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Usagi’s Halloween Tree

decorating halloween tree

halloween tree

Who said trees are just for Christmas? Usagi passionately loves all things Halloween. Everything from cute to macabre, she embraces it. Usagi decorated her home from top to bottom in Halloween decor with a “Halloween Tree” as her focal point.

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unicorn and rainbow dessert table

Unicorn and Rainbows Birthday Party (for a grown up)

When I was a child, my birthday was the best holiday of the year. I loved having something to plan for, especially when I got to do all the choosing. I loved my birthday so much, that I talked at my mom about it for most of the year. After my birthday was over in September, my mom had about five months of peace until Valentines Day. As soon as Valentines Day was over (I liked planning our Valentines Day party), my birthday was “coming up” in September and I was “almost” nine.

I mostly grew out of my birthday obsession habit. I am an adult now and I have more important things to focus on during the year than my next birthday party. I grew up so much that I only get excited about my birthday ONE MONTH in advance! I don’t think I can get any better than that.

On Pinterest, I found a recipe for unicorn poop. Looking up unicorns on Pinterest, you will be accosted with all forms of unicorn bodily functions. The internet is filled with unicorn poo, farts, and barf… But, do not fear, only good things can come from a unicorn. This is why unicorns fart rainbows and poop cookies. Continue reading

Lego Back Splash Progress: Take 1, April 2014

This is only the beginning of a grander project than anyone can for see…

Lego kitchen back splash

I am building up my kitchen wall with a Lego back splash! This may take months, years, even a decade to finish. My favorite want-list item, when I’m not pining for Sailor Moon manga, is more Lego bricks. All bricks I collect, sans any builder set I may indulge in, will go directly to the kitchen wall. That is, until Hubby and I have children. That is another story… Continue reading

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Washi What? Three Washi Tape Frame Ideas

IMG_0017Previously, I posted my first washi craft, Washi Tape Bookshelf: covering wood damage with washi tape. I loved how washi tape made my beat up book shelf look new.

Another great thing about crafting with washi tape is how non-committal it is. It has light stickiness and is easy to remove. As a renter, I used washi tape to tape pictures on my walls to avoid more holes that I would have to spackle over later. Also, a lot of frames add up in cost. Tape and paper cut down on part of framing costs.

In this post, I am sharing my use of washi tape to frame pictures.

My three crafts are:

Photo Grid taped to the walls inspired by A Beautiful Mess
No-Contact Corners
Decorating Picture Frames with Washi Tape

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Washi Tape Bookshelf: covering wood damage with washi tape

Washi tape has sparked my imagination in my efforts in home decorating for cheap. With all the creative ideas online, I have more projects I want to do than I can probably afford in tape. With all of the cute prints and colors, I want to tape up my entire home!

Deutsch: Japanisches Reispapierklbeband - Wash...

Deutsch: Japanisches Reispapierklbeband – Washi-Tape (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Wa-shi” means Japanese-paper. The tape is paper with a light amount of stickiness, slightly stickier than masking tape. Washi tape is a great material for easy home decorating. It is easy to remove from walls, so it is a good decoration for renters*.  Popular uses include taping pictures to walls and wall papering geometric designs. It comes in decorative colors and prints. The selection is endless. Washi tape can be found at craft stores and from online retailers.

*Then, one day I pulled some tape off my wall and this happened!washi accident

A few weeks ago I found this bookshelf abandoned near the dumpsters in my apartment complex. It now functions as a game shelf. We previously kept all of our games in the closet. Keeping the games out in the open makes them more accessible and more likely to be played with.

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The edges of the wood on the shelf were pretty badly beaten up. The wood finish was peeling from rain damage. It looked easy to fix. Continue reading