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Cynthia R. Hallum

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I find the need for creative expression in my life a real desire and love sharing that expression with others. I am sure that a lot of people out there understand that feeling and many do not. I guess I could explain it best as a craving for your favorite food. It comes when you least expect it and it has to be satisfied. Since my daughter became ill I realized that some things are not in our control. She is one of my best friends and I don't see the need to care for her as a burden. She is fragile and a gift that I have enjoyed for 30 years. I will continue to enjoy her for however long it is that I am blessed with her presence . Do to these changes in my life I am feeling guided in a new direction. After selling all of my inventory and shutting down my studio, I have felt very empty. I cannot stop this energy inside of me. There is no switch to turn it off. It has become very apparent to me that I must continue. I will be sharing my weekly projects with you from around my home. It is the best place to direct my energy.

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Le Chaise Parfait is a great mix of home and how too projects. Vintage charm and thrift remix... Lovely re-purposed projects and that one of kind decor.

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Back Yard sprucing
    on Jun 14, 2012
    I have really been trying to fix things up around the patio area, without spending any money.  Last week I did buy a couple of ferns because I got the great idea that my bird baths that were buried under ivy would look much better on the patio.&...
  • Painting the Cocoa Beach House
    on Jun 13, 2012
    I went down to Cocoa Beach recently and could not resist painting and knocking some of the items off of my to do list. I painted the back of the house the last time I was there, it looked so good that I decided I just had to get the front done the ne...
  • Fathers Day Gift
    on May 15, 2012
    I decided to make something special for someone in time for Fathers Day. He lost one of his daughters last year and I thought it would be great to make this gift for him. I decided to use a bunch of yard sticks that I got on sale at Ace hardware...
  • Ombre Cakes
    on May 14, 2012
    I decided to try my hand at making some little cakes that I can keep in the freezer and just pull out when we want a quick dessert with dinner. I got out my tin cans again and decided to try ombre cakes. I used a yellow cake mix and split the batter...
  • Condensing the Pantry
    on Apr 23, 2012
    I gathered a few containers to see what I could do about condensing the pantry. Like this macaroni, I had two open boxes and a small jar in the same cupboard. So I put all three into this larger container that I had. This container is not workin...
  • Painting the Pantry
    on Apr 20, 2012
    First I removed everything from the pantry, I can't believe I started to do this today. This is where I keep most of the food, I have not organized with pretty containers yet but I knew I had to start with cleaning and painting.The walls we...
  • Pot Holder By Alison
    on Apr 18, 2012
    I bought this pot holder loom for Alison quite a while ago. Her fingers are really short and I was unsure if she would be able to do it. She just loved picking out all the colored loops to make her very first pot holder. I showed her how to put...
  • New light in the Kitchen
    on Apr 13, 2012
    I told my husband that I had a light that we could use over the table. He commented about it being dark since we moved the lamp  off the table ( dog chewed the cord). I had no glass globes for the light but I did have three off white shades...
  • Read the signs
    on Apr 11, 2012
    I have been paying too much attention to signs lately, I find them very humerus. While we were in Florida I took a few pictures. This one was cute but I could not seem to get the Bahamas to come into close range with this machine no matter...
  • Family letters for the Family Room
    on Apr 10, 2012
    Saw these letters at Hobby Lobby, I really wanted WASH or LAUNDRY but they didn't have enough to spell those. I decided on FAMILY for the family room. I got them on sale for less than 1.50 each so this project was not expensive. It will be pretty lar...
  • Fooling around with thrift finds
    on Apr 9, 2012 I found this circular silver casserole holder at a thrift shop. It was just too pretty to pass up. I see these in thrift shops all the time and think too bad the dish that goes with it is missing. They are really...
  • Spring has Sprung at my house
    on Apr 7, 2012
    This is my wisteria bush in the front of the house it is blossoming just wonderful this year. This is Diesel's way of helping me take pictures. When I arrived back from Florida this is what the yard had to offer me. It looked fabulous, I could not be...
  • Lazy Winter
    on Mar 7, 2012
    I have to admit I have been very lazy this winter. We have had a very mild winter with only a few light snow falls that have melted the same day.Snow is very pretty and I love it but I can't stand to be cold. I guess I am showing my age. I did get ou...
  • Shadow painting
    on Feb 18, 2012
    Wanted to give you all a sneak peak of my painting that I am working on. I have so many ideas for these but never quite find the time to do them. I finally stole away some time and started on one of my ideas for a shadow painting. I will post it agai...
  • Happy Valentine's Day
    on Feb 14, 2012