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Dawn Toussaint

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Yard sale season!
June is the start of yard sale season! But who wants to spend their whole weekend in the car, wandering up and down the neighborhood streets in search of a sale? This month I'll share my tips for finding great sales, walking away with the "right" stuff, and putting it to use when you get home

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Antique extravaganza in Adamstown PA
Adamstown PA (or Atown for short) has been a hot spot for vintage goods for over 30 years; but I made my first trip this weekend for their "extravaganza". This means more vendors, great deals, and even bbq! Unlike many of the other large antique/flea markets I've been to over the years, Atown is literally a town full of markets! If you've never been, let me tell you it is worth the trip...

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Deck chair makeover
I've been inspired to take on lots of upholstery projects over the past few months, and have been so happy with the results! But now that it's warm out, my attention is turning more toward outdoor activities.
Whether I'm entertaining friends, or just relaxing on my own, I would love to have a comfy place to lounge outdoors, without spending $1000's to get it... I've been inpired by a few luxurious lawn sets online, so my mission: take this worn out old set of chaise from shabby to chic in 3 weeks!

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Beach stone art
I was lucky enough to go on a great vacation already this year! Although the days of spending money on cheesy souvenirs are behind me, that doesn't mean I don't want to hold on to the memories of my sun filled days at the beach... I took some great photos, and eventually I'll get around to printing and putting some up (maybe), but when I saw this technique online, I had to try it out. To be clear, I can't endorse taking stones, sand, or anything else from your favorite beach... But luckily you don't have to! Stones and shells are available for sale at most vacation spots, or even local craft stores. So let's create some memories!

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