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How to Dress up Your Dresser Drawers

Crafty blogger Dana McCranie provides a tutorial for turning bland drawers into something more snazzy. I have this old dresser that came to us as a bonus when we bought my daughter’s bedroom furniture from a friend. It ar...
by Dana McCranie


Facing Kindergarten With Tie-Dye Therapy

The year I turned 30, I decided to head off the emotional breakdown I saw coming at me like a train in the distance. I planned trips with friends, they threw me a rockin’ ’80s party and I got in shape. I spent most ...
by Dana McCranie

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Reforming a Sentimental Hoarder: My Path to Freedom

We live in a 1,600-square-foot house. Since my 5 year-old daughter was a baby, I’ve plotted and planned our move to a larger house. While one of our reasons to move had to do with school, my main desire was to attain more...
by Dana McCranie


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How To Display Your Child’s Artwork With a Cafe Curtain Rod

Blogger Dana McCranie offers simple, step-by-step instructions for creating a tasteful home art gallery to display your little one’s school projects. Kindergarten has brought a lot of changes to our home, the most profoun...
by Dana McCranie

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Make a Valentine’s Day Card Personal with Your Own Font

You may not love your handwriting, but a little personal touch can go a long way when it comes to card making. Here’s one great idea for Valentine’s Day. Fonts are just awesome. I love different fonts and typography...
by Dana McCranie


Altered Couture Magazine and its “Inspired by Alice” Challenge Draw Attention to the Art of Fashion

Until recent years I don’t think I was able to really see art in fashion. I’m kind of embarrassed to say that because as a little girl I wanted to be a fashion designer and would draw dress after dress in a little f...
by Dana McCranie