Browsing Archive: October, 2012


Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, In : Halloween 

I wanted to give you some last minute ideas to make your Halloween night extra fun...

Grab some white or green water balloons, break open a glow stick, insert it in the balloon, fill the balloon with water and hang it inside an old nylon from your front porch or even from the tree in front. If you're throwing a party, hang them from the ceiling!

Take your old wine bottles, oil bottles, vinegar bottles...ANY bottles...and spray paint them with a matte black. Stick a black candle in the top and ...
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Bored With The Head Of Your Bed?

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Saturday, October 27, 2012, In : DIY (Do It Yourself) Projects 

If you're ready to switch up your bedroom a bit, try a new headboard! Here are some easy, inexpensive, and creative ways to do it yourself!

This is an old head and footboard you can find at an old junk shop, flea market, or antique shop. All you need to do is paint it. This one has been totally modernized in black with the blue stripe down the center.

Another idea would be to make your own tufted headboard. You can make your own traditional curved style, but why not go big and sophisticated. ...
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Fall Floral Arranging...When you don't have the right size vase

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, In : Flowers 

Make your own!


Flowers are such an easy way to brighten up your home for fall, especially with some deep, bright, warm colors.

I picked up a length of scrap metal screen at the local junk re-use yard (Urban Ore) and it was just the thing to get my creative vase making juices going. 

I was picturing a long, low arrangement, and this made it work. I just took 3 short (about 4 inches) fat jars, 

placed them on top of a piece of scrap wood that I had,


wound the scrap metal screen under the wood ...
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LED Candles for The Holidays

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, In : Great Finds 

Now's the time to stock up on candles for the holidays! Try the candles that never make a mess, and never burn out!

LED candles are now on sale at Cost Plus through October 21st at a fantastic price.

The 3"x3" candle is now $5.99.

The 3"x6" candle is now $7.49.

Use these for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah or Christmas...or just for a romantic evening dinner.

On another note, I thought I'd tell you about a couple of other great deals I've spied.

I'm loving this bright Vintage Mahal pillow tha...
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Interior Halloween Decor

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Saturday, October 13, 2012, In : DIY (Do It Yourself) Projects 

As my child has aged, I tend not to decorate indoors for Halloween anymore. I keep the scary, creepy, and fun stuff on the front porch for the little visitors on Halloween night. But I still love a good table centerpiece!

This one has a more elegant Halloween feel and its super easy to do. Just cut the top off a green pumpkin (a small top the size of a drinking glass opening...3-4" in diameter), hollow out a cylinder size area of the pumpkin (so you can actually slide a glass or small jar rig...

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Fall Furs

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, In : Furs 

It's fall, the evenings are getting cooler, and if you've ever used a nice faux fur to keep warm, you know that it's the best!
Here are a few suggestions for using them, as well as places to find some.

Use a sheep skin to keep your toes warm...

or use one to keep your seat warm...



If you're not satisfied with that, then by all means wrap yourself in a large faux fur!

  has a sale that's ending in 2 days featuring Donna Salyers' "Fabulous Furs" that are normally close to $200. now o...
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Wild Reflections

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Saturday, October 6, 2012, In : DIY (Do It Yourself) Projects 

I found a great large beveled mirror with a decent wood frame the other day at one of my favorite haunts for only $5. It just needed a quick sanding and painting to spruce it up. But why settle for plain Jane when I could go wild!

This is what I ended up with! It's fun, interesting, used up a bunch of pieces of Manzanita I had laying around as well as an old paper maché deer and some rubber snakes.


I just glued my carefully curated pile of odds and ends on the top and bottom of the mirror f...

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Towels As Art?

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, In : DIY (Do It Yourself) Projects 

Why not?...In the kitchen.

I was at Sur La Table today and found the greatest kitchen towels! In fact you could either frame them, if you need some wall art in your kitchen,

 or you could get a small wooden dowel at the hardware store, glue it to the top back edge of the towel (with hot glue) and just hang it over two small nails.

The other great thing to do with nice towels is make some fabulous throw pillows. When they have fantastic graphics...
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