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Farmers Market Stand (DIY)

My sister Maya, had the brilliant idea of a farmers market themed party for her daughters’ birthday so I built a farmers market stand for them. This was the first time we used PVC pipes and now I wonder why I shouldn’t create everything with PVC pipes. Anyway, so happy with the outcome because it was such a joy to see the kids going grocery shopping. So darn cute, makes me so deliriously happy inside. Happy birthday Eva and Harper, Auntie Mindy loves you! These are the following materials you will need: 1. 6 PVC pipes, corner sockets to hold them in place (bought ours at Home Depot) 2. table to put the stand on 3. foam board and wrapping to make the awning (DollarTree) 4. velcro to keep the awning in place (DollarTree) 5. black cardboard paper for the sign (DollarTree) 6. tape or glue (DollarTree) 7. fake vines if you want to wrap the poles (DollarTree) 8. wooden crates (ours are big supermarket crates, but you can probably find people selling them in …

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DIY: Mini Top Hat

When you have high noon tea at a chic, elegant little restaurant, of course it’s a must to wear cute little hats.  It was my first time going to afternoon tea so I wanted to make it fun and memorable.   What’s more memorable than walking into the dainty restaurant, all dressed up and with these adorable hats?  My girlfriends and I had so much fun.  We will definitely do this again. Here is my YouTube video on how to make these mini hats:  

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DIY: Sharpie Mugs (Little Shop of Horrors style)

I’ve been in a nostalgic mood lately.   I was very much the thespian in high school being involved in 2 musicals and a couple of plays.   The one I will never forget is Little Shop of Horrors.   It’s not because I was the lead in the musical but because it’s just a fun, funny and quirky musical…like me! So, as I was in the process of re-organizing my home office desk and needed a fun way to manage all my crafty items and such, I decided to pay homage to my dear musical.  And thus the turning these plain white ceramic mugs into holders to hold, well, whatever I want… Check out the DIY youtube video for this article: There are many other DIYs out there for sharpie mugs.  Most of which are used to drink out of.   Thus you will need to put it in the oven for 30 mins.  For this art project, we are just using as holders so no need…unless you can’t live without baking them, then go right ahead. Here’s what you’ll need at …

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DIY: White Wall of Things to To

Do closet mirrors scare you?   Well, join the club.  Other than giving a small room a larger illusion, it’s kind of scary.   Imagine this:  It’s late at night, you are alone in your office just typing away.   Then you lean back for a stretch and at the side peripheral you see hands!  Your head immediately turn that direction and there you are in the mirror looking back at you in a frantic gaze. So, since I need to make my top 10 things to do this year.  And more than not if I wrote it in a notebook or in an email, I’d most like will not look at it like I constantly look at it now.   In my biased opinion, this is brilliant.  But I only covered one slider so that I will still have that “large room” effect from the other mirror. Want to try it?  It’s super simple and takes like 15 minutes.   The hard part is drawing out what you want to put on your wall.   Let’s start with the easy …