DIY – Easy Projects I Love!!!

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It seems like forever since I shared some of my favorite DIY projects.

I must confess, working a full-time job, running a part-time vintage sale business and tying to squeeze in all those projects on my “to-do” list, I haven’t had much time to read my favorite blogs or check out some of my favorite sites and share what I’ve discovered.

I changed that up this week and got all caught up on my favorite blogs/bloggers and visited some of my favorite sites and I’m anxious and excited to share a few of my new favorite things. Continue reading DIY – Easy Projects I Love!!!

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…

Vinyl Tablecloth Envelope Pillow

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This cute little pillow is made from a flannel backed tablecloth, the type you can buy at any Dollarama or Walmart. This is easy and very inexpensive to make.

The weather here in my part of the country tends to change if you turn around or blink your eyes …lol so I came up with this idea as I wanted a pillow that was economical and one that  I could leave outdoors and not worry to much about ruining it if it got wet.

I decided to give one of these away on my Facebook page and promised to put the tutorial on this blog. Continue reading Vinyl Tablecloth Envelope Pillow

Valentine Tablescape and Recap of the week….

IMG_8827My under $20.00 Valentine Tablescape for 2015.

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The items purchased for my tablescape were:

Heart scarf, red dish cloths ( used as napkins) (2 per pkg), small glass vase and clear beads, strings of red and pink hearts, foam heart confetti for the table, pink and white paper plates (all purchased at the Dollar Tree) = $10.00 total

Everything else used in the tablescape I found in the house 🙂 It is not as elaborate or visually pleasing as the other tablescapes featured but I am sure mine will improve over the years as I add more thrift items and keep my eyes open for deals when I am out foraging some of my favorite places (thrift stores, Dollar Tree, Dollarama, auctions and antique stores).

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Valentine’s Day Tablescape Challenge

I originally posted about this Challenge on December 31, 2014 but heck we are already a week into January 2015 and I want to invite you again to take part in this Valentine’s Day Tablescape Challenge – just in case you forgot and got sidetracked with all those other blogger challenges taking part out there 🙂

 

Ever since I started packing up the Christmas Decorations to put them away (a trip to the hospital and then eye surgery slowed me down a wee bit) I’ve been chomping at the bit and hurting my brain thinking about the Valentine’s Day Tablescape Challenge. Continue reading Valentine’s Day Tablescape Challenge

4R’s of Frugal Living

Every Monday in January I will share some of my frugal living tips. I’ve always been a practical and frugal person because I was a single parent and basically had  to be.

Now that I am just slightly older (cough, cough, ahem, ahem) I still challenge myself to be practical and frugal and try to find ways to save money wherever possible, AND,  I live by the 4R’s, REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE and REPURPOSE~~~

Here are some of the ways I follow the 4R’s…. Continue reading 4R’s of Frugal Living

DIY: Painted Wooden Spoons

 

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Every year I try to find an easy craft to make and give as presents. When I saw this awhile ago on  the blog Just a Girl ( February 2013), I knew it was something I could do for Christmas.

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