Out of The Hat

Making the Ordinary, Extraordinary


It has been warmer these past few days, so I’m hoping Spring will soon be sprung! Lavender and fragrant flowers bobbing in the breeze, honey bees flitting about, and a … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · 9 Comments

Living Efficiently

With a combined interest in cutting our carbon footprint and cutting our costs, many urbanites and young adults are turning to micro apartments. This allows you to live in a … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Fall Garden

        a lovely border, photo courtesy of Kramer tree dot com            As we creep through Autumn, those falling leaves become an ever thicker blanket on your pristine lawn. Rather … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

Falling Water

I`m a big fan of good architecture. Really, I am. It`s just that, usually, I tend to prefer traditional architecture. You know, Victorian, Federal, Gothic- it all stirs my artistic … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 7 Comments

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

But you are a lot more likely to listen when the words are cutely framed! If you do a lot of writing or poetry, you can display that as art … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · 4 Comments

Salt and Pepper Shakers

 Both sets of shakers bought at Cracker Barrel, antique vase/pitcher, miniature daffodils as also seen in The Variegated Thumb These little shakers hold a whole lot of personality.   What … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

The New Black

I know that Pantone came out with their announcement that emerald green is this year`s color. That may even be true. For some people. Those that base their style sensibilities … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · 15 Comments

Monster in The Closet

I thought you might want a break from the constant art based posts, so we can move onto interiors now. A specific interior, in fact. We are talking about the … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

Constructive Purging

No, I haven`t lost my mind. I`m not talking about bulimia here, (which is destructive, let me tell you) but rather the getting rid of material junk. That`d be possessions, … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · 6 Comments

Native Gardening

Some Inspiration I was reading an article about native gardening in the February/March edition of the National Wildlife Foundations magazine. I saw a few good ideas for incorporating such a … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · 9 Comments

Amazing Household Tricks

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle I was scrolling through my reader when I stumbled upon these amazing ideas! Of course, they are now all third hand, as the post I saw wasn`t … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · 5 Comments

This Distance Between Us

I made a room divider.  The super cool amazing thing about this is that it is made with my favorite material: card board! It is 4′ tall and 1′ wide, … Continue reading

January 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Mirror, Mirror, on The Wall

I know a lot of you are still anxious about last week’s preview post, though a lot of people seemed to think that the riddle was fairly easy. Don’t remember … Continue reading

January 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

Madame Zarina sees boxes in your future. LOADS of boxes!

Moving boxes, that is! That is because I am imminently moving! Sure, it is just down the hall, but when you`ve lived in one place for the past twelve years, … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Cardboard and Hoovervilles

Ode to Cardboard. The magnificent feature and terrible creature, we all throw it out when our refrigerator comes about. Junk to remove, hated, you are rude to this material we … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · 1 Comment

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