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laura janning

My blog is an expression of who I am, what I love to do and how I like to do it. I hope to inspire you with my decor tips, my craft ideas gardening and my DIY projects.

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decor, seasonal, diy

Decorating with Pine Boughs

By laura janning on Dec 11, 2012

Whoever came up with the idea to sell packaged pine cones was just genius! And here I have them lying all over the place, just sitting and waiting to be either crafted, thrown by my... Continue reading

decor, seasonal

DIY Christmastime Curb Appeal

By laura janning on Dec 08, 2012

Although I live out in the country on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere,  with a population of 25 ( including my kids and my donkeys), I still get lots of enjoyment decorating... Continue reading

decor, seasonal, diy

DIY Mini Burlap Christmas Tree

By laura janning on Dec 03, 2012

Did you know that some sources claim the first Christmas tree in America was put up in Connecticut in 1777? The National Christmas Tree has been lit every year since 1923 at the White House.... Continue reading

decor, seasonal

Holiday Mantel

By laura janning on Dec 03, 2012

All my life I dreamed about hanging my Christmas stocking alongside my husband and my children on the mantel at Christmas time. For many years it was just me and my wonderful husband's stocking, just... Continue reading

paint, walls, interior design

Up the Ladder Again

By laura janning on Oct 15, 2012

I know most of you have heard the saying "fear is not an option" but in my household we say something a tad bit different..... Particularly when it comes to painting walls in our Kitchen... Continue reading

diy, pets, kids

Skippy Gets a New Doghouse

By laura janning on Oct 05, 2012

For several months my 4 year old has been asking to build one of our dogs 'Skippy', a dog house. We have three dogs. One of them stays inside the house ( Kayla) and the... Continue reading

deck patio & porch

My Serenity Deck

By laura janning on Sep 12, 2012

Welcome to my little place, tucked in the corner of my garden that's just mine.I call it my Serenity Deck.  My little escape. It's where my kids send me for my "time outs". It's where the... Continue reading


Weekly Wows

By laura janning on Sep 08, 2012

I am so happy it's the weekend! I have had a sick child this week so I am ready to get outside, finish some projects and enjoy the hint of "cooler" weather. Yes, our weather... Continue reading


Mac Daddy of a Mailbox

By laura janning on Sep 05, 2012

If I were to give you directions to my house it would sound something like this..... Come in town. Head down Main Street 2 miles. At the Piggly Wiggly go left. Go 1/2 mile down,... Continue reading

Closet Door Turned Chalkboard

By laura janning on Aug 22, 2012

The chalkboard revolution is making it's way around my house. Initially it got started here with this board that I made on the wall in  my game room Next, it surfaced in my kitchen on some re... Continue reading