#CuteFind: We’re all nuts here

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The cutest squirrel I’ve ever seen.

I had to make a quick run to the Goodwill yesterday. I needed some khaki shorts for my new part-time, summer gig as a tram driver/tour guide for the Morton Arboretum.

I always do a quick scan in the home goods section. And this is what I found. The cutest, playfullest, little ceramic squirrel. She was a little pricier than I would have like, topping in at 4.99$, but I still couldn’t resist.

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Her new home.

And now she’s found her home among my other woodland creature, the very rare, green Siamese cat. Who carefully guards my wine collection.

If you have a #CuteFind, share it with me on the twitter machine, @whatacutehouse. I would love to feature it here.

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#CraftyFlash: Frame a quick print

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My girl, Judy! I love to get things framed quick.

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This dollar store frame had lovely corners!

I know I’ve said this before, but I am a cheap frame junkie. And one of the best places for cheap frames is the Dollar Store. If I see a cute frame, even though I might not have a photo for it, I still buy it. Here is an example of one of my favorite finds. It is glass with cute little corner tabs that look vintage-y.

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Isn’t she cute among my other pictures?

So I had this autographed postcard of Judy in my hope chest. I had cut out some flowers from magazines and taped a border around it. I came across this lovely picture the other day and I just had to display it. I grabbed my cute, vintage-y frame and up it went.

Think color, think Italy

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My newly painted green shutters.

 

I just came back from 10 days in Italy. It was an amazing vacation- the food, the culture and the color. Color everywhere. Flowers in full bloom, sparking wine reflected in glasses and doors and shutters that make a statement. In my attempt to bring some Italy home with me I painted my white shutters green and planted some red geraniums in my flower box. The geraniums haven’t spread yet but the green gives a sweet little pop of color.

 

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Reading is fundamental and neighborly, Part 3

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This is the third little library I’ve found in my neighborhood.

Here is the third #LittleFreeLibrary in my neighborhood. I was able to grab a picture as I was driving by. But I have more fun news! I found a 4th the other day. The picture is coming soon.

Here are the other two:

First Little Free Library 

Second Little Free Library

 

 

#CuteFind: Hey birdy, come and get it!

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This is my upcylced thrift store bird house find!

I was at my favorite thrift store a few weeks back when I stumbled on this Squirrel Buster bird feeder for 6 bucks! It was ugly green and dirty, but I had a feeling it was a good find. The store had two, but I only bought one. And boy am I kicking myself!

I looked the bird feeder up online and it retails for 80 bucks! Holy cow, what a find. So I took it apart, gave it a fresh coat of yellow spray paint and now I’m ready to feed the neighborhood.

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This is the before, when I took the bird feeder apart.

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