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Dream Hotel Bedroom Interior Design Inspiration

Dream Hotel Bedroom Interior Design Inspiration

Dream hotel definitely describes the Zero Star Hotel in Walensee, Switzerland. It’s just you and the stars. Maybe your dream hotel is a little more subtle. With less travel means less hotel stays. This is the perfect time to design your bedroom after your favorite dream hotel. You don’t have to copy the whole exact room. But take your favorite elements and add it to your bedroom. Summer Camp Hotel Take the Summer Camp Hotel on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA….

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2021 Aviation News – Exciting!

2021 Aviation News – Exciting!

What’s making 2021 aviation news headlines? Will things be better in the new year? Things were not so good for the aviation industry as a whole in 2020. But it’s the start of a new year! And surprisingly there is actually some optimism and positivity swirling around the industry. Two just released news stories made me feel excited to travel again very very soon. I’m talking about Uganda Airlines and their new Airbus A330neo. Then there’s Emirates who just introduced their…

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DIY: Sew a Pillow/Cushion and Envelope Cover

DIY: Sew a Pillow/Cushion and Envelope Cover

You know those pillow and cushion covers on interior design websites. Want to sew your own? Learn how to make a pillow insert and then also make your own cover for it. Supplies sewing machine sewing pins scissors fabric for pillow (two) 18 x 13″ (45.72 x 33.02 cm) rectangles fabric for pillow cover (two) 20 x 15″ (50.8 x 38.1 cm) rectangles fiber fill (8 oz. / 226 g bag) Sewing Machine Used Singer Heavy Duty 4423 The fabric…

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DIY: Kids Art Projects -Occupy and Educate Them

DIY: Kids Art Projects -Occupy and Educate Them

Kids Art Projects are key right now. Summer has basically ended. Some children are physically going back to school. Others are remote learning. Regardless of how they do school, keep your children occupied and educated when they’re home. I took an elective in college called Teaching Children Art. So I’m here to share some projects that you can do at home with your children. Block Printing Many traditional fabrics use block printing to achieve their designs. There are lots of…

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DIY: Terracotta Plant Pot Paint Project

DIY: Terracotta Plant Pot Paint Project

Terracotta plant pot paint project. Try saying that five times fast. I recently did a post about using plants for Interior Design. In that post, I talked about the plant I just bought, a fiddle leaf fig. I bought it from Trader Joe’s. I knew I’d have to re-pot it because the roots were coming out of its inner plastic pot. From my research I saw that terracotta pots are good for this type of plant, because they allow the…

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Plants: Interior Design Inspiration

Plants: Interior Design Inspiration

I don’t have a green thumb. Can I call it a yellow thumb? It’s quite possibly a brown thumb. I killed a succulent in less than two weeks. But I decided I wanted to use plants to add style to my bathroom. I started by growing an avocado tree from the pit. After two months, nothing happened and I had to throw the pit away. I tried again about a week later and I’m still waiting to see what happens…

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DIY: Reversible Fabric Face Masks

DIY: Reversible Fabric Face Masks

Reversible face masks are a great way to stay safe and look cute while doing it. Check out my other DIY projects here. fabric sewing machine sewing pins scissors elastic (either 1/4″ or 3/8″ wide depending on your preference. Elastic pictured is 3/8″) Sewing Machine Used Singer Heavy Duty 4423 You will notice that the mask miraculously changes color throughout this post. My original plan included masks with two different fabrics. They weren’t really meant to be reversible. Though in…

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Interview with a Car Collector and Former Racecar Driver

Interview with a Car Collector and Former Racecar Driver

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about cars or automotive design on the blog. Today I’m here with Marc Evans. He is the owner of New England Classic Cars in Stratford, CT. Check out this post from way back in 2018 when I toured his shop. Keep reading below as I pick his brain. Q: Why did you start your automobile dealer business? Was the Winter of 1973-1974…..the first Middle East oil embargo was a sudden shock.  Impossible to…

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DIY: Reusable Makeup Remover Facial Pads

DIY: Reusable Makeup Remover Facial Pads

I’ve been sewing a lot more and doing other crafts. So that means I’m going to have a lot of great new posts coming your way. Today we’re going to sew reusable makeup remover pads. I got the idea to get away from disposable cotton rounds from different articles I saw on the internet and figured I’d give making my own a try. fabric washcloth/towel material sewing machine sewing pins scissors round object to trace circle pen Sewing Machine Used…

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Painting to Help Reduce Stress During Difficult Times

Painting to Help Reduce Stress During Difficult Times

Painting is a great way to reduce stress. Don’t we all need that right now. I’ve been meaning to paint for months it seems. Now I’ve finally gotten around to it. The main thing was lack of inspiration. I wasn’t feeling inspired to do anything creative. I bought the canvas from Target and it sat for months. Then the Coronavirus Pandemic hit and I was looking for a way to reduce all the stress and anxiety it was giving me….

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