Renewed Upon a Dream

My blog is about my efforts in renewing my environment in my home.  I do this through various crafts, furniture builds, refinishes, and arrangements.  I have a long never ending list of DIY projects to keep myself occupied!

Holes in my Closet

Authors: Sarah Crawford

Now that I'm... uh... getting a little older, I'm starting to feel like my closet is majorly lacking.  Somehow, I've managed to get through almost 10 years of working full time with very little in terms of "nice" clothing.  How have I done this?  Uh, not sure.  Although I literally have been wearing the...

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One Little Plant Cozy

Authors: Sarah Crawford

Today I'm participating in Habitual Homebody's crochet along!  This month, we're doing a cute crochet plant cozy.  This is my plant, meet Jill:


Jill is a plant that I got when I was picking up flower pots for my front porch.  I decided that I needed a little green for my office for work, and Jill fit the...

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Crocheted Granny Square Afghan for our Queen Bed

Authors: Sarah Crawford

It's Friday, but I'm off work today!  This is the first "vacation" day I've had in 2013.  And it's not really a vacation day because I'm pretty much just making up time off from all the extra hours I worked earlier this week going to Chicago for some training.  But it's GLORIOUS!  Nothing to do today...

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What's Up With Me Lately?

Authors: Sarah Crawford

Maybe you've noticed, I haven't been blogging as much as I used to.  Time, you know?  It's just so stinkin' limited around here.  Mostly because I work 3 jobs - 1 full time, 1 part time, & 1 bookbinding business & I have a medical resident-husband (meaning, I have a 4th job as homemaker too). ...

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Testimonials For My Handbound Books

Authors: Sarah Crawford

It had been a while since I last checked my reviews on Etsy.  For some reason I'm always scared to look... you know, what if one of my packages was destroyed by the USPS and the receiver got it all mangled & took it out on my review sheet?  I know, this is probably an unreasonable fear, but still, I hold my...

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Open Spaces, Letting it be, What I'm Learning About Waiting

Authors: Sarah Crawford

Usually, when I move to a new home (which has happened a LOT of times in the past 9 years since I graduated from college) I want to get everything unpacked, put away, & up on the walls within the first 24 hours of being there.  I'm a JOY to move with.......

I always want to fix things.  I've never owned a home,...

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April Series: Spring Cleaning- Kitchen

Authors: Sarah Crawford

I'm so glad that April is almost over!  The weather has been not fun (it SNOWED yesterday) and I haven't gotten to see my husband much (dang NICU!)  Plus, I must admit I'm getting tired of cleaning every day.  I don't know if the method I chose this year for spring cleaning- deep cleaning one room per week...

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Crocheted Kitchen Scrubbies

Authors: Sarah Crawford

I don't know about you, but I wash all of my pots & pans, knives, and wine glasses by hand.  I have a dishwasher, but I find it's best to wash these specific things by hand.  So I'm doing dishes unusually about twice a day.  I always used to use a sponge to do this, but I was having to replace it all the...

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April Series: Spring Cleaning- Living Room

Authors: Sarah Crawford

This month I'm doing a series on spring cleaning.  Who doesn't like cleaning right?  Um.... me, I don't like cleaning.  But I dislike a dirty gross home even more, so I do what I gotta do :)

For my spring cleaning this year, I'm focusing on one room or area of the house per week, so that I don't have to spend...

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My Favorite Crocheted Kitchen Dishcloths! Great Mother's Day Gift

Authors: Sarah Crawford

I'm so excited to show you guys these!  Who knew I could get this excited about a dishcloth?  But it's easy to get excited about them when they turn out looking like this:


And like this


Aren't they the most fun dishcloths ever?  I had planned on making just two of these, the purple & green ones, but I...

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