Thanksgiving 2012

I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating all the blessings in your life.   No matter the circumstances of your current situation may we all be aware of the many reasons we have to celebrate the day. I am grateful for you!  Thank you so much for making KOD successful. 

The Handbuilt Home

The next of my insanely talented friends to now add to their repertoire author behind their name is Ana White.  We all know and love her site where we learn how to make knock-off catalog furniture for a fraction of the price.  Well now she has taken her plans in book form to offer you 34 never released plans for your home.


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Handmade Walls E-book

I am so proud of many of my blogging friends who have recently written books!  I can’t imagine the insane time and energy that goes into a project of that magnitude.  Impressive beyond belief.  Recently Ashley & Jamin from The Handmade Home launched an e-book called “Handmade Walls: 22 Inspiring Ideas on Bringing Your Walls to Life.”


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Jo Totes Camera Bag Giveaway

If you own a DSLR camera and have lots of lenses you have to have some sort of bag to carry and store all it in.  The totes from Jo Totes are adorable, and believe it or not, they are reasonably priced compared to many of the purse-like camera bags I have seen out there.  They range in price between $87-$119. Think Christmas!


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Painted Vanity Tray

On one of her many thrift outings, Kimberly from A Night Owl came across a lovely little antique oval mirror tray from Goodwill for just $1.99. It initially sat unused for a couple of months until Kimberly came across Urban Outfitters’ Cut Lace Vanity Tray. She knew just what she needed to do to incorporate the tray into everyday use and grabbed a can of spray paint!

spray painted goodwill tray

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Why I Am Truncating My Feed

I am really hating to have to do this.  I know some of you are going to be ticked, and others of you will unfollow me and stop reading altogether.  I hate it, I hate it, I hate it.  But my hand has been forced and I can no longer can stop it. Source This […Read More]

Wood Beverage Tags

Susan from Homeroad loved some beverage tags she saw in the Ballard catalog and decided to make her own using shims. Susan cut, sanded, and stained her tags, and then wrote the wording by hand. If you love entertaining, these will definitely save your sanity from people asking what’s in each pitcher a gazillion times. […Read More]

Happy 4th of July!

This picture is of the firework display we got to enjoy last weekend at my dad’s lakehouse in Michigan.  I swear sitting on a pontoon amongst 200 other boats is the way to watch fireworks.  Unfortunately, we are now back in dry-as-a-bone Indiana and have a burn ban going on so no fireworks going on […Read More]

Switch & Go Dinos Review

This post brought to you by VTechKids. All opinions are 100% mine. Recently I got the opportunity to get to try out the newSwitch & Go Dinos from Vtech. Well actually I didn’t…but my 6 year old son got to try them out.  He recently went on a solo trip for a week at Grandma’s […Read More]