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Cool idea – Jewelry storage!

The older I get, the more jewelry I seem to acquire (need).  I used to just throw all my jewelry in a jewelry box...
A Bolt of Blue - Dining Room Art Walls

Dining room gallery walls

Oh…how I LOVE a gallery wall! There’s nothing better than a thoughtfully constructed gallery wall of landscapes, vintage portraits, abstract drawings, and Instagram shots adorning the dining room wall to...
A Bolt of Blue - Recycled Sweaters!

Cool Idea – Recycled Sweaters!

Think twice before donating your old sweaters to charity. They can have second lives! That’s right…they can turn into lamp shade covers, purses, scarves,...
A Bolt of Blue - Cool Planters!

Cool Planters!

As winter presses on, so does the snow, and that means CABIN FEVER.  Here in NYC it’s like living in a snow globe, and...
A Bolt of Blue - Winter Pops of COLOR!

Winter fashion – Pops of COLOR!

Now that the darkest days of winter are behind us, it’s time to focus on the lighter days ahead.  There’s no better way to...
A Bolt of Blue -Christmas Card Display

Cool Ways to Display Christmas cards!

It seems that more and more people are using Shutterfly and other photo services to produce their Christmas cards. Each week the mail man/woman...
A Bolt of Blue - Christmas gift wrap ideas!

Cool idea – DIY Christmas gift wrap

Yeah…I know…this is the month that everyone runs around like chickens with their heads cut off all the while muttering and trying to remember...
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Holiday Makeover – RED lips!

There’s nothing that quite says HAPPY holidays like RED lipstick.  It says Santa, plum pudding and hot mama all in one! At least that’s...
A Bolt of Blue - DIY Bottle Brush Christmas Trees!

DIY – Bottle Brush Christmas Trees!

I am completely smitten with the idea of bottle brush Christmas trees. You just go to the grocery store, buy a few bottle brushes,...
A Bolt of Blue - Holiday decor

Turning your house into a Winter Wonderland…

Part of the magic of Christmas is the smell of pine needles, the twinkle from the Christmas tree lights and stockings hanging over the...