In which the author tells you how to run your life -- or at least how to make the most of the fun parts of it.

For instance, inside these pages you will learn how to weather a mortar attack in good spirits; how to avoid booking yourself on the Internet into a bed and breakfast full of twee quilts and dusty tchotkes; and how to plan a dinner party that will stun your guests with deliciousness and style and not destroy your will to live with the amount of work you have to do to pull it off.

These are things I know firsthand, and things people who know me often ask me about (though I usually just book them into bed and breakfasts myself -- identifying ruffled death traps is an acquired skill). I am almost always right about everything (food, style and travel-related, anyway, and often many other things) and if everyone would just do as I say, dinner would taste better, cupcakes would not be dry, your parties would be more fun (for you), and mortar attacks... well, they always suck. I can't do anything about them.

*except laundry. I can't manage my own laundry, much less yours.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

How To Steal My Heart with Furniture

How brilliant is this? Not mine but I am going to steal this, stat, on the next dresser I find.
The link is here. Check it out -- lots of awesome stuff that is (I hesitate to say because she might take it as an insult) fabulous half-assed crafting (as in: takes not much time and money, looks infinitely better than when it started, and is fun to do.)

I love a bare tree branch motif, and this combines that with the McMakin trick I adore -- painting furniture but leaving some of it unpainted so you can see the wood grain.

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