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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pallet Starter Garden


Pallet Starter Garden 

I haven't had any luck  growing Vinca's (they say they are easy to grow) , but like I said I have had no luck with them... I just love all the colors they bring and their cute little blooms. 

 I have tried for many years to get these to grow, buying starters and planting them directly to the garden with no luck. They either get to leggy or the tender little petals seem to be "quite the treat for the snails".

While I was shopping at my favorite nursery, they happened to be having a sale on flats of ....yep... Vinca' s. I couldn't resist ... they are so cute... so not being a quitter, I decided to give them another shot, but not the “normal” way by directly planting the starters straight into the garden.  I had another idea...


A couple of years ago I took a pallet and made a herb garden out of it and never really kept it up, so the pallet was recycled into a starter garden to grow them slowly and for easy  maintenance in hopes I could get them stronger before transferring them.





Garding idea using Pallets at One More Time Events.com

With a  quick trip to the dollar store to pick  up some plastic food containers to fit between the fence and the pallet.  I then poked some holes in the bottom for drainage.


Pallet Starter Garden at One More Time Events.com

and planted my Vinca's and spider plants, I have several spider plants in my planter and they are the easiest, hardiest  plants to grow.   You can start many with just their off springs by just placing them in the soil,  which I have done in the past, but with our dogs that run along this fence,  I decided to start them here in the pallet. 

To decorate the pallet,  I added a chicken wire cone basket I recently made to the middle of the pallet  and added a couple of Ikea planters I refinished (I will show you this in another post) to the sides of the pallet.  


Chicken wire cone planter at One More Time Events.com





Decorating your garden with hanging pots at One More Time Events.com



Vinca's require shade and part sun and since this area gets the morning sun and afternoon sun, a shutter was used at the top of the pallet creating a roof.  The shutters work great, since they can be adjusted allowing just the right amount of sunlight to come through  and can be closed for the  afternoon sun.


adding shutters to your garden at one More Time Events.com

Here is the best part...because this sits directly behind our above ground pool which we recently purchased (which I love by the way) I can enjoy my garden while enjoying and exercising in the pool.

So here is hoping I can get these Vinca's to grow a bit larger and stronger and when they are ready I can transplant them and start over with some new seasonal flowers...


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Monday, July 21, 2014

How to Turn Your Pineapple Scraps into a Wow Worthy Centerpiece


How to Turn Your Pineapple Scraps into a Wow Worthy Centerpiece

Hi, Today is Monday and this is the day I share over Fine Craft Guild.  

Today I will be sharing how you can   turn you leftover pineapple scraps into  a wow-worthy centerpiece. 

Hop on over and see  how you can use your food and leftovers to  create a  last minute fruit centerpiece for your guest in five minutes or less.   Hope to see you there!



Pineapple centerpiece for outdoor setting at One More Time  Events.com


Food always looks and is more appealing when it is served and styled in a decorative way...don't you think? 


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Sharing at: Between Naps on the Porch,Red head can decorate
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Share it One More Time Party and Features in July


Share It One More Time Party and Features

Welcome to Share It One More Time at One More Time Events.   I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and enjoying their Summer.  Spending most of mine floating around in our new above ground pool... so relaxing!!!  

How are you spending your Summer?  Here are a few great ideas from the party that share what they have been up to ...
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Share it One More Time runs for a full week.

 Each week I will be featuring projects from the party and will be using one of your pictures with a link back to your post. Looking forward to seeing what you’ve been up to this week! 
This weeks Features are:



Plum Perfect and Me shared her Diy Faux Coral Glass Candle Holder featured at One More Time Events.com




Old Things new shared her Shopping Secrets Budget Kitchen Makeover featured at One More Time Events,com




Bliss Ranch shared her Mud Pie Station featured at One More Time Events.com
Bliss Ranch shared her Mud Pie Station




Hope in Every Season shared her Lady Baltimore Mad Hatter Tea

Pams Party and Practical Tips shared her Quick and Easy Strawberry Pie featured at One More Time Events.com

Pams Party and Practical Tips shared her Quick and Easy Strawberry Pie



Thank  you for sharing at Share it One More Time Party!    You are what makes this a party and I love seeing what you all have to share!
Share It One More Time Party and Features

Congratulations to all that was featured!  Thank you so much for partying and sharing with One More Time Events.  You can grab your featured button from the top tab.
If you’re new here the rules of the party are simple.  Please include a text link back to this party within your post, this is not a requirement, but would love it if you did.  :)





BYOP (bring your own projects and have some fun visiting the others.  By joining the party you give One More Time Events permission for your projects to be featured here Twitter, FB, Pinterest, G+

After you link up here don't forget to stop by and link up to these great parties
Bouquet of Talent by Life on Lakeshore Drive Sunday and Kathe with and E on Tuesday.


Life on Lakeshore Drive


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Monday, July 14, 2014

Wedding Guest Table Centerpiece on a Budget

Wedding Guest Table Centerpiece on a Budget 

It's that time again,  and I am very excited to share with you another recycled project  over at Fine Craft Guild, although I am calling this one a "Wedding Guest Table Centerpiece"  It really can be used as a centerpiece on any table.

While weddings can be expensive and doing a wedding on a budget can be challenging.   It doesn't have to be.   Probably one of the most costly parts of a wedding reception is the decorations on  your guest tables.  With a few recycled items and little imagination your centerpieces  can be done at less of a cost to create beautiful centerpieces. 

This wedding table centerpiece is made with a fancy plastic  cupcake pod with a clear dome top.  I had this dome leftover  from a single serve dessert,  that  Mr. OMT and I shared.  However, you can purchase them for only around $10.50 for 25 pieces. Thats a lot of tables decorated for little to nothing.

 To see how you can make this inexpensive centerpiece, and I hope you do,  you can see it here at Fine Craft Guild...hope to see you there...













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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Creating a Simple Vignette with a Plastic Tray Makeover


Creating a Simple Vignette with a Plastic Tray Makeover


Lately I have been adding colors of corals and greens to my family room and shared some updated projects and a few items within the colors.

A few simple inexpensive projects was to bring color into a natural pallet painted room

 I have kept most of my rooms and furniture in a natural pallet for the simple reason it is much easier and less expensive way to redecorate and bring in color changes for any season or just an everyday setting.

A few simple ways I like to add color when I want to make changes are:  Adding colored candles, floral arrangements, throws and pillows.

It doesn't have to be expensive to do, I have found a lot of my accessories at thrift stores, clearance or items friends and family have given me.  A lot of times when I find something I would like to use in my decor and it isn't the color I  don't pass it up and here are a few reasons why...paint!!!



It can be as  simple as a decorative plastic tray painted to bring in color.  There are many ways you can decorate, paint, decoupage like these plastic trays makeover  on pinterest .  I found this tray while organizing and cleaning my cabinets, it was tucked all the way in the back of the cabinet....seriously I didn't even remember I had it.  Sometimes it pays to do a little cleaning and re-organizing you never know what you may find or have forgotten you had.




I decided I would not be using this for any kind of food items, so I gave this plastic tray a two tone look by using some textured spray on the top,


and a moss green on the bottom to bring out colors of the room


not wanting to add to much green to the vignette I was planning.



To bring the color coral in, I added a small mercury vase filled with coral flowers and wrapped a piece of floral green stem  around the bottom.   To keep the silver flowing throughout the vignette part of a silver wine holder was added at the base of the glass hurricane.

The candle sticks were first sprayed with textured paint and stippled with acrylic colors to bring out greens and then stippled with an off white.






I love the way this tray brings and balances the color and by adding the books under the mercury vase filled with the coral arrangement,  gives it just the right amount of height  to complete this vignette.


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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Share it One More Time Features and Party


Share It One More Time Party and Features

Welcome to Share It One More Time at One More Time Events.  

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Share it One More Time runs for a full week.

 Each week I will be featuring projects from the party and will be using one of your pictures with a link back to your post. Looking forward to seeing what you’ve been up to this week! 
This weeks Features are:


Interior Frugalista Old Louvered Doors Repurposed featured at One More Time Events.com



Backwoods Babies shared her Bench Makeover featured at One More Time Events.com


Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan shared her Designing Painted Sky Ceiling featured at One More Time Events.com




My Thrift Store Addiction shared her Good Morning Sunshine Project featured patio furniture at One More Time Events.com



Simply Vintagous shared her Hells Kitchen Transformed featured at One More Time Events.com




Thank  you for sharing at Share it One More Time Party!    You are what makes this a party and I love seeing what you all have to share!
Share It One More Time Party and Features

Congratulations to all that was featured!  Thank you so much for partying and sharing with One More Time Events.  You can grab your featured button from the top tab.
If you’re new here the rules of the party are simple.  Please include a text link back to this party within your post, this is not a requirement, but would love it if you did.  





BYOP (bring your own projects and have some fun visiting the others.  By joining the party you give One More Time Events permission for your projects to be featured here Twitter, FB, Pinterest, G+

After you link up here don't forget to stop by and link up to these great parties
Bouquet of Talent by Life on Lakeshore Drive Sunday and Kathe with and E on Tuesday.


Life on Lakeshore Drive


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Till Next Post…Xo Tammy




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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

32 Magazine Worthy Centerpieces



32 Magazine Worthy Centerpieces



Hi Everyone... 
When I received the email from Liz over at  Hometalk  asking if I would be interested in creating a "Centerpiece Board"  I was more than excited to do it.  Hometalk is one of my favorite places to post and visit on a daily basis.  After you visit them you will know exactly why I love and feel the way I do about Hometalk.

As many of you know, if you follow my blog...one  of my favorite things of many, are creating centerpieces,  I am more than excited to bring to you another great board of 32 amazing centerpieces with Hometalk and others that have shared  on Hometalk.   
http://www.hometalk.com/b/1997553/centerpieces
Here are a few of the 32 centerpieces



Rusty Heart Designs



A Perfect Day to Dream




Outdoor Succulent Patio Table Centerpiece


Summer Centerpiece with Recycled Bottles



Cottage in the Oaks

These are just a few of the 32 centerpiece ideas.   To see some more amazing centerpiece ideas.

Other boards done for more inspiration for you...
 I have done a couple of boards for Hometalk, as well as participate in a fund raiser they so graciously co- hosted "Home Talk Thrift Benefit for Sheltered Animals"   I really enjoyed doing  both boards and thrilled  I was able to participate in such a great fund raiser.  Thank you Hometalk!


Surprising Solar lighting ideas at One More Time events.com along with Hometalk.com

Surprising Solar Lighting


Small container gardening at One More Time Events.com along with Hometalk.com
55 Small Container Gardening Ideas

Hometalk is a place for professionals, non-professionals, bloggers, DIY’ers to inspire, teach and learn from others.

Have you heard of Hometalk? I am sure most of you have, right?  If not let me tell you, you are in for a real treat. and if this post isn't enough to inspire you, here are few I follow on Hometalk.   I am sure you will be inspired in a way you never thought you would.





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 Till Next Post…Xo Tammy
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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Touring Through Blogland

TOURING THROUGH BLOGLAND


Hello All!

Today, I am very excited to be  participating in a blog tour.   I was invited by

I have been following Maria Elena's blog for a long time now.  I love her style of  decorating.   
Every room is  so beautiful and it is always so neatly done.   Maria Elena has a real talent, 
not only in decorating, but has a real gift for sewing and crafting,  which is inspiring to 
everyone.   One of her projects that really stands out to me is her craft room. 
 If you haven't seen her craft room, be prepared... 
it is amazing!

Maria Elena really has an eye for color and it is obvious when you see how she has 
decorated her home including her front porch that welcomes not only her guest but anyone
that visits her blog.

Ok, lets start this tour!

 Here are the four questions I'm supposed to answer:

 1)  What are you working on right now?
I am not currently  working on any one thing  in particular right now, other than trying
 to organize and  pull my home back together after new carpet was installed and some fresh
 paint in the living/dining room area.


Before the carpet and paint took place  I just finished the master bedroom that got a 
complete makeover, by painting all the furniture and accessories.


























It has been a process trying to put the house back together.  As you all know as DIY bloggers 
when you look at what you already have while putting it all back , it makes you stop and 
think "do I want to put it back where it was??? or do I want to change it and use it
 somewhere else....
Well... most of what I had,  either was repurposed or repainted and found new homes.  
Which is probably why I haven't finished putting everything  away.  One of the rooms that 
got a make over was my craft room which is now a guest room/craft room.






and while this room is still not completed it was put on hold for now.  



another room that got a bit of a change was the dining room and cabinet. Metallic glazes
were used to refinish the picture frame, sconce and floating shelves.  Wanting to showcase
my white pieces, the cabinet went through a transformation  by removing the front panels.



2)  How does my work differ from others in this genre?
This question really made me have to really  stop and think.... Although I don't feel it is much
different than others, there are so many great blogs out there that are along the same 
interest and styles which share pretty much the same interest is one of the reasons 
I love blogging, if I had to say one thing about how I differ from others, I would have to say
 from the comments I receive it would have to be "the ability to think outside the box". 



Like hanging a footboard over the fireplace 

or using a Vintage window and luggage rack for a coffee table




3)  Why do I write/create what I do?
I love blogging and sharing home decorating along with gardening ideas and a few quick 
and easy recipes.   I love sharing designs that are  homey, budget-conscious, and try to be as 
creative as I can in an elegant way. 

I enjoy the challenge of reinventing my decor and  figuring out how to make something out
of  ‘nothing’, creatively and beautifully, urging and sharing with others  to recycle reuse,
revamp, redecorate and remodel.  But, most of all I find blogging and keeping busy 
in a creating way is the best stress relief, relaxing and all while meeting other blogger 
that share the same interest.

 4)  How does your writing/creating process work?

I am not as organized as I would like to be and by all means not a great writer.   I am kind
 of a "fly by the seat of your pants" kindof girl."   I do have to be a bit more organized now 
that I am a regular  contributor to Fine Craft Guild where I share eco-friendly crafts  which
 has forced me to be a bit more organized,as well as hosting a weekly  link party called
 "Share it One More Time" on Sundays,  so between the two it has kept me to more of a 
schedule and post when I can and when a project inspires me to do so.

Here are a few projects that I have contributed to Fine Craft Guild in the past few weeks that 
happens on Mondays...




and my Eco friendly lemonade bottle and daisy's from my garden Centerpiece.


Thank you for stopping by One More Time Events, I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I liked
 putting it together for this Touring through Blogland Tour.

 Now I would like to introduce to you two wonderful bloggers I've chosen. 
They will participate in the tour next Monday, July 14th.
 You will love these ladies and their blogs.
They all have been very inspirational to me and are just the nicest people you will ever meet.
FineCraftGuild aims to be ‘the destination-blog’ for easy, eco-friendly 
DIY Crafts & Home Décor tutorials & patterns. It takes inspiration, 
research, experimentation, practice and time to raise a creative project from ‘good’ to ‘great’. 
 I offer exactly that extensive input on what works and what doesn’t. This way, my readers 
can create beautiful projects, easy & fast.  ~ Rose, FineCraftGuild





Doreen and her husband have just retired and have recently moved full time
to what was previously just their weekend home...a log cabin in a lake

community in the Berkshire area of Massachusetts. Although cottage style
and french country are her true loves, Doreen has embraced the rustic style 
that is befitting a log cabin and enjoys taking us on her diy journey. Doreen writes about  
life in the beautiful Berkshires, shares delicious recipes and creative and budget friendly
 craftand diy projects.
I hope you pay these ladies a visit.  Their blogs are full of gorgeous inspirations for your
 homes.
 I am sure you will enjoy them as much as I do following them,  I am sure you will want to 
start following them as well!!! You won't be disappointed!


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