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Are you guys ready for some lovin’?  😉  If not, check out some of these last minute Valentine’s Day cards, signs, printables, and crafts.  So FUN aren’t they?!

V’day card from EnormousChampion.

These adorable Love Bug Valentine’s would be great for the little ones.  Find the bugs at the Dollar Store and get the jar printable at Dandee.

Martha Stewart knows how to really rock the card making!  I love these and they’d be especially easy with a dye cut machine.

This is a fabulous idea for a man bouquet!  Heather over at How Does She? made an ingenious bouquet out of mens socks for her guy this V’day.  So great.  You could probably also do the same kind of thing with underwear or t-shirts or ties.

Bakerella made these darling and simple cupcakes for V’day.  So sweet and easy even I might be able to pull off whipping these up!

Want a funny card/geeky/sci-fi card?  Check this out from the Wallaroo on etsy.  LOVE it.

Or this adorable card from Rifle Paper Co.

Make yourself a freezer paper stencil (like My Girl Thursday) and hand paint this shirt for your wife (or hubby).  🙂

Make a sweet clay heart pendant with Mitsy of ArtMind.

Speaking of clay, you could always go back to my clay rose tutorial and make some adorable vintage inspired rose rinds, earrings, or even refrigerator magnets for the special ladies in your life.

I saw this on Pinterest (follow me on pinterest if you’d like) and thought it would be another great freezer paper (or applique) project!  Spice it up a little bit tomorrow night!  😉  Or, if you’re NOT in the mood, create the other side to say “In Your Dreams”.

And of course, if you have a chance, doll yourself up and take some pin ups!  Your sweety will LOVE them! 🙂

I hope you all have a FANTABULOUS VALENTINE’S DAY!!!  See you back here in a few!

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So its no secret that I’m having an affair with a guy named Craig and his amazing LIST.  I honestly can’t get through a day without checking out the Houston Craigslist at least twice.  I’ve checked out Craigslist when I lived in other parts of the country but I have to say that I have not seen a list quite as beautiful as the Houston Craigslist.  It is one of the perks of living in such a large city I suppose.  Usually I have some idea of what I’m looking for when I get on and hunt, but I quickly get swept away in the parade of posts and start day dreaming of all the great deals I wish I could snag.  So I thought today I’d give you a peak at my Craigslist wishlist.  But first, here are all the things that I’ve bought on craigslist:

My dining room set (table with leaf, 6 chairs, lighted china cabinet) $400, my cream Ethan Allen living room chairs $50 each, my awesome old church pew $30, my other living room chair and ottoman $50, my bedroom dresser $80, my entry table FREE, my capiz shell dining room chandelier $25, my baby room furniture $150, my daybed guest room bed and trundle $50, and various other misc. accessories.  Craigslist is AWESOME.  Especially if you’re a visionary.

If you happen to live in the Houston area these are posts that have been posted on Craigslist within the past couple of days so you might be lucky enough to snag up my dream deals!

First, these are some of the coolest wing chairs I’ve ever seen.  I’d LOVE to get two to put at the ends of my dining room table.

wing chair color bronw leather – $145 (sugar land)

Date: 2011-03-27, 3:10PM CDT
Reply to: sale-7gaxd-2289788393@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


4 wing chair color bronw leather set 145 sillas para oficinas o cosultorio de piel buenas condicione color cafe

  • Location: sugar land
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Like this pic from Decor Pad except with a rustic wooden table top:

Or get all 4 and do this kind of thing from the April Issue of ElleDecor:

What if you switched the color scheme around here and did a sleek white dining table with the more rustic brown leather wing chairs?  Yummy.

OR a couple in a more traditional setting like this pic from House and Home’s January 2010 issue:

I love how the Craigslist wing backs are a little unexpected and not quite TRADITIONALLY wing backed.  Anyway, so that is my first LOVE of the day.  If my hubby would let me I would totally go buy all 4 and find places for them.

The next thing I found were these vintage suitcases.  I can’t even tell you how many uses I’d find for these.  They make awesome extra storage, add a decorative fun element to a room, and be FANTASTIC photography props.

Large Vintage Luggage – $50 (Katy)

Date: 2011-03-29, 7:53AM CDT
Reply to: sale-maksj-2292908330@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


I’m cleaning out the house to make room for the baby, so my loss is your gain!
There are 2 large vintage luggage pieces, that were bought from an antique dealer. The original price was $95 a piece, but I am willing to let them go for $50 for both!. Please email me if you have any questions. Thanks for looking!

  • Location: Katy
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You could stack them and use as a side table or nightstand like this pic from UpWorld.com:

Or get really creative and make them into cabinets like this from RetropolitanHip:

Or use them as awesome photo props:

Like the pics above from Marry You Me.

OK.  Are you drooling yet?  I’m not done.  Here is another cute vintagey thing I want from Craigslist.  Soley because it would be so fun to have!


Date: 2011-03-28, 6:26PM CDT
Reply to: sale-rv5ms-2292239079@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


This is a replica of the old fashioned antique pay phones. It is in like-new condition and actually works!! It appears to be a dial/rotary phone, but is actually a push button phone with the buttons in a circle pattern beneath the numbers (see photo). You can insert coins , which store in the bottom like a bank. The phone does NOT require coins for use.

There is no damage to the phone – it is like new and is fully functional. It makes a great addition to a game room or kitchen and is quite the conversation piece!

  • Location: Katy
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And what about this awesome camel back sofa?  I would reupholster the thing in something awesome and put it at the end of my bed.

Bassett Camel-back Sofa – $150 (Clear Lake)

Date: 2011-03-29, 10:11AM CDT
Reply to: sale-ununq-2293141854@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


Bassett Camel-back sofa
Used but in very good condition
Length: 79 1/2 inches
Width: 31 1/2 inches
Height: 35 3/4 inches


  • Location: Clear Lake
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Like this kinda but more awesome:

I like this one a bit better:

This ones fun too:


This is another camel back sofa that is FREE right now that I would totally jump on if I had a place for it.  I of course would reupholster it and possibly paint the wood white.


Date: 2011-03-29, 8:14PM CDT
Reply to: sale-7pesm-2294324198@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


Needs a good cleaning, reupholster or slip cover. The cushions are just white insterts, so you can get covers for those too.

Need your own help and way to get this thing.

Yes pets, non-smoking home.

  • Location: HOUSTON
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
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So it would look more like this (check out the graphic black and white striped sofa on the right):

Or this:

Or this:

Heres another AMAZING sofa that I just ADORE and have a spicy vision for.  It would be pretty labor intensive to reupholster this one but SO worth it…

couch dark blue tufting/classic – $175 (the woodlands)

Date: 2011-03-29, 8:00AM CDT
Reply to: sale-hrcqc-2292912946@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


extra long, great condition, non smoking, child free, pet free environment

  • Location: the woodlands
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…If you could make it look more like this:

or this:

or this:

or this crisp and clean dream:


Then I ran across this awesome headboard and dresser.  How FUN is this!  I would paint it and lacquer it up to really make it shine!

Dresser/Headboard – $150 (Santa Fe)

Date: 2011-03-29, 2:57PM CDT
Reply to: sale-ethqc-2293835048@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


Heavy/Solid – Queen Size

Call 409-925-6000 – I will not respond to emails – due to spam.

  • Location: Santa Fe
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So it would look a bit more like this:

or this:

or this:

I just LOVE it.  I want it.  I wish I could get it and paint it and build a room around it.

The last thing I want to show you is this brass and glass coffee table.  It is really classic and could really work well in new traditional or even modern eclectic spaces.

Elegant Brass Coffee Table with Glass Top – $70 (Spring, Texas)

Date: 2011-03-29, 6:34PM CDT
Reply to: sale-8eaq9-2294148697@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


For sale is a brass coffee table with glass top. The glass has a beveled edge and is approximately 3/4″ thick. Very heavy. Surface is 42″ square. The glass and table have no chips, cracks, scrapes or dents, however the brass does need a thorough cleaning and polishing. $70 OBO. Please call 281-376-8218 or email me if interested.

  • Location: Spring, Texas
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Kinda like this:

or this:

or this:

Anyway, have I got you daydreaming now too?  Check out your local Craigslist!  With a little vision and some elbow grease you can really get some great pieces for your space.  Have fun shopping! 🙂





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