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Fairyland May 14, 2010 A happy Home Tour Friday to you! Before we begin today, I need you to SIT DOWN and take several deep breaths. Because this is incredible. Friends, Kidtropolis has done it again. Somewhere in Mississippi, there is a VERY lucky little girl who gets to sleep here every night: Shall I send the paramedics – did you just faint? Here’s another look at the gorgeousness. This room took 4 months to create and 5 14-hour-long days to install. I can see why! This tree is the perfect touch. With stones on the floor and mushrooms scattered about, this really is a fairy’s home. Can you stand it?? Parker,you lucky little adorable. These “tattered” curtains are just perfect, in my opinion. Now we’ll take a closer look at the details… Mossy flowers and grass, A pinch-me-too-cute bookcase, Petal lights (!) And this door that can be half-open. The details are just remarkable to me. The motif even continues into her bathroom… I know, I know… A merry weekend to you all! Share this post You might like...

DIY Vertical Terrarium Mini Garden Wedding Favors We’re approaching the end of our DIY wedding favor series, but I guarantee you will love our last picks as much as the first ones. These vertical terrarium wedding favors make great gifts because they don’t take any room, and are extremely easy to maintain. Who wouldn’t want to bring a little bit of the outdoors to their home or office? – Gravel (can be found at any pet store in the aquarium section) – Air plants, cactus or succulents (you will need a small amount of potting soil if not using air plants) – Moss – spray paint – magnetic metal tins (from here or here, you just need to slap magnetic tape on the back!) – Dremel tool – painter’s tape – E6000 glue Cover your tins with painter’s tape before you begin spray painting the inside of them. Place acrylic tops back in the metal frame of the caps and glue both pieces. Once your tins are dry from spray paint, remove tape and wash tins with water and soap.

Glenn Beck Flash Mob | April 21 Flash Mob | Stephen Lerner Yesterday, Glenn Beck brought out two chalkboards, one marked “Evil” and the other marked “Good.” Today he gave another example of someone he felt belonged on the Evil side; Stephen Lerner, formerly (maybe) of SEIU, who explained in tapes procured by Beck and The Blaze, his plans to destabilize the stock market. Beck, however, had a plan to combat the Evil and that meant enlisting his audience in increasing the “visibility” of the Good side through a planned flash mob. While we were incredibly excited by of what sounded in Beck’s teases at the top of the show like an all-dancing version of the Restoring Honor Rally, it turns out Beck’s flash mobs will be more of the “random kindness” variety. He implored his audience to go out in groups on April 21st, head to places where people are struggling, hand someone a bag of groceries, and tell them not to give up. It sounds like an absolutely lovely idea. Check out the clip from Fox News below:

Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning. Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade. What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern. Jessica recommends using a sharpie to mark on the inflated balloon how much room you need to leave for the lighting cord. She also recommends coating the balloon with vaseline prior to wrapping the yarn coated with glue so it doesn’t stick on the balloon once it’s dry. Are you getting excited to try to do this at home as much I am? Instructions: 1.

Pingle's Design Sad Love Quotes that Make You Cry "Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go." - Hermann Hesse Whilst sailing the rough seas of love, coming across such quotes makes you feel as if these deep quotes, that make you cry, were written for you. Yes they do! These heart rending quotes have the pain, the anguish to make your eyes swell with tears. Sad Love Quotes and Sayings Most of us, if not all, go through the trauma of losing someone we love, and that, perhaps, explains why there is no dearth of sad love quotes in this world. "Love can sometimes be magic. "It takes a minute to like someone, an hour to love someone, but to forget someone takes a lifetime." - Anonymous "The saddest thing in the world is loving someone who used to love you." - Anonymous "When you are in love and you get hurt, it is like a cut... it will heal, but there will always be a scar." - Anonymous "It's amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces." - Anonymous

DIY Decor: Removable Decorative Vinyl Wall Stickers Wall stickers are not the first thing people think of for decorating a living, dining or bedroom space. However, these are not just designed for kids these days – there are also simple, modern and minimalist wall sticker designs that work well even in elegant spaces as well as playful patterns that work for retro and vintage spaces. Artstick produces a wide range of stickers that are not only ideal for livening up spaces but also for providing simple visual interest on otherwise unadorned wall surfaces. At the other end of the spectrum are colorful retro designs that approximate the silhouettes of classically shaped furniture and furnishing objects, from chandeliers and grandfather clocks to candlestick holders and decorative picture frames and blues, whites, browns and golds. Likewise more fun and funky are various object-oriented stickers that feature lifelike outlines as well as over-sized and/or highly abstracted depictions of real-life items.

Petrobras told it can use deep-water vessel in Gulf | Business | Chron.com Petrobras has received final approval to operate the Gulf of Mexico's first floating production, storage and offloading vessel, clearing the way for the Brazilian oil giant to start pumping oil from two deep-water fields, federal regulators said Thursday. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement took the "final regulatory step" in green-lighting the project, with the approval of a production safety system permit and a supplemental deep-water operating plan, the bureau said in a statement. The floating production, storage and offloading vessel, or FPSO, has a daily production capacity of 80,000 barrels of oil and 16 million cubic feet of natural gas. The ocean energy bureau said with the latest approvals, production at the Cascade and Chinook deep-water fields is expected to begin soon. The fields are in more than 8,000 feet of water about 165 miles off Louisiana, in an area called Walker Ridge. brett.clanton@chron.com

No Outdoor Space? Try Gutter Gardens : katyelliott.com Posted on | April 29, 2009 | 12 Comments I love this garden idea! Great for tip for urban living. Attach gutters to the back of a house/building or to a fence. Gutters are available in many different sizes which makes them ideal for fitting into a small space. Brilliant! (discovered via Make via lots of other blogs that lead to juneauempire.com) Related Post:diy: Colorful Tomato Cagesdiy: Cement Flower PlantersWood Slice WalkwayWillow Edging & LavenderMore Garden Inspiration Comments Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » diy project: erik’s recycled wine bottle torch this clever outdoor diy idea comes from erik anderson of gerardot & co.- a creative branding and design agency in indianapolis. erik was kind enough to share a fantastic project that turns an everyday bottle into a modern backyard tiki torch. i love the way these torches look and am dying to find a backyard to use these in- too bad the closest thing we have is a 2×2 foot fire escape. but for those of you with yards, i hope you’ll enjoy this project from erik. click here for more info on the project and click here to check out erik’s work at gerardot & co. thanks, erik! CLICK HERE for the full project instructions after the jump! [****Safety Note: This is for outdoor use only. Tiki brand recommends that the wick never be set higher than 1-inch, and I recommend that you exercise the same discretion and common sense that you would with any small open flame.*****] Recycled Wind Bottle Torch 1. Helpful Tools: Channellocks, adjustable wrench, hacksaw, power screwdriver, and a funnel The Hanger 1.

How to make gift bags from newspaper When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper. I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. This will be a two-ply bag for extra sturdiness. Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. Fold a flap 1.25" down from the top. Cut two pieces of cardstock or chipboard to 4.25" x 1", then glue them on the widest two panels just under the top fold. Put glue on the outside of the 0.5" tab and bring the left-most panel over to form the body of the bag, aligning the cut edge of the panel with the folded edge of the flap. Upend the bag so the 2" flap is now up. Put glue on both flaps and fold them inward to form the bottom of the bag.

DIY: Maison Martin Margiela Bottle Lamps Older DIY: Maison Martin Margiela Bottle Lamps by Izabella Simmons Issue 3 · European Travels · January 20, 2012 Newer Issue 3 · European Travels · January 20, 2012 Maison Martin Margiela's elevates the simple lamp-from-a-bottle into an elegant lighting fixture. The Line 13 collection debuted at Milan's Salone del Mobile a while back, which inspired us to come up with a DIY budget version. N.B.: For a more elegant solution, use a glass drill bit to drill a hole at the base of the bottle and run the cord through. Above: Maison Martin Margiela's display at the Salone del Mobile. Above: A liqueur bottle is yet another option for the lamp base. Above: Top the lamp with a simple white or black fabric shade (White Linen Drum Shade, $19.99; Black Linen Flat Lamp Shade, $24.99, both from Lamps Plus.) EXPLORE MORE: Issue 3: European Travels, DIY & Remodeling, Baths, Bedrooms, Dining Rooms, Living Rooms, DIY, Lighting Hotels, Lodging & Restaurants: La Maison Champs-Elysées in Paris By Janet Hall

Paper Flower Key Holder / Mark Montano Difficulty Rating: Beginner Tags If you need a quick 'just because' gift for someone, this is it! Here’s how: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Supply List Wire hanger Needle nose pliers with built in wire cutter (most are made like this) Hot glue gun and glue sticks Stapler Book pages Fiskars Scissors and Pinking Shears Krylon Clear CoatSmall piece of cardboard

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