reasons I started blogging was to help promote other people, products I believe in, small businesses, and whatever else I feel like writing about that day.  I feel so lucky to e-meet so many creative people on a daily basis.  […]

DIY Lighting Knock Offs

by Dinah Wulf
west elm knock off lamp

When I first started blogging I knew what I wanted my “brand” to be.  I knew that I wanted to inspire people to save money but in a creative and beautiful way.   What I also wanted was to focus on recycling and reuse.  Whether it’d be from transforming a thrift store find, or thinking twice […]

Astrobrights Donation Giveaway

by Dinah Wulf
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Astrobrights Paper donated $30,000 total value in school supplies to an elementary school in the tiny town of Iola, TX. Astrobrights ran a Facebook campaign a few months back and Iola Elementary was chosen out of the thousands of schools entered in the ‘Give a Brighter Year’ sweepstakes. The donation ceremony took place at halftime […]

The Big Ass Book of Bling

by Dinah Wulf

Last week I had the honor of attending Mark Montano’s The Big Ass Book of Bling launch party at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles.  I really didn’t know what to expect, but I DID know that I wanted to go and support Mark, whom I recently befriended at the Socal Social […]

Repurposed Inspiration from Antique Shopping

by Dinah Wulf
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I can’t believe this is my 400th post!  Thought I’d celebrate by sharing a lovely event I went to.  Recently, I attended the Socal Social here in Orange County, a local get together for Bloggers.  I didn’t know what to expect, as this was the first blog conference I had ever attended.  All I have […]

A Submission Lost

by Dinah Wulf
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Today’s post is a little different; no tutorial, no repurposing inspiration.  I just wanted to share something that I wrote in November 2011.  I had only been blogging for seven months and I was loving it.  I decided to submit a letter to be considered for the magazine, Artful Blogger.  Below is my letter.  It’s […]

Elegant Black and Red Anniversary Party

by Dinah Wulf
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There something chic and exotic about black and red.  This color combination is the formula to throwing a memorable and sophisticated party.  I wanted to share an elegant Black and Red Anniversary Party, styled and decorated by Maily Cano.  Maily’s floral hobby is truly an art.  She has a natural knack for party planning and […]

A Little Help for My Friend

by Dinah Wulf

Over this first year of blogging, I have learned that I have the power to reach thousands and thousands of people per day.  With that said, I wanted to take today and share a story about one of my friends.     Tim Hamilton was recently seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. On May 11, […]

Kids Design Contest

by Dinah Wulf
The Company Store

THE COMPANY STORE ENLISTS AMERICA’S CHILDREN IN KIDS DESIGN CONTEST   10,000 Comforters to be Donated to US Military Families   NEW YORK, MAY 25, 2012 – The Company Store®, one of America’s largest home décor and bedding companies for more than 100 years, is proud to announce the launch of its “Kids Design Contest” […]

The Reverse Graffiti Gallery

by Dinah Wulf

I have always been a big fan of street art.  Art is the operative word.  In fact, I have a large three panel Banksy piece hanging in my living room! AND with Earth day coming up, I thought it was appropriate to show one way to help demonstrate a healthy sustainable environment. When I saw […]

Fiber and Fire

by Dinah Wulf
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Oh my gosh… I can’t stand it! I am obsessed with the craftsmanship and knack for design of this talented mother and daughter team, Patricia and Andrea also known as Fiber and Fire. I was doing my usual rounds of blog exploration one day and I came across Fiber and Fire on Picket Fence Blogs. […]

Versatile Blogger Award

by Dinah Wulf

One of the most rewarding things about blogging is the community.  I have met some amazing fellow Mommy Bloggers over the past eight months I have been blogging; moms that I admire and moms that I can relate to.  I wanted to make a big THANK YOU to Summer from A Happy Mum for nominating […]

Easy Monkey Banana Treats – Free Printable!

by Dinah Wulf

One of the best parts of blogging, at least for me, is developing relationships.  Thanks to the World Wide Web, I am introduced daily to creative people with my same interests from across the globe. Recently, I was introduced to Anneke van de Langkruis from Holland.  She sells items at her Etsy Shop, Villa Figura, […]

Maily Cano Floral Design

by Dinah Wulf

Maily Cano is probably best known for her successful automobile brokerage company, Dealer’s Network celebrity clientel and all. She has been in the automobile industry for quite some time.  I’d say a female pioneer in a male dominated business. She’s the type of person who will tell it like it is.  No sugar coating… whatsoever!  You […]

Etsy Halloween

by Dinah Wulf
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Halloween plus Etsy equals fabulous! I can spend HOURS on Etsy.  The artistic talent is immeasurable. If you are a loyal reader, you know how important I think it is to support artists that I admire.  With the help of the World Wide Web, you can get inspired by people across the country or even […]

Inspiring People: Alison Parks Poland

by Dinah Wulf

I heart blogging and social media.  Let me explain. I am truly blessed to be surrounded by such talented friends and family. Some I didn’t even know about until I started blogging.  Blogging has surly opened my eyes, one of the things I love most about it, and has allowed me an outlet to share […]

Inspiring People: Michal Sparks

by Dinah Wulf

I stumbled upon Michal Sparks, when I wrote the post, Recycled Plastic Grocery Bags. I found her ingenious credit card holders on Etsy.  I thought they were so cute and wanted to share with all of you creative ways to recycle plastic bags. I first have to say, one of my most favorite things about […]

Nate Berkus Best of House Proud

by Dinah Wulf

Nate Berkus Best of House Proud One of my favorite shows, The Nate Berkus Show, has a segment called House Proud.  This segment embodies his motto to “love the way you live”.  It showcases viewers who are proud of their resourceful decorating efforts, many of which achieve this on a budget.  They shop at thrift […]

Recycled Plastic Grocery Bags

by Dinah Wulf
Plastic Bag Credit Card Holder

I can’t believe that this is my 100th blog post!!! Wow! I have an amazingly supportive family.  When I first started blogging, they were probably the only people who even bothered to read my posts. It was their love and encouragement that kept me going. My talented Mother-In-Law, Jolene, crocheted these lunch totes out of […]

Carnival Theme or Circus Theme Party

by Dinah Wulf
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Carnival Theme or Circus Theme Party One of my best friends, Jennifer Hostetler, ALWAYS comes up with amazing ideas for a theme party.  This year, for her daughter’s first birthday, she decided to do a Circus theme.  With a little do it yourself creativity and a lot of imagination, Jennifer hosted a fabulous party on […]

Get Inspired by: Picker Sisters

by Dinah Wulf
Picker Sister Shop

Get Inspired by: Picker Sisters OK, so I just figured out what my dream job is!  I want to work with the Picker Sisters on that new Lifetime television show, appropriately named, Picker Sisters.  This show is officially one of my top three favorite reality shows. The “sisters”, Tracey Hutson and Tanya McQueen both from […]