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DIY Scrap Wood Planter Box

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After I made the Trash to Treasure Scrap Wood Boho Pumpkins and then shared my Fall Porch Tour, I'm all inspired to do a little more fall decorating!

So, today I am sharing a simple DIY scrap wood planter box that you can make!

How to make a planter box from old fence boards!

Fall Porch Tour

Well, I can't believe it... I'm actually ahead of the game and have my front porch decorated for fall... already!! Since I'm Last Minute Lisa that's amazeballs!! In the blogging world, I'm probably behind though!

By the time you see this post I'll be at my first ever blogging conference! I'm super excited and also super nervous. I am actually rather shy and don't like being in big crowds of people where I don't know anyone!

I'm attending Activate: EBA Live. I've been taking the Elite Blogging Academy course for some time now and working on my blog. My dream is to one day be able to work from home doing what I love... blogging, crafting, decorating, etc. So, I'm hoping I come back with a set-in-stone action plan to move toward that dream, wish me luck!

Now, on to the porch 😊

Fall front porch decor

Chalkboards in Any Color

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Guess what today is?

Yes! It's Wednesday! Thrifty Chicks Wednesday that is!! The second Wednesday of every month six of my blogging buddies and I get together for a monthly project challenge.

This month's challenge is chalkboards! And for my chalkboard project, I am sharing how to make a chalkboard in any color under the rainbow!

How to make chalkboards in any color!

7 Drool Worthy Bohemian Style Patios You'll Love!

Well, before you know it patio weather will be over. we are approaching that time of year where we start to transition into fall. The weather will start turning and we'll start wearing sweaters and boots and eventually, we'll button up our patios for winter until next spring.

Right now we still have some time though to enjoy the outdoor time! 😁

I thought I'd share how my patio looks now. I've done a little redecorating since I finished my bohemian style patio last year. You can see that post here: Boho Patio Reveal. And after I share my patio I have a special guest post by Melinda Brown who writes for Vertigo Interiors with her ideas for what makes a great bohemian style patio!

Bohemian style covers so many different looks, check out these 7 patios to fall in love with!

Upcycled Tray Stand - Thrift Shop Flip

My mom and I packed up everything that was left of my booths at the antique mall last Thursday. Despite having 25%, 50%, and then 75% off sales all month long there was still quite a bit to pack up and bring home. Two truck loads!

Needless to say, my semi-hoarded garage before now looks like a full-on episode from the TV show hoarders complete with a skinny little pathway through it all! 😧 We are planning to have an end-of-season garage sale at the end of the month though and I am determined to get that garage cleaned up and organized once and for all!

While I was trying to make room in the garage for the stuff from the booths I found a Rubbermaid bin full of project pieces that I had forgotten about out there so this project is an upcycle project from two pieces I found in that bin.

How to make a pretty little dessert tray from thrift store finds!

Trash to Treasure - Scrap Wood Boho Pumpkins

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I have some cute little chunky faux pumpkins to share with you today!

After I built my pallet patio table and benches, I was left with a few chunks of 4x4 post pieces and to me, they looked like cute little chunky pumpkins!

Make these adorable boho pumpkins from 4x4 scraps!

Trash to Treasure Candlestick

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Can you believe it is the end of August already?! I can't, I'm not quite ready for fall yet, I feel like summer just got started!

But I guess there isn't anything I can do about time speeding by like it is lately except try and make the most of it right?

So, let's say goodbye to August with a trash to treasure project ok?! 😊

How to make a candlestick from an old chair leg

Treasure Trove Tuesday - This Week's Thrifting Finds

It was another good week of thrifting!

Everything you'll see below will eventually make its way to the Etsy shop, Little Boho Cottage except for one item that I just cannot part with!

Of course, if you see something that you are interested in let me know and we can swing a deal before I list it in the shop!

What I found this week for my Etsy shop, www.littlebohocottage.etsy.com

How to Make Space for a Craft Studio When You Don't Have Any Space

If you have a creative hobby then you need creative space. But what if you don't have enough room for one? I'm going to show you how to squeeze a tiny craft studio into your life no matter how limited your space!

No roof for a craft studio? Check out these ideas to make room!

Getting to know you... Getting to Know All About You...

Or maybe I should be singing... getting to know ME...♬♪

I have seen posts like this on Facebook but never participated. Then I saw one on a blog I like to read, New Happenings at the Table and Whatever and I thought it would be fun!

Maybe you'd like to play along!

1. What was the last thing you put in your mouth? 

Kerrygold Skellig Sweet Cheddar Cheese. I have just discovered this cheese and OMG, it is delicious!! I love cheese anyway and sharp cheddar is my favorite... until now!

2. Where was your profile pic taken?

On a hike at the sight of an old school building that had recently been torn down.

3. Worst pain you've ever experienced? 

I have never broken a bone or even had a bad sprain so I would have to say childbirth. I did it all natural and even though she only weighed 6 lbs. I would have sworn the end was near!!

4. Favorite place you've traveled?

New Orleans. I was only there for a very short time, that was where I was embarking on a cruise but I just loved it there and would love to go back and explore more one day.

5. How late did you stay up last night?

9:00pm. I am an early bird. I have to get up at 4am for work so I can't stay up too late or I'm a mess the next day! Even on weekends I go to bed pretty early but I wake up naturally about 5 - 5:30am.

6. If you could move somewhere else, where would it be? 

This is a hard one for some reason... I'm pretty happy where I live. We have all 4 seasons here, I am close enough to the Oregon Coast that I can get there in about 6 hours, close enough to the mountains that I can get there in just a few hours, and close to my parents and daughter.

7. How many children do you have?

One, her name is Sydney and she is 27 now!!

8. Which of your Blogger friends lives closest to you? 

Christine from Little Brags lives about 4 hours from me.

9. What is your favorite food?

Seafood (even when I eat out at a Mexican restaurant I order the dish that has shrimp or some sort of seafood in it!)

10. When was the last time you cried?

Ah jeez... I'm a big cry baby... my Dr. says I've started menopause so my hormones are all over the board lately!!

11. Who took your profile photo? 

My boyfriend.

12. Who was the last person you took a picture with?

My co-workers on the roof of our building watching the eclipse.

13. What's your favorite season?


14. If you could have any career, what would it be?

Living my dream, blogging from home!

15. Do you think relationships are ever worth it? 

Of course! That is why I keep trying!

16. If you could talk to ANYONE right now who would it be? 

My grandma's. I miss them 😢 Ok... see? Now I'm crying so that answers question #10!!

17. Are you a good influence?

I like to think so... but in my younger days my best friend and I were both accused of being the bad influence in our relationship!!

18. Does pineapple belong on pizza?


19. You have the remote, what channel?

Fox 11 (I don't have cable or dish TV, only free TV so I'm very limited!)

20. Whom do you think will play along? 

I don't know but it will be fun if some do!

Treasure Trove Tuesday - This Week's Thrifting Finds

I did not do a TTT post last week since it was right in the middle of 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips so today I'm sharing 2 weeks' worth of thrifting finds!

New treasures for the Little Boho Cottage Etsy shop!

7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day 7

Well, sad as it may be, today is the last day for 7 days of thrift shop flips until next year 😞

No worries though, I will continue doing thrift shop flips periodically...  I love them!

Upcycled 1970's Art

7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day 6

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Today is the day!

Happy National Thrift Shop Day!!😁

Today is day 6 of my series, 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips.

Upcycled vintage bathroom scale

7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day 5

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Day 5 already for 7 days of thrift shop flips in honor of National Thrift Shop Day, can you believe it?

Flowers made from thimbles!

7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day 4

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It's day 4 already! In case you are just now joining in, I am celebrating National Thrift Shop Day with 7 days of thrift shop flips and today is day 4!!

Celebrating National Thrift Shop Day with 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - today's flip is an old chair back!