Where in the world was “A Wandaful Thing”???

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I must apologize for missing a post on June 30,  because for the first time ever we took three weeks vacation (in a row) and believe it or not some of the places we visited did not have any cellular or internet service 🙂 .

We went back to my home province of Nova Scotia and spent much of the time on Cape Breton Island.

We covered a lot of territory and I can happily say I can check some items off my Summer Bucket List.

I must thank my dear friend Amelia P from You Can Always Start Now for jumping in and doing a guest post last Monday – what would I do without her? Happy to report we did get to have a face to face visit.

The main reason and most important reason for our trip was to be….

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Summer spaces!

Hello, I have commandeered Wanda’s site as she is on vacation and asked me to guest post on overflow for summer spaces.  I have been thinking about shaking things up at my place.

I have a small balcony that measures 12 feet x 4 feet and have been very busy lately checking out ideas, online.  You can also find some pictures I have posted on my own site www.youcanalwaysstartnow.wordpress.com of options for small balcony spaces.  I love the use of rugs, cushions and extra storage (I won’t say for what but you’ll see when you check them out).

While looking around for balcony ideas I came across a few for larger areas and thought why not share over at Wanda’s as she is working away on her yard and always likes to check out new things.  So have a look and let us know what you think or if you have any ideas please share.

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So let summer begin with outdoor living, BBQ, good weather and fun friends!

I know Wanda will think it is A Wandaful Thing!! 🙂

20 uses for tea tree oil

20 uses for tea tree oil

20 Uses for Tea Tree Oil - AMAZING list of clever and quirky ways you can incorporate this powerful essential oil in your daily routine!

Tea tree oil has been used for centuries to  treat a variety of common ailments, and there are many practical uses for tea tree oil in our everyday lives! Keep reading to learn 20 uses for tea tree oil! Continue reading 20 uses for tea tree oil

One man’s junk is this woman’s treasure…

 

a92fa1190f7391c762045e61ed9559cd“The saying is something like, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” or “one man’s garbage is another man’s gold” which both mean that what is of little value to one person, may in fact be of great value to another person.”

In a previous post I talked about my love of garage and yard sales, auctions, thrift stores and the thrill of the hunt searching for my next vintage trinket or treasure.

At almost every yard or garage sale the person selling the goods will have a box of stuff that they don’t think anyone will buy and it is marked “FREE”.

I think the hubs cringes when he realizes I’ve spied that box and make a beeline to inspect.

One of my recent free finds was a …. Continue reading One man’s junk is this woman’s treasure…

Grocery Bag Storage

Many many years ago, what I’ll refer to as my former life, I had a friend whose grandmother use to fold her grocery bags into small triangles for easy storage. I loved this idea and I had her teach me how to do it.

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I have to admit though I didn’t keep it up for very long.

Then came along the reusable bag craze and my collection of plastic bags dwindled to a manageable amount.

When I found myself with too many plastic bags I would donate them to the PKU office at the local hospital.

Now I find myself with a kitty cat and a vintage trinket business where I tend to need and use plastic grocery bags (you can figure out why lol regarding the kitty cat).

I needed one today and when I looked in my cupboard to retrieve a bag I was embarrassed to see the mess I let my bags get into. I’m almost ashamed to show this picture. Continue reading Grocery Bag Storage