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Holiday Gift Guide *Etsy*

When it comes to giving a gift why not give something handmade.  When someone is taking their energy to create a handcrafted good, I call it Art.  There is nothing I find more beautiful than when I know someone handmade a great gift.

white birch bark journal or guest book handmade - wood book -  rustic  woodland winter wedding gift - grey gray blue  - ready to ship

Birch bark Journal by Three Trees Bindry

Leather Candle Wrap with Layered Wooden Crosses Encrusted in Swarovski Crystals

Layered Wooden Cross Candle Corset by Fine and Funky Designs

Linen napkin set of 8 for Christmas day gift finds - gray white green or red natural linen fabric 18x18

Linen Napkins by Pillow Link

Drops Gold Necklace- Leather Necklace- Statement Necklace- Pearls Pendant- Fashion Jewelry- Hand made Jewelry- FREE SHIPPING

Gold, Pearls & Leather Necklace by LiatGiladJewellery

Gold Zag Tray

Gold Zag Try by Up in the Air Somewhere

Original Watercolor Painting- Birch Tree Painting "Skeleton Birches"
Original Watercolor painting by Pine Tree Art
Organic Hand knit Wool Blanket by Good Bye 1979
Bear Country Yarn Bowl
Ceramic Bowl by Inaeent
Crystal Cascade stained glass panel window
Crystal Stained Glass Panel by Barbara Stained Glass
OMBRE DUCK EGG blue antler geometric contemporary modern chevron arrow painted decorative stripe bone taxidermy decor art piece
Ombre painted antler by Zoo K Shop
18x18 Wolf Brown Black Faux Fur Decorative Pillow Set 2pcs.
Faux Wolf fur Pillows (set 2)  by Salvani

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Beach Calling

A quote I saw that I just can’t get out of my head, “I Long for Salt Air in my Hair”.  I’m thinking about long lazy days spent at the beach with my boys.  The beach is where so many of our summer memories are made with family and friends.  I’m ready!

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DYI Transform a screen into a custom headboard

If you have one of these cheap folding screens and want to upcycle it, why not make it into a custom headboard!  It’s easy and you can do just about anything your heart desires.

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Step 1:  Spray Paint~ I used a more expensive paint to avoid having to spay so many times.

Tip: Take your time when you spray paint, it’s best to do in light layers.

Step 2: Add metal hardware on back of screen to avoid the screen to fold.  Then Hang on the wall behind your bed.  Either drill a hole through the wood or add hardware on the back.

                Tip:  Resist adding your decor to the screen, as this is large and awkward to hang and you don’t want your hard work to get ruined.

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Step 3:  Collect and create the decor you want to add to your screen.  Use Velcro to affix items to your board.

Tip:  Don’t be afraid to add a few things to start then add over time, as this is a large space!

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I made my own Fishing sign by hot gluing store bought pebbles onto letters!  Use shells or seaglass as well!  The Bait bag is actually an old clothes hanging pin bag!  I hand painted the words and picked up vintage wooden fishing hooks to add to the bag.

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My son collected stickers, shells, and driftwood and I picked up the signs, handmade fishing pole and the clothes pin bag from a yard sale, and the Pottery Barn pin board shark

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Reflecting on 2012

As I think about this past year I have a lot of happy and accomplished feelings.  I honestly feel like this has been one of my best years, as everything seemed to fall into place, with family, friendships and business decisions.  I feel so much gratitude with how balanced this year turned out with love, my family, relationships, friendships, the blogging community and my ever so grateful clients.

A few of my favorite moments of 2012

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My Mom!

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James using his Red Ryder BB gun!

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Night Before Christmas

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Celebrating Michelle’s 40th

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Getting our Christmas Tree

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Holiday Celebration

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Ugly Sweater Day

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Leigh & Kate

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John making his Gingerbread House

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Yankee Swap Fun

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My 41 Birthday Party

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Mommy Sandwich

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Lyn

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James loves fishing

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First day of school

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Amanda’s Birthday

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Mohr Family Reunion

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Jacobsohn Family Reunion

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Cousin Jack

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James’ boat

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The Cape

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Sister Florecita

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Mohr Family

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Grandma

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James’ birthday

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John graduation

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Mark & I

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My baker

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Declan

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John turns 5

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James & Mark

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Fairytale Ball

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Susan & I

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Ace

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Tasha, Arianne & I

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My family getting to meet President Obama DSC_1304

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Celebrate!

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Kim & Lyn

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Happy New Year from the Jacobsohn Family!

Remarkable Christmas Trees

Be merry, bright, romantic, unusual, white, loaded, pink, themed, or traditional, a tree is personal and subjective.  There is no better time to express yourself than with the holiday tree.  Just go for it!  I find mine has changed over the years, but then again, so have I!  Merry Christmas!

Falling in Love with Fall

It’s the most Beautiful time of the year in New England.  I just love living in Maine during Fall.  There is nothing like the spirit and celebration of Fall that New Englander’s cherish.  It is shown through all their efforts with decorations using pumpkins, hay, mums, leaves and more.  If you haven’t seen it for yourself, now it’s time to enjoy and fall in love with New England.

Maine, The Way Life Should Be